We’re often asked “where do you get your ideas from?” Sometimes it’s inspired by a movie we saw, a conversation we had, or any number of other sources. The following song and video, however, can only be explained by “we have no idea.”
Yet here it is. We hope you enjoy “Here Come the Dinosaurs“, and if you can explain to the class what it means, feel free to share! Credits appear below the break.
All music, Flash animation, and start-motion handimation by Paul and Storm
Grumpy Cat played by Reinhold McPhee-DiCostanzo*
Gertie the Dinosaur (cartoon video clip) by Winsor McCay (1914, public domain)
Public domain images:
Skull by Silsor http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skull_and_crossbones.svg
Coloring book Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops and Pterodactyl from http://karenswhimsy.com/public-domain-images
Super-scary dino & building by Laura Scudder http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Senckenberg_mit_Dino.jpg
Ceratosaurus by Joesph Smit http://www.copyrightexpired.com/earlyimage/prehistoriclifebeforekt/ceratosaurus_cood_1894_smit_1929.html
Subway station by Daniel Schwen http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NYC_Wall_St_station.jpg
Iguanadon by Alice B. Woodward http://www.copyrightexpired.com/earlyimage/prehistoriclifebeforekt/iguanodon_iln_1895_woodward_1951.html
Basketball game by Greg Ma http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monta_Ellis_dunking.jpg
Basketball by Reisio http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Basketball.png
Special thanks to Mike “Spiff” Booth and Jonathan Coulton for technical assistance
* Mr. R was not harmed during the filming of this video. In fact, he was fed treats.