Psyop Anthem: "This short film is a children's musical sing along commentary on faith and consumerism. A melodic reflection of our nation's glossy utopian marketing agenda expressed through a soft and seductive sugar coated spoon fed get 'em while they're young media treat. "
"Watch the misadventures of Phil Lament, a light bulb who refuses to shine."
While we're on the subject of irreverent treatment of religion(s) ;-) , here are some nifty little Flash Movies which combine the Hindu stories about Rama's wife Sita with the jazzy 1920's-era blues songs of Annette Hanshaw and lavish art deco style of that era.
They were created by cartoonist Nina Paley, better known for her comic strips "Nina's Adventures", "Fluff" and "The Hots", and inspired after a painful divorce.
"These songs -- Mean to me, Am I blue, Daddy won't you please come home, Moanin' low -- tell the same story I found in the Ramayana," writes Paley. "They're the blues; they're Sita's story, and mine. It seemed a natural fit."
These mini-movies have been receiving international attention and acclaim, including in India -- although according to one article, a website which hosted the animations received a death threat from one right-wing extremist Hindu group.
Some things, it seems, will never change...
(P.S. Paley also created Fetch and "Pandorama", an earlier direct-paint-on-stock-footage film set to music by the Revillos. Isn't that the theme song for Vonage now?)