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The Great Nordic Sword Fights: Beach Bums (screenshot)

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Like Spongebob Squarepants on acid! New animated psychedelia by TGNSF

Beach Bums by The Great Nordic Sword Fights is the kind of animation that should come with some kind of a warning – and not because it contains any illicit materials, just because it feels something like Spongebob Squarepants on acid. Created by director duo Ricky Jonsson Jr and Kristel Brinshot for an episode of American cable network Adult Swim’s Off the Air, it features a motley crew of hairy psychedelic creatures surfing wildly through a tropical ocean to a digital soundtrack by Groundislava, interrupted only by the pursuit of what might be a giant poo floating through the ocean.

It’s not the weirdest in TGNSF ’s bank of visual offerings, but we just weren’t sure how to explain this one. Slide over to their portfolio and allow yourself to fall into a rainbow well of digital trickery.

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The Great Nordic Sword Fights: Beach Bums (screenshot)

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The Great Nordic Sword Fights: Beach Bums (screenshot)