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Life is Not a Malfunction by Zimeta Life is Not a Malfunction by Zimeta
One of my favoritest favoritest movies of childhood was Short Circuit. :3 I was a little afraid to watch it again as an adult when we first re-got it, but so help me -- I still love it!
This is Number 5. The robot from the flick.

I dunno. It's just got great moments! Like when the military is firing at Number 5 and he's yelling to Stephanie to help him... makes your heart melt, it does. (Plus my soft spot for robots...)

For those of you who haven't seen it, it's about a military robot who's struck by lightning and becomes "alive" so to speak. :heart:

I wonder if there's a place to get the soundtrack to the movie? The opening credits music is so cool! (You can watch/hear it here [link] )

Also! This was made in the eighties, to Number 5 is completely real. No CGI with this guy. He's totally 100% huggable.

Yes -- I know about the remake. ;_;

And remember; Number 5 came before Wall-E. So if you're going to compare them, remember to say "Wall-E looks like him", and not the other way around. ;)

And other people still love him, too!:




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:iconthe5thbender:
The5thBender Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Awwww This is Cute! I loved the first film and the second one  No. 5 is always and will be Alive Great Job 
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :highfive:
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:iconthe5thbender:
The5thBender Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Your Welcome! I've done the Short Circuit DVD Cover with the 'Punk' Johnny 5 in it  

the5thbender.deviantart.com/ar…
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ArtsyMaria Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love number 5! He is my favorite robot ever, along with Wall-E
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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here!
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Who's Johnny? I hear her say!

Why's there no plz account for him?
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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a crime!
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raemanzu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ooohh it's number johnny fivE!! *loves it* :D I also rediscovered this childhood memory last year, it was so great to watch it again and find out it was better than I remembered!
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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OverlordPrince Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! Someone else who likes this movie. Great pic of 5.
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!


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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Tesla51 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome pic.
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virtualboy2558 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I think we can all learn from a wise robot like Johnny! :aww:
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axem-ranger-black Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
amazing~
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
:clap:
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Angryspacecrab Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
this gives me the mental image of Wall-e in the intro scene from terminator 2,
with wall-e crushing a human skull and then it pans up and he turns and looks at you and the terminater theme starts to play

:batman: also have you seen the movie Batman under the red hood, its one of the darkest warrner brothers cartoons ive ever seen, the first seen has the joker working over robin with a crowbar
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KianaTavers-Mereel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Lol, hubby and I had the same thought when we saw Wall-E. "He looks like Johnny 5!"

"Hey laser lips! Your mama was a snowblower!" :XD:
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SyddyGurl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love #5! I loved that movie!
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Seizthemoment Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Yay! Glad someone else remembers Johnny 5. I always liked him as he was one of the first characters I remember watching in a movie. And you're right, no CGI was used for him to be real.

This painting is a fine tribute to him. :-)
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember trying to find the movie when I was a tiny girl so I could stick it in the VCR. Problem was I couldn't read! So I looked for the letter "S" and just so happened to pick out the right one. :XD:
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StarCentury Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
OMG IT'S JOHNNY 5!!! :la: Oh man, how can anyone forget about such a lovable, memorable robot quite like him! :+fav:
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who-stole-MY-name Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OOH I LOVE THAT ONE :D
you know I have a thing for flat-headed robots, I wasn't lucky enough to see this one as a kid but I saw it a few years ago, it's a really good movie :nod: the sequel is pretty cool, too!

comparing him with Wall-E... hmm... in a way he's something like Wall-E's grandfather xD... isn't it? o____o oh well... I agree with what you said, it should be "Wall-E looks like Johnny 5"

wait... REMAKE?!?!? D: when? why?? I'm officialy scared now....
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yup, those flat headed robots are very cute. :3

Yes, a remake... It's not gonna be good.
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who-stole-MY-name Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
faith in humanity -200
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GethConsensus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
"Stephanie no disassemble!! Number 5 is aliiiiive!!!" Awesome movie, and a great interpretation of Number 5. :-)
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Sun-face Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Wow... this is gorgeous.
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JohnMichael007 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
OMG!!! You did a fantastic job with Number 5 from Short Circuit. His eyes have a human quality to them, and you really capture his likeness from the movies.
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Kharotus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww :love: I remember this robot!!!!! Great drawing =D
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Destroyah Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Number 5 ALIVE!
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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And he will not be disassembled!
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somechick73 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
No disassemble!
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PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You ever see the HK robots in Terminator? Looks a whole hella lot like Number 5 only on steriods.
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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sure have! :XD: And they really do, don't they? Haha.
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Gotappenname Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
He cute. He must I have inspired the creators of wall e
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queenmoreta Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what a gorgeous picture of Johnny, the colours and textures in this are lovely.
It's one of my favorite movies too.
one of my favorite scenes in the first one is his reaction after figuring out disassemble and death are the same.
and of course in the second film "oscar you will not get away, I am REALLY pissed off!". :giggle:
also in the second movie I love how they got him to jump. No cgi! such an impressive creation and character :). I memory serves he ran off an elecric wheelchair battery.
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay for behind the movie facts! :D
I kinda wish they had a blooper reel on the DVDs somewhere. He couldn't have worked right all the time. :giggle:
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queenmoreta Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha yeah, a set of bloopers would have been great :).
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ninja2of8 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome!
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thaliel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Johnny is as much a sweetheart as Wall-e is, there is enough love for both
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Thebabyduck Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Wall-E! XD
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LaVioletta Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, you're taking me back to my childhood, too. I loved both of the Short Circuit movies, and I still do. Whenever I need a nostalgic, feel-good vibe, I can always watch one of them. Something about your painting really brings out the curiosity in his eyes.
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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! Another person who still loves them! :hug:
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:

I love #5 :giggle:
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MrRobotov Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great design!
One of my favorite characters. D
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PhaseChan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   General Artist
I LOVED that film as a child!! <3

My friend and I downloaded and watched it for the first time in years back when we were at Uni - we still found it hilarious even as adults. There are some great lines in it, like when Number 5 sees Stephanie in the bath and he says "Niiiice software!" That made us laugh so bloody much....I swear you miss those references when you're young. XD
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! I know. :XD:
The best movies are ones where you don't get some jokes until you're older.
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Valient01 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Woah, I was seriously just watching this movie on netflix instant-play literally about 40 seconds ago, then as soon as I switched to this website to browse the art, I find this! QUITE THE COINCIDENCE!
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowee!
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xvosjex Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student General Artist
It made me think of Wall-E
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