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Doored Animation

Posted on by in Video with 11 Comments

I saw this a few days ago and fell in love with the animation style, along with the message and the non-confrontational method it is conveyed. If you drive, always look in that mirror before popping the door open. Otherwise, send this on to your driving friends and relatives and maybe help to prevent an all too common occurrence in city life.


  1. CortDecember 2, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Dude looks like Dov Charney.

  2. gt13December 2, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Nice nod to the guys at Shadowplay–same animation style as the title sequence from Juno (complete with a rendition of the Moldy Peaches song from the end of the movie).

    It looks like Eric has done some other bike awareness videos too–here’s one about why you shouldn’t roll red lights:


  3. Beefy McManstickDecember 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    0:34 – Cyclist runs stop sign; the dooring is obviously his fault.

  4. SemmelDecember 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Love it!

  5. futurecopDecember 3, 2009 at 3:05 am

    haha brad and jeff you know the guy that helped make this, jeff ryan who moved to new york and used to play bike polo. by the way he is back in pittsburgh

  6. PaulDecember 3, 2009 at 10:58 am

    I agree with Beefy. That dude deserved getting doored. He should have stopped at the stop sign.

  7. Outdoor Outlet ApparelDecember 3, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Getting Doored sucks I am hyper-vigilant about staying far enough out in the street so it never happens again.

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  9. SteveDecember 4, 2009 at 8:38 am

    That’s kool :-D

  10. chickonDecember 4, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Re: beefy & paul- the stop sign wasn’t anywhere near the door and being doored can cause serious injury– why would anyone deserve it? Does a driver who cuts you off ‘deserve’ to get in a nasty crash?

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