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Damon Gameau's Winning Tropfest Movie Animal Kingdom Accused of Ripping Off Eustus Comedy Dog Cat Video on YouTube

Did Tropfest Winner Animal Beatbox Seem Kinda Familiar?

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As most of you are aware by now, Australian TV and film actor Damon Gameau won this year’s Tropfest Film Festival with his animated short Animal Beatbox. It seems he impressed the judges (and most of you) but to others his work seems unoriginal. YouTube member Eustus Comedy commented under the video, “is this a rip off of my video????” in regards to his Dog Cat video that was posted back in September. Tropfest founder and judge John Polson defended Damon and addressed the originality issues, saying, “It doesn’t surprise me there are other clips combining animals and music. It wouldn’t surprise me, either, if there were similar clips for every one of the finalist films. Comparisons are easy to draw with the explosion of footage on the internet, accessible by fingertips worldwide.” We’ve put the two videos side-by-side so you can compare for yourself. What do you think? Has Animal Beatbox ripped off the Dog Cat video (albeit in a more colourful way)?

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