See Trey Parker's Student Academy Award Winning 'American History'
While the presence of Trey Parker, along with his partner in crime, Matt Stone, is more prominent on TV with "South Park," let's not forget that the comedic duo brought the foul-mouthed fourth graders to the big screen in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. In addition, they've delivered films in the form of Orgazmo and the Michael Bay skewering Team America: World Police. Their Tony Award winning musical The Book of Mormon will likely hit the big screen too, but now let's look into the past to see at one of Parker's early works: n animated short film called American History which won a Student Academy Award. Watch it!
Made at the University of Colorado, the film was also co-directed by Chris Graves who hasn't exactly had the same success as Parker. The crude animation style should be familiar to "South Park" fans, but it's the content of the film that really makes this great. Parker was able to convince his Japanese roommate to recount the history of America as he knew it. And while this has been done countless times since on YouTube and more, this was back in the early 90's when that just wasn't possible. Even a decade ago, Parker was already ahead of his time and had a bright future in satire, comedy and generally witty entertainment.