30 Jul '13, 11pm

'What On Earth!' documentary shows how cars might look to aliens

'What On Earth!' documentary shows how cars might look to aliens

comic where two aliens, cleverly disguised as traffic lights, discuss eliminating the Earth's population slowly, one at a time. The joke, of course, is that things aren't always what they seem. Apparently, filmmakers Les Drew and Kaj Pindal had a similar idea back in 1966, when they made the animated short called What on Earth! The nine-minute movie is a satirical look at Earth from outer space. Specifically, when Martians arrive on our blue rock, they assume, based on the observable conditions, the automobile is the dominant species. It's a warm and funny little video, especially the part about how getting crushed and heading to the junk yard is an individual's final contribution to society. The Film Board says, "This animated short proposes what many earthlings have long feared – that the automobile has inherited the planet. When life on Earth is portrayed as one long, u...

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