Ye Olde Bouncygif

I am blessed with a terrible memory, which allows me to get fresh enjoyment from my own work after enough time passes. So it was especially fun to come across a Facebook post in an unfamiliar language with a gif of my animation from 2004:


By some miracle, the original .fla files were on one of my main disk drives, so I reformatted one for today’s preferred 16:9 aspect ratio, and voila:


Maybe I’ll find some way to use it in a new project, and render it as 4K video. It was originally part of a short I was going to do about depression, because in 2004 I was very depressed. Instead I made Sita Sings the Blues,¬†which was probably ¬†more therapeutic. But I sure like this walk cycle.

The original 640 x 480 gif is here, uploaded by some anonymous archivist.


Author: Nina Paley

Animator. Director. Artist. Scapegoat.

4 thoughts on “Ye Olde Bouncygif”

  1. Hi, just thought to let you know that the “unfamiliar language” is written in the Georgian script!

  2. Love your work.
    By any chance do you have separate videos of the songs of sita sings the blues? I couldn’t find separately, but shorter clips will also help you get to a bigger audience. If you do have them, then you could upload on Google or email me links pleaee,?
    Thanks. Keep up the good work.

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