Pop by Bernard Derriman

A short celebrating 50 years of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, directed and animated by Bernard Derriman.

(Thanks, Steve Plunkett)


  • http://www.imdb.me/edwardrcox Edward R. Cox

    LOL! YAY! Bravo to everyone involved! It’s gorgeous and hysterical! Thank you!!!!!!

  • http://chippyandloopus.com/ John S

    I love Derriman’s work. Amazing what he accomplishes with Flash.
    Leave it to Jerry to post the fun cartoons.

  • Vixie

    This was actually made known to me by a friend who is a former Disney artist, who was alerted to it by a friend in the UK. I think it’s the best short I’ve seen in some time, well done, great animation and comic timing.

  • Chris

    Amazing! If only it wasn’t so darn misogynistic ;)

  • Karen

    Wow! A CARTOON! How nice.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    Noticed someone faved this yesterday on YT, but didn’t get to it until now, great work!

  • Anthony C.

    Oh gosh, I despise “nut shot” humor.

    But that aside this was well made, and a stellar example of how Flash SHOULD be used.

    I don’t look at enough independent work like this, definitely got me more interested now.

  • Charlie

    The second I figured out what was going to happen I knew there was going to be a nut shot in it.

  • http://pierrefontaine.webs.com Pierre Fontaine

    I loved everything except for the tweened squinting eyes. Everything else was so nicely animated and that little moment of tension screamed “TWEEEN”!!!!

    Having said this, it really was fantastic!!!!

    Pierre

  • http://www.jpdj.com JPDJ

    That was just great fun.

  • Mike Johnson

    This. Is. Awesome.

    That is all…

  • Paul N

    One of my students brought this to my attention. It’s a great short, and I’m thrilled that my students are out there looking for examples of good contemporary animation.

    Oh, and I agree with Pierre on the eye tween :0)

  • http://www.enigmation.de slowtiger

    Yes, the dreaded eye tween … but honestly, would any normal audience notice that?

    It was fast, funny, totally meaningless, and made my day. It’s all about timing and looks.

    To further fire the discussion: I think Flash (or more in general limited animation) even works in favour of a certain comical style, the “slow burn” (of Laurel & Hardy) where it’s essential that characters stand totally still for some time before the next move happens. Constant movement like in full Disney animation would kill this effect.

  • http://kellytindall.blogspot.com Kelly Tindall

    Nice! A very good selection of shots of characters getting hit in the face, which is one of my favorite things to watch.

  • Daniel J. Drazen

    And now we know why champagne is wasted on toons. Love the old school physical humor.

  • Gummo

    Delightfully silly.

    My only complaint is that it didn’t really build. It started with them shooting each other and ended with them shooting each other. The escalation of hostilities of a traditional cartoon wasn’t there.

  • http://www.kohrtoons.com Robert Kohr

    Love it as I do, I am getting tired of Flash tweens, the settles and stuff, are a nice addition, but when they are just a tween they feel weak.

  • Steve Gattuso

    And lo, there was rejoicing as yet another fine film from Bernard Derriman was released. Short, simple, and fun.

    *POP*

  • http://siskavard.blogspot.com COREY

    HAHAHA!! I’d pay to see more of that!

  • dan

    Love it!! What appealing character designs!

  • Bill Field

    Gives a whole new meaning to*POP* Art!
    I thought it was sensational.

  • http://virgiliovasconcelos.com Virgilio

    I second slowtiger: “It was fast, funny, totally meaningless, and made my day. It’s all about timing and looks.”

    Oh, man… I’d love to watch shorts like this more often.

  • Peag

    Yeah I really liked this short. Everything was great up until the ‘nuts’ shot. Little heavy-handed…But everything else is spot on

  • TK

    Cartoon violence… the way it’s always meant to be done!

  • Chris Sobieniak

    “My only complaint is that it didn’t really build. It started with them shooting each other and ended with them shooting each other. The escalation of hostilities of a traditional cartoon wasn’t there.”

    I see your point exactly, it would’ve been nice to have seen that escalation happen, especially after the bit with the truck if it meant corking each other ’round town, hiding in buildings and trying to dodge while infecting others. They sorta just stay in one spot and had it out there.

  • CMB

    LOVED it. Great piece, very clean and smooth!

  • Arman Iranmanesh

    While nothing original or unique, it was a nice little short meant to entertain, and that’s just what it did! It would’ve been better without the nut shot, though.

  • Randy Koger

    Brilliant! Nicely done!

  • http://www.sexymecha.com Hal

    Cute, but I for one CAN NOT condone the conservative message of this short. It’s positively criminal for that much Champagne to go un-drunk.

  • http://www.cartoonsolutions.com Ryan Simmons

    I loved it! I feel silly for not seeing the nuts shot coming… totally caught me off guard and made me laugh out loud! The internal body views were priceless!

  • OtherDan

    Well done! What a waste of champagne though.

  • Warhead

    Hilarious!

  • http://nagypicture.blogspot.com/ Peter Nagy

    This is simply awesome!!