This is only marginally hockey-related, but it’s too cool not to share. Calarts student John Cody Kim has made Steadfast Stanley, the story of a corgi searching for his human in the zombie apocalypse. This zombie apocalypse seems to be set in Vancouver and stocked with a bunch of undead hockey fans.

If you love dogs, hockey, cartoons, and zombies– well, first we should be best friends. Second: you need to watch this.

Note the hockey mullet on the father. Note the white and green jersey on the boy. I’m thinking Canucks, no? I think it’s a number 7, which would be David Booth or– less likely– Brendan Morrison.



Is that an orca whale statue? Like the one you’d find outside the Vancouver Aquarium?


And that’s definitely the skyline of a Canadian city, but I don’t know which.

Oh, and here’s the gimme:


A zombie mountie (zountie) and an undead hockey player in a red maple leaf.

And besides: the dog is named Stanley.

Hockey fans who Make Things are the best hockey fans in the world.

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  • Bilal

    at first I thought it said A corsi searches for his boy

  • Sarah

    Wow. Brilliance. I thought “Shawn of the Dead” was as funny/disgusting as it got, but the inclusion of hockey and dogs trumps even that. This kid is going to be famous.

  • scl

    Could be the Vancouver Skyline. The Harbour Centre Tower looks like it’s there.

  • Diller M

    That video is a great example of what good execution looks like. Nothing fancy, just a good idea and good execution. Excellent stuff

  • D’Arcy Butler

    The video equivalent of Jason Chimera.

  • Igor Kleyner

    Vancouver… Could this be a documentary about the riots after 2011 SCF Game 7? Also, Vancouverites tend to name the best they have to offer after Lord Stanley (e.g. Stanley Park, which is the best square mile or so of urban green space on the continent)

  • Brett Lawrie’s Helmet

    Har har. Haven’t heard those before Igor.

    But yeah, no doubt in my mind this is Vancouver.

  • Smiley456

    So glad to learn my friend Stanley is safe! 🙂

  • Hyusis


  • I just imagined the dog was Tricky and got teh feels at the end.

  • Shaun Phillips

    Definitely Vancouver. You can see the elevator tracks on the building in the video.

  • Shaun Phillips

    Definitely Vancouver. You can see several of the same buildings in this photo. The blue pointed roof, the building with the logo on the top, and the elevator tracks on the outside of the tower. Maybe not in the same order/depth of field/vantage point, but all the right buildings are there.

  • Jon A

    Such a great movie. This one is so amazing! How did I not know about this. Anyone that combines some of my favorite things (hockey, animals, and animation) is good in my book. This guys has some talent.

  • Which is the building with the flag on it? (in the cartoon)

  • Sarah

    Glad I’m not the only one who saw/loved that movie. It didn’t get nearly as much play in the US as it deserved. It stands out in my memory for two main reasons: one, I have a very strong stomach and can count on the fingers of one hand everything in the last ten years that has nauseated me, besides actual illness. That movie is on the list.
    Two, the day after I watched it with my then-boyfriend, I decided to announce my presence at his apartment door by banging on it in slow motion with my fist and moaning loudly in a passable impression of the movie undead. It was at this exact moment that my boyfriend’s neighbor, whom I had never met, decided to come home. It was also the only day in our entire relationship that my boyfriend failed to answer the door in a timely manner. As I’m sure you can imagine, that led to a certain “Uh… oh, hi” sort of moment.
    Funny thing is, after I ceased moaning to smile apologetically, the guy asked if he could borrow a can opener. I said my boyfriend would probably be happy to lend him one if he ever came to the door. The guy actually stood there waiting with me until this happened. Brave man.

  • Shaun Phillips

    I thought it might be one of those 2 towards the left, but they don’t look quite right. Wonder if they’re buildings from other Canadian cities or did he just pull a hodge-podge of Vancouver skyline?

  • Jon A

    Definitely not the only one! And yeah, I agree, it was underrated here. That’s a hilarious story too. That would definitely be memorable!
    Even though it doesn’t sound like he did… hopefully the neighbor would’ve realized the reference and started doing it too. At least that’s what I would’ve done if I was in his situation. That is, if I had the “guts” to pretend like a zombie in front of a complete stranger. lol.