Pigeon: Impossible
May 24, 2010 5:26 PM   Subscribe

Pigeon: Impossible is the tale of Walter, a rookie secret agent faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase.
posted by netbros (18 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
That was great. There are a few continuity problems but overall it's a nice piece of work.
posted by unliteral at 5:47 PM on May 24, 2010

Very impressive!
posted by brundlefly at 6:01 PM on May 24, 2010

So cute!
posted by SLC Mom at 6:10 PM on May 24, 2010

That was pretty cool.
posted by marxchivist at 6:30 PM on May 24, 2010

Pretty fun, thanks for posting.
posted by maxwelton at 6:48 PM on May 24, 2010

Pretty faithful rendition of DC. Presumably on 16th street?
posted by phrontist at 7:01 PM on May 24, 2010

netbros if I haven't spoused you yet, you're in for it ;p
posted by infini at 7:31 PM on May 24, 2010

note "CIA TODAY" newsbox in opening wide shot.
posted by mwhybark at 7:54 PM on May 24, 2010

I almost missed this completely, but in a moment of boredom I clicked the link, and I do not regret it. Awesome.
posted by brenton at 8:51 PM on May 24, 2010

Because of my slow internet connection the picture got stuck for a bit when he was first crossing the street. So I was able to investigate the amazing detail in the background animation. Just stop it at 24 seconds and stare at it a while (and notice the car driving toward you without a driver).

5years to develop indeed. Now that they've put all this work into this nicely detailed computer model of the street, they should use it like a Hollywood backdrop and develop some more adventures.
posted by eye of newt at 9:20 PM on May 24, 2010

Ah, I get it...Walter Pigeon.
posted by inturnaround at 9:56 PM on May 24, 2010

Killing the pigeon at the end was weak.
posted by chance at 10:39 PM on May 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

The pigeon isn't dead. It's a resourceful pigeon. I bet it either flew up and out of the way or shot down a drain and out of the way. Right now, the pigeon is pecking Walter's eyes out. Then it will nest in Walter's hair and be Master to Walter's Blaster. This is how thing typically work in the animal kingdom.
posted by pracowity at 11:05 PM on May 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

the podcast is amazingly detailed. i find it hard to believe that the music was done for $5000, though. can you really get original music composed, arranged, and recorded by an orchestra for that little?
posted by mexican at 11:50 PM on May 24, 2010

I saw this at a Spike and Mike new animation festival earlier this year. It was very impressive.
posted by immlass at 7:35 AM on May 25, 2010

How long before this gets made into an actual film?
posted by Solomon at 9:19 AM on May 25, 2010

Kind of reminds me of Cordell Barker - The Cat Came Back [1988].
posted by wcfields at 9:28 AM on May 25, 2010

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