If you’re a One Direction fanatic, their sole album really isn’t enough to keep you satisfied. A pro animator has filled the gap — but it’s with a video you might not care for.
“The Adventurous Adventures of One Direction,” apparently created by Mark Parsons, the lead animator of the TV series Archer, features the five lads in the Anglo-Irish boy band fighting evil in quasi-superheroic garb, taking orders from a remote and possibly artificial Simon Cowell, their real-life manager. Along the way, they dress in drag, engage in slap fights among themselves and generally look slightly foolish.
It’s far from savage satire; the cartoon everything from the band to their songs to cartoon heroics in general are taken rather lightly, which may explain why an 18-minute video has nonetheless garnered a quarter-million views in a day.