Apocalypse Pooh
February 14, 2010 3:47 PM   Subscribe


 
...the honey ....the honey...
posted by The Whelk at 4:07 PM on February 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


I swallowed a bug.
posted by nathancaswell at 4:09 PM on February 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


Kind of a double.
posted by John of Michigan at 4:21 PM on February 14, 2010


I have loved this since I first saw it in 1988 at a sci-fi convention in the video room. Thank you for posting this--downloading from YouTube to keep for eternity.

"Oh, bother. Oh, bother."
posted by tzikeh at 4:38 PM on February 14, 2010


100-acre Wood ... Shit ...
posted by ZenMasterThis at 4:39 PM on February 14, 2010


Wow, that's a really clean copy. I think I've seen the "kind of double" footage some years ago, and over time it melded with satanic Pooh ("Oh fuck, I'm out of yak's blood"). Thanks for the video and the interview.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:07 PM on February 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


OK, just to show how out of it I am, I had never heard of this before ... and so, I am laughing my ass off right about now.
posted by Relay at 8:02 PM on February 14, 2010


Blue Peanuts.
posted by ovvl at 12:24 AM on February 15, 2010


God save the Archies.
posted by ovvl at 12:27 AM on February 15, 2010


TL/DW but I gotta know whether Pooh chops up Eeyore with a machete at the end?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:57 AM on February 15, 2010


This is just about the most brilliant thing ever.
posted by fusinski at 7:36 AM on February 15, 2010


This is great, thanks
posted by Mick at 7:43 AM on February 15, 2010


Huh, I never knew this was so old. Thanks for learning me!
posted by Beardman at 8:07 AM on February 15, 2010


The Horror, Piglet, The Horror, Essay from Cineaction.
posted by ovvl at 11:23 AM on February 15, 2010 [1 favorite]


I attended some of the early screenings of Pooh at the Ontario College of Art in the 80's.

Juxtaposing found footage with random audio was a common method for teaching the basics of video editing in those days, but for most experimental-arts students the results were kinda abstract. Everyone knew that Todd Graham had taken the concept to the next level, and audiences were enthusiastic.
posted by ovvl at 12:52 PM on February 15, 2010


The thing that I've noticed about this on repeated viewings is that the original dialogue from Apocalypse Now often seems to sync eerily well with the lip movements of the characters in the Pooh footage. I can't decide whether it's because (a) my brain is perceiving a pattern where there is none, (b) Graham was just really good at selecting and syncing samples, (c) the animation is a bit cut-rate for Disney, and so the lip movements of the characters are rudimentary enough for any piece of dialogue to fit well, or (d) some or all of the above.
posted by Prospero at 1:50 PM on February 15, 2010


Apoohcalypse Now.
posted by Rarebit Fiend at 4:04 PM on February 15, 2010


Legend has it that Eisenstein learned editing from cutting up a print of Birth of A Nation.
Now that might be interesting.
posted by ovvl at 10:30 PM on February 15, 2010


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