Elephant's 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 Mind Screw nature of the work has engendered much outlandish interpretation, while Word of God suggests the work is actually quite simple.
Elephant's Dream provides examples of:
- Beware the Nice Ones: Both characters, but Emo is especially scary.
- Combat Tentacles
- Clock Punk
- Everything Trying to Kill You: At least according to Proog.
- Mental World: The entire world represents an idea which only Proog believes in, which is why Proog is the only one who reacts to anything around him.
- Mind Screw
- Word Salad Title: 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.)