Entries Tagged as 'animation'

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Tom & Jerry Do Drum & Bass in this Eclectic Method Video

Think of the greats of Drum & Bass and you think of names like Goldie, Roni Size, Grooverider, Tom and Jerry…Well, of course that last one being a cartoon cat and mouse isn’t something you would think of in terms of DnB music. But that’s exactly what remix artist Eclectic Method has done in this [...]

Monday, March 20th, 2017

This Film Theory Posits the Cars in the Cars Movie Aren’t Actually Cars

The trailers for Pixar’s Cars 3 have been pretty traumatic considering it’s a kids movie, seeming to suggest the death of Lightning McQueen, who’s been the main character for the films so far. And if you thought that idea was harrowing enough then you’ll be even more upset by the idea put forward in this [...]

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Castlevania is Becoming an Animated Netflix Original Series

Castlevania, the popular video game that features the Belmont family clan of vampire hunters who battle Dracula, is becoming an animated series. For fans this is good news, or it should be because the people involved have some good pedigree. It includes comic book writer Warren Ellis, producer Adi Shankar who directed Judge Dredd, and [...]

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

A Warrior’s Dream: Donnie Yen Vs. Bruce Lee

The title of this isn’t just the sort of scenario that every warrior would wet their pants at the thought of seeing, but it’s the name of a 3D animated short film imagined in photorealistic style where Donnie Yen (Ip Man)fights an imaginary opponent, who just so happens to be the greatest martial artist whoever [...]

Friday, March 3rd, 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.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Will Arnett Prank Calls a Toy Store as Lego Batman

Will Arnett’s Lego Batman was so good he got his own movie and when the actor when on a BBC Radio show to promote the film recently, he was asked by the hosts to do some prank calling. The catch was not only did he have to do the prank call, to a British toy [...]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Paper Cut, a Skate Film Printed on 1000s of Pieces of Paper

Filmmaker Philip Evans filmed skaters Jak Pietryga and Chris Jones skating about the streets of London, and then done something unique—he printed the footage on over 3,000 pieces of paper and then turned it onto an animation. The result has all the hallmarks of an entertaining skate video, great tricks, cool locations, but adds something [...]

Friday, January 27th, 2017

A CGI Head is Given Weird Makeovers in Adult Swim’s ‘Face Lift’

Prepare for some weirdness in this Adult Swim animation called Face Lift by Steve Smith and Jerry Paper. It features a cartoonish face that goes through a bunch of strange and unsettling transformations all set to music. From the comical to just the bizarre it’s something that will both unnerve you and cause you to [...]

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Rick and Morty Keep Summer Safe, Nearly Destroy Humanity in the Process

If you’ve never seen Rick and Morty before then this clip from episode six of season two should sell it too you. It involves Rick telling his spacecraft to keep Summer, his grandchild, safe from harm—but when Summer refuses to talk to a paediatrician things quickly escalate out of control.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Mad Feet is an Awesome Mashup of George Miller’s Mad Max and Happy Feet

It’s hard to get your head around the fact that the same director who gave us the insane post-apocalyptic vision of Mad Max: Fury Road also gave us Happy Feet (and Babe: Pig in the City!), but he did. And now someone has recut Mad Max with Happy Feet to deliver the brilliant Mad Feet.

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

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.

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Guy Photoshops Himself Singing into Stock Photos

Stock photos have really come into their own in the age of photo and video editing software, as it means the straight-laced poses of the models can be used very creatively. And that’s what’s happening in this video by MysteryGuitarMan who has placed himself singing in stock photos, making for very amusing results.