Movie Jam 3 is a GO! The theme is "unusual deaths" or Death Jam, since that sounds fun. You can work alone or with a team.
There is a Wikipedia page dedicated to unusual deaths. Pick one of them and animate it!
1) Open with this intro featuring art by JohnnyUtah (FLA / GIF). It's 30fps so adjust accordingly if your movie is different.
2) Fill in the title card with your subject, for example "455 BC: Aeschylus" or "1660: Thomas Urquhart" - you can edit / stylize this part any way you like.
3) Attempt to illustrate a short build up to the death; a set-up and punchline. Don't drag it out where it becomes boring. You can alternatively provide a brief background story as text after your title card if it works better or you are in a time crunch.
Tag your movie with "deathjam", upload it by Sunday at 11:59PM EST and you're PART OF HISTORY!
You can also announce who you are animating in this thread. It's fine if there are repeats but having a list of who is already in play might help people narrow their search. I'm gonna take a stab at Qin Shi Huang.
Question - should we open this up to the Darwin Awards archives as well? Thoughts?