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.
I’m usually against animated gifs, but that one is too good to ignore. The image above is from the Geocities site Dodo WEB. The site has some known information about the birds, the origin of their name, the sad history about their extinction, images and links – almost all broken. Well, it’s an old site about dodos, and that’s why we can’t judge it. The best part of it are the original dodo illustrations, like the one above.
Update: Dodo WEB page is dead, as all the other Geocities pages. But, you can still check it on the wonderful Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
I love non sense animation, but Ice Age it’s not on my list. It’s non sense in a bad way, because a lot of things are very wrong on it: the animals that never lived together, the human with those animals, it’s totally silly. The animation is pretty but the film… well, I didn’t like it. The best part of the film, and that doesn’t make any sense too, is the dodos episode, because dodos rock!
Update: the video is no longer available.
The dodo song by Manlab. Before you start watching a short note: don’t blame me after, because I’m warning you that this isn’t the best animated song that you watched. It not even sound like a “real” song, and the dodo at the video doesn’t look like a dodo. However, it still a curious video: it’s about dodos!