Neil Cicierega

Neil Cicierega

Neil with Soul Portrait, 2010.
Born Neil Stephen Cicierega
August 23, 1986 (1986-08-23) (age 25)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Lemon Demon
Occupation Internet personality, actor, comedian, puppeteer, vocalist, musician, animator, filmmaker
Known for Animutation, Flash animation
Internet information
Web alias(es) Trapezoid
Web hosting service(s) Newgrounds, YouTube
Meme Hyakugojyuuichi!!
Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny

Neil Stephen Cicierega (born August 23, 1986), is an American comedian, filmmaker and musician. He is the creator of a genre of Flash animation known as "Animutation". He has also released several albums as a musician under the stage name "Lemon Demon".



Cicierega created a genre of dadaist or surrealist Flash animation he termed "Animutation".[1][2] Animutations feature arbitrary, nonsensical scenes and pop culture imagery and are typically set to novelty or foreign music, often from the Japanese version of Pokémon. One of his earliest works entitled "Hyakugojyuuichi" was published on the web, and was described as a "hit" in 2001 by Salon magazine.[1][3]

Potter Puppet Pals

Cicierega's Potter Puppet Pals is a comedy series which parodies Harry Potter. It originated as a pair of Flash animations on Newgrounds in 2003, and later resurfaced in the form of a series of live action puppet shows released onto YouTube and,[4] starting in 2006 and continuing to the present.[5] The central characters of the Harry Potter series are portrayed simply by puppets. The most successful Potter Puppet Pals video, the Mysterious Ticking Noise, currently has over 113 million views (as of October 2011). Cicierega has done puppetry live at Harry Potter-themed events.[6]

Lemon Demon

Cicierega currently releases music and performs it live under the name of "Lemon Demon".[7] He has released six Lemon Demon albums since 2003, selections from the first four of which have been made available for free download on the Lemon Demon website.[8] His most recent album View-Monster, originally released in 2008, was released to iTunes in November 2009. [9]

The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny

In 2005, Neil Cicierega and animator Shawn Vulliez released the Flash video Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny on Newgrounds. This became very popular, reaching over 12 million views on Newgrounds,[10] as well as topping the "Funny Five" on The Dr. Demento Show for several weeks and becoming the #1 Request for 2006.[citation needed] The song was later included in the 2006 album, "Dinosaurchestra." An updated recording of the song was released to the Rock Band Network in 2010.[11]

Complete Discography

  • Outsmart (2000) - Deporitaz
  • Microwave This CD (2001) - Deporitaz
  • Dimes (2002) - Deporitaz
  • Clown Circus (2003) - Lemon Demon
  • Live From The Haunted Candle Shop (2003) - Lemon Demon
  • Hip To The Javabean (2004) - Lemon Demon
  • Damn Skippy (2005) - Lemon Demon
  • Dinosaurchestra (2006) - Lemon Demon
  • Circa 2000 (2007) - Deporitaz
  • View-Monster (2008) - Lemon Demon[12]
  • Live (Only Not) (2011) - Lemon Demon[13]


  1. ^ a b Mieszkowski, Katharine; Standen, Amy (April 26, 2001). "All hail Neil Cicierega". 
  2. ^ "Animutation" (Flash). 
  3. ^ Cicierega, Neil. "Hyakugojyuuichi" (Shockwave Flash). Archived from the original on 2001-06-30. 
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  5. ^ Cicierega, Neil. "YouTube Channel Displaying Potter Puppet Pals episodes through 2010". YouTube. 
  6. ^ "Video of Neil doing puppetry at Middle East Yule Ball 07" (Flash). YouTube. 
  7. ^ Emily Sweeney (June 22, 2006). He's a hit with Internet set. Boston Globe. 
  8. ^ "Lemon Demon website". 
  9. ^ "View-Monster" (Flash (link requires iTunes software)). iTunes. 
  10. ^ Vulliez (altffour), Shawn; Cicierega (Trapezoid), Neil (December 22, 2005). "Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny". Newgrounds. 
  11. ^ "Lemon Demon on Rock Band Network". 
  12. ^ "Lemon Demon online store". 
  13. ^

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