Imagine a spherical cow.
November 2, 2012 1:55 PM   Subscribe

Rollin' Safari: Trailer 1. Trailer 2. Animated gif that inspired the post.

Brought to you by the students of Institute of Animation, Effects and Digital Postproduction at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg for an upcoming conference, where more shorts (including a full version of the animated gif) will presumably be presented.
"Our initial idea was to tell a high speed chase - but different to known scenarios. Imagine the story of a hunter pursuing a fat rollin deer in the forest - Hilarious! As we loved the idea of rollin' animals that much we decided the hunter should also be an animal - even more hilarious - and everything should take place in the savannah since in this region we were given a bigger choice of typical wildlife hunting scenes."
posted by maryr (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
OMG, This is an hilarious idea. want more!
posted by quazichimp at 2:51 PM on November 2, 2012

Very funny. Although it started me thinking about an ecosystem where every organism is maladapted to its surroundings, and I found it oddly disturbing.
posted by brundlefly at 3:53 PM on November 2, 2012

Those poor, poor animals!
posted by klausman at 4:23 PM on November 2, 2012

Helium: Not Even Once.
posted by maryr at 4:28 PM on November 2, 2012

The physics of the crocodile in particular are just slaying me. He's so clearly and convincingly full of air. All floating, kicking his little legs until he slowly and inevitably falls toward his snout, or sort of just lists to the side with that look on his face.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:21 AM on November 3, 2012

It's all the high-fructose corn syrup in those damn wildebeest.
posted by gottabefunky at 11:39 PM on November 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

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