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Tin robots can't stop buying smartphones in this satirical short film

Big Lazy Robot, the VFX house behind the beautiful short K3loid, is back with a somewhat sillier piece of animation, poking fun at the cycle of smartphone consumerism.

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Big Lazy Robot used Japanese robot model kits as the basis for the consumers for their latest short, iDiots. And they admit that in making fun at these smartphone-loving robots, they're making fun of themselves as well.

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dragonfliet
dragonfliet

Maybe I'm just old and grumpy, but I have really lost any appreciation for "art" that simply tells people that they are a robot for liking the thing that they like. That the iphone upgrade joke is a tired, boring cliche (and this follows a hundred thousand others down the exact same road with the exact same result) seems to have been missed, which is a bit of situational irony I do enjoy.

I have to say, however, that the animation was stunningly beautiful; it's just a shame it was written by a "hip" 14 year old.