03/30/2012 09:11 am ET

'Notes On Biology': Stop-Motion Animation Is Made From Class Notes (VIDEO)

"(Notes on) Biology," winner of the best animation at this year's SXSW, is a clever take on one of the many distractions from classroom note taking: flip books. You remember -- making a mini-cartoon in your spiral notebook as soon as your teacher's droning turned into the Charlie Brown-like wamp, wamp, wamp.

"(Notes on) Biology" features the notes of student Mr. Ellis and the adventures of his superpower cartoon, "robot elephant." The eyepatch clad, jetpack-wearing beast zips through a town destroying cars in his path before he rockets into space and ultimately destroys Earth.

Who knew high school note taking could be so cool?

Watch "(Notes on) Biology:"