Spectacular animation shows off YouTube HD

While you watch this gadget-laden gem entitled Pidgeon: Impossible, notice the exquisite quality of YouTube's HD. As we mentioned to you earlier this week, YouTube video has been been improved once again, and the company is now calling it "1080p." We're not so sure if it's that same 1080p you've grown to love with Blu-ray discs, but one thing's certain: Streaming video has certainly come a long way since the early 320 x 240 days just a couple of years ago.

This 6-minute animation itself is remarkable, taking writer/director Lucas Martell five years to complete. Released on May 7th of this year, it's already a recipient of multiple prestigious awards. According to Lucas:

"When the project started, it was mostly an excuse to learn 3D animation, but by the end of the project I had spent so much time reworking and polishing the story that I just wanted people to laugh."

We'd say Martell has gone well beyond mastering his craft in just five years, and yes, Lucas, we're laughing out loud..

Via Pidgeon Impossible