The Squirrel of Life

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The Squirrel of Life
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Information
Author: Andrew Kepple
Release Date: February 14, 2005
File Size: 1.55 MB
Duration: 2:37
Complexity: unrated
Animutatedness: unrated
Star(s): squirrel
Audio Info
Circle of Life
Artist: Carmen Twille
Album: The Lion King
Genre: Soundtrack
Language: Swahili
Opblaaskrokodil
Artist: Ome Henk
Album: Ome Henk gaat door het lint
Genre: Apres Skihut
Language: Dutch
Y'all Ready For This
Artist: 2 Unlimited
Album:
Genre: Dance
Language: English

About

Based on a whimsical mix of the Lion King's Circle of Life, samples of Ome Henk's Opblaaskrokodil, and some improvised keyboard accompaniment by Andrew Kepple, this fun, unserious adventure has been hailed by squirrel-lovers as one of the cuter animutations out there. Although not a traditional animutation, (but are any animutations really "traditional"?) it nevertheless contains mondegreens and Colin Mochrie. Perhaps this is Kepple's way of demonstrating that he can make an animutational movie that doesn't rely heavily on making references to as many other animutations as possible. Or perhaps he was really trying to be random instead of obscure. Or maybe he was simply too obscure this time. Some folks have observed parallels between this animutation and Stanley Kubrick's movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is one of Kepple's favourite - and oft-parodied - movies. But The Squirrel of Life is not something to be analysed in great detail. It's fun, it's mindless, it's warm and fuzzy and romantic and was released on Saint Valentine's day 2005. Or maybe that's just what Kepple wants us to believe...

The soundtrack, Kepple's remix of The Circle of Life, can be downloaded from here: http://tmst.twu.net/musix/squirrelking02.mp3

Cast

  • Gizmo
  • a penguin
  • Space Aliens
  •  ???
  • Groundskeeper Willie
  • guy on bagpipe
  • squirrel
  • sheep
  • rubber chicken
  • Colin Mochrie as a flower
  • Sweden Monster
  • backwards flying bird
  • opossum
  • Zippy
  • guy on accordian
  • more squirrels
  • octopus?

Transcript

Lyrics

Fake Lyrics Real Lyrics

It's a vineyard bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm
vineyard vineyard
It's a vineyard with a vegetable

Sithi uhhmm vineyard vineyard
See a mogwai
Vineyard

Ingonyama Penguin in Pajamas
(repeats)

From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done

There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

It's the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our Pants
On the path unwinding
In the circle, the circle of life

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama, ingonyama
Siyo Nqoba
Ingonyama

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
(repeats)

From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done

There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round

It's the circle of life
And it moves us all
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle, the circle of life

Audio Details

Trivia

  • Right click and hit play at the end to see a blue octopus say "Och Aye!"
  • The message "Worship the Slug" is a reference to French Erotic Film's secret message "THOU SHALT WORSHIP THE SLUG" and "Worship the Slug" (but written in the Standard Galactic Alphabet).
  • When the Play button on the title screen is held down, it shows the word "Sherbert"

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