[[caption-width-right:250:[[MeaningfulName Emo]] gets {{Emo}}]]

->''The machine is like...like clockwork. One move out of place and you're ground to a pulp.''

''Elephants Dream'' is a 10-minute computer animation by the Blender Foundation, created between 2005 and 2006 as a testing ground for the open-source 3D modeling software Blender.

An old man named Proog guides a gaunt young man named Emo through what looks like a {{Clockpunk}} universe, extolling its many wonders and perils but can we take Proog's words at face value? The MindScrew nature of the work has engendered much [[EpilepticTrees outlandish interpretation]], while WordOfGod suggests the work is actually [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephants_Dream quite simple]].

''Elephants Dream'' is released under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0, and is downloadable at its own [[http://www.elephantsdream.org Web site]]. The Blender Foundation went on to make ''WesternAnimation/BigBuckBunny''.
!! This show provides examples of:
* [[ThreeDMovie 3D Movie]]: Thanks to its open-source nature, one fan was able to go back and re-render the whole film for 3D.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Both characters, but Emo is especially scary.
* CombatTentacles
* ClockPunk
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: At least according to Proog.
* MentalWorld
* MindScrew
* WordSaladTitle: The short may be a dream or may not be, but it definitely has nothing to do with elephants. (Unless you take it to be a jibe at republicans.)