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January 20, 2013 4:37 PM   Subscribe

Malaria, a short "motion comic" that bends the boundaries of what that means. "Malaria" is a short film/motion comic by Edson Oda. It's unlike any motion comic you've ever seen, and you need to watch it without knowing what's coming.
posted by HostBryan (27 comments total) 58 users marked this as a favorite

 
(Sorry if this is a bit thin for my first FP but it's really great and I wanted to share it as soon as I saw it.)
posted by HostBryan at 4:45 PM on January 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Not thin at all; thanks for not padding it. (Linguistic note: in the original, ordenar cabritos 'milking kids (goats)' is mentioned; in English it becomes "milking cows.")
posted by languagehat at 5:01 PM on January 20, 2013 [3 favorites]


This is the opposite of thin. One great awesome link is worth a thousand mediocre ones. And this film is really great.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:01 PM on January 20, 2013 [4 favorites]


This film is amazing! I love they way they handle effects. Painting the blood onto the page is so simple but so perfectly effective.
posted by KeSetAffinityThread at 5:05 PM on January 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Direct link to movie on Vimeo
posted by doctor_negative at 5:16 PM on January 20, 2013 [9 favorites]


Youtube version for those with less bandwidth. Vimeo never works for me.
posted by EnterTheStory at 5:20 PM on January 20, 2013 [8 favorites]


This is incredible. Thank you for linking it!
posted by xingcat at 5:21 PM on January 20, 2013


"Thanks to Red Bull, The Weinstein Company, Quentin Tarantino"? Sounds appropriate.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:27 PM on January 20, 2013


Utterly superb. Thank you so much for posting.
posted by motty at 5:59 PM on January 20, 2013


Il Showdown A Rio Jawbone.
posted by ovvl at 6:05 PM on January 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is an excellent first post, friend.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 6:08 PM on January 20, 2013


Great. Thanks for that. Original production. Good to not reveal any more than necessary to get us to the link.



BTW: I reaslize this is a bit of derailery, but this was on the side bar:

Yet another MeFite poses semi-nude, but for an excellent cause.

http://jimhines.livejournal.com/667303.html
posted by mule98J at 6:34 PM on January 20, 2013


That was amazing. Perfect story/setting for this "animation", too.
posted by notsnot at 6:35 PM on January 20, 2013


Just when you think there's nothing new under the sun some creative person concocts a stunner like this! Thanks--this is quite a memorable inaugural post, HostBryan.
posted by Anitanola at 6:52 PM on January 20, 2013


it definitely helped watching it full screen. smaller i had a hard time paying attention to what was happening inside the drawn bits, and subtitles, following mostly what was going on outside of the frame (hands/knife/etc)
posted by fuzzypantalones at 7:01 PM on January 20, 2013


Excellent - thanks!
posted by parki at 7:12 PM on January 20, 2013


I don't get why the title here says 31.

But that was excellent in many ways.
posted by DU at 7:29 PM on January 20, 2013


I don't get why the title here says 31.

Apparently I got the number wrong and don't know how to/if I can edit it. Sorry.
posted by HostBryan at 7:33 PM on January 20, 2013


That was great. Possibly my favorite thing that Quentin Tarantino has been associated with.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:31 PM on January 20, 2013


[Fixed to "30 Coins" in the title.]
posted by taz at 10:48 PM on January 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Excellent. I'd love to see Marvel present some of their classic super heroes in this style. Perhaps as a short preceding their feature films in Pixar fashion?
posted by epo at 1:29 AM on January 21, 2013


I wonder if "I thought you were a woman" and Death's appearance are shout-outs to Neil Gaiman and Garth Ennis (and of course the respective artists who drew these characters)?
posted by aeschenkarnos at 2:50 AM on January 21, 2013


I came here for teh kittehs, but found this instead!
posted by Mojojojo at 3:50 AM on January 21, 2013


aeschenkarnos, it's because 'muerte,' the Spanish word for death, is a feminine noun.
posted by jcrbuzz at 4:25 AM on January 21, 2013 [2 favorites]


I think a contract killer could've easily switched to the contract kidnap-and-put-in-some-horrible-tortuous-pit-for-thousands-of-years-er economy.
posted by Flunkie at 10:01 AM on January 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


'muerte,' the Spanish word for death, is a feminine noun.

Minor correction: the film was in Portuguese (probably Brazilian variety, as the creator is from São Paulo), but yeah, 'death' is feminine there too.
posted by benito.strauss at 11:28 AM on January 21, 2013


I really enjoy motion comics, and was very intrigued/amused by the innovative presentation here, but for some reason, the finished product didn't really work for me. I think ultimately the technique (the hand manipulating the scenes) was too distracting. I was far more interested in the technique than the story or mood, which are normally my favorite things about motion comics.
posted by ShutterBun at 6:14 PM on January 21, 2013


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