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If she really liked pandas, she wouldn't give them candy.
May 6, 2006 10:27 PM   Subscribe

I Like Pandas (flash), by Spümcø animator Jessica Borutski, from the Nicktoons Animation Festival (flash again), which is currently accepting submissions. Music by Plone. Not that Plone.
posted by ulotrichous (25 comments total)

 
I want my time back.
posted by mystyk at 10:43 PM on May 6, 2006


We are protecting these creatures, why?
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:08 PM on May 6, 2006


I feel so frustrated by this. I have the same problem with this I've had with most SpumCo output lately. They know how to make a good animation and I LOVE their art style, but there's no. fucking. content. I mean, wtf was that?

I mean, pandas? COME ON!@!
posted by Parannoyed at 11:13 PM on May 6, 2006


I'm the opposite of Parannoyed; I love pointless fun cute crap, but the SpumCo style just makes me wince. I'm not even sure why.
posted by luftmensch at 11:16 PM on May 6, 2006


Sadly this doesn't play for me on Linux. But for those who want serious hot live furry panda action (and who doesn't?) you should visit panda fix.
posted by dopeypanda at 11:18 PM on May 6, 2006


You can expect to go through five stages. The first is denial. The second is anger. After that comes fear. Bargaining. Finally, acceptance.
posted by MetaMonkey at 11:49 PM on May 6, 2006


eh, I thought it was ok. Watch the 'fuck her gently' animation if you wan't to be really disapointed.
posted by puke & cry at 11:59 PM on May 6, 2006 [1 favorite]


Pandas are so cool.
posted by Effigy2000 at 12:16 AM on May 7, 2006


I'm happy that Spumco is still around, and that realization -- along with the music of Plone finally getting some equally adorable visuals to go along with their sound -- was enough for me to like this. It's a shame that Plone no longer exists. One album, kaput.

Now how about getting back to that Ren & Stimpy comeback?
posted by phylum sinter at 4:02 AM on May 7, 2006


I laughed all the way through. Does that mean I can keep it?
posted by NinjaTadpole at 4:04 AM on May 7, 2006


I feel so frustrated by this. I have the same problem with this I've had with most SpumCo output lately. They know how to make a good animation and I LOVE their art style, but there's no. fucking. content. I mean, wtf was that?

Compared to The Ripping Friends this was a masterpiece.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:03 AM on May 7, 2006


Now how about getting back to that Ren & Stimpy comeback?

There was a Ren & Stimpy "comeback" two years ago. Many are trying to burn it from their memory.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:08 AM on May 7, 2006


John K's blog is fantastic. This animation, less so.
posted by fire&wings at 5:14 AM on May 7, 2006


They know how to make a good animation and I LOVE their art style, but there's no. fucking. content. I mean, wtf was that?

well there is content of course - are you really saying there's "no. fucking. narrative"?

I reckon the reason anyone disagrees with a choice a filmmaker took is because they had preconceptions of what a film 'should be', before they watched it.

The ideas for spumco stories seem heavily inspired by stuff like this this fleischer cartoon from 1930 that john K linked to. There is a kind of narrative but really its just a platform for crazy stuff to happen, and it's brilliant! They're a marriage of music, sound and action that isn't supposed to necessarily mean anything other than be something silly and fun to watch.
posted by 6am at 6:12 AM on May 7, 2006


You know what we should all do instead of complaining about this?

Go watch I Love Egg again.
posted by dmd at 6:30 AM on May 7, 2006


That film was so deeply unattractive that I'll have to spend the whole day making cooing noises over pandafix to make up for it.

SPOILER WARNING

The only good thing was that both of the unpleasant little beasts died; I felt sorry for the owl, though.
posted by nowonmai at 7:29 AM on May 7, 2006


She's 19?
Holy smokes!
posted by NinjaTadpole at 7:59 AM on May 7, 2006


I feel so frustrated by this. I have the same problem with this I've had with most SpumCo output lately.

This isn't Spumco, it's one of their artists.

There was a Ren & Stimpy "comeback" two years ago. Many are trying to burn it from their memory.

Ok, I'm not one of them. The 2003 season is now out on DVD. Plenty of clips can be seen here and here. Personally I think it's some of the smoothest, funniest, and cartooniest animation available today. It's hard to see how anyone concerned about the craft of animation could disagree.

Their take on nudity is hilarious to watch. Check out the 'Shampoo Master' clip on the first link - it's only like 10 seconds but I laugh every time.
posted by dgaicun at 8:39 AM on May 7, 2006


Sorry, I meant third link, third video down.
posted by dgaicun at 8:41 AM on May 7, 2006


I wasn't so impressed until I learned that she's only 19. She's obviously very talented, I hope she can develop a style of her own (one that isn't so tired).
posted by soiled cowboy at 8:51 AM on May 7, 2006


NSFD
Not safe for diabetics.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 10:38 AM on May 7, 2006


Am I the only one who liked this? 'Cause I thought it was FRIGGIN CUTE.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:44 AM on May 7, 2006


I like Panda's.
posted by Bovine Love at 11:13 AM on May 7, 2006


I saw this last night on TV as I was drifting off to sleep. I thought it was hypnotic and quite lovely. (Loved the music, too.)
posted by gigawhat? at 5:14 PM on May 7, 2006


it's a funny little demented (and very well animated) music video. chill the f out, h4t3rZ!!1!
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