Cat, dressed as a shark, chases a duckling while riding a Roomba vacuum cleaner.
I would win this race.
A competition by Esteban+Vinciguerra & Remy Cayuela
Director: Remy Cayuela
Writters: Esteban+Vinciguerra & Remy Cayuela
Dop: Martial Schmeltz
Editor: Edouard Mailaender
Production company: Frenzy paris
SFX: Jean Miel
Stylist: Bylitis Nicod
“Henry Dagg performed his very own version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow to Prince Charles and had him in tears of laughter. He performed the famous tune on his organ, made out of fluffy toy cats at the event at Clarence House in London.” (via)
Found at random on t’internet. By anon. Here ’tis:
Psalm of the Baldhead
Tell me not, in, merry accents,
That I have an unthatched roof;
‘Tis the hairy head that lacks sense-
Baldness is of thought a proof.
Hair is vulgar, hair is useless,
And to brush and comb’s a bore,
Making life but dull and juiceless
I need brush and comb no more.
Not for wise men matted hair is,
Black or brown or red or fair;
Let the savage of the prairies
Waste his time in raising hair!
Life is short, and hairs are numbered,
And, though flies are hardly borne,
Still at night I’ve always slumbered,
When the night-cap I have worn.
Is the world’s broad field of battle,
Who’d be at the barber’s call,
Listening to his tiresome tattle,
Better bare as billiard ball!
Fear no future, baldhead brother,
You were bald in infant days;
Crave not hirsute of another-
Brain it is, not hair that pays.
Lives of great men all remind us
That our smooth and polished pates
Leave all hairy heads behind us-
Let us thank the favoring fates!
Foot-Prints of Old Time’s fleet walking
No one sees on our smooth crowns,
Mind no more the Idle talking
Made by envious mop-head clowns.
Let us, then, O hairless brother,
Proudly through life’s pathway roll,
We remember that dear mother
Earth is barren at the pole.
What is the true call of the wild? Here we travel down a very special river and are introduced to a wide variety of the animal kingdom who all contribute their name for the sake of music.
Directed by Damon Gameau
Tropfest Australia ( world’s biggest short-film festival, 700 entries, 16 finalists)
I mean, I liiiike it and all that. Shame he didn’t go into full chopsticks with the dolphin chorus. Nice idea though.
Tropfest website says: ‘The winning film is a branch into animation by Underbelly and Balibo actor Gameau, with a catchy lyrical and poetic narrative. The film was shot in his mother’s spare room for just $85 and on a liquid detox diet with his girlfriend by his side – somehow they are still together. “I’m quite new to stop animation, but I find it a quick and versatile way to express any idea that may be lurking in my head,” he says.’
ps – if you like it, there’s loads more on his website, which you can get to by clicking HERE It’s much better than the slideshow.
From this excellent page of silly infographics on B3TA.