Watch an enjoyably weird-ass tribute to 1970s rotoscoped fantasy cartoons

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This is Mongrel & The Wrath of the Ape King, a three-minute rotoscoped send-up of Ralph Bashki's swords-and-sorcery flicks. (The production team at Gorgonaut also claims there's a dash of He-Man and Heavy Metal.) A dude fistfights with a lion! I had no idea I needed that today.

This video makes me want to put Jethro Tull's Aqualung, pop open a can of Schlitz, and think of my ex-girlfriend in Utica as the sun sets over the rubber mill on the other side of the canal. That, or grow a handlebar mustache.

[Via Cartoon Brew]