Going for the Gold and Falling Short
In honor of all the excitement happening in Beijing, China, aniBoom proudly presents the Olympic Heroes Series, an animated parody of the international multi-sport event. Each short cartoon segment takes a humorous look at each of the various competitions. The little guys manage to screw up Pole Vaulting, the Discus Throw and Gymnastics among others. Anything can happen in these fun cartoon spoofs, including a cameo by Superman!
The creator of Olympic Heroes is Tal Gadon, an independent animator and teacher at the award-winning Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem.
The performance of these Olympic Heroes is a far cry from what the founders of the original Olympics intended when they began to hold them in 776 BC in Olympia, Greece. Back then, the participants were expected to compete in the nude. Numerous myths abound to explain how it all began, with some claiming that Heracles built the Olympic stadium and surrounding buildings as an honor to his father Zeus, after completing his 12 labors.
The ancient Greek event was revived in 1859 by Evangelos Zappas who paid for the refurbishment of the Panathenian Stadium for the Olympic Games that were held there in 1870 and 1875.
203 countries currently participate in the Olympics and it's one of the most viewed events on television.
Watch the Olympic Heroes Animated Series!
Go to the Olympic Heroes Series Boomzone