I’m still amazed at the tools available to filmmakers today and how technology and, to some degree, money is becoming less of a barrier in fulfilling one’s vision on screen. Christopher Rutledge’s The Loaf Zone shows the incredible possibilities for filmmakers in the realm of animation.
The Loaf Zone looks like a claymation version of South Park in style and comedic attitude. Rutledge takes us to the surrealist village known as Loaf Town, and we’re treated to a series of brief comedic vignettes depicting life in Loaf Town. It starts with some wackiness at the checkout counter of a Loaf Mart, then down the back alley as we witness the mental breakdown of a guy as his crush is about to pass him. There’s a shark that gives some dick pic advice. A shark? Don’t ask. It’s all in good fun.
“…a series of brief comedic vignettes depicting life in Loaf Town.”
Though the bits are silly, I caught myself laughing here and there. What I admire the most is the artistic vision of Christopher Rutledge. It’s a computerized version of claymation and looks sharp and vibrant. His character design is unique, yet simple and something my kid would have probably drawn (this is a compliment). I could watch this short over and over again. It should be a regular series. Sick and twisted animation fans—check it out once, or a bunch of time, you’ll be glad you did.
The Loaf Zone can be viewed on WeVe.TV.
"…a claymation version of South Park in style and comedic attitude."