Archive for the 'video' Category

Tim Burton’s Alice’s Dodo

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland's Dodo

This is the marvelous Dodo we are going to see on Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland in March. Even before this image was out, I knew I was going to love the film: it has a dodo and it’s directed by Tim Burton, what makes the story a slightly darker and twisted.

I found that image on this empire article: New Alice In Wonderland Stills And Video. Yes, there is one more featurette video on the site, with more new images. The tiny article also: Highlights this time include a look at the creation of Tweedledee and Tweedledum (both Matt Lucas) and art of the Dodo, the Cheshire Cat and another look at Anne Hathaway’s White Queen.

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Hello Kitty: Alice in Wonderland

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Hello Kitty: Alice In Wonderland 2

Hello Kitty cartoon also has its own version of Alice in Wonderland: a 24min. episode. The cartoon was uploaded in 3 parts by aayla666, and I made a playlist with it on YouTube. You can watch the complete episode below in sequence. (via the NSFW ofellabuta)

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Dodo’s Electrode Induced Behavior Study

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Dodo's Electrode Induced Behavior Study

The animator and designer Evan Boucher sent me a link to one of his old projects: DIGM 560: Advanced Applications in 3D Interactivity featuring Dodo’s Electrode Induced Behavior Study. You can play with the dodo checking his reactions when certain areas of his brain are stimulated, making him happy, angry, frightened or sad. Sad dodo is too sad, better keep only on the 3 previous emotions.

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Dodo, the web-based time machine

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Dodo, the web-based time machine
This was the best April Fools’ joke I’ve ever seen, with dodos: Dodo: Web-based time machine! by Aviary.

We’ve been working feverishly around the clock on this new tool which will allow you to age and de-age people, places and things from any browser with Flash 9 enabled.

Here’s a video of Dodo in action:

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Primeval’s Dodos

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

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Primeval is a British science fiction drama television programme produced by Impossible Pictures for ITV. […] The series follows a team of scientists who investigate anomalies in time and deal with the ancient creatures that come through, although they are not always prehistoric. The fantastic creatures on the Episode 4 of the series are Dodos!

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The Dodos created for this episode are super cute and for a while you can almost forget they aren’t real. The series production did a great work “recreating” an animal that few people saw and that we have few registries. Remember that almost all those old paintings of dodos were made after the dodos were already extinct. Super cute dodos, but The dodos were depicted as fat and clumsy, as those bought to by sailors for zoos were due to overfeeding in captivity; real wild dodos would have been somewhat slimmer than shown in the show. That means the dodos of the episode are based on dodo paintings made in Europe.

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There is a video excerpt of that Primeval episode with scenes with those dodos on YouTube. The video quality isn’t the best, but it worth. Bellow, the video and more dodo images from that episode.

Update: the original video was removed, but for you keep enjoying the dodos, I updated the embed bellow with the BBC‘s excerpt (3:46min) of that episode.


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Soft dynamic physics animated dodo

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Soft dynamic physics animated dodo

Soft dynamic physics animated dodo: the very short video (8 seconds) is a study of dodo movements, by elasticus.

Nathan Lane in Alice in Wonderland

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Nathan Lane in Alice in Wonderland (1983)

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Images from the video excerpt of a PBS performance to “Alice in Wonderland”, aired in 1983. This is a clip of a young Nathan Lane as “Mouse” and Kate Burton as “Alice” in a Great Performances special of Alice in Wonderland.

Update: the video is no longer available.

Betty in Blunderland

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

The White Rabbit materializes from a jigsaw puzzle and leads Betty Boop through the looking glass into Wonderland.

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Porky in Wackyland

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Porky Pig goes on a hunt to catch the surreally elusive last Do-Do bird.

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Porky in Wackyland” (1938) directed by Robert Clampett. (Thanks John!)

Wish you were here

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Dodo illustration

Not only about dodos: Wish you were here (a small sampling):

Estimates vary, but roughly 50,000 animal and plant species become extinct each year. That’s over 130 per day, about 6 per hour.

Here’s a fun game to improve your math and reading skills (both come in handy when taking tests like the SATs): Time yourself as you read the list below and calculate how many species that were still around when you began reading have since become history. (Liberals are advised to read quickly so less species are gone by the time they’re done.)

This text is followed by a huge and sad list of extinct animals and a video. It also link to The Extinction Website, that has images and information about many of those animals that we won’t see anymore.