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Jun 15, 2008

An Eye for Annai

The adventures of Annai, a cartoon creature looking for... an eye. Will he ever find it!?

Sender-Inner sasha V. thinks this one is even better than the kiwi video. I'm inclined to agree! [say in English accent]

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Awww, I didn't see that ending coming. So cute! I like Annai!!

just me
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 05:24 AM

Aw, love that they used "Freire Jacques" for his theme, and the band played "Jeepers Creepers (where did you get those eyes)"

So cute and well done

DC
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 05:29 AM

That was the best. :D (and it didn't make me bawl like the kiwi did)

Clare
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 05:34 AM

awww that's so cute!! looking for an eye and finding true love. My better half always says "tu es mes yeux".

Khadija
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 05:39 AM

For some reason, all it shows in the embedded YouTube window is "Video no longer available..." Luckily, it is mirrored several times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S68aK46G2xc

Robert M.
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 05:57 AM

Thank you for the link, Robert M. I received the same "Video no longer available" message.

Too cute. Do they say "eye love you" to each other?

Q
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 06:15 AM

Every mountain should have a ragtime band and balloons on top!

jen
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 06:27 AM

what happened? video no longer available?

jelsie
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 06:55 AM

Delightfully simple.

Hon Glad
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 06:57 AM

DC, you stole what I was gonna say!

"Jeepers creepers, where'd you get them peepers... jeepers creepers, where'd you get them eyes!"

Awww.

lymerae
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 08:15 AM

I yay'd!

That's really all I came to say.

Jimbeaux
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 08:44 AM

I want an eye tree!

mejezabel
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 08:47 AM

and a star on my butt!

mejezabel
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 08:48 AM

So adorable! I need a happy, silly smile like his when I find something good.

chanpon
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 08:50 AM

I remember this video! A graduating student from Sheridan made it right when I was starting animation. Very popular there!

Nicole
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 09:17 AM

Ahaha how cute! I love how he smiled every time he found something to be his other eye! XD And when he took the balloon and floated off...sad but cute!

Annie J
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 09:21 AM

Sometimes I forget that my cat, Jack only has one eye. As soon as he heard the music, he jumped up by me and was intently watching the video with his one eye. I think my kitty could really relate to plight of annai.

Erica
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 09:26 AM

Eye loved this!

Smooch,
The Tart
; *

The Tart
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 09:27 AM

Meg must have just discovered Channel Frederator. :)

Keith Handy
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 09:50 AM

Evocative of Shel Silverstein's "The Missing Piece," but more pointed (and less repetitive). Also proves that 1) recorder lessons are not a waste of time and 2) peacocks are cruel bastards.

I can't wait to see the sequel, "A Tooth for Atuth."

Happy day, all. Here's hoping you find a little something you need. :-)

berthaservant
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 10:55 AM

the end made me cry. happy ending, but very moving.
cute and sad?

dora
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 10:59 AM

...aaaaand Tetris saves the day!

Theo
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 11:00 AM

LOL@ Theo!

These poignant leettle cartoons are keeeeeling me, I tells ya!

cheesybird
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 11:10 AM

I was sure he was going to find a girl... creature with one eye also and realize it was okay to have just one eye. But this ending was adorable as well. It probably only would have ended that way if the video started with people mocking him for having one eye. This is my new fav background music.

VentureSister
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 11:21 AM

The octopus is Darth Vader...?

Cerulean
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 11:54 AM

I *KNEW* it!

Theo
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 12:01 PM

That was very cute, except as they walked off into the sunset, Annai was on the wrong side of the blue creature!


yaya
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 12:25 PM

yaya, you are right!

Okay, the music irritated me, but it was kind of cute/funny/sad. I liked the starfish on his/her butt when she came out of the ocean.

KendraPT
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 12:43 PM

LOVE the Imperial March shout out... really an exceptional piece!

mllex
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 12:50 PM

I love it! Love it love it!

Fallon
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 01:51 PM

Wait... recorders can play actual music, and not just high pitched noise? Wow!

Very cute!

taj
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 02:24 PM

This is the cutest thing ever. The video is very beautifully done; I love it!

I do wish that at the end, when Annai found his other half, they'd each said "eye!" to wrap up the "eye?" throughout the piece.

Serena
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 03:53 PM

It was weird that the peacocks sounded like loons. Maybe they've been studying foreign language.

[Well, two loons and one asthmatic goose... - Ed.]

pc loadletter
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 07:04 PM

Very cute video.. but the LOUD annoying recorder throughout most of it was giving me a headache.
The animation is really cute though.
I don't think it's better than Kiwi, but at least this one has a happier ending :P heh

LisaL
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 07:56 PM

I don't know CO... not the best post you've ever done...

Ria
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 08:04 PM

omg! looove eet!! i want to find my eye buddy and live happily ever after too... and lol at berthaservant...peacocks are cruel bastards ;)

kel13123
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 08:46 PM

very cute.

But the high-pitched recorder music made me want to cut my ears off.

gillian
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 09:51 PM

lol! hilarious! he looks like a popsicle!

amber
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 09:54 PM

TOTALLY WIN.

Love, love, love this animation.

Subhangi
 |  Jun 15, 2008 at 11:52 PM

This was a lot better than the kiwi one - that kiwi one had me depressed for hours!

Lydia
 |  Jun 16, 2008 at 05:16 AM

Beautiful! I also noticed the Imperial March shout out, and laughed. I smiled when s/he asked, eye? but kinda laughed and went aww when each one got taken away. When I saw the other half peeking over, I thought, "Can you spare an extra eye?" ^-^

Mandy
 |  Jun 16, 2008 at 05:36 AM

That was so much cute nearly wrecked by so much awful recorder playing. :(

kumquat
 |  Jun 16, 2008 at 06:20 AM

dittos on the awful music

it screams "three channels and nothing on" to me

blair
 |  Jun 16, 2008 at 07:19 AM

Kumquat and Blair -- I think it sounds more like "Please bear with me, I'm an animator, not a musician." I don't listen to Bob Dylan because of his lilting croon, either.

Theo
 |  Jun 16, 2008 at 07:29 AM

Not only did he find his eye, he found a friend as well. Good job, Annai!

Brak_Silverbone
 |  Jun 16, 2008 at 01:10 PM

cute, but UGH the third note in the scale is so flat, I can't continue

asdf
 |  Jun 16, 2008 at 01:21 PM

asdf -- I feel your pain. There's always "mute".

Theo
 |  Jun 16, 2008 at 02:14 PM

oh my goodness! I LOVE it! Yippee to the Sheridan students students who created it! : D

angela
 |  Jun 16, 2008 at 05:24 PM

This film was made by two guys in sheridan college as their graduate film, one year ahead of me.

Everyone at school loved this film too!

Jess
 |  Jun 16, 2008 at 08:10 PM

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