Web Series Wednesdays: Mad Doctors of Borneo by Webster Colcord
Has anyone ever sent you a link to a video and all you could do was think “WTF did I just see?!” followed by “That’s so freaking awesome, I’ve got to share it!”? That’s sort of the experience I had with this week’s featured web series, Webster Colcord‘s Mad Doctors of Borneo from 1993. Less of a series and more of a collection of documentary-style shorts, each stop-motion animation features a skeletal protagonist conducting bizarre medical experiments and… that’s about it. Little more detail is provided for each episode aside from a few scant credits. A SciFi Japan interview with Colcord from 2007, however, reveals that the project was inspired through a combination of his time at Vinton Studios and an affinity for the work of lowbrow artist, XNO.
Ready for the real kicker? Colcord has since gone on to work heavily on projects ranging from James and the Giant Peach to Monkeybone, The Host, those gnarly BRISK commercials and more. He’s even worked on the upcoming film, TED, featuring the voice of Seth MacFarlance and starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis!