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February 21, 2003 8:47 AM   Subscribe

Hollywood isn't out of ideas, they're just tucked away. Enjoy. Quicktime required. [via The Presurfer]
posted by pedantic (11 comments total)

 
Anybody else get uncontrollable Final Fantasy lapses while watching that?
posted by Stan Chin at 8:53 AM on February 21, 2003


Absolutely brilliant.

There's definitely a Terry Gilliam quality about it.
posted by pjdoland at 9:23 AM on February 21, 2003


Bonus points for the Chihuahua-raffe.

And on top of that, this is some really good animation. I wish more American animated features showed half as much skill and creativity as this short.
[thanks for posting this]
posted by dogwalker at 9:29 AM on February 21, 2003


Does anyone grasp that this was done in 2000, and is old news?

(I saw it back then...)
posted by jpburns at 9:32 AM on February 21, 2003


It reminds me more of Jean-Pierre Junet's work (City of Lost Children, Amélie).

jpburns, old or not, I'm guessing most MeFites haven't seen this. I'm afraid most new news is linked to already. ;)
posted by pedantic at 9:42 AM on February 21, 2003


Does anyone grasp that this was done in 2000, and is old news?

Why no, that changes my enjoyment of it considerably....
posted by tdstone at 9:43 AM on February 21, 2003


So, has it become cliched yet to make thinly-veiled attacks on the hollywood movie-making process from securely inside that process?

Anyway, it was fun.. and I want a tiny deer of my own. Or a giant hummingbird to help me CRUSH MY ENEMIES!
posted by Hildago at 9:58 AM on February 21, 2003


Does anyone grasp that this was done in 2000, and is old news?

(I saw it back then...)


Well I have a friend at ILM who sent me early test renderings of it back in mid 1999. Everybody who's anybody had seen it well before 2000.

In fact, I have another friend who did some concept sketches, and he smuggled some out to me waaaaaaay back in early 1999.

And I can't forget my friend in the ILM accounting department who showed me the budget proposal for this short in 1998! Get with it, dude!
posted by Hildago at 10:04 AM on February 21, 2003


That was fantastic. Great link.
posted by gwint at 10:26 AM on February 21, 2003


Superb. Unimaginably shit music.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:19 PM on February 21, 2003


Anybody else get uncontrollable Final Fantasy lapses

Yes. I was not impressed by the animation of the girl. Like the FF:TSW team, they can't do a convincing human face. Her movements also seemed somewhat wooden.

Does anyone grasp that this was done in 2000, and is old news?

Which probably explains it. The CG technology is 2000 vintage, roughly the same as the FF CG.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 10:49 PM on February 21, 2003


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