Cute Overload :D
…then “Elephant Jumping On Trampoline” should be right up your alley. Thanks to Commenter Baileysgrandmom for the teep!
PS -For the folks on Facebook who thought the giraffes were real (face palm,) say it with me. “THIS. IS. COMPUTER. GENERATED.”
I suppose next you’ll tell me there is no such thing as a petite lap giraffe.
I just discovered you can mime a giant “SQUEEEE”
(My husband is on a business call and I can’t make noise)
It was pretty obvious the giraffes where CGI the moment I saw them walk. It was too “smooth” and lacked the proper “jerk” of a real physical giraffe.
I had such a knot in my stomach watching this! I kept thinking the trampoline would break! (Yes, yes, I know it’s not real, but still…)
Harumph! That’s baileysgrandMOM, knave! Wait, maybe you were trying to say “baileys grand is DA BOMB…???” Apology accepted!
Yes, I had stomach flutters also. How awful if the elephant fell off! And yesterday, for half a minute during their opening walk, I did think the giraffes were real. Hey, it isn’t good CGI if it doesn’t make you hold your breath for a few seconds, right??
@baileysgrandmom, if you check the link, you will notice that you mistyped your name in the original comment.
Thanks for finding this! It was fun to watch.
I fixed everything!
It’s pretty obvious that its CG, for many reasons, esp. because Elephants can’t jump.
I had forgotten about this video! Back when my oldest was a toddler, we taught him t use a mouse so he could hit replay on this YouTube video without us having to get up every 2 minutes! Oh, and the discovery channel’s BoomDeYadah commercial!
And they say that elephants can’t jump… pffft
(actually, this is indeed a fact, as ellies don’t even like to have more than one foot off the ground at any time)
But I wholeheartedly applaud the triple backflip! Bravo
I’m still waiting for mine :(
I didn’t notice the copyright dates, but I’d guess elephant was first. The giraffes actually had me fooled for quite a while, till I decided the ramp was too perfect (exactly their head height?) and they were walking in too orderly a fashion without being herded. But still, when the giraffe looked up at the overhead camera, I was prepared to believe it was real. Maybe I just don’t know enough about elephants, but this one never fooled me. Didn’t seem as crisp, feet seemed wrong, front leg action seemed wrong. Still a great animation, though. Have to be a heckuva trampoline, though.
Actually, I was waiting for it go through the roof.
That’s what I get for letting my petite lap giraffe proofread my comments…
I thought it was real too, including when that one giraffe tried to snorgle the camera. :) I’m not nearly cynical enough for this world. :)
The elephant vid must be a few years old – a gif based on it has been used as an avatar for a long time now.
I think this is Shep from “George Of The Jungle”.
Quite the agile elephant!
Wait .. Wait .. You mean that’s not Dumbo ? I thought he could fly ?!
I felt like I was a kid again and wanted to believe every minute of it…..such fun that you just forget every care in the world for a short time….thank you!