“What Is Dead May Never Die” by Kadavr Exquis

Okay, all you lovers of experimental animation – here’s one for you: What is Dead May Never Die by Kadavre Exquis (aka François Grumelin-Sohn) a french graphic designer and musician living in the Netherlands. The film celebrates various images of retro technology, influenced by the utilitarian design of NASA computers, TV logos, film credits and other lo-fi animation from the 1970s and 80s. None of this is stock footage, it’s all created by Exquis – who also released a small soundtrack CD composed with various jingles he created for the film.


  • http://monstroanimation.blogspot.com/p/animation-article-database.html Jonah Sidhom

    I really love this, just watched it 3 times.
    I was born in the 90s, but this makes me feel nostalgic.

  • cijfer

    I like this a lot!

  • http://www.frankpanucci.com Frank Panucci

    That’s gorgeous and it sounds great, too

  • Satorical

    Was that a nod toward Portal 2 there at the end?

  • Chris Sobieniak

    This is exactly what being 4 years old is all about!

  • http://aaronlongcartoons,com Aaron Long

    This is awesome! It felt incredibly authentic and nostalgic. I’d love to know how these convincing effects were achieved.

  • http://enigmation.de slowtiger

    NIce one, especially the parodies of John Whitney and Norman McLaren (even in the music). I only disliked the wrong direction of the tape reels: they should always move in the same dirction! Oh well, I guess he never used a real one…

    • Chris Sobieniak

      Probably, I would also argue for the inclusion of an SMPTE Academy Leader too!

  • Michel Van

    it was fun to watch, it so gorgeous

  • William Carroll

    Eric Siday would dig it.

  • https://vimeo.com/knowler/videos/sort:plays Thomas Knowler

    Very well done and very compelling.
    And for those who crave more I could recommend British comedy “Look Around You”, series 1 (series 2 has less bleeps, boops and infographics).