July 5, 2010 8:13 AM   Subscribe

The fairy tales of robots... Tarboy, an extremely appealing little animation, brought to you from Down Under by James and Hania Lee. With quite a nice soundtrack available for free download.

I hope everyone found this as amusing as I did. Found it while prowling around after getting frustrated with Coma.

And before anyone says anything, I have nothing to do AT ALL with Newgrounds other than finding some cool animation over there.
posted by Samizdata (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I can't get the clip to load, but no discussion in which "fairy tales" and "robots" is complete without a hat tip to the master.
posted by a small part of the world at 8:16 AM on July 5, 2010 [2 favorites]

Hmmmm. Watched it twice here. Seconding the Lem.
posted by Samizdata at 8:20 AM on July 5, 2010

That was the worst game ever!

Ok, it was a cute video though.

"You swore."

"Shut up, Billy!"

posted by cjorgensen at 8:24 AM on July 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

This was very cute. And the music is great.
posted by gemmy at 8:39 AM on July 5, 2010

That was quite good.

You also just turned me on to Cyanide and Happiness. I watched the short, "Waiting for the Bus" and found that it was epic. This was not in my life before and now it is. Thankyou.
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:55 AM on July 5, 2010

i'm so happy that newgrounds is still around and people are still creating new videos.

on further investigation albino black sheep is still alive too.

go web1.0!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:16 AM on July 5, 2010

Awesome. Glad to oblige. As I said, I found this one out whilst frustrated with Coma. The soundtrack is free to download here all legal like, from the composer and all.

(I actually had that in the original version of the post. GAH!)
posted by Samizdata at 9:18 AM on July 5, 2010

Any similarity to certain current events involving transnational corporations and tar-like substances is pure coincidence.
posted by clvrmnky at 9:26 AM on July 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

The song "Two's a Party" is quite good...and smutty, but my mind is always in the gutter.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:35 AM on July 5, 2010

very nice! the music contributed the most the character of the work, for sure.

the only thing I found annoying about Coma is the piano is tuned a whole step sharp....I know, it's a little thing.....
posted by Thomas Tallis is my Homeboy at 10:09 AM on July 5, 2010

(Speaking of robot folklore and Lem, if you liked Cyberiad particularly it's last chapter, there's more like it to be found in Mortal Engines)
posted by wobh at 5:56 PM on July 5, 2010

Agreeing with the Lem. I find it very difficult to like this style of animation though. To me, it says, "Hi, I'm stylistically one-dimensional, but look how cool I am!" And then I turn it off.
posted by sneebler at 7:03 PM on July 5, 2010

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