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  • Published on Feb 1, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • An exploration of ocean plastic, avatars and adaptive bottom feeders. The musical!
    Also an experiment in pre-rendered graphics.
    The name comes from a box of miscellaneous plastic objects my child has. Things that are not categorically blocks or figurines or anything describable. I referred to them as "gonks", which was pronounced by my then-2-year-old as “donks". This film was me making my own set of donks, and building silly things out of them.
    Made by myself over 16 months, at WOMBOT @wombotstudio (a new studio, which is me and my wife, in our garage)
    Funded by a lot of very lovely people on my Patreon: www.patreon.com/felixcolgrave/
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  • [CK9C] ChaoticCanineCulture
    [CK9C] ChaoticCanineCulture Month ago +28530

    Felix’s animations always have me wondering which came first, the visuals or the sounds?

    • Fat Mario
      Fat Mario 17 days ago

      Gotta be the sound for this

    • Tiddly Winks
      Tiddly Winks 20 days ago

      Funny, that was exactly my first question

    • dwsel
      dwsel 22 days ago +1

      I constantly wonder how does even one prepare a storyboard for the stuff like that? 🤔🤯

    • socialgutbrain777
      socialgutbrain777 Month ago

      Maybe it's kinda in tandem, like little bits of each at a time? At least that's how I would go about it when thinking of song lyrics and the accompanying instrumental.

    • JoBulletChief
      JoBulletChief Month ago

      In the Moral: Never visit under down where the Objects are!

  • Rush Garcia
    Rush Garcia Month ago +1249

    Can we all appreciate the bravery this man has to record footage at the bottom of Mariana Trench.

    • BlueAshes
      BlueAshes 7 days ago

      we don't know if what we see, is actually this a whole different perception from what's microscopic to us

    • ShipNip
      ShipNip 14 days ago

      but its a living submarine, not a person

    • Ched Cheese
      Ched Cheese 22 days ago +5

      He went all the way down there to raise the bar

    • Draco Long
      Draco Long 29 days ago +4


    • Ronnie Lerma
      Ronnie Lerma Month ago +9

      Oh yeah, a toy factory in the middle of the Mariana trench

  • Jordan1303
    Jordan1303 Month ago +1922

    that "goofy comic running timpani sound" transitioning into Breakcore/Jungle music at 2:42 is just beautiful!

    • peacemaker
      peacemaker 6 days ago

      @noisyføcks omg another fellow lapfox trax fan!!?? hi hi

    • Dotokez
      Dotokez 9 days ago

      ​@Grannatz SAME!

    • Dotokez
      Dotokez 9 days ago +1


    • XzX
      XzX 9 days ago +2

      Goofy ah type beat💀

    • dane myers
      dane myers 11 days ago

      Literally my favorite part, lol

  • Fourkz
    Fourkz Month ago +471

    I never knew I needed a plush of any of Felix’s work, but that spike ball dog is just perfect.
    That and maybe the double king.

    • DJ Scott
      DJ Scott 2 days ago

      This is just like the Pixar film LOU

    • Nyxiann
      Nyxiann 9 days ago

      @Walrus Armageddon yes lol

    • JustComrade
      JustComrade 12 days ago +1

      @Fourkz his most popular at that

    • Fourkz
      Fourkz 18 days ago +5

      @Rex358 it’s from another of Felix’s animations that he did a few years ago

    • Rex358
      Rex358 18 days ago +3

      Which one is the double king?

  • John House
    John House Month ago +1152

    4:50 I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything as cool as a mechanical in-universe sound (namely, the Submawhale reversing, making beeping like it was a pickup truck) so quickly becoming an out-of-universe forboding musical tone warning of danger. They’re both warning tones with insanely different weight and fear.
    It’d be like if a horror movie somehow made the squeaking of the rickety basement stairs and the violin sting of the monster appearing based on the same sound. That’s crazy effective.

    • saikitonia
      saikitonia 11 days ago


    • Luka
      Luka 12 days ago

      @JoseMat 2953 7

    • Cake Crimson
      Cake Crimson 28 days ago +1

      Walter files 1

    • The_Trash_Medic
      The_Trash_Medic 29 days ago +10


    • star child
      star child Month ago +20

      @JoseMat 2953 OMG You two are totally right. Felix's done it so beautifully as always.

  • jacob brown
    jacob brown Month ago +238

    2:42 the moment it goes from occasional rhythmic sounds to a full on BOP

    • Nyxiann
      Nyxiann 9 days ago +1

      @Dorkish yes

    • Dorkish
      Dorkish 20 days ago +6

      That section was breakcore/jungle

  • MeatCanyon
    MeatCanyon Month ago +11782

    Incredibly playful and imaginative. Always a pleasure to see a new film of yours. Brilliant as always ❤

    • ThisCountsAsAnAccount
      ThisCountsAsAnAccount 10 days ago

      MEATCANYON, hi

    • Toasting_Toaster
      Toasting_Toaster 11 days ago

      It's papa meat!!!

    • Hairy Ballbastic
      Hairy Ballbastic 18 days ago

      @Lario Gustavo (real) Okay alright this is all getting very confusing. When did you say meatcanyon was a waaah waaah? I'm not sure I follow

    • Lario Gustavo (real)
      Lario Gustavo (real) 18 days ago

      @Hairy Ballbastic I NEVER SAID I AGREE WTF

    • Hairy Ballbastic
      Hairy Ballbastic 18 days ago

      @Lario Gustavo (real) wait why are you confused if you're agreeing with me?

  • Undercooked Moth
    Undercooked Moth Month ago +172

    1:44 has got to be the cleanest and quickest way I've ever seen an unknown threat be added to a scene
    its so good

    • Danny the funn
      Danny the funn 10 days ago +3

      3:02 now 11 players joined

    • Snek
      Snek 18 days ago +9

      Player 2 has joined

  • kirbyeatsbomberman
    kirbyeatsbomberman Month ago +237

    I love how at 5:02 in the foreground you can see the earlier donks. The dog, the crab that steals the glasses, the box croc, the first cone, and the mushroom pig (The one that is friends with the shell with the shoes).

  • Toker
    Toker Month ago +135

    Love this at 5:05 it’s almost like insects (maggots or something) and in just the best creepy way, you legit see the life drain out of the Submerwhale’s eye! So terribly true

    • I Don't Believe In Salads
      I Don't Believe In Salads 13 days ago +3

      Not insects but Whale Falls.
      Look it up.

    • TheImporter
      TheImporter 18 days ago +4

      I knew it! He definitely got inspiration from those time lapse videos of bugs eating decomposing things.

    • Earth
      Earth 25 days ago +17

      It's like crabs and isopods at a whalefall sped up.

    • the mosaic show
      the mosaic show Month ago +4

      why are you excited about this.
      (just kidding, that scene was awesome

  • Finpa
    Finpa Month ago +367

    [5:20] - The way that this fades out with each lighter part of the shading is so well done here. You've absolutely nailed that 1960's animated cartoon cross-fade to black.

    • Temmie Destructo
      Temmie Destructo 18 days ago +8

      I never noticed that before, that's such a good detail.. I feel like the way the fade interacts with the shading also makes the object's depth very convincing. I don't know how they did the fade, but I really like it!

  • NeeaElenna P.
    NeeaElenna P. Month ago +91

    The music and sound design in this is something else. I wasn't ready for the sound effect in 2:44 and couldn't help laughing at how absurd it was. The animation is stellar and everything just makes me so uncomfortable yet intrigued at the same time. Love your work!

    • Jenny Blake
      Jenny Blake 8 days ago

      Предположительно, это отсылка на Скуби-Ду
      Но я не уверен...

  • Matt
    Matt Month ago +8893

    The idea of there being leftover waste from a character creator is so unique and fun I love it

  • Ryan G
    Ryan G Month ago +182

    4:01 - This is such a psychedelic kaleidoscope of pure right-brained creativity. I like to imagine sounds and imagery such as this appear every time Felix closes his eyes.

    • Jade Asereht
      Jade Asereht 23 days ago +12

      If you like styles like this may I suggest checking out Cyriak. He makes very disorientating videos.

  • Aidan Sexton
    Aidan Sexton Month ago +357

    I love the call back of the soundtrack from the beginning, 0:34, and when the sub was yanked down into the void of the donks, 4:53.
    Also, while making this, I realized that the beeping is what alerted the donks to the presence of the sub whale, as when the boat came with a new supply of character creation pieces. So the sub whale kinda told the donks that new stuff/food is here.
    Edit: I just love the dramatic "Oh No" the soundtrack has when concerning what is happening at that moment

    • TheSleepyDot
      TheSleepyDot 18 days ago +4

      thats such an incredibly cool detail!!!!!!!!! good catch, this makes me appreciate this even more

    • Khmer lefty’s Bass Player
      Khmer lefty’s Bass Player Month ago +7

      4:49 eEeEEhH😒

    • Sketch-ee e
      Sketch-ee e Month ago +9

      God what a way to turn it back around. I didn't even notice that! That's such a nice detail!

    • big time fucko
      big time fucko Month ago +14

      i didn't even catch that! thanks for pointing it out :D

  • Emberheart
    Emberheart Month ago +44

    I just love that dithered effect the whole video has. It reminds me of those 90's education games that used those pre-rendered animated CGI frames which went through a process to reduce the colors to keep the file size down, leaving that distinct dithered look on everything.

    • Kat
      Kat 10 days ago +1

      yesss. i have good memories of those types of games and have been thinking it may become a design/art trend soon. im all for it

  • Big Tum Pufflfera
    Big Tum Pufflfera Month ago +645

    1:26 : The little cone
    1:36 : Slumum
    1:47 : Melowdown
    1:58 : Cororuntus
    2:02 : Arxmit
    2:06 : Zeril
    2:11 : Riya & Grandtraa
    2:23 : Growbete
    2:28 : Thecaterpet
    2:31 : Donks ball
    2:34 : Spikeball & Shelball
    2:36 : Sychine Spike
    2:43 : Donks Dog
    2:46 : Scratwtch
    2:53 : Nethyer
    2:54 : Destyitn
    2:56 : Crawyigh
    2:59 : Crwepod
    3:04 : Swrake
    3:08 : Mawala
    3:11 : Donks Worm
    3:20 : Singteer
    3:34 : Squareworm
    3:36 : Mushwalk / Burntilus
    3:38 : Shelwalk / Nautilus
    3:41 : Nigtere
    3:42 : Skelewarn
    3:47 : Necklowaak
    3:49 : Senkitim
    4:03 : Idye Leg
    4:07 : Idye Hand
    4:10 : Idye Face
    4:13 : Manytons 1
    4:14 : Manytons 2
    5:04 : Manytons 3
    5:24 : The Notice
    4:18 : The submarine
    5:20 : Submarine Dead
    0:19 : Electric Zone
    0:28 : The ship
    0:48 : The fish
    0:51 : The sea shell
    1:00 : The green water
    1:10 : The creature
    0:00 : Intro
    6:30 : Outro
    6:25 : Text 1
    6:28 : Text 2

  • Exalted
    Exalted 26 days ago +15

    This is both weird and wildly imaginative at the same time
    The creature at 3:25 speaking in Synths was neat and the movement of the amalgamated beings sound like DnB music

  • Lessons in Meme Culture
    Lessons in Meme Culture Month ago +3089

    Brilliant work Felix, you’re incredible.

  • A
    A Month ago +281

    It would be cool if there was a reference sheet of all the individual Donks, I would love to be able to make my own Donk Creature by mixing and matching them like the creatures do.

    • Colton Shortell
      Colton Shortell Month ago +3

      @3Eyes4Watching give it to me.

    • 3Eyes4Watching
      3Eyes4Watching Month ago +9

      ​@Helix "oc do not steal"

    • Helix
      Helix Month ago +20


    • Steffi Maier
      Steffi Maier Month ago +31

      Would be cool if there was some website that had this character builder with all of the "Donks".

    • Plebulus
      Plebulus Month ago +17

      Even better all the 3d models

  • Ori Kotlar
    Ori Kotlar Month ago +128

    I would love to hear a full song like the one found at 3:21.The melody and mixing is beautiful!

    • CandyInjection
      CandyInjection 16 days ago +4

      Ditto! I keep coming back to that part, it’s so calming. I wish there was more

    • the mosaic show
      the mosaic show Month ago +16

      i love that lil dude

  • Nicolò Ferone
    Nicolò Ferone Month ago +41

    Ah yes, my daily dose of man-made horrors beyond comprehension
    Btw I love your animations and the effort you put into making them

  • Hurricane Bady
    Hurricane Bady Month ago +75

    Its incredible how you are able to capture the feeling of deep sea life. especially in the end, where the submarine is consumed. It reminds me of how whale carcasses dift to the bottom and all the sea life consumes it in a frenzy.

  • Ma tu
    Ma tu Month ago +46

    You've done it again Felix, you've created a masterpiece. It feels like I needed to pay to watch this.

  • plantpun
    plantpun Month ago +2261

    The subtle horror of a submarine being scavenged down to bones is a fantastic way to end a video. I love how your 2D animation style works perfectly in 3D

    • (λ)alf🌙
      (λ)alf🌙 Day ago

      I loved the nod to A Topiary

    • Crimsononaut_in_space
      Crimsononaut_in_space 4 days ago

      ​@turtleboi ye, donks are just crabs who like to get goofy at raves

    • noone
      noone 27 days ago

      I like how Felix obviously used whalefall timelapse as a refference with that one.

    • Edp445.
      Edp445. Month ago

      @Spooky no shit Sherlock :/

    • Spooky
      Spooky Month ago

      @Edp445. it was a Timelapse

  • insonia
    insonia Month ago +35

    2:32 this part was honestly my favorite

  • miserable little pile of secrets

    Sometimes I just listen to this without the visuals. Visuals or no it's so imaginative and wonderful.

  • ረ ዐ ዪ ቿ ኗ ሁ ክ ጋ ሁ ዪ ቿ ዪ

    Deep sea life sure is amazing to look at.

  • RooftopGame
    RooftopGame Month ago +45

    I think my favorite part of the whole animation is the music, especially with the submarine at the end. The sudded shift from a common submarine reversing into a dire situation gets me every time. Love it :)

  • Happy:)
    Happy:) 25 days ago +6

    There are a lot of independent animators out there but I'm sure there is no one who can compete with Felix's animations on Clip-Share.

  • Nedearb Wormback
    Nedearb Wormback Month ago +2969

    This possesses all the vibes of a nightmare without actually being frightening. Truly a masterpiece

  • Wet Beast
    Wet Beast Month ago +49

    an interesting detail i noticed at 5:04 is that the eyes of the large towering donk have little dents directly in the centers of them, like the ones at 4:35 due to repeatedly being hit, and while im not quite sure what this implies it's still a neat thing i noticed
    its little details like this that really pull the whole thing together

    • Nyxiann
      Nyxiann 6 days ago +1

      nice Lonely Wizard pfp!

    • Floor Potato
      Floor Potato Month ago +16

      You can see That all eyes of that kind actually have that dent in them. 0:51 you can see the eyes have dents in them way before that eye hitting part

  • Skalkmann
    Skalkmann Month ago +12

    This is incredible, I’ve watched this too many times to count

  • White
    White Month ago +15

    I love how unique and random yet creepy it is. The way it all flows purely with the beat.

  • mikaxxy
    mikaxxy Month ago +8

    I wish that they made a full album out of this, with each short beat being expanded into a full song. The sound design is absolutely amazing

    [REDACTED] Month ago +14

    I keep coming back to this. It’s so interesting and eerie I kinda wanna turn away, yet I keep turning back to see it again and again.

  • ElRichMC - Minecraft & Gaming a otro nivel

    Astonishing work. I'm glad I'm supporting you on Patreon. Keep creating art :)

    • Pitzu
      Pitzu Month ago

      A la madre el sich

    • Oogalook
      Oogalook Month ago

      Yeah. The little thingy is so sad, still unsatisfied.
      Culminating at 4:00 where it's all gone much too far, brilliant stuff.

    • Pitt 24
      Pitt 24 Month ago

      Totalmente inesperado ver al Rich acá. Muy grato

    • alfredo dominguez
      alfredo dominguez Month ago


    • Elmago 280
      Elmago 280 Month ago

      El rich wtf

  • Ragonfana
    Ragonfana Month ago +12

    This video is absolutely fantastic, especially in the sound design in my opinion. I've just recently gotten new hearing aids and this video was an amazing introduction into the world of bass tones and how they can just absolutely revolutionize how a song or video sounds. Amazing work as always, Felix!

  • The Notorious N
    The Notorious N Month ago +16

    If I were to give this a rating on a scale of one to ten, I would give this an 11/10. The sheer time and effort put into this is immaculate. The sounds, the visuals, it’s all so masterfully crafted with love and care. I don’t know who you were until now, but this video has me interested.

  • Arthur rocha matta the creator

    I gave them names
    1:18 blob monster
    1:43 ballio
    1:55 owzter
    2:01 juan
    2:06 rog
    2:10 scarlett & queen of donks
    2:22 ronaldy
    2:27 lonjanda
    2:34 spikyballhead & snailshellhead
    2:42 krush (ill give that name to the turtle near my house if the name gets the most votes in my whatsapp group)
    2:46 donks bird
    2:53 valter
    2:55 moving statue
    2:56 teethy (beacuse it looks like that teeth toy)
    2:59 master donks
    3:05 flyeror
    3:07 major & big junior
    3:12 donks worm
    3:21 singer donk
    3:34 brickcardbordbox
    3:36 mushy
    3:38 shelly
    3:41 luna
    3:42 robert
    3:47 rumballoe
    3:56 giant mushy
    3:57 giant shelly
    4:31 olive
    4:36 ms. fidget
    4:44 rongba & mint
    5:04 monster donk

    • Vammar Butnat
      Vammar Butnat 26 days ago +1

      Look Up

    • April Jones
      April Jones Month ago +2

      I like the implication that when a creature (donk?) adds a new object (donk?) to itself, it becomes an entirely new being

    • Asset
      Asset Month ago +1

      I gave them names 2
      Party hat 1:22
      BALL hat 1:35

  • 祭日
    祭日 Month ago +17


    • HappyHam
      HappyHam Month ago +2

      Translation because Google can't figure out how to translate this correctly:
      "The sound is fucking crazy and feels great, and this work is of really amazing quality"

  • Duberluper
    Duberluper 15 days ago +2

    The animation is crazily impressive, but what’s even better is the music and sound effects, the way he can transition any sound effect or music into an entirely different genre in an instant and vice versa is amazing

    IMAVG Month ago +1482

    Felix's animations leave you with a feeling of knowing and not knowing of what happened

    • Villager Number 78
      Villager Number 78 Month ago +2

      I am confused beyond explanation and I love it.

    • Good Warspear
      Good Warspear Month ago +1

      Ye but mostly the second one

    • AresOrBird
      AresOrBird Month ago +2

      It’s legit just like “ah, I see.. mhm… what the fuck just happened?”

    • Human Human
      Human Human Month ago

      @Crimson makes sense

  • BonBon
    BonBon Month ago +13

    Watching this again and as someone who loves breakcore, this part is so good 2:46

  • Dominik Jančík
    Dominik Jančík Month ago +4

    Finally fully unleashing his inner Cyriak, Felix Colgrave lets discarded character builder waste find a life of their own at the bottom of the deepest ocean.
    Also looney tunes running sample in a jungle track is pure gold.
    Love that you keep pushing your style and glad you have the support you need, keep at it Felix, you're one of a kind!

  • Tera Flove
    Tera Flove Month ago +17

    Ещё не было такой работы от Феликса, которая не могла бы удивить. Очень мало таких художников в этом смысле слова, а жаль. Ждём следующую работу, а эту ставим на репит

  • Ben Atchison
    Ben Atchison Month ago +11

    This is such a modern day Hanna-Barbera creation, the use of music as if it were any other sound and even influencing the animation is just so reminiscent of that. Excellent work!!

  • Orbital Outcast
    Orbital Outcast Month ago +4

    The music in 2:40 - 4:10 needs to be extended.
    If Felix doesn't extend it into its own thing then that's a missed opportunity. Felix Colgrave's extended ost albums were red-hot, I wish he still did them.
    btw when is he gonna start back collaborating with red mongoose? I haven't seen those two in the same sentence in years.

  • Gresham Bergeron
    Gresham Bergeron Month ago +1819

    Felix Colgrave is one of the primary reasons I’m working as an animator today. So grateful for this guy’s work and the insane things he brings to life

    • Ashley Lawrence
      Ashley Lawrence Month ago


    • Island Boy
      Island Boy Month ago +1

      @Abundant Bungus Depends if he's independent with support or not, I'd dream of a position animators like Felix have but I understand a lot of hard work and side jobs was needed to get there.

    • LillianGraceFull
      LillianGraceFull Month ago

      @Hershey huh

    • Hershey
      Hershey Month ago

      @LillianGraceFull na they right its a bot

    • LillianGraceFull
      LillianGraceFull Month ago +2

      @Tangarisu well yeah but are you sure? they’re been on here for a while now and they have old videos too.

  • M0b 5PaWn
    M0b 5PaWn Month ago +14

    Too talented, man. The animation AND the music??? The jungle beat with the Scooby-Doo running sample went unreasonably hard! 😂

    • Zane Mmxz
      Zane Mmxz Hour ago +1

      i felt the same thing i started laughing so hard when it came on

    • Juan Ka wawa
      Juan Ka wawa 4 days ago

      Haha Scooby-doo is running 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Voxel
    Voxel Month ago +5

    It would be so cool if Felix gave out official png renders for the objects, so we could create our own Donks. I think it would spread the intetnet so far.

  • Willem Jansen
    Willem Jansen 24 days ago +8

    Don't let the sound design go unnoticed! It's a big part of what makes this video so great.

  • Vdub Designs
    Vdub Designs Month ago +9

    Man I would have loved to see the creative process behind this. The animation and sound design are so brilliantly designed just for one another, I love this so much!!!

  • Die Krähe
    Die Krähe 21 day ago +3

    I love how seamless and amorphic this is

  • EmpressCherazu
    EmpressCherazu Month ago +1234

    I love how all the little creatures cheered for the big one as it sang, like they were celebrating the fact that it was the biggest to ever be made. Also the fact that the submarine was an organic creature, loved that

    • Vepirae
      Vepirae Month ago +1

      @CC no they weren't fighting
      They were helping the singing one becoming big

    • AlcamorphGaming
      AlcamorphGaming Month ago +1

      @CC Maybe so, but for now we only know that he can make goofy yelping noises unless its confirmed that big guy can sing

    • CC
      CC Month ago +1

      @AlcamorphGaming Yea that’s what I’m thinking, megadonker CAN sing but his style is being cramped by pieces of other donks

    • AlcamorphGaming
      AlcamorphGaming Month ago +4

      @CC Makes sense but didn't the fighting donks fall apart? Maybe the one that sang collected them to grow even more after they fell apart

    • CC
      CC Month ago +1

      @AlcamorphGamingBig guy I think is an amalgamation of the two fighting donks and also the one that sang

  • Heart of Arsene
    Heart of Arsene Month ago +5

    This is honestly the best representation of what I thought cartoons would be like in the future when I was a kid. It's so polished and well thought!

  • Jorge Pablo Navarro Mendivil

    Estoy obsesionado con la música, no puedo esperar a que Félix publique el soudtrack extendido.

  • bella The smol neko
    bella The smol neko 7 days ago +1

    There’s something about Felix’s art style that is just so pleasing to look at^^

  • posjava xd
    posjava xd Month ago +9

    I will never be tired of watching this Masterpiece

  • Lilbeanies
    Lilbeanies Month ago +18

    decided to give some of these little guys names:
    1:47 Crosby
    1:55 Thomas
    2:02 Meepers
    2:09 Pinchworm (left) and Grabna (right)
    2:23 Growsy
    2:28 Donkworm
    2:43 Spiky
    2:47 Donchik
    3:05 Mushwurm
    3:08 Donkstomper
    3:10 Donktipillar
    3:22 Maizee
    3:36 Mersha
    3:38 Shelbo
    3:41 Snoutia
    3:42 Shniffren
    4:01 - 4:09 Lord Donk
    5:04 Master Donk
    aaaaannd that’s it :P

  • Return To Sender Fender Bender Ender

    I love how the sound effects of the beeping from the boat and submarine and the cartoon running noise effortlessly becomes part of the song despite initially sounding disruptive

    • Shy knit
      Shy knit Month ago +5

      It's so good, you don't really appreciate sound design sometimes until it's so integrated

    • I can’t Think of a name
      I can’t Think of a name Month ago +13

      I also like how the short jingle creates a mini-action scene of sorts as the Donks pull the sub to its death

    • AlphaAmoeba
      AlphaAmoeba Month ago +34

      Thats one of my favorite aspects of this film its so fucking cool

  • Kalicrowa Music
    Kalicrowa Music Month ago +5

    This kind of stuff makes me hopeful that artists will still be valuable for a long time even after the AI stuff.
    An AI would not be creative nor directed nor talented enough to come up with something like this and put it together.
    But maybe even that day will come eventually sadly. Even when that day comes, I still appreciate the creativity and work of human artists like you! keep up the good work!

  • nix nox
    nix nox Month ago +4

    I always appreciate how honestly you depict the uncaring mass brutality of a beautiful universe filled with life.

  • Ева Чимитдоржиева

    Это потрясающе. Просто невероятно.

  • Neon Animates Sometimes

    This animation has such a good sense of weight to it. Like the water drop falling

  • Anya Isma
    Anya Isma 7 days ago +1

    Usually in animations and movies music is used as a background noise and has very little connection to what’s happening on the screen, but in this film visuals and sounds are inseparable. This is truly genius

  • The Idiot Archive
    The Idiot Archive Month ago +2119

    How does felix create such interesting almost open-ended metaphors with the strangest of storytelling methods and animations... always a treasure to watch these animations.

    • WideMouth
      WideMouth Month ago +1

      @Rincewindl it’s open-ended. It doesn’t have to represent one thing. It rings true, which is why it’s enjoyable.
      Personally, I find the theme of ocean pollution to be too obvious, and I don’t think it’s very relevant to what happens in the animation. It seems more to portray competition as it relates to consideration (or lack thereof), resources, and materialism, but that’s just my take.

    • cursed_cats
      cursed_cats Month ago

      2:08 An eye for an eye turns the whole world blind

    • ugly dog
      ugly dog Month ago +1

      @Honk Frog is your brain made out of ricotta cheese?

    • Honk Frog
      Honk Frog Month ago

      @Dopamine Cloud cool story bro, don't forget your fedora on the way out. "UnLiKe MoSt PeOpLe" lmao Mr. Genius here wasting time arguing with lowly druggies on the internet, thank you for gracing us with your ENLIGHTENING presence 🤣

    • Dopamine Cloud
      Dopamine Cloud Month ago

      @Honk Frog i'm under no delusion that the stories my chemistry tells me are automatically substantiated just because it's in my head, you know, unlike most people that think they have revelations while high that they can't reproduce or argue for

  • Mr. Fl00f
    Mr. Fl00f Month ago +2

    Theres just this certain part that gives me the 'shiver me timbers'. like, I feel bad for the guy who had to go threw all of that drama and then get eaten alive like 2 house later, but still. The amount of effort he put into that one seen, it's just so realistic.

  • Paris Comisford
    Paris Comisford Month ago +5

    This is insane. The sound design alone is a work of art, then you add it to the scene and it’s just mind blowing.

  • Ken Hanson
    Ken Hanson 20 days ago +3

    Animation teacher: “were going to be making a simple short animation”
    The kid who got his hands on blender:

  • Kelvax
    Kelvax 19 days ago

    There is truly no one like you Felix, the work you create is one of a kind. The sound design and artistic creativity are unmatched.

  • Grey Sun
    Grey Sun 29 days ago +4

    I've watched this so many times, and I always find something new to love

  • Cogsworth
    Cogsworth Month ago +2295

    Oh my god, the dynamic transition from the comedic “submarine going in reverse using sonar tones” to the tense music where the submarine gets seized by the creatures from below is so, so clean and creates an incredible feeling

    • Vincent bien Cruz
      Vincent bien Cruz Month ago +2

      5:03 to 5:15

    • Anonomoose
      Anonomoose Month ago +1

      For me, the ‘eating’ was very reminiscent of real life whale falls

    • flaetsbnort
      flaetsbnort Month ago

      and it's pretty much foreshadowed in the beginning when the garbage barge's reverse sounds also transition smoothly to a tense background music

    • LittleBagelPolytope 2: The Reckoning
      LittleBagelPolytope 2: The Reckoning Month ago

      @Layshas Wonderous World I thought they were eating it.

    • nunya business
      nunya business Month ago

      @Otto N. yes I loved that part!

  • cosmohause
    cosmohause Month ago +3

    I listened and watched this so many times already, I truly cannot express the amount of positivity I have for this. 10/10 mate!

  • cool rat
    cool rat Month ago +4

    really incredible how that first sequence expresses the image of ocean plastic so clearly?! everything else is just heaps of fun..... so cool to watch and consider what's happening and how it's done.. the last bit was so clearly evocative of bottom feeding seacreatures... ... so so pretty

  • Davis Street Studios
    Davis Street Studios 14 days ago +2

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
    The creativity is EVERYWHERE in this film, and might even show the consequence of major companies disregarding true creative potential and even the environment.
    (BTW, have you considered doing a Simpsons Couch Gag?)

  • jay!
    jay! 25 days ago +1

    Absolutely incredible! As someone who has taken animation and audio/music production, I can’t imagine the hours of work put into this. I’m in love with the style and sound design. Stunning work :)

  • Alexander Desrosier
    Alexander Desrosier Month ago +2

    Not only was this another beautiful, fascinating, and absolutely captivating animation
    but also mixed in is one of the best drum and bass tracks I've ever heard. Huge vibes

  • arandomperson12345
    arandomperson12345 Month ago +1124

    I love how with a brief, wordless 30 seconds, Colgrave gives a reason unique for this absurdly abstract world to exist somewhere.

  • surfingcricket
    surfingcricket Month ago +5

    dude, this video is killer. All of your animations are so stupidly creative and fascinating!

  • J Blen
    J Blen Month ago +2

    This is so insane. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this. There are surreal animations out there, and there are even ones set so well to music, but the vibe of this video is just... I can't even explain it.

  • Ewezyr
    Ewezyr 25 days ago +1

    felix never fails to confuse me

  • pointlessFreddi
    pointlessFreddi Month ago +2

    I can’t stop coming back to this video, it’s so weird but it’s so good the sounds and the visuals just make my brain do backflips

  • guy online
    guy online Month ago +1

    so cool to see felix do something outside his usual style. amazing as always, ur a huge inspiration to so many!

  • Guto
    Guto Month ago +1542

    As a sfx nerd I can admit Felix is a GENIUS of an artist in this area, he manages to create an ABSURDLY tension within so few seconds, that’s absurdly incredible

    • The Tight Place
      The Tight Place Month ago

      ​@Guto there's always a reason to fight

    • Guto
      Guto Month ago

      It’s okay people, there isn’t a reason to fight

    • Martin Szymański
      Martin Szymański Month ago

      as an english speaker i will hand you this L

    • Exil Desert
      Exil Desert Month ago +9

      @shanem studios Maybe they wanted to help? Correcting people when they make mistakes helps ensure that they're speaking the language properly. Sure, everyone knew what they meant, but still. What's wrong in correcting someone?

  • Malik Justice
    Malik Justice Month ago +1

    This to me symbolizes what an idenity crisis would look like, creating yourself then changing it on repeat, trying to imulate a look or take others, being tied to one thing to the next. Just end up being a big mess of sheer confusion. (I feel this.)

  • Zenith the Fynxer
    Zenith the Fynxer Month ago +1

    All of his videos feel like a strange fever dream you can’t tear your eyes away from. and it’s strangely entertaining to see the takes on things he has

  • Geology051
    Geology051 Month ago +2

    Cool to see experimentation with different styles. As always; simply a masterpiece. Also, I notice your animation in this film is reminiscent of another animator Cyriak. Whether or not you took inspiration from him is beyond me, but both of your works are fantastic

  • iamthinking2252 _
    iamthinking2252 _ Month ago +2

    This feels at once like horror, silly, a YTP, and something that could be shown in an art gallery

  • loadblowski
    loadblowski 28 days ago +2

    Sampling classic cartoon running sounds in breakcore is fucking incredible

  • Austin Morrison
    Austin Morrison Month ago +890

    I just love how the Donks don’t just use feet for feet or heads for heads. They use every part for everything.

  • Salakohanj Animation
    Salakohanj Animation 11 days ago +1

    It's interesting to see the intersection of different elements in "Donks" - ocean plastic, avatars, adaptive bottom feeders, and a musical!
    This sounds like a unique and innovative.
    It's great to see art being used as a tool to address important environmental issues and to inspire people to take action towards creating a more sustainable future.

  • Bob dylan
    Bob dylan Month ago +1

    this person never ceases to amaze me with their creativity and skill. Hope you continue with the amazing work!

  • AndrexTadex3000
    AndrexTadex3000 15 days ago +3

    When I saw the thumbnail I thought it would be about a dog in the city or something similar, and seeing the video itself... wow, I didn't expect it at all

  • absolutesquash
    absolutesquash Month ago +3

    really interesting to think about how and when objects are given sentience. it seems like if they have eyes they'll be treated as sentient things- what would happen if we treated all trash as if it had eyes?

  • entropyandme
    entropyandme 15 days ago

    I can't help but feel that NFT's existence is a major theme in this work
    Truly exceptional

  • something anonymous
    something anonymous Month ago +1119

    I really love the scene of the donk using the shoe as a nose+mouth and vocalizing. There’s something weird and adorable about it, like watching a baby learning to speak for the first time

  • -_MaxUs_-
    -_MaxUs_- Month ago +3

    За 9 дней 1,6 млн просмотров!!! 👍🏼

  • Emily Dickens
    Emily Dickens Month ago +1

    Listen I just binged all your animations in order and I still love your older ones but WOW the improvement of like texturing and shading is amazing!!
    I’m so proud of you

  • the letter m
    the letter m Month ago +1

    One little detail I love about this animation (although I can't really pick just one) is the part where the submerwhale, as another commenter called it, is looking down into what is essentially the deep ocean and its lifeforms.
    Obviously just moments before, we saw the sheer ingenuity, the beauty, and the bustling atmosphere of the donks. But when the sub looks down there, all it can see is basal, ugly lifeforms - struggling to move, tearing each other apart, generally unappealing. Barely classifying as life.
    I think that's pretty spot-on with what the majority of people think about deep-sea life. Where some (like myself) see beauty and wonder, they see ugliness and worthless things. And so much like the submerwhale, they don't even try to understand why that's all they're seeing. They just react with disgust, and leave.
    Basically, this animation is giving me even more respect for the dark recesses of life than I had before.