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Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000-2015)
Dancing is forbidden!
Director: Jerry Zucker

The surreal adventures of three anthropomorphic fast food items: Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad, and their human nextdoor neighbor, Carl Brutananadilewski.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000-2015)

Abstraction Along the Folds

The game of animation is in large measure a matter of moving further and further into abstract universes. The game of modern movies is a matter of folding along self-referential dimensions.

The rate of abstraction has been pushed pretty far, from Beavis to South Park to the contenders today. The whole game is a matter of treating previous cartoons (and other cartoon-like abstractions in life) like cartoons (like Bugs Bunny) used to treat real life.

This is a fold on the nature of crime fighters, of science fiction, of even the basic character of characters. Doing it once is a matter of high art. Doing essentially the same thing over and over is the very target of the thing.

Posted in 2004

Ted’s Evaluation — 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


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