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Saturday, May 29, 2010

RIP Dennis Hopper

When I think of Dennis Hopper and Christmas, I think of this claymation tribute to the film Apocalypse Now. Animated by genius Corky Quakenbush, this stop-motion short, A Pack of Gifts Now, uses the characters from Rankin/Bass' Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Animagic classic to re-tell the Coppola classic. It was broadcast on MadTV. Look for Dennis Hopper's wacked out journalist character, here played by Hermie the elf.

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