I’m new to the Awesome, so it might take me a few rounds to get the hang of it. I wanted to start with “To This Day” by Shane Koyczan.
Koyczan is a spoken-wordsmith from Canada, and this video uses one of his poems as the track. The visuals are created by 87 individual animators who contributed 20 second increments. It’s a little long, but it’s gorgeous. It’s a little dark, but it’s beautiful.
It is seriously no secret that all of us at Here’s Some Awesome love Dr. Who. Due to our over all nerdiness, it should be assumed that we also are big fans of Back to the Future (which we are). What really jumps out at me about this original animated parody is that instead of taking video clips (in the usual fan tribute style) the creators animated a Saturday morning cartoon-style homage filled with giggles for fans.
Note: this video, though cool, will likely make no sense if you missed out on the David Tennant Doctor years.
I don’t quite understand how the swarthy, slapstick cartoon, Popeye, fits with the uptempo, lively sound of Wilco’s new track “Dawn on Me,” but I am excited to see the spinach-guzzling seafarer once again.
Wilco teamed up with King Features (who’s been producing Popeye cartoons since 1932) to create the first hand-drawn Popeye cartoon in more than 30 years. Featuring Popeye, Olive Oyl, Swee’ Pea, Bruno, and the hamburger-obsessed Wimpy, this collaborative music video draws Wilco into the animated world of America’s oldest blue collar hero and incorporates some of the series reoccurring jokes for fans. “Ug-gug-gug-gug.”