View Full Version : Don Hertzfeld (Rejected cartoon, etc.)

08-01-2006, 05:23 PM
Inspired by the stupid 3-d snippet from one of his animations, I bring you ALL OF HIS ANIMATIONS! Or at least all the ones I can find anyway.

Rejected (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVgUILM1j3A) is his most popular and is the one the "my spoon is too big" thing is taken from. Taking that one little scene like it was in the other thread makes it seem completely random, pointless and stupid as opposed to...well...still kind of random and stupid, but much more surreal and entertaining.

Lily & Jim (http://remus.imeem.com/video/0kiwL48o/lily_and_jim/) is not at all like his other ones. It's very normal for the most part. It's an interview with 2 characters with incredibly low self-esteem after going on an blind date along with clips from the blind date itself complete with all the dull, awkward silence and small talk. Not for people with ADD, but very good.

Billy's Balloon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcdQZ8MV5BY) is an animation where balloons turn on people.

Ah L'Amour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cjy6pezimA) His first animation. The guy tries over and over to get a date with girl after girl only to be rejected in the most horrible ways imaginable.

Also, he and Mike Judge hosted an animation festival thing. He did 3 animations, one as an intro, one as an intermission and one as an outro thing:

I can't find his "Genre" one anywhere which is one of those cartoonist messing with the cartoon character things. It's pretty decent but you're not missing much.

08-01-2006, 09:16 PM
Oh, so that's where all those different avatars come from!

and did he create those pop tart commercials?

08-02-2006, 12:46 AM
I've seen most of them at one point. They fucking rule.

08-02-2006, 01:38 AM
The family channel ones didn't get much of a response from me, but the advertisments? I really laughed at a few.


And I've only seen the Rejected clip so far. More lol to follow? I hope so!

08-02-2006, 08:42 AM
and did he create those pop tart commercials?

I saw one a couple weeks ago and thought it might have been him. According to wikipedia, he had nothing to do with them.

I just pre-ordered his DVD. It includes all this stuff, that Genre thing I mentioned, plus his most recent animation "The Meaning of Life (http://www.bitterfilms.com/meaningoflife.html)" which he spent four years drawing, animating and photographing 10s of thousands of frames all on his own.

08-03-2006, 09:52 PM
I just saw Rejected. It's so funny.

"My spoon is too big."

"My anus is bleeding! For the love of god, my anus is bleeding!"