Versus: two Russian animated characters enter ...
December 22, 2009 7:45 PM   Subscribe

Short, animated Russian battles to the death: Pacman vs Mario, general vs zombie, ninja vs crusader, accountant vs designer, Clara Roft vs Louisiana Jones and many, many more. (via oink)
posted by madamjujujive (28 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
I see a definite Slavic fatalistic mentality at work here, in which both combatants inevitably die at each other's hand. Great stuff, though!
posted by yhbc at 8:02 PM on December 22, 2009


This is great stuff indeed - well worth a look see. My favourite, so far anyway, is Amela Panderson vs J.Po. (NSFW I imagine, although it was far more witty and satirical than that warning implies).
posted by vac2003 at 8:09 PM on December 22, 2009


I liked Heo vs Skyworker

(I notice a careful avoidance of copyrighted names).
posted by eye of newt at 8:22 PM on December 22, 2009


Awesome.
posted by Saxon Kane at 8:27 PM on December 22, 2009


I notice a careful avoidance of copyrighted names

Don't miss the Kraftwerk track they also uploaded.
posted by b1tr0t at 8:45 PM on December 22, 2009


I can't explain it but darn if I don't want to eat Russian Potato Chips (I'm guessing).
posted by boo_radley at 8:52 PM on December 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I appreciated their knowledge that Super Mario can run safely across a one-unit-wide hole more than I probably should have. Also, Frozo vs. Harry Topper deserves to be mentioned by name.

All this leaves me wondering who exactly these people are, and why they have so many different short cartoons to help sell their potato chips.
posted by jinjo at 8:53 PM on December 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I enjoyed Clara Roft and Louisiana Jones. Very good channel to watch them all.
posted by msbutah at 8:59 PM on December 22, 2009


David B. vs David C.
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 9:36 PM on December 22, 2009


These are awesome, and almost exactly the right length.
posted by Scattercat at 9:38 PM on December 22, 2009


Well, as tropes go, the "Versus" animation is pretty sorely over-played by now. We've had this theme thoroughly explored in Celebrity Deathmatch, Stickfigure Death Theatre and countless...
The over-riding theme has...
the motif of...

Shit, these are really good.

<schmoopy>
and the roaring seal is soooooooo cute!
</schmoopy>

posted by lekvar at 9:58 PM on December 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


I think it's the silly vocal sound effects that do it for me. They make me think of some 12-year-old kid, tongue sticking out of the side of his mouth as he furiously scribbles away on a notepad, making "Pew-pew! K-booshhh!"* noises.

*Though I guess those should technically be "Пю-пю! Бушщш!" noises. Or something like that. I barely know any Cyrillic, but it amuses me to use it whenever possible."
posted by ErWenn at 9:58 PM on December 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


"Пю-пю! К-бушщш!" I forgot the К! Very important.
posted by ErWenn at 10:02 PM on December 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Awesome x2
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:31 PM on December 22, 2009


Oh, these are absolutely charming!
posted by OverlappingElvis at 11:52 PM on December 22, 2009


The audio design is absolutely sublime. Great find. I don't care how virally these are selling whatever.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:32 AM on December 23, 2009


Unfunny? Check.
Misogyny? Check.
Racism? Check.

Hmm...
posted by mr. strange at 2:44 AM on December 23, 2009


I like it.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:51 AM on December 23, 2009


Unfunny? Check.
Misogyny? Check.
Racism? Check.

How many Mr. Stranges does it take to change a light bulb.

THAT'S NOT FUNNY!
posted by Naberius at 5:30 AM on December 23, 2009


I love the little touches, like the plumbing pipe at the end of accountant vs designer.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 5:47 AM on December 23, 2009


Things I did not expect to see today:

1. Mario's butt.
posted by The Whelk at 7:51 AM on December 23, 2009


How to I find out more about this Russian potato chip company? I am intrigued by their ad campaign and wish to subscribe to their newsletter.
posted by magstheaxe at 8:16 AM on December 23, 2009


All the zombie chomping is a somewhat disturbing (though very funny) choice to promote chomping on their chips.
posted by Iosephus at 8:23 AM on December 23, 2009


These aren't chips, they're a kind of crunchy dried bread snack very popular in Russia, especially among teenagers and as an accompaniment to beer. This particular brand is owned by PepsiCo/Frito Lay, which sponsored these animations.
posted by wretched_rhapsody at 10:04 AM on December 23, 2009


David B. vs David C.

I was expecting Bowie and Crosby. This is almost as good.
posted by cmoj at 10:28 AM on December 23, 2009


Misogyny? Ok, maybe in some of them. But honestly, there are hell of a lot more gags here with naked men than there are with naked women.

Racism? Which ones were you watching? That's not entirely a rhetorical question. I obviously didn't watch all of these, and none of the ones I saw struck me as particularly racist.
posted by ErWenn at 10:46 AM on December 23, 2009


wretched_rhapsody: This particular brand is owned by PepsiCo/Frito Lay, which sponsored these animations.

And 'lo, Pepsi Blue hath come full circle.
posted by Decimask at 6:51 PM on December 23, 2009


Also, Emo vs. Goth is great.
posted by Decimask at 7:13 PM on December 23, 2009


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