Stop What You're Doing And Watch This Animated Short

Stop What You're Doing And Watch This Animated Short

Infinity Train deserves your attention.
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I’m a sucker for animation. Whether it’s anime, western cartoons, or a "Gorillaz" music video there is just something about 2D animation specifically that catches my attention and enamors me. I love to see stories told through animation that would be otherwise difficult or tonally confusing to tell through live action. That and there’s just something so special about artwork being brought to life through motion.

So when I came across the 2016 Cartoon Network short “Infinity Train,” created by Owen Dennis, on Youtube a while back I was immediately intrigued. The music is synthetic and mysterious, in a way that feels reminiscent of older shows without being some sort of cheap nostalgia grab. The art style and animations are simple yet pleasant, utilizing fairly thin linework and distinct shapes to convey a nice balance of cartoonish unreality with thoughtful character design and concept/set design.

For the most part it looks like standard fare for modern Cartoon Network shows, simple yet interesting with a focus on blending unreality into reality. Whereas many animated shows I grew up with swung for more blatant unreality in both their animations and their subject matters, modern ones tend to go for an almost magical realism-style approach. The absurd is faced down with either realistic confusion or amusingly bland mundanity, and “Infinity Train” definitely fits into this mold.

In terms of story it follows a girl named Tulip, trapped on an infinite train (duh) where each car is a different room of impossibilities brought to life, as she attempts to find her way back home. From our small time with Tulip and One-One, her split personality robot companion, we see three main cars. A puzzle room car, an unbearably white car of unending stench (or the fart car as One-One calls it), and a car that is a great sprawling kingdom ruled by talking corgis. A surreal mystery, infinite possibilities, and a corgi kingdom? If you’re not sold on this idea already you are boring and I no longer wish to speak to you.

All joking aside, if it was released in 2016 originally then why am I only writing about it now? Well, my interest in the short, as strong as it was when I first came across it, ended up buried beneath all the other things I ended up watching and reading since my first viewing. I still loved “Infinity Train” and hoped for more, but it could hardly be counted as a major priority in my interests.

Just the other day, however, whilst lazily stumbling though “Adventure Time” and “Steven Universe” clips on the Cartoon Network Youtube page (yes I’m 22, no I’m not ashamed of this) I rediscovered “Infinity Train” and just had to give it another look. Was it still as fascinating as I remembered it? While the pacing felt a bit rushed, something you can hardly hold against an eight and a half minute short film, it was just as mysterious and alluring as my first time coming across it.

“Infinity Train” is a short animation that deserves attention and, if the 36,087 supporters of this petition are anything to go by, it deserves its own full series run on Cartoon Network.

Cover Image Credit: IMDB

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Mini-golf: A fun activity that has been around since 1916. We have all played mini-golf before and have probably played a variety of courses over the year. The one thing you might not always realize is the players around you. Next time you go mini-golfing take a look at those playing around you and see if you can find these 18 types of players. Even see which of these mini-golfers you fit!

The professional golfer.

This is the golfer who always has to look at the hole, line up his shot every time, and takes the rules seriously such as adding a stroke when the ball goes out of bounds. I mean it's mini-golf, you don't need to line up ALL your shots.

The driver.

This is the golfer who drives the ball as if he was on an actual golf course. It's one thing if you have a power swing, but this person typically drives the ball purposefully.

The obnoxious one.

This is the golfer who is just wild and all over the place. They make such a big deal out of every play, might make irrelevant comments, etc. It's just unnecessary.

The cheerleader.

This is the person who is constantly cheering others on. Even if it's a bad play they'll say "awe, it's o.k! You still got this!"

The family with the annoying kids.

This is the family where the parents don't know how to control their kids. This is where the kids will go to the next hole before their parents, destroy some of the property, or even interfere with other people golfing.

The family that tries to act like a family.

This is the family that you can clearly see is just acting like a family. It could be as simple as a family that seems tense and is just playing together to a family where the dad and kids are playing while the mom just walks around with them filing her nails.

The group of 8+.

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The inseparable couple.

This is the couple that is all over each other. They're constantly kissing if they aren't playing or they are taking pictures of each other.

The teenage girls.

These are the girls acting all innocent and taking selfies while playing while their parents sit near the entrance for them. It's the only thing they can do without parent supervision.

The oldie.

This is literally a grandma or grandpa who is naturally just slow. They are so adorable, but it'll take a good 2 hours to play a full 18 holes with them because of how slow they move.

The smokers.

These are the people smoking cigs or cigars while playing. Let's just hope they aren't smoking around kids and put their butts in the little buckets at each hole.

The slow pokes.

These are the golfers that just take forever. If you are a slow poke please be considerate of those behind you and let them go ahead of you.

The competitive one.

This is the one who is constantly up in your face about how they're going to win. They are the ones who can't just enjoy a game of mini-golf.

The out of bounder.

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The goofball.

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The clueless one.

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The normal couple (or group).

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