Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Animated Inspiration: Dan the Man

Today's animation is "Dan the Man" by Brisbane, Australia-based Studio Joho.

This is one of those animations where you can really read into it whatever you want. Some see misogyny. Me, I see it as underscoring the 'cult of consumerism' that is so rampant in today's society. The really poignant segment of this animation starts at the 3:15 mark as the hero/anti-hero of this story tries a very modern solution to solving his problems (one that I'm sure a lot of people can relate to).