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How Playing with Construction Paper Resulted in Over a Billion Dollars for Two Dudes

How Playing with Construction Paper Resulted in Over a Billion Dollars for Two Dudes

By Karl Smallwood

Despite the crudely animated nature of the short, Parker would later gleefully recall that it won him a Student Academy Award. This second short, also called Spirit of Christmas, was again created using the laborious construction paper cut-out method utilised for the previous short. In addition to that, Shelley Marsh on South Park is also named after Trey Parker’s older sister Shelley. The pair also scanned in hundreds of pieces of actual construction paper so that everything still looked handmade. The speed at which South Park is able to be churned out is one of the reasons the show is able to react to current events so quickly.