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"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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"Attack of the Giant Vulture" is a once-lost 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.
   
 
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, culminating with them 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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[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 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 17th (although the turnout was less than hoped for). A few days after the screening, a VHS copy of the entire Short Films by Short People Festival was uploaded by snowpeck over at [http://www.myspleen.org/ MySpleen.org], and the video was finally made available for all to enjoy.
 
The only footage of the short available online are a few snippets seen in a promo video found on YouTube.
 
[[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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[[Category:Lost TV]]

Revision as of 07:50, February 23, 2013

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"Attack of the Giant Vulture" is a once-lost 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.

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 Paley Center for Media 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 17th (although the turnout was less than hoped for). A few days after the screening, a VHS copy of the entire Short Films by Short People Festival was uploaded by snowpeck over at MySpleen.org, and the video was finally made available for all to enjoy.

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