King Me!
April 2, 2017 2:27 PM   Subscribe

DOUBLE KING is a new 10-minute animation from surrealist Felix Colgrave (previewed here).
It's all about a little King who (SPOILER) wants ALL the crowns. [content: cartoon gore]
posted by oneswellfoop (14 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
This is great.
posted by dng at 2:29 PM on April 2, 2017

That was a fine use of 10 minutes.

The colors and shapes are very nice and make it double fun to watch.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:52 PM on April 2, 2017

(wow, I should have read a few words further into the post)
posted by holmesian at 3:05 PM on April 2, 2017

It reminded me a lot of Jim Woodring, only more scary/amusing than unsettling and with a slightly more explicable through-line. (This is not a complaint; I really like Jim Woodring, but he's often hard to parse.)
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:07 PM on April 2, 2017 [3 favorites]

Could maybe benefit from a content warning for gore? I don't think it was outrageous or anything, but I didn't see it coming and would've appreciated a chance to steel my stomach.

Besides that: what the others said. Gorgeous.
posted by brett at 3:44 PM on April 2, 2017

Well, that was weird.
posted by maryr at 4:13 PM on April 2, 2017

Something about the cilia-like rolling animations and the character design really reminds me of The Trap Door and I think a Russian animated film I can't place at the moment.
posted by lucidium at 4:28 PM on April 2, 2017

Somebody's a fan of of The Thief and the Cobbler, methinks
posted by skippyhacker at 5:35 PM on April 2, 2017 [2 favorites]

That would be PG-13? 16? 18?
posted by triomph at 12:15 AM on April 3, 2017

Yeah skippyhacker, I thought the Thief and the Cobbler influence was really strong. In a good way.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 7:23 AM on April 3, 2017

This guy is great. I loved that Fever the Ghost video, too. His sense of comic timing with music is up there with great old Merry Melodies cartoons.
posted by es_de_bah at 8:49 AM on April 3, 2017 [1 favorite]

If you're trying to parse Jim Woodring, u r doin it rong bro.

Great videos. I got a lot of Yellow Submarine, updated - I think it's the sense of fun. If the Dukes of Stratosphear were still going, I'd hope they'd be making use of his services.
posted by Devonian at 3:01 PM on April 3, 2017

This is good. (And it turns out I follow this guy on Twitter, but I missed his post on this!)
posted by JHarris at 2:26 PM on April 30, 2017

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