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Clock Man is a stop-motion animated Czech short which aired on Nickelodeon's Pinwheel show. This short follows the story of a girl who is taken on an unpleasant trip by a mysterious "clock man", but is returned to her room just before sunrise.For years, discussions about the film circulated online despite no official record of its existence, with some dismissing the story as a creepypasta.. In mid-December 2017, the film was discovered by The Lost Media Wiki as the short animated film About Dressy Sally.
In 2012, The Flood Forums member Commander Santa submitted a thread about his search for a short film aired on Nickelodeon's Pinwheel show he remembered from his childhood that continued to haunt him for years to come. Commander Santa described the short as follows:
"This short animation was terrifying as a child. The scene is still burned into my mind (28 years later). It's of a young boy sleeping in his bed. Above his bed is a ticking clock. All the lights in the room are off and it is very dark. Suddenly the clock begins to slow down it's ticking and eventually it stops…on midnight. When the clock stops a Greenish/Bluish man climbs out of the clock. The boy wakes up just in time to see this man dressed in black grab him out of bed and kidnap him by carrying him through a window. The "Clock Man" takes the boy on some kind of terrifying adventure and brings him back to his bed before sunrise."
Commander Santa also provided a sketch of what he remembered about the short(shown below)
Initially fellow users were skeptical as Commander Santa's story felt eerily creepypasta-like, especially when compared to Candle Cove. But with Commander Santa being a highly respected member of the forums, many tried to help in any way they could. In the first 24 hours, the thread received over 800 replies and several suggestions to what the animated short could have been.
Stories about the short film subsequently spread to other online communities, including 4chan's /x/ (paranormal) board, the World of Warcraft TV Forums, Hippotank, Minecraft Forums, Yahoo Answers and the Bioware Social Network. Commander Santa subsequently consulted various cartoon collectors and universities, including the National Film and Television School, Vancouver Film School, University of California, Arizona State, Cornell and Brigham Young University.
Lost Media Wiki Search
On September 16th, 2016 The Lost Media Wiki, a website associated with the research and seeking of pieces of media considered 'lost' due to the difficulty of finding them, announced a shift in focus to the search of Clock Man specifically after the conclusion of its previous main focus, A Day With Spongebob Squarepants. That day, YouTubers BedHead Bernie and Dycate released videos detailing the search up to that point.
That same day, the Lost Media Wiki released an infographic detailing information known about the short (shown below).
On December 10th, 2017 LMW user NitrateNerd announced in the forums that he had possibly discovered the film. Many users found it to be similar enough to be a lead and the next day the Lost Media Wiki confirmed that they in fact have discovered the short film, which was a 1976 animation by director Dagmar Doubková. The cartoon had been uploaded to YouTube by the AAA Studio – Animated movies in September (shown below).
Finally, on December 21st, 2017, Commander Santa confirmed that the discovered short was indeed the 'Clock Man' short that he had been searching for all those years, and had promised to donate the $1,000 reward he offered for its discovery to the Lost Media Wiki. The forum post is as follows
I'd like everyone to know the INCREDIBLE effort dycaite (and his team at Lost Media wiki) have put in over the last 5 years.
Way back in 2012, I was a member of the Bungie.net forums.
LATE one night I decided to make a post asking if anyone else remembered a certain video from the old Nickelodeon show "Pinwheel."
I had stayed home from school one day and was sick on the couch when the creepiest thing I ever saw came on TV.
It was a short cartoon that gave me a serious case of the heebie-geebies.
After posting my story, it exploded.
The story spread across multiple websites like fire.
After about a week of searching by MANY people (this included contacting Viacom, a college in Canada and various reps at Nickelodeon) the internet deemed me a troll and a liar.
"This story is made up."
"Santa is a troll."
"We've all been lied to."
I spent hours and hours every night for months trying to find this one short I couldn't remember the name to.
The name I gave it was "Clockman" because of the image I remembered of the man creepily coming out of a clock.
Fast forward 13 years later and dycaite and his crew of media detectives have finally located The Clockman.
Later today I plan on returning back to the b.net forums with proof of Clockman's exisitence thanks to dycaite.
I cannot thank him enough.
Not only did he track down Clockman, but he was able to locate me too hiding out here on Nintendoage.
I'd HIGHLY suggest anyone looking for a lost media bounty hunter to speak with dycaite.
If they can find Clockman, they can find anything.
Here's the video (that was previously thought to be destroyed) that dycaite and his crew were able to pull from the media grave for anyone who is interested.
Thanks again 1 million times dycaite.
You are amazing.
 The Flood – Original Clock Man Thread
 Lost Media Wiki – Lost Media Wiki
 Animation Nation via Wayback Machine – Earliest Mention of a short of this type
 Lost Media Wiki via WaybackMachine – Frontpage containing announcement of Clock Man discovery
 uloz.to – Download Link as provided by the Lost Media Wiki
 Lost Media Wiki via Wayback Machine – Forum link to nitratenerd's forum post announcing he found it
 NintendoAge Forums – Thread which has Commander Santa's confirmation
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