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Emergency 411

Emergency 411

Bottom Line: I feel like this is a great series begging for longer episodes.

Emergency 411 is a short series of animations put together by Tim Heiderich. He guides us through surviving all of life’s problems whether it’s having a baby or being trapped in the cold embrace of outer space.

I enjoyed every second of these shorts, the only problem I had was that there were so few seconds to enjoy. I appreciate the fact that this is the web and things need to be snappy, but a lot of these concepts were incredibly cool and having an extra 30 seconds might have given Tim more time to flesh things out.

Then again, there is a rule to comedy that you should always leave them wanting more. In this case, I think the judge is still out.

Details

Creator: Tim Heiderich
Openfilm Channel: Emergency 411
Website: Tim Toon
Support the Show: See Tim’s Projects At Weak Nights

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YouTube Feed: Weak Nights

Ratings

Style 4

I only wish these were longer. There are a lot of really good ideas here but after you cut out the intro and the credits some of them clock in at under 30 seconds. This is one of those times where another minute of exposition could have really helped. (Pacing 2.5)

Storytelling 3.5

I love the animation style, it reminds me a little of 1950s commercial parody. Everything about the way this is arranged is well done. (Polish 4)

The episode end too abruptly at times, just as you’re getting into the joke the credits start to roll. The “how to’s” themselves are all great concepts though, so I found myself forgiving the length over and over again. (Watchability 3)

Novelty 3

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆