Some time ago, the following image appeared in one of the Worth1000 thematic image-creation competitions — a lovely piece of digital manipulation using the latest Photoshop technology (created by “boofhead”):
But the idea of a rampaging giant cat didn’t begin here. Before this, animator Terry Gilliam defended the world from a plague of Killer Cars in the Monty Python’s Flying Circus episode: “How To Recognize Different Parts of The Body” (1970), using not digital manipulation but hand-crafted cut-out methods:
And of course the Goodies inflicted London with a rampaging real-life kitten in the form of “Kitten Kong” (1971), using miniature sets and super-imposed video:
Now, after a bit of a hiatus, however, the Cinema of the Backbrain brings you the latest daikaiju cat — Catzilla. This brief tale of a giant laser-eyed feline and his downfall was created as a demo video by Poland’s Plastic Demoscene Group in collaboration with Platige Image using spectacular state-of-the-art digital animation:
Though the Goodies’ Kitten Kong might have provided more plot, Catzilla (Poland-2012; animation, short [approx. 2:43 min.]; dir. Bartlomiej Kik and Jakub Jablonski) offers a frenetic, eye-popping spectacle that is both fun and very, very cool.
Check it out on the Cinema of the Backbrain now.
Source: via Twitchfilm and Avery Guerra.