March 5, 2007 1:37 PM   Subscribe

heh indeed.
posted by GuyZero at 1:42 PM on March 5, 2007

I love these animations. It's their indomitable optimism: no matter how many ridiculously horrible things happen to them they just keep on giggling. Above is my favourite.
posted by tomsk at 1:49 PM on March 5, 2007

Brilliant. Reminds me of the Little CGI critters that are on BBC3.

Also, is it just me or does the idents for all UK channels now look exactly the same? Channel 4 started it, but now they all look the same. Some realistic scenery in motion with CGI elements twisted to slowly 'reveal' the channel logo.
posted by slimepuppy at 1:55 PM on March 5, 2007

I was shown these because I was making the goofy giggling sounds from one of Terry Gilliam's Monty Python animated interludes (sun and cloud stomping up and down on the earth, forget what episode or movie it was from - Grail, perhaps?), and a coworker thought I was imitating Purple and Brown.
posted by migurski at 1:58 PM on March 5, 2007

Aardman always has fantastic shit, whether it's Creature Comforts, Wallace and Grommit, or an animated interview with a former housebreaker (Going Equipped).

These are great because their so minimal but so expressive.

And silly.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 2:19 PM on March 5, 2007

posted by TheWhiteSkull at 2:20 PM on March 5, 2007

These are great. Reminds me of the old "Red and Blue" stop-motion things from when Nickelodeon first started.
posted by 40 Watt at 2:27 PM on March 5, 2007

I love these, they remind me of the Yip yip muppets from Sesame Street.
posted by beowulf573 at 2:47 PM on March 5, 2007

This is the funniest shit Ive seen in a long time.
When do you ever see an animated character start laughing because another character is laughing? And then start laughing harder because theyre both laughing? Good stuff.
posted by ElmerFishpaw at 3:13 PM on March 5, 2007

Reminds me of the Little CGI critters that are on BBC3.

for they are also aardman. love their attitude to character animation. hoo. hoh-hoo! hoh. heh heh heh.
posted by 6am at 3:47 PM on March 5, 2007

Totally awesome. Thanks!
posted by Kwine at 4:25 PM on March 5, 2007

Totally cool, and very British teeth... just kidding.
posted by BrotherCaine at 5:41 PM on March 5, 2007

Weeee! These are great, thanks for the post! And they are indeed Muppet-like, especially when you think of the aforementioned Yip yips and Henson's earliest Muppet stuff, back when he was first presenting it on Ed Sullivan Show appearances: the ultra-simplistic character design, the "story lines" that involved little else besides creatures simply gobbling up other creatures... Aardman has taken that ball and they've run with it.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:24 PM on March 5, 2007

posted by gottabefunky at 9:41 PM on March 5, 2007

good stuff, that.
something about claymation is much more pleasing than pure CGI stuff, I think. Maybe it's the overt sense of how many hours it takes to make it work...

and yes, the yip-yip similarity only helps me like it.
posted by Busithoth at 9:14 AM on March 6, 2007

The comedic timing in these clips is just perfect. And there are like 30 of them!
posted by tepidmonkey at 7:31 PM on March 6, 2007

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