You've heard the expression "Tofu for brains?" Well, you should've.
That's the anchor and premise of Zombie Dearest, an animated short starring Tofu: The Vegan Zombie.
This Florida-filmed farce (computer-assisted 3-D animation) from Lee Stringer pops a few funny sight gags (a Peter Lorre impersonation, a Shining homage) and cultural zingers (Mormon-ish missionaries are frightened) into its eight minutes. A hit on YouTube, this comedy is about a tofu-brained young boy, his chatty monkey sidekick, a Goth teen girl and Tofu's dead, um, mummy.
Well-animated, a few jokes shy of a scream, it's the least offensive zombie movie ever.
Screening as part of the shorts program 5, "Animated Shorts": Wednesday, April 2, 7 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. at Enzian; Friday, April 4, 7:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at RegalCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times