Don Hertzfeldt Does The Simpsons

The Simpsons are known for their Couch Gags at the beginning of each episode dating back to their first season in the 80’s. Don Hertzfeldt is known for his eccentric animations he’s been doing for a while such as Rejected (linked here with text commentary from Don) and Ah L’amour.  These things combine into something that is just delightfully bizarre. As a random note too, in the 27 seasons of The Simpsons, it also turns out to be the longest couch gag time-wise. So thank you Don, for making millions of people tilt their head in confusion at the same time, which should hopefully be another record set by this video clip.

Hit the jump for the video, you’re going to need to see it to believe it.

Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day!

Love ponies or hate ponies this is the video for you. Lesley the Pony is just looking to have a fun time in Merryville with his buddy the Duke. This video was made by Christian Larrave and was recently the RISD Junior project and Winner of Best Undergraduate Animation at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

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That Escalated Quickly…

Enter: Albert the Squirrel. In this short story, “The Missing Scarf”, Albert the Squirrel must find, you guessed it, his missing scarf. Through his travels, however, it seems he’s not the only one with a problem. Written, directed and animated by Eoin Duffy and narrated by the great George Takei, we give you: “The Missing Scarf”.

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Fangirls and Spoilers

This video by Leigh Lahav is about how Fangirls deal with having Game of Thrones spoilers dropped on them. I had no idea this sub-culture even existed, you don’t have to tell me twice. Never spoil Game of Thrones for any girl ever!

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Bad Vibes

Bad Vibes is an animated short by Michael Marczewski where everyday electronic devices turn on their owners for some sweet revenge. Now that I know game controllers have deadly lasers inside them, all the batteries are coming out!

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Old Cartoon Characters: Where Are They Now?

This is a short animated film by Steve Cutts, and is the current Staff Pick on Vimeo. Here we get to take a peek into the lives of cartoon characters from yesteryear, and overall I would say it isn’t pretty. The job market and bad economy doesn’t just affect us real folks. Most of the toons have fallen on hard times, and none more so than Roger and Jessica.

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Scientifically Accurate: Rescue Rangers

This is another video from the from the Scientifically Accurate series, this time taking on our beloved childhood cartoon The Rescue Rangers (and more specifically the chipmunks Chip and Dale).  Personally I was disillusioned about how smart and wiley chipmunks could be long before this video came out.  Hell, when I started driving it seemed like every chipmunk I encountered wanted to take a quick breather under the treads of my car. Little bastards are spastic as fuck, but that’s not really here or there.

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