This one came a long way. I originally had the idea a couple of month ago while in Australia where I remembered an old project I worked on as a freelancer at a animation and motion design company called Waxeye a couple of years ago. All I could remember is that koala getting burned, maybe by a flamethrower, maybe not. And I actually never seen the finished animation, so I thought, why not recreating the whole thing, simple animation, just for fun, as an exercise. And then I started to add ideas, characters and justifications. And well. It turned out like this.
I have a lot more ideas to create some kind of short series. I know people will see a lot of Happy Tree Friends influence, but while being familiar with them, I don't think it happened on a conscious level. I think I was more inspired by what inspired them in the first place: cartoon are basically super violent stories with the blood and gore removed. Itchy & Scratchy is probably a more conscious influence, but I thought also of Peter Jackson's early films and classic Warner Bros cartoons obviously.