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Old 06-12-2011, 12:36 AM
Short films from your childhood that used to play on TV (HBO, Disney channel, etc.)

Hey, does anyone remember any of the short films that used to play regularly on TV? If you grew up in the 70s and 80s, it was a pretty normal thing. I remember them mostly on HBO or the Disney Channel. For instance:

Dad, Can I Borrow the Car? - Anyone else remember this one? I honestly can't remember the list time I saw this - maybe twenty-five years ago, yet when I found the movie on YouTube, I started remembering every detail like I'd just seen in yesterday. But I never knew it was narrated by a young Kurt Russell. Plus, there were jokes that I never got until now.

Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind - A parody of Close Encounters that used to play on HBO a lot. I thought this was hilarious when I was a kid. I especially loved the scene with the singing mailboxes.

Hardware Wars - The classic. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll kiss three bucks goodbye.

Porklips Now - A parody of Apocalypse Now that totally went over my head as a kid. I only remember it because it was on a VHS tape featuring the previous two movies. All of the sudden, it's funny now.

The HBO Logo - Not exactly a short film, but this is the extended Feature Presentation short with all the cool miniature animation and the most kick ass theme music ever.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:57 AM
LOL.
I remember "Hardware Wars". Always made me laugh (the only one in the room that was laughing, but screw everyone else).
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:05 PM
Tim Burton's Frankenweenie
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:40 AM
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Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind - A parody of Close Encounters that used to play on HBO a lot. I thought this was hilarious when I was a kid. I especially loved the scene with the singing mailboxes.

Hardware Wars - The classic. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll kiss three bucks goodbye.

The HBO Logo - Not exactly a short film, but this is the extended Feature Presentation short with all the cool miniature animation and the most kick ass theme music ever.
Oh yeah. I remember these. A couple of other ones I remembered that was on HBO alot was,

Recorded Live - A guy goes for an interview and gets attacked by recording tape. Used to creep me out as a kid.

The other one I can't seem to find a name for it. I remember it being about a guy (possibly a janitor) that was locked in a department store overnight. The mannequins came to life and went after him. In the morning when the day person came in, he found the guy but he had been turned into a mannequin.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:36 PM
Anyone remember a short from the movie channels called, I think, "In God We Trust," about a guy that gets hit by a car picking up a quarter?
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:41 PM
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Recorded Live - A guy goes for an interview and gets attacked by recording tape. Used to creep me out as a kid.

The other one I can't seem to find a name for it. I remember it being about a guy (possibly a janitor) that was locked in a department store overnight. The mannequins came to life and went after him. In the morning when the day person came in, he found the guy but he had been turned into a mannequin.
I remember both of those, but I can't think of what the second one is called either.


How about Fish Heads? Very strange, and directed by a young Bill Paxton.
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Old 06-22-2011, 05:37 PM
the drug short film with bunch of animated cartoon characters from 1980's
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:40 PM
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the drug short film with bunch of animated cartoon characters from 1980's





It's hard to believe something like this would get made today.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:20 AM
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The HBO Logo - Not exactly a short film, but this is the extended Feature Presentation short with all the cool miniature animation and the most kick ass theme music ever.
A couple years back I'd recalled a "making of" video they used to air on how they did that short. Did you ever catch it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Et_LsxlX8Y
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:59 AM
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I remember both of those, but I can't think of what the second one is called either.


How about Fish Heads? Very strange, and directed by a young Bill Paxton.
I remember seeing this long version only about once or twice. Usually when I saw the Fish Head video it was the shorter version that started at the song.

HBO's Video Jukebox was always a great place to catch music videos in between movies.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:04 AM
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A couple years back I'd recalled a "making of" video they used to air on how they did that short. Did you ever catch it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Et_LsxlX8Y
Very nice find.

I haven't seen this in years.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:21 PM
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A couple years back I'd recalled a "making of" video they used to air on how they did that short. Did you ever catch it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Et_LsxlX8Y
Hell yeah. I remember watching it when it first aired. Back then, HBO was like magic.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:52 AM
Not a short film, but do you guys remember The Terry Fox Story?
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:19 AM
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Not a short film, but do you guys remember The Terry Fox Story?
I remember it.

For some reason the only reason why I do was because I think that was HBO's first attempt at producing their own original programming and they promoted the hell out of it.

HBO Original Films or something like that.
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