• One of the first viral videos of Dancing baby on the internet gets a makeover

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    HFA-Studio will offer a digitally restored, smooth high quality 1/1 artwork by the original artists as NFT, more than two decades after it initially became popular, "so the Dancing Baby can dance its hips eternally."


    Digital Desk: If you were born in the late twentieth century, you may be familiar with the Dancing Baby, often known as the 'Oogachacka Baby,' a renowned 3D-rendered animation of a dancing baby. It was created in 1996 by Michael Girard, Robert Lurye, and John Chadwick and immediately became a cultural phenomenon. It is thought to be one of the first viral videos in internet history, long before the term'meme' was used.


    HFA-Company will distribute a digitally restored, smooth high quality 1/1 artwork by the original creators as NFT, more than two decades after it originally became popular, "so the Dancing Baby can dance its hips eternally," the Vienna-based studio announced in a news release. 



    They "asked modern 3D artists and animators of another generation to'remix' the dancing infant" to give it a makeover. Artists and makers at the start of the = web3 re-imagine the loop with their tools, just as the original inventors did at the start of the web2′′ notion.


    "The original dancing baby evokes the first joy, optimism, and fun innovation that gave life to the web," it noted, attributing the animation's success to "bizarre mixed with innocence." It was an odd period for fantasising about what the internet may become." 


    While the Dancing Baby animation spread like wildfire thanks to e-mail chains and websites, its appearance in mainstream media in the late 1990s turned it into a cultural phenomenon. It was included in TV series including Ally McBeal and The Simpsons, as well as ads for Blockbuster Video and Delta Airlines, video games like EA Sports' FIFA 99 and Silent Hill 4, and Charli XCX and Troye Sivan's 2018 music video for "1999."


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