The Animated Version of Tim Minchin’s ‘Storm’ April 10, 2011

The Animated Version of Tim Minchin’s ‘Storm’

In case you’re one of the three people on the Internet (hi, mom!) who hasn’t heard Tim Minchin‘s wonderful poem “Storm,” there’s now an animated version of it!

You can read the lyrics here.

And Mad Art Lab has an interview with the creators!

(Thanks to Dennis for the link!)


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  • NotYou007

    So who are the other two people because this is the first time I’ve heard of this guy.

  • SeanL

    yeah i never heard of him either

  • Ste Rowley

    I have any have his dvd amazing blook. He’s UK based so maybe why you yanks haven’t heard him before

  • sandrine

    Me neither that makes 4!

  • Mariana

    I love him! I heard “The Pope Song” last year (found the link on Pharyngula) and did not stop until I had listened to everything there is by him on YouTube. He is amazing, really funny and has got brains too!

  • Yay!!! Madartlab got a link! I’m a contributor.

    I’ve known about Tim for about a year and a half, White Wine in the Sun was the first thing to bring him up on my radar.

  • Hypatia’s Daughter

    Tim only got one thing wrong. If someone brings solid scientific evidence for Bigfoot, ghosts or aliens; or a mechanism for ESP or homeopathy, then I will believe in their reality. But I wouldn’t be embarrassed about my previous non-belief. There’s nothing embarrassing about not accepting things without evidence…
    And,Why ,Oh Why, do so many people fill their minds with nonsense while ignoring the absolute wonder of this life, this world, this Universe. Waste of an IQ. Waste of a life.

  • ScarletA

    Tim is stellar! I am so bummed that I am stuck in bumf&*k Arizona, because he is playing a festival in New Jersey, and also some dates in New York City…alas…all sold out!

  • Stephanie

    I <3 Tim Minchen. His "White Wine in The Sun" is one of the best secular Christmas songs I've ever heard.

  • Jamssx

    As Mariana says his Pope song (NSFW so don’t google it in the office) is a great commentary on the catholic church… He’s playing some dates in the US shortly. New York is on the list, I’m not sure where else..

  • Richard Wade

    I stumbled across this as just audio a few months ago. I both laughed and growled because I know someone exactly like the character Storm, and I get the same “be nice” silent commands from my dear wife. She’s kinder than me, and I know what’s good for me, so on more than one occasion I’ve nearly bitten my tongue off.

  • Lin

    I’ve loved Tim Minchin for a while now, and this has always been my favourite. The Pope Song is up there, too.

    Storm reminds me a lot of my sister. I bite my tongue a lot around her, but it’s getting harder and harder.

  • Richard P.

    Tim is hard to listen to at times but he is great with lyrics.
    You might also enjoy this.

    http://www.muziboo.com/Kismet/music/thank-you-god-tim-minchin/

  • Ben

    Tim is great. I have been waiting for this animation for a while.
    And he’s Australian for all the people who have not heard him before.

  • Mark

    I actually liked the animated text version (I assume it was fan done) that has been on Youtube better.

    I’m still convinced that he somehow stole my Scooby Doo reference. For at least 10 years I’ve been claiming that woo believers didn’t watch enough of that show as children. The ghost, bigfoot or whatever was always a guy in a suit.

    That’s educational programming.

  • dauntless

    Psychics aren’t real, Tim? But you’re communicating to us without moving your mouth!

  • Heidi

    Looks like I’m the fifth person who never heard of this guy before. I liked it, though.

  • Greg

    Ben – careful, or you’ll enrage us protective Brits who’ll point out that Tim was actually born in Northampton, England before moving over to Australia where he grew up.

    He’s got dual nationality, so I guess we’ll have to share him… 😉

  • Ubi Dubium

    White Wine in the Sun has been my favorite christmas song for some time now and I also really love Not Perfect. I’ve been a fan of Tim’s ever since I first heard If You Open your Mind too Far, your Brain Will Fall Out a year or two ago.

    For those of you who had not heard about Tim before this post, head on over to YouTube when you have an hour or two to spend laughing very hard. (Quite a bit of his stuff is NSFW, though.)

    And also, we now almost always remember to take our canvas bags when we go to the supermarket. Thanks, Tim!

  • Blacksheep

    Good poem, very cool animation. What strikes me, though, (and it may be more of the artists doing) is the instant and seemingly extreme irritation – to the point that it ruins the evening – of the other guests. Must it be such a “walking on eggshells” world? Can’t there be a variety of people who believe different things, and wouldn’t it be OK to be amused by someone like that, instead of so pissy? I know that I could have a lovely dinner with almost anyone on this forum even if we disagreed entirely.

  • Douglas Kirk

    I’ve loved Tim minchin ever since being turned onto his The Good Book by a few atheist blogs. The way he captures skepticism with flourish and humor is just amazing. My girlfriend and I really enjoy If I didn’t have you, a statistically accurate love song.

  • Alicia

    I love Tim. I saw him do Storm live in 2009 in his ‘Ready For This?’tour, also did ‘I Love Jesus’ & ‘The Good Book’. Wonderful live comic.
    I first heard of him through his comedy music ‘If You Really Loved Me’ & ‘Some People Have It Worse Than Me’.
    He is the man who helped me realise I was an Atheist. For years I had fooled myself into pretending to believe for my mum & school. Though it is surprising easy to be an Atheist in a Catholic school.
    Great comic & a very intellegent, eloquant man. Fantastic pianist too – check out ‘Peace Anthem for Palastine’ for proof of that.

  • James

    I have never heard of him either, but now I wish I had. I love this video. I could watch it over and over again.