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Cool Stuff: Ryan

In 2004, Chris Landreth created an animated interpretation of an interview he had with Ryan Larkin (1943-2007). The short went on to win numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2005. Larkin, who had been a rising star three decades prior is shown here living out every artist’s worst nightmare, destitute […]

Cool Stuff: The Dog and the Butcher

The Dog and the Butcher was created by Jonathan Holt and done as his senior thesis for the Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida. You’ll find some extra art for this short on his portfolio blog. The plot of the short could have been less predictable. It desperately needs one good gag added […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Batman Beyond"

Work with me on this one. We’re all going to pretend that we’re actively working in the animation industry for a moment. It’s sometime in the mid to late 1990′s. We’re in a meeting, discussing the future of the animated Batman property. We’re going to “freshen up” the franchise with a “teen-aged” Batman. Our demographic […]

Lost in Translation: Looking at the Bruce Timm Style from Animation to Action Figure

Do you have action figures based on animated characters in your collection? Have you ever taken the time to really analyze how well or poorly they’ve been translated from one medium to the other? Is your action figure on model? Does the action figure have moving parts? If so, how articulated is it and how […]

Cool Stuff: Sing Sang Sung

It turns out that Air’s music is not quite my thing, but the animation Mathematic did for the song, Sing, Sang, Sung is. This video follows a sometimes bouncing ball through a Yellow Submarine-esque world. AIR MUSIC VIDEO SING SANG SUNG from MATHEMATIC SAS on Vimeo. (via @antertainer on twitter)

Cool Stuff: The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

This short follows Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself. On their journey the scientist on board discovers a cure for the mysterious affliction and Jasper finds himself faced with the terrible prospect of allowing his fellow crew members to become feed for the […]

Cool Stuff: Muto

Blu is a street artist based in Bologna, Italy. There is very little information of the biographical sort available on this man, leading me to believe he is either a robot, a unicorn or a robot unicorn. Regardless, he is undeniably talented, as his 7-minute stop-motion graffiti short, Muto, will attest. The Tate Modern Museum […]

Cool Stuff: We R Super Heroes

Today we have another music video, We R Super Heroes, by Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine. Robbert Bobbert is the children’s music alter ego of Apples In Stereo frontman Robert Schneider. The music video was directed by PUNY Entertainment.   (via @t_animation, Cartoon Brew)

Cool Stuff: Dead All Along

Dead All Along has compelling visuals to go along with some equally cool music. This music video follows a child named Yorick. He enters a magic kingdom after being enchanted by a pixie. Upon his return home, he finds time has ravaged all he had known. The video was animated by MFA student, Giles Timms […]

Cool Stuff: Urs

The culmination of three years of work, Urs is the thesis project of recent recent  Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg  graduate, Moritz Mayerhofer. The 10-minute short follows Urs as he sets out on a journey to find a better life for he and his aging mother. Urs was completed in March of 2009 and is currently making its […]

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