Metafilter did an entry about the short film HBO ran in the 1980s that aired before each 8:00 p.m. Feature Presentation, as well as link to a featurette about the creation of it. Enjoy model effects!
Meanwhile, I'm wrapping up work early: feeling a little queasy and very low-energy. I got done my usual morning duties, thank everything, but now my job is to go home and NOT GET SICKER.
Much later edit (as in 4/30/08 edit): That Metafilter entry's gone from LJ, but here are the direct links:
The "Feature Presentation animation:
The behind-the-scenes doc: