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Web Animation Watch: Creepy Pasta Salad, Tales From The Multiverse and More

Welcome back web wanderers. Looking for the best in online animation? Then wander no more, as AFA's  Web Animation Watch will round up the latest and the greatest for you. You're welcome. This week, we've got creepy comedy,  tales of daring-do and more!

If you've made something- be it a web short, web series episode, student film, music video or something else- you think would be a good fit for a future column, or if you've just found something cool, please drop us a line.

Tales Of The Multiverse

Even God is working from home now, apparently. Tales From The Multiverse imagines the Allmighty as a single Dad trying to work while being distracted by his bickering kids. That work is designing life- and the film imagines how history might differ if those pesky flat-earthers were right. Featuring an irresistible art-style and laugh-out-loud humour, this short from Denmark's Tumblehead is phenomenal stuff.

Creepy Pasta Salad

Creepy Pasta Salad from Winding Snake Productions on Vimeo.

PICK OF THE WEEK In a Welsh town at Halloween, Lauren Orme's wonderful short follows three lonely souls. A call centre worker frets about her health.  Trefor is worried he might be dead. And a lonely goth awaits the end of the world.  Creepy Pasta Salad has a very singular style, with a very understated mood that alternates between genuinely creepy and outright hilarious. Brilliantly scripted and animated, it's an outstanding piece of work that comes together beautifully in the end.

Trilby Dogtooth Vs The Snapperchap

Harry Partridge (creator of Starbarians) introduces us to the wonderfully monikered titular character the self-proclaimed "greatest monster killer that ever lived". The only problem is that history's greatest monster hunters have already slain every monster worth killing, leaving Trilby with the dregs- including the toothy Snapperchap. As with all of Patridge's work it's incredibly slickly animated with a high degree of polish- and very funny indeed. Fantastic music, too. Become a Patron here.

Katy Perry | Harleys In Hawaii

Animated music videos are experiencing a boom recently that has been going on even before the pandemic. Pop princess Katy Perry has released a series of videos tied to her new album, Smile, including some that are animated. This one, accompanying the track Harleys In Hawaii, a tribute to classic Fleischer animation, will be a treat for fans of classic animation.