Figure 3.1   Alexander Lentjes works on the puppet animation stage of his first 3D film.


Chapter 3

Alexander Lentjes: Creating a 3D Homage to Bad Films

The Incredible Invasion of the 20,000 Giant Robots from Outer Space (2000)

Incredible Invasion is an animated short film made in 1999 by Alexander Lentjes and his friend Elmer Kaan as their graduation film for studies in animation. Both Lentjes and co-director Kaan love 1950s low-budget movies, which they also refer to as “badfilm,” with its distinct visual style and zany scriptwriting. “Think Plan 9 from Outer Space, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Cat Women of the Moon, and Invaders from Mars ...

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