Flash Animated Philosophy From South Park Creators

Trey Parker, one of the creators of South Park, was raised in Colorado, where his father attempted to teach him Buddhism. Now, years later, Parker and his animation pal Matt Stone have brought to life the teachings of Alan Watts, the comparative religion expert and philosopher. Under the FurryCarlos Productions banner, the two tapped South Park animators Chris Brion and Todd Benson to keyframe three of Watts’ recordings, which can be viewed below.

Life and Music

Prickles and Goo

Appling

I believe two more Watts recordings were animated by this team, but there are no credits – Madness and I.

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  1. Great visual tool to introduce someone to such interesting man’s ideas. I had never heard of Watts untill I was reseaching a band on WIKI and learned they sampled his voice in many outros of there songs. Then linked to Watts WIKI and read about his life and work. I can’t wait to learn more about him and especially his teachings.

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  1. [...] Posted by NaterGator By the way, this is great: The audio is an Alan Watts bit: Flash Animated Philosophy From South Park Creators | Cold Hard Flash: Flash Animation News, Videos a… I’ve heard a fair bit of his stuff, its pretty good. He died in the 1970s, I think. [...]

  2. [...] Alan Watts – Flash animations Great flash animations with voice overs taken from Alan Watts’ famous lecture series. [...]

  3. [...] on a couple motion pieces done on Alan Watts recordings ala South Park. Originally posted on Cold Hard Flash. For one the animation is great, I think Trey and Matt would approve. I am not sure who made these [...]

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  5. [...] Filosofie s kapkou southparkovské břitkosti [...]

  6. [...] and the animation was perfectly done, a very pleasant combination. There is a collection of three of Alan Watts talks produced by the same team here. If you’ve never listened to Alan Watts, I highly recommend downloading a few of his talks [...]

  7. [...] Theater cartoons. They were produced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park fame. According to Cold Hard Flash, animators Chris Brion and Todd Benson are the folks who keyframed original recordings of [...]

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  9. [...] “Trey Parker, one of the creators of South Park, was raised in Colorado, where his father attempted to teach him Buddhism. Now, years later, Parker and his animation pal Matt Stone have brought to life the teachings of Alan Watts, the comparative religion expert and philosopher. Under the FurryCarlos Productions banner, the two tapped two animators from South Park Studios, Chris Brion and Todd Benson to keyframe three of Watts’ recordings…” (quoted from source). [...]

  10. [...] him a Buddhist and both him and Stone worked on a series of animated cartoons illustrating some of Alan Watts‘ speeches), the show comes across as cynical and disruptive, an in-your-face satire always [...]

  11. [...] Flash Animated Philosophy From South Park Creators | Cold Hard Flash: Flash Animation News, Videos a… This site has three really awesome flash vid. I absolutely love Alan Watts. IMHO, he is the absolute best at communicating complex religious and philosophical ideas. His use of analogies rocks! [...]

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  13. [...] A series of videos (created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park fame) were made from some of Alan’s audio recordings. The one I have included below is the one that has resonated with me the most. [...]

  14. [...] P.S. For a cute visual on this, check out Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s animation on Alan Watt’s Prickles and Goo. [...]

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