Dick Figures: The Movie
“This is a story about stick figures who live in a world full of monsters and explosions and raccoons and a lot of other cool stuff, too. And it all takes place on a little planet we like to call Earth.”
Last minute gifts are often the hardest of all. If you have someone on your list who likes irreverent humor and is also a home theater enthusiast, I think we might have an obscure title they likely missed. It will be a pretty cool surprise on their part, and you’re sure to have delivered a few laughs along the way. In the spirit of shows like South Park and based on a series of cult web episodes comes Dick Figures: The Movie.The film is one of those intentionally crudely animated features. The main characters are literally colorful stick figures in an almost entirely black and white background world. The backgrounds mostly look like film storyboards with the occasional flare of color or explosive special effect. Of course, there are also a few raccoons which are cutouts that are animated much like things are on South Park. Like South Park, the film contains the kind of language and humor that sticks it in the face of political correctness. The film was written, produced, directed and voice-acted by Zack Keller and Ed Skudder. They are Jackie Chan fans who wanted to do a huge action-adventure film, but that stuff costs money. Instead they put it all into this project.
The story revolves around a character named Blue who goes on a quest to recover the sword of destiny and save the planet, but mostly find a gift for his girlfriend Pink’s birthday party. He brings along his party-animal friend Red, who doesn’t always take things as seriously as he should. The characters are named after the color in which they are drawn. It’s a globe-trotting adventure with more than a fair share of silliness.
It’s a pretty inexpensive last-minute gift that’s likely to be a surprise all of the way through. There’s also a trailer and a half hour worth of features that mostly extend the silliness. This may be an animated feature, but it’s strictly for adults. The language is definitely R-rated and not for the kiddies. You can check them out on YouTube to find out if this will make your last minute Christmas shopping list.