Spectacular Science: The Lifecycle of a Mushroom [Video]

Thomas Beg‘s super-informative and eerily familiar short animation, Spectacular Science: The Lifecycle of a Mushroom, is admittedly “inspired by 1920’s animation such as the Silly Symphonies series and other early Walt Disney shorts.” But it goes a bit further than Mickey’s steamboat trip downriver–this little animation is packed full of information about the lifecycle of Amanita muscaria, the common toadstool. My favorite part is the snake-charmer nod during the basidiospore sequence.

Spectacular Science is a collaborative project between the University for the Creative Arts & the University of Kent which aims to provide a wide audience with access to scientific knowledge and support the education of students in science subjects.