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Dec 2013

This is totally incredible. The classic Jonny Quest intro, re-created in painfully time-consuming stop-motion animation.  Roger D. Evans does the show proud.

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  • Dec 20, 2013
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14

May 2011

Reason No. 143 I May Be in Love with Alec Baldwin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjmvsc22OFw

Alec Baldwin Vs. John Krasinski in a new series of ads for hat maker New Era. Baldwin plays himself as an insanely competitive Yankees fan with a crazy streak — half real life, half Jack Donaghy, all Awesome.

 

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  • May 14, 2011
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Feb 2011

Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz – The Girl From Ipanema (Live in 1964)

Great live recording of Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto performing The Girl from Ipanema back in old-timey times.

 

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  • Feb 23, 2011
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Dec 2010

The Walking Dead – Alternate Poster

Andrew Kolb’s poster for The Walking Dead is something I’d expect to find on Grain Edit (and imagine we’ll see it there sometime soon) but is a testament to the fact that even—or rather especially—in the digital age, there is need and want for those classic, organic animation styles we grew up with or that make us feel safe and nostalgic.

 

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  • Dec 04, 2010
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14

Nov 2010

Look Around You

Easily one of my favorite shows, I found Look Around You quite by accident back in 2007 when I was looking for actual 1970s and 1980s educational films for nostalgic purpose. In the first series, the “modules” satirise and pay homage to period educational films and school programmes in which a different scientific subject is covered in each episode.

The humour is both patent nonsense and faithful references and homages. For instance, fictional items that have a passing resemblance to everyday objects are shown and discussed. Such items include a pile of iron disappearing while its image appears some distance away, and “Garry Gum”, a performance-enhancing chewing gum which has the unfortunate side-effect of inducing diarrhoea, necessitating the consumption of “Anti-Garry Gum”.

I’d imagine the show still remaining entertaining even to those who didn’t grow up watching shows like this on PBS and in school before Bill Nye became more mainstream, while some of the references may slip by. It always retained an Adult Swim feel which seems makes it all rather fitting that re-runs started airing on the network in January 2009.

Topics ranged from Maths to Ghosts, Brain to Sulpher… there were only two series completed with a total of 15 episodes, but the creators have been in talk with Adult Swim to create a new show for them.