PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO IN HD directed by Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung www.TinKin.com music by Noah Vawter web.media.mit.edu/~nvawter/ running time 00:05:45 major funding provided by Tribeca Film Institute/ Renew Media 2007 More info at www.GASZAPPERS.com Gas Zappers is a short animation about climate change. The main character, the ironically overappropriated and fuzzy polar bear, abruptly finds itself in a position to save its home living environment through dextrous maneuvers in an Al-e Gore-ical world. The idiom of the video game is exploited to challenge and illuminate the simplistic notion of quick fixes to environmental issues. Aesthetically, graphical and musical styles from the glory days of video games conjure the triumph and delight of virtual success. As the bear progresses with celebrity companions through different climate change scenarios such as Venice underwater, confrontations with bulldozers, and anthropomorphized killer oil derricks, it narrowly succeeds each time thanks to its renewable energy defenses. A narrative unfolds that, like the artists previous works, waggishly interrogates the spectacular mode of ecological policy.