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Trying to find an old anime short about a pair of legs

Started by LilCerberus, November 21, 2022, 09:48:30 PM

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LilCerberus

It's a short that I saw on Nickelodeon way back in the early '80s.

It starts out with a white screen in an imaginary cinema... A cartoon pencil enters the scene & draws a pair of stick figure legs...
The legs try out their feet, then do a little dance... The pencil returns to bump the legs off screen so they can began their adventure....

I forget how, but the legs somehow end up getting chased by a giant baseball into a creepy dungeon...
The baseball ends up getting covered in tiny cartoon spiders, and everyone runs off screen.

Then a giant spider that looks like a giant black dot with tassels hanging from it descends from above & begins chasing the legs, and when the baseball reappears, the spider swallows it whole...

Then the film burns up, intermission music starts playing and an apology card slides into the frame.
The giant spider then lowers it's self into the frame, and using one of it's threads, starts banging into the apology card like a wrecking ball....
The spider crashes through the card, only to fall into the abyss of burning film....
The legs the push the bad film out of frame, replacing it with new film...

Soft must begins, and the legs start dancing, but the film burns up again..
The legs try to run off frame, but they're trapped between two strangely slippery hill of burning film...

the end
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wositelec


LilCerberus

Quote from: wositelec on August 19, 2023, 02:54:20 PM
Maybe "Otto er et n├Žsehorn" (1983) ?

No, this was just anime, made in Canada I'd assume.
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retrorussell

Sorry I don't really have the time to look all this up for you, but here's a hopefully helpful link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nickelodeon_short_films
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LilCerberus

Quote from: retrorussell on August 19, 2023, 09:50:31 PM
Sorry I don't really have the time to look all this up for you, but here's a hopefully helpful link:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nickelodeon_short_films

This only goes back to the early '90s...
The cartoon I'm looking for, I first saw in the early '80s, like back when they had a show called Hocus Focus...
"Science Fiction & Nostalgia have become the same thing!" - T Bone Burnett
The world runs off money, even for those with a warped sense of what the world is.

alyxstarr

This looks like a match:

Kick Me (1975)

The user review at the bottom specifically says it aired on Nickelodeon in the '80s, and their description matches yours pretty closely.

Or you can just watch it yourself to confirm at dailymotion.

LilCerberus

Quote from: alyxstarr on August 20, 2023, 07:05:38 AM
This looks like a match:

Kick Me (1975)

The user review at the bottom specifically says it aired on Nickelodeon in the '80s, and their description matches yours pretty closely.

Or you can just watch it yourself to confirm at dailymotion.

Yup, That's the one!
Thank you so very much!
"Science Fiction & Nostalgia have become the same thing!" - T Bone Burnett
The world runs off money, even for those with a warped sense of what the world is.