Pocket cinema: We are the Strange

July 5, 2009

Today, we will watch together animated feature film ‘We are the Strange‘ which I saw at Animafest almost a month or two ago, created by cult artist among computer geeks – M dot Strange.

M dot Strange fairly gave to the internet community HD version of his latest film… This film won a bunch of awards at international film festivals over the last two years… not to mention M dot Strange’s animation originality… this film suits perfectly ‘computer games and gadgets’ geeks, definitely… so, if you already missed it, sit and watch…


“We are the Strange” is an animated feature film in which two diametrically opposed outcasts fight for survival in a sinister fantasy world. After meeting in the sombre Forest of Still Life, an abused young woman (Blue) reluctantly follows a care free dollboy (Emmm) to Stopmo City on his unreasonable quest for ice cream. They’re lives are constantly in jeopardy after they’re caught in the middle of a deadly battle between bizarre monsters on their way to the ice cream shop. A flamboyant ultraviolent hero (Rain) appears and effortlessly dispatches all the horrible monsters in his path. Blue meets Rain before he partakes in an impossible battle against the source of all that is evil in Stopmo City. When it seems as if darkness will have the last laugh a gleaming fist made of aluminium foil bursts through the ground thus starting the final showdown between mega good and hyper evil.


M dot Strange is a mix media animator from San Jose, California. Legally insane professional weirdo. One man evil animation studio. Likes ramen and undone noodles, the Oakland A’s, coffee, and wearing mixmatched sox. Says the word ”hella” like hella. Used to be a video game thug rapper wearing a Powerglove and touring public toilets. Made “We are the Strange” because grey aliens from the future programmed him to do so. Lives with a green screen and a bunch of rattling computers. Made over 70 live action and animated short films and one live action feature before “We are the Strange”. Has a bike. (synopsis and M dot Strange’s bio taken from Animafest‘s site)

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