Le Building
June 24, 2005 9:27 AM   Subscribe

Le Building (quicktime) is a minute-and-a-half film that was used as an opening for the 2005 Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Made by students. Kids today. What can't they do? Making-of movie here. via cartoonbrew
posted by maryh (13 comments total)
Yikes- just realized theres an extremely brief bit of cartoon nudity, so possibly NSFW. Sorry 'bout that.
posted by maryh at 9:39 AM on June 24, 2005

[this is good]

Having worked in Maya to create a few less-than-stellar shorts for a class I took last semester, the "making-of" was especially awesome to see.

It's a tight, cute storyline; the animation is extremely well done, and the timing with the music just puts it over the top. This is going in my "Inspiration" folder.
posted by ArsncHeart at 9:54 AM on June 24, 2005

Unless you are a talent scout for a cartoon production company, viewing cartoons isn't safe for work. The naked cartoon chick in the shower, well, that's not safe for ... who isn't that safe for?
posted by nervousfritz at 10:01 AM on June 24, 2005

This is SO great, I love the confluence of events, the crazy score, even the chuck jones-ish extreme violence without real consequence. Thanks, maryh!
posted by jonson at 10:09 AM on June 24, 2005

This is good -- thanks. Direct link.

(Hey, I was born in Annecy.)
posted by NewBornHippy at 10:10 AM on June 24, 2005

That was a good Friday morning wake up clip. Thanks!
posted by state fxn at 10:15 AM on June 24, 2005

Is it too obvious that it reminded me of "The Triplets of Belleville"?
posted by of strange foe at 11:09 AM on June 24, 2005

even the chuck jones-ish extreme violence without real consequence

Yeah, tell that to the cat that gets turned into a bloody pulp. Poor little guy. I really wanted to love it, but they had to go and kill the cat...
posted by teece at 8:57 PM on June 24, 2005

That bloody pulp is actually a pizza flying out of the delivery boy's bike box.

I did a double-take myself...
posted by tomierna at 9:48 PM on June 24, 2005

I had to watch that a few times myself. In the making-of movie it becomes a little clearer that the guy is delivering pizzas.
posted by maryh at 9:55 PM on June 24, 2005

Ah, the cat is saved! I'll have to watch it again. It reminds me of another French cartoon, I forget the name, The Triplets of Belleville or something, about a kidnapped cyclist taken to America.
posted by teece at 10:47 PM on June 24, 2005

posted by gorgor_balabala at 12:32 AM on June 28, 2005

Funny, I felt bad about the cat the first time too. I guess maybe that's the initial reaction, since we don't instinctively recognize the motorcyclist as a pizza delivery guy.
posted by jonson at 4:33 PM on June 28, 2005

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