Topic: Brickfilm of the Week: Aladibababad (Feb 6, 2015)
This week’s Brickfilm of the Week is Aladibababad by Jonathan Hellerman and Nathanael Hellerman.
Aladibababad follows the story of young Arabian knight Aladibababad and his adventures with a band of thieves and a magical bottle. It was made in 2004 for the High Adventure Theatre Contest on Brickfilms.com and ultimately won first place. Brothers Jonathan Hellerman and Nathanael Hellerman, typically known collectively as Leftfield Studios or the Leftfielders, were members of the Brickfilms.com community from around 2002 to 2009, though they did continue to make brickfilms until 2012. They have made around 20 brickfilms, including Fred’s Day, Special Deliverance, and Star Wars: The Great Disturbance, one of the longest brickfilms ever made.
SPOILERY DISCUSSION BELOW!
Aladibababad is a great example of memorable Leftfield humor that mixes visual gags with clever wordplay and puns. The plot exists solely to propel the continuous string of jokes, and that’s totally okay. Take special note of the animation at 1:47 - a lot of effort put into a great visual gag. While Special Deliverance delivers a stronger message, and The Great Disturbance grabs all of the attention because of its length, Aladibababad is the quintessential Leftfield Studios film, and my personal favorite of theirs.
What are your thoughts on Aladibababad? What did you like about it? Did you have a favorite moment?