Shorts “BAKA!!” by Immanuel Wagner By Jerry Beck | 07/01/2011 12:05 am | 7 Share Tweet Email Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Email 7 Swiss animator Immanuel Wagner makes quirky little animated films when he gets a chance. His latest, BAKA!!, was screened last month in Annecy. Doesn’t get quirkier than this: We welcome thoughtful comments on articles, but please read our community guidelines before participating. All comments are moderated and will not immediately appear on the site; your patience is appreciated. richard fox wat a wunerful anymayshen! this is the type of creativity that makes me get up in the morning! Oswald Iten I’m really happy to see this on Cartoonbrew! I was pretty surprised when it wasn’t shown in Solothurn (something of a Swiss film showcase) this year. It’s certainly the most original Swiss short I’ve seen in a long time. obj_solid I’m not sure what I just watched, but I’m pretty sure that was amazing. Frank Panucci That made me laugh hard Emily I loved this! This is my favorite kind of animation: loose and expressive. Also, the blue creature’s nose is bizarrely sexual. Carina Is there a new trend where non-Japanese people make cartoons in Japanese? I noticed the recently posted Canadian film “Junko’s Shamisen” also had all character dialogue in Japanese (though that made more sense since the story was set in Japan… I’m really confused by the choice of Japanese for “BAKA” though…). If this is possibly an increasing trend, what would be the reason? It would be interesting if Japanese came to be known as the “language of animation”, the way that Italian was for operas for a long time… Ryoku I tried sitting through this but lost my patience a few minutes in, nothings going on and the animation looks like it was done with children and crayola markers. That and subtitles or Japanese dialogue, why? Previous PostMeet Clarke Mallery, a Healthy Animator Next PostCartoon Network & Singapore's MDA Launch "Snaptoons"