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Remember Slow Bob?
July 29, 2007 5:40 PM   Subscribe

Anybody remember Slow Bob In The Lower Dimensions? Turns out the short video, once a mainstay of early 90s late-night MTV, was created by one Henry Selick, director of, oh, The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Monkeybone, and the forthcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline. A lot more on Selick; also, higher quality, alternate format (but slower loading) versions are available here.
posted by kimota (13 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Soundtrack by The Residents ... sweet.
posted by furtive at 6:06 PM on July 29, 2007


So Selick's directing Coraline, eh? I would have preferred Dave McKean to be more involved, but we'll see how it goes.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:10 PM on July 29, 2007


Large Marge sent me. same guy?
posted by furtive at 6:24 PM on July 29, 2007


I remember seeing Slow Bob on Liquid Television and being absolutely blown away at how natural the twin's three-footed gait was. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, go back and watch it again, and pay attention to the way the twins walk. That, right there, is some good animation.
posted by lekvar at 6:36 PM on July 29, 2007


As soon as I saw the twins, it looked familiar. I know I definitely saw it years ago but I didn't remember it.
posted by miss lynnster at 7:18 PM on July 29, 2007


Coraline is great - I hope the film is equally as good!
posted by blaneyphoto at 7:22 PM on July 29, 2007


I would have preferred Dave McKean to be more involved, but we'll see how it goes.

MirrorMask was pretty bad :P i mean it looked good, well ok... but it was pretty bad.

fwiw, there's a dark crystal sequel in the works!
posted by kliuless at 7:36 PM on July 29, 2007


don't forget life aquatic...
posted by es_de_bah at 8:00 PM on July 29, 2007


MirrorMask was pretty bad :P i mean it looked good, well ok... but it was pretty bad.

I'd have to strongly disagree. At any rate you're taking issue with what? The writing? Which was mostly Gaiman's, and admittedly simplistic (it's a kid's movie). In the vein of similar movies like Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, it was excellent; and the music and visuals were really unique and well-done, and none of the acting was objectionable in the slightest.

There's also a Fraggle Rock movie (live action!) in the works.
posted by mek at 8:15 PM on July 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


John Hodgman ... Coraline's Father/Other Father (voice)

That almost makes up for Dakota Fanning voicing Coraline.
posted by dw at 8:45 PM on July 29, 2007


Slow Bob has long been one of my favorite things. I wish it'd been picked up as a series...
posted by rifflesby at 9:56 PM on July 29, 2007


Very cool. Never saw it before. Thanks.
posted by washburn at 11:44 PM on July 29, 2007


I think one of the more surreal aspects of this is the sound design. The pounding on the door sounds like a basketball, and the sound of the twins heads knocking together sounds like a plastic bucket.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 4:12 PM on July 30, 2007


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