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Neil Cicierega

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Neil Cicierega is a film maker and musician known for his flash animations, YouTube videos and mixtapes. He is famous for his starting and making popular 'Animutations' on flash animation sites such as Newgrounds and AlbinoBlackSheep, for creating the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny and Harry Potter Puppet Pals. He would later grow famous for his "Mouth" mixtapes which mashed up popular songs, many of which had grown into memes.



On June 14th, 2001, Cicierega released a low-quality flash animation called "The Japanese Pokerap."[1] It was the first video of the Animutation genre,[2] a style using a vast array of pop culture references mixed together to create a humorous and often shabby-looking video. Cicierega created one of the most popular examples of the genre in "Hyakugojyuuichi!!!" which earned him an interview with Salon[3] at age 14.

Potter Puppet Pals

Potter Puppet Pals is a popular webseries created by Cicierega which is a spoof of the Harry Potter series of books and movies. Although Potter Puppet Pals is Neil’s original creation, there have been a number of additional Potter Puppet Pals videos created by fans.

Beginning late 2003,[4] Cicierega created his first flash animated Potter Puppet Pals video, "Bothering Snape."[5] In late September 2006, Neil published the first of the live action Potter Puppet Pals on his Youtube account.[6] Shortly after, in March of 2007 Neil released Potter Puppet Pals in "The Mysterious Ticking Noise."

Lemon Demon

Since 2003, Cicierega has released 9 albums under the moniker "Lemon Demon."[7] One of the notable results of this project was Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny, a flash animation Cicierega created with Shawn Vulliez released December 22nd, 2005.[8] The video shows a giant battle between dozens of pop-culture icons and has been viewed millions of times on Newgrounds and YouTube.

Mouth Mixtapes

Cicierega has released three mashup mixtapes under his real name: Mouth Sounds,[11] Mouth Silence,[12] and Mouth Moods. The mixtapes mash up popular songs that have grown into memes; popular songs in the mixtapes include All Star and Smooth. His first, Mouth Sounds (2014), has gained over 647,000 listens on Soundcloud. [9] On January 24th, 2017, he released Mouth Moods (shown below), which was favorably reviewed by Select All.[10]

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[1] Evil Trail Mix via Wayback MachinePokerap

[2] WikiAnimutation – The Japanese Pokerap

[3] Salon – All hail Neil Cicierega

[4] Facebook – PotterPuppetPals

[5] AlbinoBlackSheep – Bothering Snape Flash Animation

[6] YouTube – NeilCicierega

[7] Wikipedia – Neil Cieierega

[8] Wikipedia – Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny

[9] Soundcloud – Neil Cicierega

[10] Intelligencer – There Is a New Neil Cicierega Mixtape, Mouth Moods, and It Rules

[11] Soundcould – Mouth Sounds

[12] Soundcloud – Mouth Silence

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