Captain Ig'nant

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THIS IS A SATIRE. Captain Ig'nant represents the unfortunate hold of negative stereotypes placed upon the black community. I am black, most of the voices are black, and if you pass this off as "racist" and do attempt to understand the message, you are not doing any favor for the issues. This is meant to make people laugh yes but also point out the flaws in the current image of black America.

This is my animation for my junior thesis at the University of the Arts. And yes I got an 'A', haha, thank you Elliot Cowan.

Whenever a black person even THINKS about acting rationally, or dares to rise above stereotypes, your friendly hood-ass Captain Ignant is there to save the day! From African Americans getting shot for ridiculous reasons, to suburbanite black kids trying to be hood, Captain Ignant is there to keep black people the way they were "supposed" to be: IG'NANT!

Animated in Toon Boom Animate 2
Composited/Special Effects in Adobe After Effects CS5
Most voices recorded with Blue Yeti Microphone



First of all, the blow horn threw me off becuase i kept on thinking about Carnival...
Everything is pretty much perfect with this flash (except the end becuase i dont know who shot him)
your voice talent is excellent, your animation is top noch and you have a smooth consistant flow of story.
Keep it up. :)


whats with the watermelon?
You 'yanks' still care about someones race? Like i understand about someone being a Muslim or something considering what happed ~10years ago. But seriously?!

Chakra-X responds:

Haha yeah unfortunately it's still an issue here....Nothing like lynchings and segregated schools, but there is still a low quality view of the black race as a whole in America from both inside and outside the black community.

Captain Ignant!

Bitten by a radioactive mutha fuckin catfish!
Just perfect!

Good, but.

The beginning was definitely inspired by the Boondocks Episode with the "N***a Moment"

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Hilarious and encouraging,

We have reached a point in our society where our assumed roles are more imprisoning to any particular gender or ethnicity than the actual bigots. Where as a racist employer might turn a black employee down for a job who's more than capable is deplorable, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that more opportunities have been missed due to social/media image bullying. A black kid born living in an environment where ignorance and criminal behavior are not only seen as acceptable, but also as a proof of legitimacy, must face being a pariah among his peers in addition to the work needed to excel in school and work. I'm glad to see people like you and D-mite taking the angle of cutting satire and I hope it will inspire everyone to do their part to break these stereotypes and free themselves to control their own destiny.

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4.39 / 5.00

May 18, 2011
3:02 AM EDT
Comedy - Original
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