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Indiana Jones & the Animated GIF
October 5, 2012 7:37 AM   Subscribe

The entirety of Raiders of the Lost Ark in a single (tiny) animated GIF.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico (30 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Raiders + Pitfall! = win?
posted by goethean at 7:40 AM on October 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


Awesomeness for sure. It's got 897 frames btw... I've just opened it in Photoshop.
posted by Monkeymoo at 7:51 AM on October 5, 2012


Lies! There are scenes missing. I was waiting for that girl with the "love you" or whatever written on her eyelids, and they skipped past that.

But yeah, I do want to play pitfall now.
posted by cashman at 7:55 AM on October 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


I was waiting for that girl with the "love you"
Wasn't there a flash of a heart from her location?
posted by mrgroweler at 7:59 AM on October 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


That was awesome.

Did it skip the flying wing?
posted by Artw at 8:14 AM on October 5, 2012


Yes, it's true, All of Aliens, Back To The Future, Ghostbusters, Satr Wars and many more in gif format
posted by hubs at 8:15 AM on October 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Why did it have to be SNAKES?

/travels around in circles eating food until crashing into own tail.
posted by Artw at 8:20 AM on October 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


What, no spoiler alert?
posted by dgran at 8:35 AM on October 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


I suppose it is not, but this reminds me a lot of ANSI art animation. These almost look like they could have been made in TheDraw.
IMO, not a bad thing, at all.
posted by mean square error at 8:36 AM on October 5, 2012


By Grabthar's hammer, that was awesome.
posted by Gelatin at 8:36 AM on October 5, 2012


So why on earth was the original movie 2 hours long?
posted by mazola at 8:41 AM on October 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


That GIF would fit on two Apple ][ floppy disks (or one double-sided if you're living dangerously).
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:43 AM on October 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


My god, that was amazing.
posted by josher71 at 8:48 AM on October 5, 2012


I took my son to see Raiders in the theater a few weeks ago. "Dad, this is the best movie I've ever seen...maybe even better than Star Wars!"

I'd forgotten how hardcore Belloq was.
posted by Chrysostom at 8:53 AM on October 5, 2012 [5 favorites]


I love Raiders and I love this Gif. Yeah it's missing the eyelids scene but overall it's pretty fun. It's kinda shocking that Speilberg and Lucas managed to basically distill the essence of pulp movies without turning it into a complete crapfest. Why did you turn into a hack Lucas?
posted by vuron at 8:54 AM on October 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ow my eyes.
posted by Deathalicious at 9:06 AM on October 5, 2012


It had the eyelid scene, it just did it symbolically.
posted by dgaicun at 9:16 AM on October 5, 2012


That was amazing. It is missing most of the Evil Monkey Is Evil scenes (including "Bad dates") and the fight with the hefty German (the propeller wins), and some other stuff, but it hits all the highlights. I was mostly intrigued by how different people's animation styles can be with so few pixels! Threepwood's work was pretty great, and I would gladly watch hir version of Last Crusade.
posted by katya.lysander at 9:34 AM on October 5, 2012


katya.lysander: I've rewatched it recently. I'm no longer convinced that the monkey was evil , though it is what I always thought as a kid. The monkey is the one that eats the bad dates in the first place, so I'm not convinced that he was the poisoner.
posted by montag2k at 9:41 AM on October 5, 2012


> Raiders + Pitfall! = win?

There's also some Jungle Hunt in there.
posted by The Card Cheat at 9:44 AM on October 5, 2012


I'm rather disappointed they completely glossed over the Indy fighting the Nazis in the truck and then under the truck scene, honestly. It got turned into about 2 frames.
posted by barnacles at 9:54 AM on October 5, 2012


Oh, man. If this were an 8-bit video game I would play the hell out of it. It reminds me a lot of the Rocky Horror Picture Show game I had for my Commodore 64 when I was a kid.

(Not having seen the movie and not having any instructions, it sure was a weird game.)
posted by usonian at 9:54 AM on October 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


I took my son to see Raiders in the theater a few weeks ago. "Dad, this is the best movie I've ever seen...maybe even better than Star Wars!"

Take out the "maybe" and that's exactly what I said 32 years ago.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:24 AM on October 5, 2012


That's nothing. Here are the color-inverted versions of all eight paintings in the Rothko Chapel in a single character: █. I have to admit, the animation that takes you from one painting to the next is pretty subtle.
posted by ubiquity at 10:33 AM on October 5, 2012 [4 favorites]


Why did you turn into a hack Lucas?

He didn't turn into a hack. He's always been a hack. Sometimes he has people around him who suppress his hackness and he can be part of something awesome, but he's still a hack.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 10:34 AM on October 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is good. It belongs in a museum.
posted by sudasana at 10:52 AM on October 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Here is a version with a proper soundtrack behind it.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:15 AM on October 5, 2012


I love how when they crash the statue into the wall inside the pyramid and push the block out to escape, it bounces on the ground, just like in the movie. Brilliant.
posted by xedrik at 12:22 PM on October 5, 2012


oh, this was stupidly good.
posted by Mezentian at 5:46 AM on October 7, 2012


He didn't turn into a hack. He's always been a hack. Sometimes he has people around him who suppress his hackness and he can be part of something awesome, but he's still a hack

this is pretty much true, I think, but I would add that his hackiness comes from the fact that he can't tell his good ideas from his bad ones, which is why he does better when there are others around who have the power cut out the bad bits.
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