Claymation humanizes Godzilla's soppy monster backstory

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Turns out Godzilla (or at least a kaiju very similar to Godzilla) is simply misunderstood. Check out this amazing music video that will transport you back to the 1990s, a time when each band had a story to tell via claymation monster.

Cage The Elephant
Check out this amazing Cage The Elephant music video titled "Aberdeen," which is directed by Isaac Rentz. First of all, that's some fabulous Nineties music video, message-behind-the-art channeling. Second, what a poor pink creature! The return of claymation music videos, huzzah!


War of the Worlds: Goliath

Behold the charred remains of New York City, where the survivors of a post-apocalyptic world struggle to defeat an alien invasion. It's a steampunk-channeling animated look at War of the Worlds (yes it's based off the original Wells tale). Here's the fleshed-out synopsis:

In 1900, the Earth was attacked by ruthless invaders from the planet Mars. The Martian's 80 ft tall, heat-ray spewing, Tripod battle machines laid waste to the planet, but the invaders ultimately fell prey to Earth?s tiny bacteria.

Fourteen years later, Man has rebuilt his shattered world, in large part by utilizing captured Martian technology. Equipped with giant, steam-powered Tripod battle machines, the international rapid reaction force, A.R.E.S., is Mankind?s first line of defense against the return of the rapacious Martian invaders. Based in a massive fortress complex at the south end of Manhattan Island, the young warriors of A.R.E.S. train under the leadership of Secretary of War, Theodore Roosevelt, and the grim General Kushnirov.

And return the Martians do. The rematch finds the multinational squad of the A.R.E.S. battle Tripod ?Goliath? on the front-lines of a vicious interplanetary offensive when the Martian invaders launch their second invasion using even more advanced alien technology. In the crucible of combat, this young team helming the mighty Goliath will be tested to the limits of their endurance and courage as they fight for Mankind's very survival under the onslaught of an implacable enemy.


Looks like tremendous fun. Well done, anime WOTW crew. [Via Quiet Earth]


And finally here's a trailer about one endearing robot from Japan's Shinobu Yaguchi. It's Robo-G, the bot who disarms the masses by farting in elevators.

The story revolves around a team of three at a small electronics maker, who receive an order from the company president to develop a robot for the purpose of getting the company more exposure. However, one week before their planned announcement at a robotics expo, their robot gets destroyed, so in order to save face they decide to take the stage with an old man in a robot suit. Unexpectedly, their "robot" receives huge acclaim and fame.


[Tokyograph Via Twitch Film]