Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 12.19

It’s the Holiday-ishly Mad Gifts and other Quickies…

Dogs, Downton Abbey and more gifty-ness…


Max Hattler’s

from the page
“Has it really been over 2½ years since Max Hattler first teased us with his toy solider animation Spin? Well like an early choreographed Christmas present Max’s conflict spectacle finally makes its way online to entertain us.” Directors Notes (17 Dec 2012) FINALLY ONLINE, THE FULL VERSION OF MAX HATTLER’S MULTI-AWARD WINNING ‘SPIN’ (2010)
Full info and credits
“Utilising a Busby Berkeley-style song and dance routine, with CGI toy soldiers as the players, Hattler succeeds brilliantly in blurring the lines between conflict and entertainment in a piece laced with satire. One foot wrong, and a film like this can quickly take the wrong turn into mawkish territory. But Hattler’s Spin triumphs were so many fail; engaging an audience and hitting them with the knock-out blow of a wake-up call.” The Double Negative (2012) “Max Hattler’s fantastically bizarre, deliciously satirical Spin, a madcap…

Dead Head

from the page

The origin of Dead Head.

Animation by Robert Wallace

Audio by Rory Harnden


Featured image is an excerpt of the transit of Venus.
Photo by JAXA/NASA/Lockheed Martin.
From a post by Phil Plait.


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  1. December 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I can’t stop reading the Worst Things for Sale! I have other things to do, but I can’t stop!

  2. December 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    The comments on that strange gift set are the golden cherry atop the weird sunday.

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