As of writing this, I only have one tattoo on my right forearm, but if I were to ever get another one it would be an epic-sized octopus encompassing my entire left forearm, wrist, and hand, and it would be awesome. Obviously I have an intense fondness for octopi and all of their squishy wonder, so the video above made me squeal with delight. It’s Oktapodi, the story of a pair of octopus lovers who are ripped apart and must fight to find each other again. Well, all of that is done in the course of 2 minutes, but MAN it’s an amazing 2 minutes!

The video was created by students at the French animation school Gobelins (which totally looks like Goblins, which would be a sweet school to go to) and has been drumming up quite a lot of buzz lately. They’ve won a ton of awards so far, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing more from these creative individuals. Watch the video, it’s a slice of amazing, and let me know what you think of the ending! ARGH!

Also check out these rad videos:
+ An Octopus Messing Up a Shark’s Day
+ An Octopus Escaping Through A 1″ Hole


7 Comments Oktapodi

  1. Cillian Finnerty September 7, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    I have a newfound respect for octupi.

  2. Ian September 7, 2008 at 6:41 PM

    that brightened my morning of boring packing to move house!

  3. Afronaut September 8, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Wonderful ending and great animation. Put a smile on my face, thank you.

  4. Ryan September 9, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    I’m guessing you’ve seen this.

  5. Bobby September 9, 2008 at 1:00 PM

    I haven’t, but it was amazing, and so are you!

  6. jc September 9, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    fantastic! the students of gobelins always make great movies, so did they this time. very fascinating!

  7. Georgie Dogie September 15, 2008 at 7:27 AM


    Hahaha!!! Oktapodia for the win!!!


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