Entries Tagged as 'animation'

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Philosopher Alain de Botton Reflects on the Wisdom of Pessimism

People often tell pessimists to lighten up or look on the bright side, but here British philosopher Alain de Botton details why being a pessimist isn’t always bad. Teaming up with director Claudio Salas and around 30 different animators they’ve made a 2-minute visual essay for de Botton’s School of Life project.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Watch the First Trailer for Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’

News broke earlier in the year that, after The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson was directing another stop motion animation movie. Called the Isle of Dogs Fox Searchlight have recently just dropped the first trailer for the film which features the voices of Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, and Jeff [...]

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Lego Grand Theft Auto

No doubt riding the trend of Lego movies that have recently made it to the cinema, from The Lego Movie to Lego Batman and the upcoming The Lego Ninjago Movie YouTube channel Nukazooka have created their own one. Well it’s not quite a movie but it could form the basis of one. It sees the [...]

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Rick and Morty – Pickle Rick the Action Figure!

Anyone who is a Rick and Morty fan will no doubt be watching the new season, which before it had even come out had given us an instance classic just from the trailer. And that was Pickle Rick, the pickle version of boozy scientist Rick Sanchez, who turned himself into a pickle to avoid family [...]

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Employment—A Poignant Short Film About Work Culture

This seven-minute animated short, handpainted with watercolors, is titled El Empleo (“The Employment”) and captures contemporary notions of productivity through the life of one man on his way to work. Directed by Santiago “Bou” Grasso a Santiago, Argentina, film director the piece turns the human form into lamp posts and tables and chairs.

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Music Video Imagines a World Within a Penny Arcade

A new music video animated by director Uri Lotan for band Jane Bordeaux’s “Ma’agalim” follows a lonely doll in an old penny arcade, who is fated to walk the same old rotating path, peering at the same mechanized people all day long. But soon things change and the doll’s life becomes much more interesting.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Watch ‘X-STORY’ a Silent Animated Short that Will Blow You Away

The animated short X-Story by Vitaliy Shushko has no dialogue and you don’t even get to know the name of the protagonist, all we know is that he’s following the X. But you don’t need to know any more to enjoy this anime short which took two years to make. Because it’s a visual treat [...]

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Swimming Pool’ Sung by Rick an Morty

Good news for Kendrick Lamar fans who also love Rick and Morty because the two combine in this well-crafted mash-up which comes courtesy of Adam Schleichkorn. ‘I’ve been searching for the perfect song for my first Rick and Morty mashup for months, and dammit, I’m pretty sure I’ve found it.’ says Schleichkorn And it’s hard [...]

Friday, June 30th, 2017

‘Makin’ Moves’ – Trip Out To These Freaky Dance Animations

There’s some clever and cunning visuals going on in this video by animator Kouhei Nakama. The visual art director uses various techniques, generative and particle-based, to turn dancers into all manner of morphing, freaky images as they swim across the screen or become a type of Russian nesting doll.

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

The True Story Of Andy’s Dad & Woody’s Origin

There’s a longstanding mystery surrounding Pixar’s Toy Story movies and that is just what happened to Andy’s dad? You often see Andy’s mom in the movie trilogy, but you never get to see Andy’s dad. Well now this video from SuperCarlinBrothers claims to have found out what happened to him, after the secret was [...]

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Animator David Lewandowski is Back with More Weird CGI Dancing Bodies

Back in 2011 animator David Lewandowski released a strange but hilarious CGI video of a man walking down the street. It was called Going to the Store and the man wasn’t walking normally but was instead twisting and convulting his body in the most odd and unnatural ways possible. Lewandowski released a follow up in [...]