By Lars Martinson at 5:00 pm Fri, Jun 8, 2012
This week, Boing Boing is presenting a series of essays about movies that have had a profound effect on our invited essayists. See all the essays in the Mind Blowing Movies series here. -- Mark
Mind Blowing Movies: Popee the Performer (circa 2000), by Lars Martinson
When I drew this comic for the “Mind Blowing” series, I had no idea that not only would Jim Woodring be doing one, but that he’d be writing about a Fleischer cartoon! Small world!
I’m just waiting for someone to choose Vulgar the Clown as one of the mind bending movies.
” in a movie about clown-rape, it’s important to get right to the ‘clown-raping’.”
– K. Smith
YES! I love Popee! Kedamono is my favorite; there’s so much mystery surrounding him.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was introduced to Popee years ago and could never find the bizarreness again because I couldn’t remember the name.
Yes, indeedy, it will blow your mind.
In the Christmas and New Year period of 05/06 I spent two weeks in Japan with my then-fiancee who was there on the JET program. One night we had dinner at the home of a teacher from the school where she was based. Afterwards, the teacher’s university-aged daughter produced these DVDs of something called “Popee the Clown” which we sat and watched for over an hour.
I’d watched a lot of anime before, but this was some of the weirdest, most awesome whacked out stuff I’d ever seen! I’ll never forget my Japanese Night of Popee™.
Was that the troll face on 2:22?
This is what the Occupy movement would look like on acid.
I like how they gave him (?) boxer shorts, rather than just the standard cartoon animal featureless crotch. Just that added bit of odd.
Edit: That was supposed to be in response to zarray. Posting is weird tonight.
Posting is weird tonight.
I’ll say. Fist-pumping refrigerator doorknobs, Margaret.
In the “Ghost” episode (the second video), the episode begins with several seconds sampled directly from Moonlit City Roa, from the Legend of Mana soundtrack by Yoko Shimomura. That game had only been published in Japan in July, 1999, so it would’ve been a fairly timely (if not well-known) little insert.
So the kids got to see anime Ringu before the live action one?
That frog would have made a nice helicopter.
Does what it says on the tin.
Or, David Lynch does “The Children’s Hour”.
I thought Popee was a woman and Kedamono was her dog.
wow. good recommendation dude.
This boggles my mind in places I didn’t even know I had boggles.
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