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One of the Earliest Mashups Brilliantly Combined Apocalypse Now and Winnie the Pooh

This is an old bit of pop culture cleverness, but it was new to me: “Apocalypse Pooh,” created in 1987 by Canadian filmmaker Todd Graham, tells the story of Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now using clips from Winnie the Pooh cartoons (with a few bits of the Coppola movie spliced in as well). It made the rounds on VHS tapes for years before it was uploaded to the Internet.

The remastered version above was added to YouTube in 2012 and flagged by Kottke today. The arrival of Piglet about six and a half minutes in is a particular delight.