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Greatest Thing Harry Has Seen Today! CAT SHIT ONE!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... Johnny Wad just dropped me a link that literally has me being the happest schoolboy in town today! War films have gotten stale... So the Japanese invents CAT SHIT ONE... A film about quite fluffy bunnies fighting evil Camels in a desert with full on assault rifles, RPG, along with other lethal death shit! This has been known to horrify some, to the delight of many others. However, the main reason I'm posting this is that... well... I desperately need to know more about this! It really is the greatest thing I've seen today!





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  • March 26, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    The Zone

    by Fievel

    Hey I don't think we've talked about this in The Zone yet! http://zone.aintitcool.com/index.php

  • March 26, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Interesting

    by Mikemontreal

    Sounds hilarious

  • March 26, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Sucks

    by Urge to Kill

    The Cat Shit One manga is garbage.

  • March 26, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    like a fucked up WATERSHIP DOWN

    by Six Demon Bag

    nice

  • March 26, 2009, 8:23 p.m. CST

    way to be behind the rest of the internet

    by captain freakin magic

    again...

  • March 26, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    How hilariously racist that they're camels!

    by dr sauch

    now THATS racism the whole family can enjoy!

  • March 26, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Yep...That Was

    by The_Lovely_Funkiness

    about the coolest thing I've seen today. Thanks for that.

  • March 26, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Scott Green talked about this a few days ago in the Anime column

    by Amy Chasing

    "Kazuya Sasahara will be directing a 12 episode Studio Anima adaptation of Motofumi Kobayashi's anthropomorphic animal told military history Cat Shit One (released in North America as Apocalypse Meow). <P> Rather than the Vietnam history released in North America, this will be Cat Shit One '80, a retelling of the Iran Hostage Crisis. <P> Story: Packy, Botasky and Rats are special operations experts working in a private military company. Every day they are embroiled in combat somewhere around the world. In the first episode, they intend to come to the assistance of a hostage captured by guerrillas demanding the withdrawal of the US Army, but instead become surrounded by a large number of guerrillas."

  • March 26, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    How many ways is that racist?

    by DeadlyPorpoise

    "Lads, we need to come up with some terrorist animal characters - ideas?"<br /> "Snakes? Rats? Everyone hates rats."<br /> "Camels! All Arabs have AT LEAST one, don't they? And I'm pretty sure all Arabs are evil, anyway!"<br /> "Yeah, probably. Camels, then."

  • March 26, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    DeadlyPorpoise

    by DeadlyPorpoise

    Also - surely not have gorillas as the guerillas was a missed opportunity?

  • March 26, 2009, 8:38 p.m. CST

    DeadlyPorpoise - Gorilla Guerillas...

    by LordPorkington

    I thought exactly the same thing when I watched this trailer on Scott Green's AICN Anime article a day or two ago. That would have been canny funny...

  • March 26, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Yeah, the Gorillas/Guerillas thing was a huge miss.

    by dr sauch

    Deadly Porpoise, why did you but your name as the title of your own post? Are you insane?

  • March 26, 2009, 8:44 p.m. CST

    I'm ready for it.

    by noncents

    Let's do this.

  • March 26, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Can't be fighting no Gorilla Guerillas in Iran ...

    by Undercover Fanboy

    ... 'cause in Cat Shit One's canon, the Japanese are the gorillas (and monkeys).

  • March 26, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    stop looking for racism

    by samurai sark

    camels are from the region.

  • March 26, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    L2Read your own website, Harry

    by GodMars

    Scott's already covered this.

  • March 26, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Changing the subject for a moment, when the #$%^

    by Ingeld

    are we going to get some cool news about the Hobbit? Haven't they started casting yet? When is production supposed to begin? Harry, make a phone call will ya?

  • March 26, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    Oooo! I'm offended!

    by Star Hump

    The desert bad guys are camels! Everyone loves to be offended these days. So many delicate, sensitive flowers out there.

  • March 26, 2009, 9 p.m. CST

    Yeah

    by veritasses

    It was in Scott's column.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Packy

    by InfantFinite8

    looks like a bad ass mofo. I need this like oxygen.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Saw this yesterday

    by D.Vader

    It is indeed hilarious.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Lighten up guys, each country is made of animals

    by D.Vader

    Americans are rabbits. Brits are rats. French are pigs. Russians are bears. Arabs (dunno which country it is) are camels. Vietnamese are cats. Japanese are monkeys. Koreans are dogs. I'm sure if Africans were in the mix, they'd be lions. <p> So what?

  • March 26, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Finally...

    by DarthChimay

    An honest treatise on war that shows us just how brutal it can be; how man can become dehumanized so much so that he can take another man's life; how no one ever emerges unscathed. Unflinching. This makes Saving Private Ryan look like Sucking Private Ryan.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Agreed Ingeld....

    by TheWaqman

    Fuck Transformers and the Watchmen and all that crap. I want some Hobbit news. Hopefully Del Toro doesn't fuck it up too badly, he's overrated for sure. Also Cat Shit One looks brilliant, I saw this video awhile ago though, OLD NEWS!

  • March 26, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    RE: Waqman

    by Ingeld

    I don't want to hijack the thread, but do you know of any sites that actually have some news about the Hobbit? Any rumors?

  • March 26, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    FUCK YOU PIXAR!!!

    by THEFUCKINGCREEPYTHINMAN

  • March 26, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Too much sake

    by CherryValance

    LMAO. I love that one of them is named Packy for good measure. That's awesome.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Wait a minute...

    by F69

    The Brits are rats? Man, we got boned.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Fired Pixar Dudes ?

    by Kajisan

    So thats gonna happen when Pixar fires the bad guys outa their studios *g*

  • March 26, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    This is like...

    by Anna Valerious

    ...when I stumbled upon "Watership Down" as a little girl. Just something so uncharacteristic to make a cartoon about...but it would've been more interesting if those English bunnies had guns.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    It Was Either Camels, Or Rats...

    by Frodo T. Baggins

    I went there.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST

    btw: german shepherds ftw

    by Kajisan

    greetings ;) wuff

  • March 26, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    ZOMG!!

    by Eats_sandwich_gets_laid.

    Is that still relevant? I don't care. I want more.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Huh? That was stupid

    by axel fff

    and decidedly not cool.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Wow...Tom Clancy's PETER COTTONTAIL

    by Mr Incredible

    Obviously, the Japanese have too much time on their hands. First, robot fashion models, now this.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Anyone remembers..

    by Kajisan

    ..Animal Farm ? Very good old cartoon, too creepy for little children.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    I'd much rather see a We3 movie...

    by thecomedian

    but this looks creepy enough.

  • March 26, 2009, 9:50 p.m. CST

    shaky cam ftw!!!

    by supercowbell4therequestformorecowbell

    not that funny by the way...ehh whatever

  • March 26, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    Awsome!

    by fiester

    That friggin' owns. I want to see a whole movie, with A-list actors dubbing the bunny voices into English. Rawr!

  • March 26, 2009, 10 p.m. CST

    Stupid

    by Newmark

    I'm a huge anime and manga fan. I love the Japanese. Yet while they create a lot of great stuff, they also do crap like this. They seem to experiment a lot, and each time they get something weird and stupid like this, a lot of idiots hurry to sing their praises to the taboos being broken and so on.

  • March 26, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    THAT !@$?"## ROCKS!!!

    by canucklehead

  • March 26, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Ingeld

    by TheWaqman

    I guess your best bet would be to check out some LOTR fansites like theonering.net or something.

  • March 26, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    I'm a camel I guess.....

    by TheWaqman

    cool.

  • March 26, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Six Demon Bag!!!

    by DoctorWho?

    Fuckin' A... that was funny!

  • March 26, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Saw it yesterday and thought...

    by DoctorWho?

    ..."this is some of the best directed and edited action I've seen in a while"

  • March 26, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Awful.

    by jimmy_009

    Maybe the "humor" is missed in the translation. I guess throwing random words together is also supposed to be funny. Cat Shit One. Ha ha, get it? They said Cat Shit.

  • March 26, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    What... The... Fuck????

    by br1947

    LOL!!!!!!!!

  • March 26, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Packy is a badass!

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    Want!

  • March 26, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • March 26, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Bucky? Captain Bucky O'Hare

    by Pagz

    I would love to see a Bucky O'Hare movie done like this, who's with me?

  • March 26, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Cat Shit One=100% pure Unadultered....

    by TOTAL_FUCKlNG_DESTRUCTION

    well....you know.

  • March 26, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Funding Promotion

    by micbenxyy

    This 'trailer' is promotion to get backing to produce a full series.

  • March 26, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    G.I. Joe movie spoiler out and it SUCKS

    by nooneimportant

    http://ideologyofmadness.spookyouthouse.com//archives/2340 The Doctor becomes Cobra Commander at the end.

  • March 26, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    My Humps

    by Star Hump

    I like how the camel humps are sticking out of their shirts. I didn't notice what they did with the camel toes.

  • March 26, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    AICN = Myspace Bulletins now

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

  • March 26, 2009, 11:01 p.m. CST

    AICN = Myspace Bulletins now

    by Nobody_Touches_Buddy_Revell

  • March 26, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    yeah

    by macheesmo3

    that was pretty much apeshit!

  • March 26, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    You drop two atomic bombs on

    by comedian_x

    a people and they're crazy 'till the end of time.

  • March 26, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST

    AICN is kinda like Facebook now.

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I can get more timely things on FB, though

  • March 26, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    I thought it was INGLORIOUS BASTERDS...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...That first rabbit's a dead ringer for Brad Pitt. But then I noticed the rabbits weren't going on and on babbling out some faux-cool dialogue.

  • March 26, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Disturbing

    by Fing Fang Foom

    The further numbing of society continues.

  • March 26, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    The Rabbits name is Packy?

    by Dhaemon

    Oh that's just rich!

  • March 26, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Pagz

    by BuckminsterOhare

    Neal Adams had allegedly started work on one a year or two ago,but there's been no news recently.On an unrelated note... you folks should check out the Zone sometime if you ever want a respite from the talkback madness.

  • March 27, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    How can anyone hate this?

    by funnyhat

    Replacing the different factions with animals is not a new idea. If any of you have read "Maus", a graphic novel (and true story) of the holocaust as told by his grandfather. He illustrated the book as if the jews were mice, the nazis cats, the americans were dogs... etc... <br><br> This looks like its going to take a daring subject material and soften the look by using cute animals. But in reality they are going to display the horrors of war, and the toll it takes. This will be a very interesting series, and is now on my radar. <br><br>please god, don't prove me wrong by making it about dick jokes and schoolgirls and all that other radical crazy shit the japanese tend to get into with their animation.

  • March 27, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    What the fuck do rabbits and camels have to with each other?

    by jimmy_009

    Yeah I read Maus. The cat and mouse switch makes sense. A fucking rabbit and camel? Those two animals have no relation. I don't see a single reason why these couldn't be humans, why replacing humans with animals does anything here other "shock". And with a totally ridiculous title (that never happens in Japanese animation does it?) it seems more like it's supposed to be for laughs for something.

  • March 27, 2009, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Harry, you douche

    by Rufus

    A quick google would've told you it's the next chapter of a comicbook that's been released under "Apocalypse Meaow". It's not a movie, it's a series, and it'll be 12 episodes long. Still in production.

  • March 27, 2009, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Hey FRODO BAGGINS

    by Light_Tweaker

    Any news on The Hobbit?

  • March 27, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    camels are racist! everything is racist! we're all racist!

    by BMacSmith

    if you type the word 'racist' you're a racist! if you read the word racist you are a racist too! woooooooohooooooo <p>yay for oversensitivity!

  • March 27, 2009, 1:03 a.m. CST

    What animals do they ride in the desert?

    by wackybantha

    Do the Camels ride....um...camels?

  • March 27, 2009, 1:31 a.m. CST

    I bet the camels ride towelheads

    by Light_Tweaker

    Too racist?

  • March 27, 2009, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Nonimee for the 2009 "WTF Awards"...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Wait, there isn't a "WTF Awards"? Well, this should be the first nominee.

  • March 27, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Remake!

    by deanbarry

    You know you will. It'll have real human actors in it and be called Jar Head 2.

  • March 27, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Remake!

    by deanbarry

    You know you will. It'll have real human actors in it and be called Jar Head 2.

  • March 27, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST

    And are there cats in this??

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Why is "cats" in the title when we see no cats in this clip?

  • March 27, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Remake 2!

    by deanbarry

    Wow, i remade my own post. What is the world coming to? Is NOTHING sacred?

  • March 27, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST

    No, you aren't literally the happiest school boy...

    by ErnestBorgNine

    in town day, you're literally one of the many people who don't know how to use the word "literally" correctly. Sadly.

  • March 27, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Wow, Harry!

    by Outlaw

    You would have actually found out about this a few days ago had you bothered to read your own website.

  • March 27, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Prof. Pop-Cult

    by jimmy_009

    Because it's the fucking Japanese. They come up with stupid brain rot that assholes and hipsters cling to to make themselves feel cool. For added douchebaggery dump on people that don't care for it as slow Americans that just don't get it.

  • March 27, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Reminded me of Metal Gear Solid 4. With rabbits.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • March 27, 2009, 4:31 a.m. CST

    if it gets a uk release i bet there will be a name change for "p

    by pjvader

    that word just doesnt fly very well over here anymore goddamn politically correct uk fools! is it going to be a real series? or one of those teasers used as a showreel for the animator looks great

  • March 27, 2009, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Speaking of MAUS...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...Arabs as camels isn't even a fraction as offensive as Poles as pigs or French as frogs.

  • March 27, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Poetry in motion

    by Xian042

    this is just dandy

  • March 27, 2009, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Deeply Disturbing...where's the Pussy?!

    by KillaKane

  • March 27, 2009, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Translation

    by Cassia

    The best bit is one of the final black screens that says "With cute faces, they show no mercy!" The rest of the Japanese is mostly Packy and Botasky rambling on about the mission in macho Japanese, i.e., "Can we really do this?" "We must do it now, or those two will be killed!"

  • March 27, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    I love me some stereotyping with animals

    by FeralAngel

    Seriously, I'm digging this. I myself have referred to Islamo-Fascists as "camel-fuckers" so this toon really speaks to me. We should have more caricaturing of those assholes who use their make-believe religion to butcher and oppress others. Sure, Judaism and Christianity have had passages like that, but they've evolved past it while factions of Islam are still wallowing in it (note blatant pig reference here; eat bacon, Taliban). I hope this toon's a huge hit.

  • March 27, 2009, 6:24 a.m. CST

    If they can licence this for a video games...

    by wowsah156

    Then i can see this being bigger than Doom and Halo combined. CatShitOne has the look of a very addictive video game FPS.

  • March 27, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST

    I hope they never make a Maus movie.

    by Knuckleduster

    Maus is, without a doubt, the best comic I have ever read. I can't imagine that story told in any other medium. Making a movie of it would only be an insult. <p> Cat Shit One, on the other hand, I can't wait to watch. Sniper bunnies as entertainment is a basic human right.

  • March 27, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Harry you Fat Fool...

    by Prof_Ender

    Scott Green already mentioned this. Show some respect.

  • March 27, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    They ARE making a We3 movie.

    by Nice Marmot

    Pretty sure Joblo reported that a while ago. Hopefully it'll be in the right hands. Defintitely a good opportunity to embelish and make that experience as long as it should have been.

  • March 27, 2009, 7:40 a.m. CST

    F69

    by Flibbertygibbet

    I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume the Rat thing probably stems from the British 7th Armoured Division - better known as the Desert Rats. Either that, or the Japanese just don't like us ;)

  • March 27, 2009, 8:10 a.m. CST

    I knew it, Harry is a Furry

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    Shoulda made the yanks donkeys though.

  • March 27, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    This is marvelous insanity

    by The Chosen

    Well said, this is CouterStrike-WE3. Loved it.

  • March 27, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Why rabbits?

    by bingo the clown

    The Japanese word for rabbit is usagi. Think about it.

  • March 27, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    not as cool as murderous squirrels...

    by DrManhattansTaint

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKbjit8CHu 0 (remove space at the end)

  • March 27, 2009, 9 a.m. CST

    "You drop two atomic bombs on a people..."

    by D.Vader

    "...and they're crazy 'till the end of time" <p> Funniest thing I've heard today.

  • March 27, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    ITs called "Cat Shit One" despite a lack of cats because...

    by D.Vader

    The original Manga was about the Vietnam war, and the Vietnamese were cats. <p> This anime is an update, replacing the Vietnam War with one of the wars in the Middle East. But they kept the title. Bc its so damn catchy.

  • March 27, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Harry, where is the "KINGS" talkback?!

    by Leafar the Lost

    I have seen exactly one little mention of NBC's "Kings" on AICN, and I demand more! If you don't, Harry, you will no longer be the King of AICN! You will be just a man!

  • March 27, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    of course it's racist

    by Wee Willie

    The Japanese are the most racist country in the world. Don't believe me? DO YOU SEE ANY BLACK PEOPLE IN TOKYO??????????

  • March 27, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    feralangel

    by Wee Willie

    You are an idiot. Islam isn't any more made up than any other religion. Plus, you're referring to a small segment of an enourmous population. God, i hate morons like you.

  • March 27, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Aussie's would be kangaroo's or koalas

    by D.Vader

    And Canadians would be Moosen while South Americans would be jaguars. So what.

  • March 27, 2009, 9:13 a.m. CST

    This IS racist.

    by HoboCode

    And if you don't think so you are either racist or ignorant.

  • March 27, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Its only racist bc people make it racist

    by D.Vader

    Camels come from the area. Unfortunately, racist people sometimes call Arabs "camel-fuckers". So making Middle-Easterners camels is more a commentary on the most prominent animal in their region (like snow monkeys in Japan) then a play on racist nicknames- which the Japanese are probably blissfully unaware of.

  • March 27, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Mexicans would probably be iguanas

    by D.Vader

  • March 27, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Someone like Spike Jonze should do...

    by fassbinder79

    ...Conker's Bad Fur Day animated but in 2D rather than CGI like this. Although Cat Shit One looks really good.

  • March 27, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Cat Siht UNO

    by biffology

    Please update ME on where to pick up this slick reel. Totally! Totes magotes!!!

  • March 27, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    What's racist about being a camel?

    by ebolamonkey

    Camels are cool. Who hates camels?

  • March 27, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Racism score card

    by WerePlatypus

    Actual posts by people who actually call this racist = 1; Posts by people making fun of racism/political correctness = 5; Posts by people bitching about perceptions of racism/political correctness = 7. Add up two of these numbers and you get 8 delicate flowers. Aww. . . how cute.

  • March 27, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Michael Bay is making cartoons now?

    by bonecrushersmith

    AWESOME!!! I don't quite understand how this is racist.

  • March 27, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    I guess I always figured...

    by The Eskimo

    ...that articles on this site came to Harry first, and then he clicked the "approve" button or something before they are posted. Apparently not...that's fucking hilarious that he doesn't even read his own site.

  • March 27, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Also,

    by The Eskimo

    If you are not offended by camels as Arabs, then you ARE a racist.

  • March 27, 2009, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Harry, if you like that, you should check this out!

    by OBESE_WAN_KENOBI

    I found it yesterday while looking for webcomics http://tinyurl.com/dla4qc It's about a Grizzly Bear battling zombies! It's pretty good if you like fighting animals.

  • March 27, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST

    It has nothing to do with either cats or shit. Funny.

    by xevoid

    That is all.

  • March 27, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Utter genius. The racism is THE POINT!!!

    by Royston Lodge

    Since I do not understand Japanese, who knows if my interpretation is correct. That being said, the racism of the camels vs. the bunnies is the WHOLE POINT. It's satire. The Americans are the good-looking, healthy, and always-in-the-right bunnies and the arabs are the ugly, smelly, probably-diseased camels. The idea is that it's what the rest of the world thinks the Americans think of themselves!<p> Now, if the British are portrayed as rats and the French are portrayed as pigs, that pretty well blows my interpretation right out of the water. "Old Europe" should be portrayed as once-proud animals that are no longer really that important in the modern world. Like, maybe horses. They still look really majestic and powerful, but we no longer depend on them in our daily lives.<p> Emerging nations that are becoming more important in the world, like maybe China or Israel, would be portrayed as some trendy animal that's cute but also a little frightening. Ferrets, perhaps? You could also go with cats, but that's way too obvious a cliché that would be interpreted as meaning "untrustworthy".<p> Former European colonies like Australia and Canada should be portrayed as useful and hard-working, but uncelebrated animals. These are the nations that "carry a lot of the water" in international affairs, without being too flashy about it. Since they're descended from Europe, they could be the more work-oriented breeds of horses like Clydesdales, while their former masters in Europe are more like show horses.<p> "New Europe" are nations that want to play a bigger role on the world stage, but are still struggling to emerge from under their Soviet past. I'm having trouble thinking of an animal that would make a good analogy. Maybe Pitbulls or Rottweilers, because they're animals that people are afraid of that are actually perfectly friendly if they're treated properly?<p> Other nations that are involved in world affairs but tend to play a smaller role, like maybe Scandinavia, could be portrayed as work-breed dogs.<p> Anyhoo, I hope they turn this into a feature film and release it in North America with English subtitles. Dubbing it with English actors would weaken the satire, I think. Letting an American studio remake it from scratch would destroy the satire completely.<p>

  • March 27, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    More animal analogies.

    by Royston Lodge

    "Friendly" nations that don't really play a major role in world affairs should be portrayed as mice. They can be cute, but they're useless, and all they really do is eat, sleep, and fuck. The minor European nations like Belgium, Spain, Italy, etc.<p> "Ugly", i.e. poor, nations that also don't really play a role in world affairs should be the rats. Like mice, all they do is eat, sleep and fuck. But unlike the mice, they aren't cute. Latin America, South-East Asia, the shittier parts of Eastern Europe, etc.

  • March 27, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Silly Wabbits...

    by StatelyWayneManor

    I heard Stallone was trying to get Botasky to be in his war film.

  • March 27, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't the bunnies hop?

    by Sapphireboy

    Looks like crap with the bunnies waddling like ducks.

  • March 27, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I forgot to mention the Chinese are pandas

    by D.Vader

    Seriously. And they probably know Kung-Fu.

  • March 27, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST

    ok harry that was great but ....

    by mr dark

    Where is the review of Knowing? I have waited for your review before plunking down my duckets.. I have read Eberts 4 stars and Chuds mediocre..I was hoping to here your take but it seems to be ethier 1. overlooked or 2. boycotted. Maybe I've come to expect to much from the A.I.C.N. site like reviews of #1 genre films that are currently playing nationwide as those reviews are elsewhere. I have valued your opinion on film in the past and I'm surprised that this film has been overlooked by this site..In any case I will probably see it anyway but I do look to this site for film reviews..

  • March 27, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Did anyone called Bugs Bunny...

    by samuraiyao

    He'd hoped on to this shit in a sec.. Bugs would love to killed some sand camels...

  • March 27, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    D. Vader: That's dumb.

    by Royston Lodge

    China's animal should either be cute-yet-dangerous like a ferret, or powerful and menacing, yet quiet and unassuming. Like an elephant or maybe a rhino. Ooooh, better yet, a komodo!

  • March 27, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    I'm sure the Indonesians would be Komodos

    by D.Vader

    They just killed a fisherman for entering their territory this week!

  • March 27, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Plague Dogs beats Watership Down

    by smackfu

    For the bleakest cartoon ever made.

  • March 27, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Where are the cats? Cats are funnier than shit!

    by bigbaldpapa

    False advertising!

  • March 27, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    I'm with Harry...

    by robert.thekilled

    This is cool. Camels suck.

  • March 27, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Here's the trailer with English subtitles:

    by Royston Lodge

    It takes place post-1991, and the main characters apparently work for a private military company, not the United States military.<p> Also, it reveals that there's a little word-play involved. The Japanese word for rabbit it usagi, or "USA G.I.".

  • March 27, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    This time with the link:

    by Royston Lodge

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOAPKxqutv8 (I hate it when I do that.)

  • March 27, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Usagi= USA GI

    by D.Vader

    Wow that's pretty brilliant.

  • March 27, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Wikipedia cites AICN as a source

    by Royston Lodge

    The Wikipedia entry for Apocalypse Meow (the USA title of the Manga) cites AICN as a reference for this animated project.

  • March 27, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Somebody played MGS4 too many times

    by The_Myhand

    And was like, holy shit, what if it was animals like Bunnies and camels? I can only conjure up one word for this.....and that word is Bizarre. The Animation is pretty good though lol...but still bizarre

  • March 27, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    great random assed title

    by dopepope

    Does it have significance? They're no cats, or cat shit for that matter.

  • March 27, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Bring in the Vietnamese Cats..lool

    by Supermans

    This is about is good as kojima's MGS4 movie..

  • March 27, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Word-play for the other animals?

    by Royston Lodge

    Using http://translate.google.com to translate English to Japanase, and then using http://tatoeba.org/tools/kakasi/ to romanize the Japanese words, here's what the other different animals' names are in Japanese:<p> camel = rakuda (Iraq?)<p> pig = buta (well, the French use a lot of butter in their cooking, I suppose...)<p> rat = ratto (no help there)<p> dog = inu (ditto)<p> bear = kuma (this is starting to get old)<p> monkey = saru (by now, I think we can safely assume that the word-play is pretty well limited to the rabbits)<p> panda = panda (uh, ok)

  • March 27, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    this is teh catz meeeowww

    by stupidmop

    this rocks! looks like those sylvanian family toys from when i was a kid

  • March 27, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    if they actually do have cats in this

    by stupidmop

    one of them needs to say "I can has your cheesburger now bitch!" before blowin ou a camels brain

  • March 27, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    This Just In: My cat just shit a big one a few minutes ago.

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 27, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Finally.....

    by bizzarrogeorge

    A cartoon that actually looks like it belongs on this website. Enough with you're friggin Astro Boys and you're gay ass Disney movies.

  • March 27, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    This just in: My dog just took a shit and flushed the toilet!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 27, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    yet agina Ahrry shows he doesn't understand what "literally" mea

    by FleshMachine

    seriously...when you misuse that word you mess it up as much as a word can be messed up.

  • March 27, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    uh.."again" "harry" "means"

    by FleshMachine

    : /

  • March 27, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    When are we gonna get ...

    by The Spud

    The Time Beavers! ... look it up people ... graphic novel from way back when ...

  • March 27, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    When is BAT PISS ELEVEN gonna come out?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 27, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    War has changed

    by SilentP

    It's no longer about nations, ideologies, or ethnicity. It's an endless series of proxy battles fought by bunnies and camels.

  • March 27, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    People "offended" by this.....

    by pdennett316

    Get the sticks out of your asses and grow the fuck up!! Honestly, overly PC stuck-up do-gooder fucks!! <p> Do camels inhabit the area? Course they fucking do!! What would you rather they were, fucking camel spiders??? They're clearly putting some meaning behind the choices, and it's either a play on words or other associations, or an animal common to the region. <p> Only over-sensitive little assholes continue to plaster negative connotation over everything without taking a minute to think the situation through. Those assholes are the ones responsible for Christmas Lights becoming Holiday Lights, blackboards becoming chalkboards, and the nursery rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep being changed to Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep. I've never seen a fucking rainbow coloured sheep you assholes!!! <p> Get the sand out of your vagina's and realise that all your doing by being so overly sensitive is making the race relations situation WORSE by generating tensions were they didn't exist previously. Fucking assholes!

  • March 27, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    If it is a hit

    by Anything But Tangerines

    CAT SHIT TWO?

  • March 27, 2009, 7:56 p.m. CST

    pdennett316, you're such a tool. get over yourself.

    by dr sauch

    I think most people are just amused by the camel thing. You have to admit that it's certainly ironic that they made the arabs camels. I don't think that anyone is ready to file a lawsuit. What's telling though is that you're so oppossed to any sort of sensitivity to minority groups. While overboard political correctness is certainly not helping anyone, its strange that you're SO against people wanting to change the name of chalkboards. Why are you so in love with the name blackboards? If it makes someone else feel good, why are you so against it? Is it because you don't want to admit that there is actually racism and oppression in this world? Is it because you're a closet racist who tries to overcompensate by attacking political correctness? My point is that anyone who treats political correctness as anymore than an annoyance has to stop and look at themselves. You're a sham of a person, and you should be ashamed of yourself. Loser.

  • March 27, 2009, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Not everybody in the Middle East is Arab........

    by archer1949

    These Camels could be Iranian(Persian) or Turkmen or Kurdish or any number of very excitable Central Asian tribes from a former Soviet Republic. Just sayin'

  • March 27, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Watershit Goin' Down!

    by RickyRetardo

  • March 28, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    The definition of racist

    by batzilla

    is "Everyone's a little racist" and it's no big deal. How's that? I hate sensitive people. I hate all races so ...

  • March 28, 2009, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Cats..... in.... The Zone.....

    by Fievel

    ..don't wear pants either! zone.aintitcool.com/index.php

  • March 28, 2009, 1:02 a.m. CST

    why in the fuck are Americans rabbits! thats racist!

    by BMacSmith

    i'd rather be a camel than a bunny rabbit.

  • March 28, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    RABBITS BLOWING SHIT UP = COOLEST THING EVER

    by F-18

  • March 28, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't the Americans be Bald Eagles?

    by Dingbatty

    Or Buffalo?

  • March 28, 2009, 4:53 a.m. CST

    I don't think they're Americans.

    by Breotan

    Don't really remember the anime, but aren't they Japanese?

  • March 28, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    The Rabbits are the USA, and the Camels are the Iraqis.

    by Leafar the Lost

    That is how I saw it. Of course, you could argue that the Rabbits are the Americans, and this is an Anime version of the US invasion of Iraq. Whatever it is, this is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. I just don't know why it is called Cat-Shit-One, but that may be the name of the military operation. If you will recall, the US loves to name things...like Operation: Desert Storm or Operation: Desert Freedom or whatever. The Japanese love doing this kind of shit.

  • March 28, 2009, 9:21 a.m. CST

    The Rape of Nanking?

    by landrvr1

    The Gophers are the Japs and the Squirrels dressed up as hot little schoolgirls are the Chinese?

  • March 28, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    TO MY BELOVED IMPOSTER

    by TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION

    open wide and receive a healthy load of TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION.

  • March 28, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    This looks fucking amazing

    by pumaman

    Coolest thing I've seen in weeks ! :-) I don't understand why its called Cat Shit One though. Where the frack are the cats?

  • March 28, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Only in Japan...

    by Fenrisulfr

    do they come up with crazy ideas like this. And I say this in a good way. Now I will definitely check this out. Looks insanely fun. At least they're not remaking the same shit over and over and over again like Hollywood.

  • March 28, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Isn't it supposed to be the Vietnam war in the paper manga?

    by Fenrisulfr

    In the manga, the Vietnamese are the cats, the French and the pigs, and the Chinese are indeed pandas. And the Japanese are monkeys. This is a 1998 manga.

  • March 28, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    ... and fuck the lack of edit button.

    by Fenrisulfr

  • March 28, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST

    When is ELEPHANT JIZZ NINETY SEVEN gonna come out?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 29, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Looks like CAT SHIT.

    by PTSDPete

    I'm so hilarious.

  • March 29, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Wee Willie = Hypocrite

    by Chief Joseph

    Calls one guy a bigot while simultaneously saying, "Japan is the most racist country in the world."<br> Generalize much?<br> And if you think Arab camels are racist, you are an idiot.

  • March 29, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    The Eskimo

    by Chief Joseph

    If you use the term "Eskimo" (instead of "Inuit") in your handle, you ARE a racist.

  • March 30, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Do you people not read the entire Talkback before posting?

    by Royston Lodge

    Your questions have all been answered before:<p> The Japanese word for rabbit is usagi, or "USA G.I."<p> That's why the Americans are bunnies.<p> The Japanese word for camel is rakuda, which MIGHT be an allusion to Iraq, but that one's only a maybe.

  • March 30, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST

    On a completely different topic...

    by Royston Lodge

    I just switched browsers after downloading Lunascape. It's a very cool browser that uses all three major rendering engines, Trident (IE), Gecko (Mozilla) and Webkit (Apple). It's also very customizable. I'm luvin' it.<p> I don't know what I'm tell y'all this. I'm just excited is all.<p> No, I don't work for the company.

  • June 9, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST

    my cat takes amazingly smelly dumps

    by The Amazing G

    how does that make you feel?

  • June 10, 2009, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Does it have bits of corn in it?

    by orcus

    C'mon, don't stop short