Thursday, August 2, 2012

DO THE NAMES KIT MAMBO, RENE FROMAGE, AND BOLT JENKINS RING A BELL?  I don't know what you were planning on doing for the next seventy-eight minutes, but readers of a certain age will be hit be a tidal wave of nostalgia when I tell you that the entire 1980 animated film Animalympics is available on YouTube.

Voice talent includes Gilda Radner, Billy Crystal, and Harry Shearer, and it's a pretty unbeatable combination of sports parody, soft rock music videos, and awful, horrible (which is to say wonderful) puns. Others have given this film much more thought. ("I’m more trying to figure out how a cobra took third in figure skating. Where does it put on the skate?")


  1. Or I'm the only person who saw/remembers this. Entirely possible.<span> </span>

  2. Gareth5:23 PM

    I remember it. Especially the retrospective on animal sports in history, where they emphasised this was the first Animalympics. Quite a bit of effort in the worldbuilding there.

  3. Steph9:48 AM

    Was this what spawned Laffalympics. I LOVED Laffalympics.

  4. Christine Cameron8:38 PM

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  My baby sister LOVED this film but all I remember is the jogging (on two legs, mind) Pather lady who needed a sports bra...