Steadfast Stanley, a Calarts student cartoon by John Cody Kim
May 2, 2014 5:13 AM   Subscribe

Steadfast Stanley the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is left behind in the break of an apocalypse. All he wants to do is get back to his owner…
posted by The Devil Tesla (18 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Dammit, how am I supposed to get any work down when it's so dusty in here?
posted by Mogur at 5:39 AM on May 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Perfect. I have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and there were some great moments in that film where the pup's mannerisms reminded me perfectly of the things she does. And when he was menaced in the alley and darted back to grab the shoe... it's just that I was chopping these onions over here, y'see.
posted by lostburner at 5:42 AM on May 2, 2014

Goddammit. I almost managed to get the tears out of my eyes before my wife walked in with breakfast for me...
posted by Thistledown at 5:49 AM on May 2, 2014

I spent the whole thing stewing about what an asshole the mom was.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:56 AM on May 2, 2014 [4 favorites]

Yeah, but that was a Canadian apocalypse. The zombies were way nicer than US zombies.
posted by Nanukthedog at 6:17 AM on May 2, 2014

The creators of that have a Corgi without a doubt. The way Stanly flails and flips over is an entirely accurate account of the Corgi Turtle when flipped.

Also the eyes are entirely too accurate.
posted by Twain Device at 6:19 AM on May 2, 2014

In the immortal words of my bad-boy older cousin when he saw my lightup-upon-taking-a-step sneakers:

"Man, I'd hate to run from the cops wearing those."
posted by RolandOfEld at 6:48 AM on May 2, 2014

Yeah, but the mom LEFT THE DOG BEHIND!

Srsly, who does that?
posted by Archer25 at 8:14 AM on May 2, 2014 [3 favorites]

What did I miss exactly?

The part where she fights Stanley over the kid's shoe.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:52 AM on May 2, 2014

I was mad she left the dog behind, but I guess without conflict, there can be no story.
posted by Twain Device at 10:20 AM on May 2, 2014

Based on the provided description alone, I don't think I can bear to watch this. Sad lonely things like dogs and little kids just destroy me.
posted by dnash at 11:04 AM on May 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Is that what made her an asshole?

No, it was leaving the dog behind. Asshole.

I mean, one can imagine circumstances where you're running for your life RIGHT NOW and can't take the puppahdawg. Fair enough. But if you have enough time to argue with the corgi about the shoe, you have time to just pick the fucking corgi up and run out to the car. And your car has room for the corgi too. And your son is reminding you that the dog should come with. So leaving it = asshole.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:21 AM on May 2, 2014 [5 favorites]

Man, my heart just dropped when I realized that this was going to be a post-apocalypse story. The grumpy old man in me wonders why every goddamn story has to be dystopian any more.
posted by Flexagon at 11:58 AM on May 2, 2014

Sorry Devotchka I love your stuff but I watched this with the Fallout 3 soundtrack.
posted by yoHighness at 5:19 PM on May 2, 2014

THAT WAS A GOOD DOG. Did they make it? Please tell me they made it.
posted by Joe in Australia at 4:35 AM on May 3, 2014

Those are happy tears, unlike goddammit tears, which you find at the end of The Plague Dogs.

Though, in the end, the fact that we don't get to keep our dogs forever, because of the wretched disjunction between dog time and people time, makes them all goddammit tears.
posted by sonascope at 7:43 AM on May 4, 2014

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