Rock-Loving Kid Records a Spat with His Parents During the 1980s & Animates It 30 Years Later

Cer­tain­ly for me, and per­haps for many of you, there’s some­thing eeri­ly famil­iar about the scene that plays out in this ani­ma­tion. Here’s the back­sto­ry: Start­ing when he was 12, Mike Cohen, a kid grow­ing up in Buf­fa­lo, began record­ing the argu­ments he had with his par­ents (unbe­knownst to them). At least one of the tapes, record­ed in 1985, recent­ly end­ed up in the hands of Rodd Per­ry, a first time ani­ma­tor, who cre­at­ed the car­toon above.  By the looks of things, Broth­er Mike is still part of the music scene today.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

I Met the Wal­rus: An Ani­mat­ed Film Revis­it­ing a Teenager’s 1969 Inter­view with John Lennon

1980s Met­al­head Kids Are All Right: New Study Sug­gests They Became Well-Adjust­ed Adults

Shel Silverstein’s The Giv­ing Tree: The Ani­mat­ed Film Nar­rat­ed by Shel Him­self (1973)

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