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[[File:Vulture.png|thumb|266px|The cooked vulture, as seen in the promo video]]
 
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|title = <center>Attack of the Giant Vulture</center>
"Attack of the Giant Vulture" is a short film that appeared on Nickelodeon's "Short Films by Short People" series; a show that showcased short films made by kids. It aired a few times in the late 90s-early 2000s, but has never shown up online.
 
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|status = <span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>
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|datefound = 23 Feb '13
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|foundby = [https://www.youtube.com/user/snowpeck snowpeck]}}
   
 
'''''Attack of the Giant Vulture''''' is a once-lost short film that appeared on Nickelodeon's ''Short Films by Short People'' series; a program that showcased short films made by kids. It aired a few times in the late 90s-early 2000s.
The short involves a giant vulture chasing a group of kids, culminating with them cooking and eating the bird. Some report that it was particularly frightening for them as children.
 
   
 
The short involves a giant vulture chasing a group of kids down to try and eat them, culminating with the kids instead reversing the situation by capturing, cooking and eating the bird. Some report that it was particularly frightening for them as children.
[http://www.paleycenter.org/collection/item/?q=nickelodeon&f=all&c=all&advanced=1&p=4&item=T:57108 The Paley Center for Media] in California are the only people/organisation confirmed to have a copy of Nickelodeon's "Creative Lab Comp Reel", a 1:17 hour tape containing the infamous Vulture short.
 
   
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The Paley Center for Media<ref>[http://www.paleycenter.org/collection/item/?q=nickelodeon&f=all&c=all&advanced=1&p=4&item=T:57108 The Paley Center for Media's page on ''Nick's Creative Lab Comp Reel''.] Retrieved 30 Nov '12.</ref> in California were confirmed as having a copy of Nick's Creative Lab Comp Reel (containing Attack of the Giant Vulture), and a screening was organised to take place on February 17 (although the turnout was less than hoped for, and no-one recorded a bootleg copy). Several days after the screening, however, on the 23rd, a VHS rip of the entire ''First Ever Short Films by Short People Film Festival'' was uploaded by myspleen.org user snowpeck,<ref>[http://www.myspleen.org/details.php?id=11069 snowpeck's original upload at myspleen.org.] Retrieved 23 Feb '13.</ref> and the video was finally made widely available for all to enjoy.<ref>[https://mega.co.nz/#!txdnjASZ!MW61ojgrY8KX7cSip4xCon2o5rZWGjjl9ItNgtMHe2k mega.co.nz mirror of snowpeck's original upload.] Retrieved 12 May '13.</ref> Thanks snowpeck!!!
The only footage of the short available online are a few snippets seen in a promo video found on YouTube.
 
   
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==References==
[[File:Nickelodeon Short Films by Short People promo (1997)|thumb|left|305px|The vulture can be seen at 0:10 and 0:19 in this promo.]]
 
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==SEARCH EFFORT (16/12/12): PALEY CENTER UPDATE==
 
The Paley Center Library Supervisor has replied to our correspondence with a lengthy, friendly email that states that while they cannot duplicate or release the Attack of the Giant Vulture clip, they CAN organise a group viewing of the clip at their California campus; the viewing can fit 25-30 people max. IF you live near Cali (or were willing to travel) and would like to be a part of a group viewing, send me an email at '''acuriousboy77@gmail.com''' so that I can get an accurate tally of how many people want to attend so I can let the Paley Center know. As I live in Australia, I obviously won't be able to attend, so I encourage anyone to sneakily record it :) Once we get a considerable number of interested people, I'll contact the Library Supervisor so he can officially organise the viewing for us.
 
 
'''''- (27 Jan '13) Waiting on a reply from the supervisor, to confirm the date of the viewing. Keep an eye on this page.'''''
 
 
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Latest revision as of 14:40, 17 May 2015


Attack of the Giant Vulture is a once-lost short film that appeared on Nickelodeon's Short Films by Short People series; a program that showcased short films made by kids. It aired a few times in the late 90s-early 2000s.

The short involves a giant vulture chasing a group of kids down to try and eat them, culminating with the kids instead reversing the situation by capturing, cooking and eating the bird. Some report that it was particularly frightening for them as children.

The Paley Center for Media[1] in California were confirmed as having a copy of Nick's Creative Lab Comp Reel (containing Attack of the Giant Vulture), and a screening was organised to take place on February 17 (although the turnout was less than hoped for, and no-one recorded a bootleg copy). Several days after the screening, however, on the 23rd, a VHS rip of the entire First Ever Short Films by Short People Film Festival was uploaded by myspleen.org user snowpeck,[2] and the video was finally made widely available for all to enjoy.[3] Thanks snowpeck!!!

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