Wednesday, January 11, 2006

 

Bunny Funny, or How a Group of Animated Rabbits Took Over Hollywood

Angry Alien Productions is the brainchild of talented 36-year-old animator Jennifer Shiman. The company's website, www.angryalien.com, is also home to "The 30-Second Bunnies Theatre" library, where you can view a troupe of animated bunnies parody a collection of Hollywood movies by re-enacting them in 30 seconds (more or less). The films in the library include, Alien, The Big Chill, A Christmas Story, The Exorcist, Freddy vs. Jason, Highlander, It's a Wonderful Life, Jaws, Pulp Fiction, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Scream, The Shining, Star Wars, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Titanic, and The War of the Worlds. Recently completed, or in-the-works, are bunny renditions of Night of the Living Dead, King Kong (1933), Reservoir Dogs, Casablanca, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Rocky and Caddyshack. The films are seen first at Starz on Demand or Starz Ticket, where they have become a huge hit with viewers. It's easy to see why. They're funny! After a run on Starz channels, the short films move to Shiman's website, where you can view them for free. The Angry Alien Productions website itself is also quite tongue-in-cheek, from the FAQ page to an animated looked into the mind of Shiman. Stop by and check out the bunnies. I would love to see some of Shiman's work released theatrically, and help bring the art of animated shorts back to this country's movie houses!

Comments:
Do they do a spoof of the film "Harvey" with Jimmy Stewart?
 
I bet they do a good Watership Down, even if their Plague Dogs is horibly confusing.
 
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