Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"There Will Come Soft Rains" by Tulyakhodzhayev

Uzbek director Nazim Tulyakhodzhayev’s short, animated adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s short story of the same name. The tale of a robotic house mindlessly continuing its tasks even after the human residents have been wiped out by nuclear war.

Orignal plot:

Set in August, 2026 in the city of Allendale, California, There Will Come Soft Rains details the daily tasks of a robotic house after its inhabitants have died in a nuclear war. The house is fully automated and sensitive to its owners and their requests and needs. Unaware of the absence of its owners, though aware of other external and internal disruptions, such as the weather and birds attempting to land on it, it continues to serve the dead family. Throughout the story, the house makes breakfast, disposes of it uneaten, and performs various domestic tasks.

Only one living thing makes an appearance in the story: the family dog, which had been slowly dying from the radiation of the nuclear war. It makes its way back to the house only to die; its corpse is then swiftly removed by the house's automated cleaning robots.

The author at one point mentions the shapes of the family's silhouettes which are permanently burned onto the side of the house (as was exemplified at Hiroshima) when they were vaporized by the radiation.

Labels: ,

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

MTV Japan - Prison Rabbit Cartoon Episode 1-15

Usavich is a series of animated short films being produced for MTV Japan by Kanaban Graphics since 2006. It's about an odd couple of rabbits being imprisoned in an russian prison. While the first season shows the absurd everyday occurances of the two rabbits' prison life, the second season tells the adventures of their escape and life on the run.

First season:

Labels: , ,

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Whose Line is it Anyways - Gag reel

Man, I just love "Whose line". Too bad about all the sensorship

Part 1:

Part 2:


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]