Alex Zuckerman - The New Animated Film You Have To See!!! (Independant)

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Alex Zuckerman

United States

#1 Apr 15, 2009
Alex Zuckerman is caught in circumstances out of his control when he is abducted by aliens. They implant a mind control device inside of his brain so that he would become an insurgent in their upcoming invasion of Earth. With the help of Sir Psycho; Alex Zuckerman assembles a scary crew - ascending into space on a mission to save Alex's mind, soul, and ultimately the entire human race.

This cartoon features alien carnage!

You may view Alex Zuckerman at the following URL
Rych

United States

#2 Apr 24, 2009
Ummmm This is goodish but very dry, did you do this with flash?
POS Industries

United States

#3 Apr 26, 2009
I...

Buh....

Okay, wait, no. I got this. Hang on. Yeah. No.... Yeah!

See, it's... Okay.... It's an allegory for our own cultural apathy. The characters just go through the motions, an overwhelming sense of emptiness and unfeeling permeating their every word, mouths moving with no regard to what's spoken from them because it doesn't matter at all what they're saying. It's just noise to fill the silence.

The alien invaders, too, have no emotional stake in their quest to conquer Earth. Indeed, at the very end, finally defeated by a collection of pop culture memes like ninjas and Chuck Norris, they merely take their turns walking into the protagonist's chainsaw as he halfheartedly puts an end to their meaningless existences. Then, when asked what the heroes will do next, he blandly concedes that they will continue on as they have done, killing all others who stand before them as the universes falls into oblivion with a sigh and a shrug. The atonal singing book ending the piece goes further to allude to an absence of a harmony that never could have been.

The art itself evokes this same sense. Everyone is, for the most part, a static image, a two-dimensional figure that serves no purpose but to be. Their limited movement, unblinking eyes, and propensity for simply phasing through door frames that are too small to allow their passage without ducking down suggests that this is a universe created by and maintained by a god that simply doesn't give a shit. To drive the point home, the sky even appears to be decorated with countless massive, floating razorblades.

Yes, I truly understand the underlying message of this work and feel that it has given us a lesson that we should all take the time to seriously reflect upon.

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