Panic at the North Pole

Er, South Pole. Whatever.

I’m not sure I really understand why this exists, but it’s amazing and creepy and I feel like the world is a better place for its presence among us. In a small, useless sort of way.

21 thoughts on “Panic at the North Pole

  1. that’s so perfect. I say that because I’ve seen a lot of claymation films trying to emulate film violence from film school. And it never comes off right the use the organic matter with clay. Although here it becomes this dynamic between the plastic surface of the figures and all the gore make up applied to them. But also lets not forget the amount of attention added to that lighting. That was amazing work, just amazing.

  2. The lighting really is spectacular, and the fluidity of animation they managed to achieve with these little plastic guys (who have a fairly limited range of motion) is impressive.

  3. Now it’s been a long time since I’ve seen The Thing, but is this inspired by that? Because if it’s not, I got a very strong “Thing” feel from it.

  4. Yeah, they mentioned that The Thing was big source of inspiration on the Youtube site. I think it’s worth pointing out that Cosmic Newman is a wonderful name.

  5. I thought the influence of “The Thing” was simply a given. What else could this possibly be? It’s John Carpenter done 3.75″ style.

  6. hey, since there’s a reference to a Carpenter film in MGS2, do you think that maybe Kojima is a big nerd and used Carpenter’s likeness for Ocelot? John and shalashaska look awfully similar.

  7. It’s amazing how terrifying that movie was, if you think about it. I mean, you can re-enact it with G.I. Joe’s and it’ll still keep you up at night.

  8. About Ocelot/Carpenter thing, they do look alike, but I kinda think he looks more like a white-haired Lee Van Cleef (The “Bad” in the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly). And Kojima’s a giant nerd regardless.

  9. That was entirely too cool. Everyone has already said what I think about this, simply amazing Thing rendition!

    Good find!

  10. nah, Lee Van Cleef is Heihachi Mishima. I’m pretty sure Ocelot is inspired by John Carpenter.

  11. “My god, it’s full of stars”

    That was just amazing. Thank you for bring this into my life.

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