How many consumer products are so loved that users create elaborate animations to showcase their enthusiasm?
Only one that I can think of. (He has apparently had problems with having enough bandwidth to host the video, so you'll need to follow the "On to the iPod mini ad" link on his page to get to the mirror du jour.)
I'm behind the iPod curve here, because despite being a gadget guy, a music guy, and a (kind-of) internet and computer guy, I didn't get one until a few months ago. I must say it has changed my outlook on life, especially when driving, because instead of constantly cursing while switching radio stations every 10 seconds, I now carry my own radio station with me, and it never plays any songs I hate. (my first post, please be gentle!)
posted by centerpunch
on Dec 8, 2004 -
Drawn in the style of a pre-school children's cartoon.
But from the sick & twisted minds of the guys from Southpark.
Princess, A lap dog who observes the very adult world around her. The sexual content was so extreme shockwave.com halted development of the "webisodes" only after seeing the first 2 of 39 episodes that were contracted.
Now you can watch
these shorts & judge for yourself. Thanks to the folks at Trio.
(username/password required... mefi/mefi)
posted by Dreamghost
on Mar 18, 2004 -
Slightly ominous, slightly beautiful
collection of ePostcards (and photographs) of Streatham Cemetery, rendered in the subtlest use of Flash I've ever seen (gentle animations on small portions of each image. Be sure to view the cemetery in all four seasons, multiple pix of each.
posted by jonson
on Sep 13, 2003 -
Let's get in shape
'cause we never know when we'll have to defend ourselves.
Later we can go dancing!
That Friday Flash thing you all like so much 'round here!
posted by LouReedsSon
on Apr 4, 2003 -
Baby, It's Cold Outside:
Perhaps it's unethical - well, it's certainly incestuous - to draw your attention to one of madamjujujive
's great links on quonsar
's brilliant Meepzorp
blog ("Where, thank the Lord, it is always Friday"
- Christian Science Monitor
, 18.12.76). But what about linking two? Bouncing Baby
are two great Flash pieces that address the question of nurture; motherhood; the oral nature of pleasure; the ontology of fuzzy gratification; the metaphysics of the transition from womb to nipple and other meretricious bullshit justifications for fun.
posted by Carlos Quevedo
on Feb 7, 2003 -
...While surfing on a Singapore site called FlashMove
, I came across a zany Flash site: A wonder bit of inscrutable Japanese-inspired French
animation from Studio Tanuki
in the form of Pinpin Lelapin
, an adorable pink balloon bunny rabbit who farts on people. In addition to the giddy animation and stylised artwork on the site is the unique "Super Mario"-type run-and-jump navigation. (Note: Mostly in French, with some Japanese and broken English. Contains Flash, music, farts, giant mecha battles and a Sailor Moon parody.)
posted by Down10
on Dec 28, 2002 -
Kodocha calls it
Kodocha Anime, one of the best known and most reliable anime fansub
tape distributors, is closing down operations. Why? Because everything's going
digital. [more inside]
posted by Slithy_Tove
on Sep 23, 2002 -
A new take on an old song, chock full o' irony -- Flash animation to Slim Whitman's There's a Rainbow in Every Teardrop You're Cryin'
posted by sparky
on Sep 6, 2002 -
Best. Transformers. Video. Ever.
CGI render of a new VW Beetle transforming into a transformer with live background [1.5 meg mpg video]. Makes me wonder if a live-action Transformers TV show would work, with real actors and CGI rendered robots. I'd certainly watch it.
posted by PWA_BadBoy
on Jun 9, 2002 -
Double Feature: An American History Test & "The Paula Principle"
Larry David's experiment in web animation may be somewhat disappointing, coming from Seinfeld
's funniest writer, but the Voting Booth Test
that precedes it, about American presidential antics, is funny, informative, brilliantly presented and...damn difficult
! At least for us poor foreigners...[Needs Shockwave or Flash or something. Just click on Play to get to the voting booth.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Mar 29, 2002 -
Speedy Gonzales Censored? Cartoon Network officials have banished Speedy Gonzales from their day and prime time lineups for fear of offending Mexican Americans, but fans of the Mexican mouse hero are fighting back.
posted by Iberaband
on Mar 25, 2002 -
Tales for The L33t presents 'Romeo and Juliet' (flash, ~5min)
Here's a classic of literature presented in new, revised language to reflect these changing times. It's quite possibly the most ineptly produced flash animation I've ever seen- yet I can't say I wasn't rather entertained. Wildly
fluctuating production values, a "soundtrack" that cuts in an out randomly, character animation so bad it had
to be intentional, and dialogue that... well. You really have to see it to believe it.
posted by hincandenza
on Feb 12, 2002 -
The worst banner design ever?
I've seen some tasteless advertising in my day, but this simple animation leaves me speechless. Is there any depth to which advertisers will go to hawk their services?
posted by mathowie
on Jan 21, 2002 -
I know it's a WTC reference....but I haven't posted one in a while. This Flash animation is the first thing to allow me to properly grieve since I turned on the TV the morning of 9/11. I bawled through this.
posted by bkdelong
on Oct 16, 2001 -
I'm sorry, but this
It's yet another AYB take-off... But well done And with Papa Smurf!
posted by o2b
on May 27, 2001 -
Voices In My Head...
Call me crazy, but I think casting "celebrity voices" in animated flix is counter-intuitive. Think back to the classic Disney movies - "Pinocchio" and "101 Dalmations" come to mind - and the fact that they regularly used professional voice-actors, not a cast of celebrities-du-jour. With the new trend in animated movies, I find myself picturing the celebrity doing the voice, not the animated character of the story. Quick - what's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the movie "Aladdin?" Robin Williams as the Genie, I'd wager. Your thoughts on this weighty matter?
posted by davidmsc
on May 18, 2001 -
Visa in Financial Trouble... Can't buy a clue
This takes the cake. Visa is announcing a new Animated Logo with a press release. This animated logo (with sound!) will be played when ever someone makes a wireless purchase with their visa, alerting everyone within earshot of what you are doing. In addition to the animated logo they are staking claim to the newest buzz word to make executives sound stupid: U-commerce.
posted by DragonBoy
on Jan 3, 2001 -