Animated short film featuring snails...
April 7, 2021 2:36 PM   Subscribe

A friend of mine happens to have two of them, and is quite fond of the duo. I would like to surprise her with a video of there's, which is creative, maybe even a bit funny, but definitely emotionally stirring for her to watch--something along the lines of this: Thanks!
posted by hadjiboy to Pets & Animals (16 answers total)
This is the only thing I can think of with snails in it.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 3:28 PM on April 7 [1 favorite]

So there is a sort of gross and terrible pair of slugs. I used to watch some of the videos but the gross and terrible aspect finally drove me away. But maybe you or your friend will like them! I just looked them up and they share a story with a snail in the first video of this compilation (LARVA).
posted by Glinn at 3:51 PM on April 7 [1 favorite]

Hey, thanks a lot guys... love the fact that the pair of snails have been incorporated as well as they have in the music video, and seem to be in love with each-other, any portmanteau. The Larva compilation was hilarious, Glinn. (:

Don't worry, she's got a twisted sense of humour so this would be right up her alley!
posted by hadjiboy at 4:14 PM on April 7

More than a pair, but 1 METRE/HEUR might be appreciated.

I haven't watched this since I saw it at SIGGRAPH'18 and I remember being concerned there might be some snail peril, but these are very resilient happy snails!
posted by Alterscape at 4:53 PM on April 7 [1 favorite]

On second thought: watched it again and there is SOME snail peril.. :(
posted by Alterscape at 5:21 PM on April 7 [1 favorite]

A game, not a video, but fun-- the creature is sort of a snail with one frog leg, like an amuse-bouche of French stereotypes. Saltacol
posted by The otter lady at 5:26 PM on April 7 [1 favorite]

Has she read The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating? It’s a memoir that is full of glorious snail tidbits, quotes, fun facts, and a snail. The memoirist is both bedridden and a keen observer.
posted by childofTethys at 8:32 PM on April 7 [1 favorite]

Here's a music video featuring real-life snails, made by Aleia Murawski and Samuel Copeland – and they have a lot of other snail content on their Instagram account.
posted by lisa g at 9:38 PM on April 7 [1 favorite]

Oh, and here's another snail-centric music video from the same directors.
posted by lisa g at 9:46 PM on April 7 [1 favorite]

Probably not exactly what you're looking for, but it seems that snails have been having quite a moment recently - The Adventures of the Snail and The Whale and there is even a (political) opera.
posted by Dotty at 6:32 AM on April 8 [1 favorite]

Awww, this is great stuff you guys--I'm sure she's gonna love these!

Haha, don't worry Alterscape... I was kinda worried what the snails would do too, after one of them was ...snail-napped? And then another, but you're right--these snails are as resilient as they come.

Thanks a lot for the game, The otter lady... sounds glorious, and as soon as I download Adobe Flash, I'll be sure to play it!

childofTethys, gee whiz, man--that book sounds great!! If anyone's interested in reading it online, might want to check it out here...

lisa g, the Instagram link you gave me is a gold-mine! Thanks a lot, and for the vids as well. (:
posted by hadjiboy at 7:20 AM on April 8

Hey Dotty, the adventures of the snail and the whale sounds like it'd be a lovely video... thanks! And the Political Opera is intriguing enough for me to start watching it right now. :)
posted by hadjiboy at 7:24 AM on April 8

The author of Sound of Wild Snail Eating turned their book into a short film as well, you might be able to find an online screening through the film’s website. (Full disclosure: I met Elisabeth at a film festival and we have corresponded since, a lovely person and a beautiful snail film!).
posted by soy bean at 8:47 AM on April 8 [1 favorite]

That is way cool, soy!

I did come across the mention of that film, but had yet to look into it, and now I will. Still can't find it anywhere online, so will keep trying. And, wow--is Elizabeth Tova Bailey not only responsible for the memoir, but also adapting it and then Directing it as a multiple award-winning-short... man, talk about talent. This woman is amazing.
posted by hadjiboy at 10:11 AM on April 8

René Laloux's short animated film Les escargots might be up your alley :)
posted by RGD at 1:11 PM on April 8

Thanks man, will be sure to give it a watch once I'm back on...
posted by hadjiboy at 7:29 AM on April 9

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