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Quatchi Video Roundup #11

Above, an awesome Bowie-esque original by Sunshine and Decay, “Quatchi in Space”… Below, Quatchi sleeping:

Lastly, the majestic “李察克萊Quatchi彈O Canada”:

— Steve


Quatchi Video Roundup #10

The fine folk(s) at Quatchi & Friends scooped us on some cool fan-made, non-embeddable cartoons. We’ve linked to Francis Chartrand’s Quatchi à Whistler before, but Vincent Laforest’s Quatchi à la découverte du monde (still image above) and Frédéric Giroux’s Quatchi aux Jeux Olympiques (below) are both new to us.

This clip has a some great footage of Quatchi and Miga goofing off during a typical Olympics day at Whistler:

And here’s some 3-D fun in this TV commercial:

— Steve

Quatchi Video Roundup #9

This is the special RennieFoxie edition, beginning with CTV’s breaking coverage of the mascots’ big debut on November 27, 2007…

Shortly thereafter comes Sumi’s portion of the program…

The morning after, on November 28, the mascots appeared on CTV’s Canada AM morning show…

So who is RennieFoxie? And how did he get all this killer footage?

— Steve

Quatchi Video Roundup #8

A soundless cartoon of Quatchi in peril:

The dearly missed, life-sized mascots, dancing to “YMCA” and “Funkytown”:

A music video, set to “Forest Ninja” by Very Tasteful:

Some fun, non-embeddable videos: This clip has a bunch of people naming their favorite Olympics mascot… Following the ad, this clip has some Mascots on Ice action… This stop-motion plush video has original lyrics, set to the tune of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi.”

Not worth embedding, interesting to see the Meomi mascots video on the jumbo screen at an Olympics cross-country event.

– Steve

Quatchi Video Roundup #7

Above is a cool clip from Hong Kong TV, using the animated segments from the iPhone Winter Olympics app.

Below, Elise and Derek interviewed Quatchi and Miga during the games, asking some hardball questions: “What’s the deal with Mukmuk?” “Do you like kung fu movies?” “Why don’t you wear pants?” The mascots remain mum, but bounce around with mute enthusiasm…

Quatchi was apparently snubbed once again at last night’s Paralympic Games opening ceremony, but the underrated/under-appreciated Sumi got in on the action — skip ahead to the 3:20 mark…

We crack up every time we hear the whispery “Soooh-meee.”

Finally, this won’t embed, but it’s worth a look to see “Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages: Designer Steven Heller traces the evolution of the tiny symbols for each Olympic sport since their appearance in 1936.” Too bad he singles out Quatchi as “ridiculous,” and when he says “Quatchi the Sasquatch,” he pronounces “Quatchi” like “catchy,” yet he still says “Saquatch” correctly. At least he didn’t say “Catchy the Sascatch.”

— Steve

Quatchi Video Roundup #6

Rob Taylor added audio and video to his “Quatchi Rap,” which we previously linked to here. This is the current link… Audio NFSW!

Here’s a cool stop-motion animation of the Quatchi Happy Meal luge toy…

Quatchi has a cameo in this clip of the mascots having tea at Victoria’s Empress Hotel…

This comes from the several amusing videos starring Mukmuk featured on the TourismVictoriaBC YouTube channel.

Finally, this hardly counts as a video. In any case, the image here comes from this non-embeddable clip.

— Steve

Quatchi Video Roundup #5

Où est Quatchi?

MPR529 filmed this scoreboard guessing game at General Motors Place Canada Hockey Place. I can’t figure out how to embed it, so watch it here.

This appears to be the full Meet the Mascots on Ice program, filmed by IChooseYouZubat. Skip ahead to the four-minute mark to see Quatchi’s big entrance — I love the part where he gets helped into his hockey sweater.

There are a ton of YouTube videos of people goofing around with mascot plushes. Here, Kate Spiller compiles photos of her Quatchi plush at locations and events all around town.

Lastly, as we’ve said before, not everybody loves Quatchi. Fair enough, but must he be beaten with a shovel, run over by a car, and set on fire? From adsump.

In the next installment of Quatchi Video Roundup, I hope to have footage of Quatchi rocking out at tonight’s Devo concert!

Wishful thinking to be sure, but you never know.

— Steve