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Cool Stuff: Oktapodi

Originally released in 2007, here’s an adorable short involving two octopuses attempting to escape from a restaurant cook. Oktapodi was created as the graduation film of Julien BOCABEILLE, François-Xavier CHANIOUX, Olivier DELABARRE, Thierry MARCHAND, Quentin MARMIER, Emud MOKHBERI, former students of Gobelins.  (via RositaCortez on twitter)

Cool Stuff: Fenrir

Here’s a slick little bit of animation done by some second year students of Gobelins for Annecy 2009.    (via TJMcKimmey on Twitter)

Cool Stuff: This One Time...

Aniboom posted a link to a bit of cool animation on their twitter account. The animator’s name is Nelson Boles. Boles attended the teen program at The Animation Academy. In 2008, he won a $10,000 scholarship towards attending CalArts, along with an internship at Warner Bros. Animation. I assume he is now a student at […]

From Heaven to Hell with Civilization

There’s a very cool video installation over at the The Standard Hotel in New York City. Passengers are able to view the video as they ascend or descend in the hotel’s elevator and are taken on a trip from hell to heaven or vice versa. It was created by Crush and directed by Marco Brambilla. […]

VIZ Announces "Naruto," Bleach", "Pokemon" and "Hunter X Hunter" Titles for August

VIZ Media will release box sets of Naruto, Hunter X Hunter, the latest Bleach volume, and four new Pokémon DVDs in August. Naruto Uncut Box Set Vol. 15 Special Edition will include a collectible Mininja Gaara Figurine (5 of 6) and playing cards 37-45 ($69.97). It will be released on August 25. Hunter X Hunter […]

Toon Zone Presents: Aniboom/Fox Holiday Animation Challenge Promo

Toon Zone is proud to host the Aniboom/Fox Holiday Animation Challenge promotional video. Fox and Aniboom are offering cash prizes for holiday-inspired animated short films, and will give the winner a development deal with the network that could lead to the show joining the Fox lineup. The deadline for submissions is at 11:59PM PT on […]

Pixar Delivers Another "Up"-Lifting Movie Experience

Pixar has a history of delivering movies that have a solid story to go along with their equally solid visuals. With every film the studio puts out comes an expectation—and for some people perhaps even a desire—to see them fail. They’ll have to keep on waiting. Up provides that same level of visual quality, and […]

Tom Jones' New Music Video Comes in Classic Animated Flavor

The music video for Tom Jones’ single Give a Little Love is out and available for viewing. In it, we follow an animated Jones as he makes his way from his home to the big show. All the while, while the city comes to life around him as an homage to the shorts of the […]

The Independent Profiles Hayao Miyazaki

UK newspaper, The Independent, speaks with Hayao Miyazaki, long-time collaborator, Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli president, Koji Hoshino. The profile touches on Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Miyazaki’s lifelong struggle to interpret the world of children, his obsession while working on a project and his immediate sentimental detachment upon completion, his dislike of […]

"The Fairly Oddparents: Wishology" Works Well Enough

The Fairly Oddparents: Wishology is a rare treat. It’s quite uncommon in that it’s animated, a comedy, over two hours long, and manages to remain largely fresh the entire time. The first episode of this three-part story arc aired Friday night, with the second airing on Saturday and the third on Sunday. Wishology begins with […]

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