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The Morning GIF: Powered-up pets

Marlo Meekins's Mario Dog is our new favorite thing on Vine.


Fernando Alfonso III

Internet Culture

Posted on May 22, 2013   Updated on Jun 1, 2021, 3:19 pm CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

Super Mario isn’t the only one who gets a boost from mushrooms.

In a new hilarious and brilliant produced video, comic genius Marlo Meekins features a small panting dog dressed in a Mario outfit while sitting front of a backdrop featuring puffy clouds made of cotton balls, hand-drawn mountains, and the iconic ? Block. As the dog sits, a mushroom power-up appears. Once the mushroom falls on the pooch, it magically transforms into an even larger dog. 

Meekins captured the video three days ago with Vine, the rising video-sharing network offered by Twitter. Since then, it has been transformed into a GIF featured on Imgur, where it’s collected more than 100 comments 5,300 points.

GIF by Marlo Meekins | H/T Uproxx | Photo by purplesdog

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*First Published: May 22, 2013, 9:27 am CDT