I did a search on Vimeo for “cartoon” and came across this nice little short:
The Artists from Giant Creative on Vimeo.
It made me think about animated shorts in which one character tries to outdo another character. It’s called “one-upsmanship”, and it’s a form of the basic comic structure of rivalry. The one that immediately came to my mind is “One Man Band” from Pixar.
Pixar – One Man Band from Ricardo Pereira on Vimeo.
Now I’m one-upping the cartoons. Perhaps the greatest example of this is Tex Avery’s King Size Canary. If you can top that, you could be an animation god. Please leave a comment if you can think of other animations or live action film that use this story approach.
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When you talk about this kind of story I think inmediately in the first Pink Panther short, The Pink Phink 🙂