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Animator vs Stick figure
June 6, 2006 12:33 AM   Subscribe

Animator vs Stick figure [This is Flash]
posted by ajbattrick (31 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
pretty cute. was anyone else reminded of this book? very fond memories.
posted by kaytwo at 12:39 AM on June 6, 2006


[This is good.]
posted by Effigy2000 at 12:44 AM on June 6, 2006


That just made my day!
posted by Funmonkey1 at 12:47 AM on June 6, 2006


awesome!
posted by pruner at 12:50 AM on June 6, 2006


aye totally cute idea, cheers
posted by 13twelve at 1:10 AM on June 6, 2006


That's hysterical. Thanks for posting it.
posted by yankeefog at 1:30 AM on June 6, 2006


Wow, I totally enjoyed that! Way cool! Thanks.
posted by nickyskye at 1:35 AM on June 6, 2006


Kicking butt and taking na.... Hey! That's not fai
posted by Mr Stickfigure at 2:12 AM on June 6, 2006


That was pretty cool, and reminded me of the Xiao Xiao "stick death" series, which I'm now watching through again (the mirror site on the Wikipedia article seems to be faster).
posted by Orange Goblin at 2:45 AM on June 6, 2006


Reminded me of the early Fleischer cartoons, or even Andy Breckman's Railroad Bill (& the Kitten)".
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:10 AM on June 6, 2006


Uber crapolla. I give it 37 thumbs down.
posted by neek at 4:19 AM on June 6, 2006


Lovely, cheers!
posted by Mr. Six at 4:45 AM on June 6, 2006


Nice.
posted by Atreides at 4:54 AM on June 6, 2006


Very nice. It's a modern day version (others will say rip off) of Osvaldo Cavandoli's La Linea, an animated series from the 70s.
In fact, when I saw the title of this post, I thought the post would be about La Linea, since that's exactly what the concept of every episode of Cavandoli's animated series was: the animator's relationship with its creature.

There are some nice examples of this timeless animation series on youtube:
posted by keepoutofreach at 5:15 AM on June 6, 2006


mmmm DAAAHH!!!

The main post was great, but, keepoutofreach, I've been wanting to know more about La Linea (like the name of it) for years! Thanks, that's awesome!
posted by carmen at 6:55 AM on June 6, 2006


Reminds me of Duck Amuck
posted by splatta at 6:56 AM on June 6, 2006


kaytwo, i was definitely reminded of Harold and the Purple Crayon, a childhood favorite. cute.
posted by geeky at 7:22 AM on June 6, 2006


Neato!
posted by eyeballkid at 8:26 AM on June 6, 2006


Fun!
posted by Vindaloo at 8:41 AM on June 6, 2006


I wonder if this was done by the same person who did that amazing SWF of stick figures doing kung fu fighting?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 8:46 AM on June 6, 2006


brilliant
posted by mert at 8:53 AM on June 6, 2006


Den Beste, you're thinking of xiao xiao, which is linked in Orange Goblin's comment above. And thanks for the YouTube links to La Linea, keepoutofreach, had been curious about that cartoon (those cartoons) for a while.
posted by jonson at 9:10 AM on June 6, 2006


Aye, laddy. Well done.
posted by squirrel at 9:41 AM on June 6, 2006


pretty cute. was anyone else reminded of this book?

About five seconds into the thing (which I enjoyed a lot). Great idea to use the lasso, the eraser, and other icons we all work with so much (yet never quite in that manner).
posted by LeLiLo at 10:35 AM on June 6, 2006


Very clever! Thanks, ajbattrick.
posted by maryh at 10:48 AM on June 6, 2006


That was awesome! Very clever!
posted by sharpener at 12:17 PM on June 6, 2006


Cool! A little hard to follow nearer the end, but great nonetheless!
posted by Acey at 12:50 PM on June 6, 2006


totally clever.
posted by 3.2.3 at 3:00 PM on June 6, 2006


This post really made my day. Thanks!
posted by malthas at 5:20 PM on June 6, 2006


Plus the various youtube links, those are sweet too.
posted by malthas at 5:21 PM on June 6, 2006


I love the concept, very well done.

(Though it pains me every time I see a screenshot reproduced as a JPEG because the compression artifacts are so annoying. GIFs are no better, as they typically have to be dithered if there are more than 256 colors. I just don't understand what it takes to convince people to use PNG for screenshots, but I suppose in this case it might have to do with Flash support.)
posted by Rhomboid at 5:23 PM on June 6, 2006


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