Being an artist and creating art gives the artist first and foremost a self-employed status where your one and only boss is you. During the creative process the only one you have to answer to is you. This can be both a good and bad thing. Your vision is pure but there are times when we all need checks and balances. I wish someone had been there to check and balance Louis Lefebvre as he was creating ‘I, Pet Goat 2.’ Not that the film is bad. The film itself is brilliant. The animation is to die for and the score is an attempt at a never ending crescendo which demands the viewer’s attention throughout.
The trouble comes with the message which like most abstract art can be seen as both visceral and convoluted. Canadian Mr. Lefebvre seems to have so much to get off his chest… and silly evil Americans that we are we are just meant to sit back and take it. The film’s title itself refers to the book George W. Bush was reading to the classroom when the news came in about the 9-11 attacks. And I get it, politicians are bad, policy is corrupt and sold as shade, we are destroying the planet, our heads are cracked open like eggs… I get it. The film throws imagery at the viewer referencing global warming, oil driven madness, and America’s global imperial pursuits; but seems to ultimately settle on an examination of the self-important Western perceptions of religion and how that affects our collective world view. I get it. But the problem with this kind of blanket national conspiracy accusatory tone is that it is just as much an oversimplification as the flag-waving patriots who emerged in the wake of the 9-11 debacle. Things are never as black and white as they seem and while it might feel good to paint them as such, Mr. Lefebvre might do better to discover some greys in his pallet. Still, this film had a funky beat and I could dance to it. — D.B Tarpley
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“I, Pet Goat II” is a 2012 Canadian animated short film written, directed, produced and edited by Louis Lefebvre. The film features a commentary on American society and politics, particularly the agendas of presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, with allusions of Biblical theology and Egyptian imagery in a post-apocalyptic setting. The title is a reference to The Pet Goat (often erroneously titled “My Pet Goat”), the book children at Emma Booker school in Sarasota Florida read to President Bush at the time of the September 11 attacks which ends stating “more to come”. The film is known for its strong use of cryptic symbolism and the conspiracy allusions.
Louis Lefebvre began production on “I, Pet Goat II” in 2006. By 2008, he had established his studio, Heliofant, in Montreal, Quebec, employing various 3D animators, and the Tanuki Project who scored the film. Lefebvre predominantly used Autodesk Maya, V-Ray, FumeFX and RealFlow software for rendering sprites and animation. “I, Pet Goat II” was released on May 24, 2012. The animation won many international awards
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06.04.2014. Poole

HELIOFANT “I,PET GOAT 2″ — the film is known for its strong use of cryptic symbolism and conspiracy allusions
6 votes, 4.17 avg. rating (84% score)
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