A Gentleman’s Duel is an animation from Blur Studios. It was featured on Wowtion, a now-defunct animation zine, some time back, but has been a bit viral lately. Steampunk transformers and boobies. And the dismissive insult of telling someone offering champagne to the object of one’s affections that alcohol is the French recipe for romance.
In this original short film, this time-honored tradition is re-imagined with a fantastic blend of boisterous characters and over-the-top comedic action. A seemingly innocent tea party takes a turn for the dramatic when two imperious aristocrats suddenly find themselves competing for the affections of the same fair lady.