Archive for May, 2011

Obama’s Animated “Birth Video”

A bit of old news, but too funny not to run. Obama took a hilarious shot at the Birther camp at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner last week. The best part was his wisecrack after his “birth video” ran:

I want to make clear to the Fox News table — that was a joke. That was not my real birth video. That was a children’s cartoon. Call Disney if you don’t believe me. They have the original long-form version.

via Cartoon Brew

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Disney’s “Pressure in Life” PSA

Finals week is upon us. That means long days in the library, all-nighters, and STRESS. I get it, I’m right there with you. But all that stress and strain is unhealthy. Here to tell you how to take a chill pill is this educational film from Disney’s Triangle of Health series in the 1960s. Disney-nerds, this film was headed up by Erik Larson and animated by the nine old men. Everyone else, enjoy the ’60s-era wackiness and remember to take deep breaths, finals are not the end of the world!

via Cartoon Brew

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Mega Man vs. Starscream in Stop-Mo Deathmatch

Taiwanese filmmaker Counter656 created this awesome stop-motion animated film pitting video game hero Mega Man against booby traps, Gundam mechs, and Decepticon lieutenant Starscream. Given how little articulation some of those figures have, particularly Mega Man and Zero, this is excellently animated. Notice how expressive Mega Man’s face is and how natural his gestures are. Using action figure packaging backboards for walls and scenery was a clever move that gives the environment a nice MST3K feel. Good stuff all around.

via ComicsAlliance

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