Ford’s challenging festive Snowkhana animations
How many can you spot? The latest festive stop motion animation Snowkhana video is a test for movie buffs, as tiny superstar Mental Block drifts his way through a host of favourite Christmas blockbusters.
Created as a tribute to the Gymkhana videos starring YouTube sensation Ken Block, Ford‘s Snowkhana series has built its own loyal following for the lovingly created clips. These rely only on tiny toys, loads of LEGO bricks and painstaking patience to photograph each slightly different frame – including a nod to the John Lewis Christmas advert.
Just in case you need a little help to spot all the movies reference, here’s a cheat sheet:
- Back to the Future
- Bullitt (Mustang)
- Diamonds are Forever (Mustang)
- Forrest Gump
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Ice Age
- Santa Claus the Movie
- The Cannonball Run
- The Empire Strikes Back
- The Fast and the Furious
- The LEGO movie
- The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
- Toy Story
The cast also included cameo roles for Batman, Ben 10, The Lone Ranger, Raphael the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, and a minion from Despicable Me. And the whole thing was put together in just over a month with materials including 17 LEGO trees, 11 cans of snow spray, seven cardboard buildings, one large can of expanding foam – and a pair of ladies tights, used to help make the trampoline netting in the John Lewis advert scene.