The world MUST unite to make Cat Sh*t One Anime!


Every once in a while, a video crosses your path that changes how you view the world and makes you question the fundamentals of what you thought was true. Such a video is the above trailer for a 12-part CGI adaptation of the manga known, in the US, as APOCALYPSE MEOW, formerly published by ADV. In the rest of the world, it is known as CAT SHIT ONE. If you are not familiar with the series, we BEG YOU, just watch the video. The less you know going in, the better, but perhaps we can entice you with the phrase “Waltz with Bashir meets Kung Fu Panda.”

Have you watched it? Good! Now, it turns out that this trailer is not really a trailer, merely a teaser to raise funding for this PROPOSED series.

Please, to all of you reading this…this is crucial! If there is one cause which must unite the world — rich, poor, man, woman, black, white, Canadian — it is not global warming, not economic recovery, not eradicating rogue nation states. No, it is GETTING THIS CARTOON MADE! Please, please, please! Give, give, give until it bleeds …we’ve GOT to make this happen! We will be setting up a lemonade stand to raise money when the weather is a little nicer, and we implore everyone reading this to do the same. Together, we can make the world a better place, a place where cats kill bunnies in CGI slo mo.

[Thanks to Isaacada for the link!]

Comments

  1. Calvin Reid says

    Originally published in the U.S. in 2004, Apocalypse Meow was released in 3 volumes by ADV. This is excellent, beautifully illustrated and thoughtful manga that was overlooked wihen it was first published. The manga also offered a prose history of the Vietnam war and a short discussion of tactics and weapons. It was entertaining, informative and often moving. Check out the full review and support the making of the Cat Chit One anime!!! Check out PW’s full review. http://tinyurl.com/cnzx8p

  2. michael says

    I wonder if this has a political statement or it’s more for pure entertainment? And it seems like Black Hawk Down with some silly Hollywood conventions.

    Really? Throwing away your weapon? Who enters a battle with no spare ammo. Pure silliness.

  3. Calvin Reid says

    BTW, it looks as though the series has been updated and moved to Middle East from Vietnam.

  4. ed says

    Bah— CONKER’S BAD FUR DAY did it first, and better!

    Army Squirrels vs. Nazi Teddy Bears. In World War II.

    “Oooooh, headshot!”

  5. says

    michael: I wonder if this has a political statement or it’s more for pure entertainment? And it seems like Black Hawk Down with some silly Hollywood conventions.

    I don’t recall the manga having many political statements as such. It’s sympathies were mostly with the boots (or big bunny feet, as the case may be) on the ground and their day-to-day survival. I can’t say I was too impressed with it, although that might be because the comparisons to Maus made me walk in with wildly unrealistic expectations. It struck me as a competent, reasonably well-done war comic that did its homework, but the rabbits/cats thing struck me as just a gimmick. It really meant something in Maus.

    Really? Throwing away your weapon? Who enters a battle with no spare ammo. Pure silliness.

    He’s not throwing away his weapon. His rifle has a sling, so he’s just dropping it out of the way. He’s gone empty or misfired and went for his pistol rather than wasting the time to reload since the bad guy is right in front of him and he has no cover. If you know what you’re doing, it’s faster and is taught as standard tactics to soldiers who carry sidearms regularly. At that range, the pistol might also be more effective, since 5.56mm rifle rounds can overpenetrate a target that close, meaning the enemy may not even realize he’s been shot unless you get lucky and hit something extremely vital.

  6. says

    Whoop. Take it back. He really is tossing his weapon. Most of what I just said still applies, but the silly Hollywood thing is just that the rifle isn’t slung.

  7. says

    Micheal – I’ve never heard anything that Pixar has released be regarded as cartoons – CGI animation, yes – but cartoon, no. I’d catagorize Cat Shite’ One as CGI animation – but not anime.

    But you say potato and I’d say potatoe; etc.

    ~

    Coat

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