Climate Cartoons

OK, we're all fans of Mr. Pipik by now (see below), so why hasn't he won an Emmy Award?

Big Fun With Global Warming is a Stateside animated film that warns of an inevitble rain of grand pianos and collected a gong (the Emmy award). It can be found on the Climate Cartoons web site.

Our teacher at the Institute (Jane), is always keen on students developing a social and environmental conscience. And maybe animate something more meaningful than giant alien robots shooting laser beams out of their eyes (or dreaming of one day directing a beer commercial).

Who is going to save the world?

  1. Mr Pipik
  2. Beer
  3. Giant alien robots
  4. Animators

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

giant alien robots shooting laser beams out of their eyes!!! Thats the best idea!!!! Serious.

-clay

Cat's Away said...

In 1920, czech playwright Karel Čapek uses the word "robot" to name the scientifically-created artificial-being in his play, "RUR - Rossum's Universal Robots".

The name "robot" is taken from the czech word "Robota" meaning "forced work". A serf was known as a 'robotnik'.

The play, arrived in Japan in 1923, was to generate a robot enthusiasm all over the world.

The play "RUR" plotted a world where mankind created the robots, then got overwhelmed by them after the robots progressively replaced humans in every field of human activity.

So I don't think robots will actually save the world. On the contrary, I think the giant alien robot that's renting down the hall in number 1, has something more sinister in mind.