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Animated Films: The Movie Theater Experience

Most of the time, the theater-going experience is a waste. Fake IMAX. Obnoxiously loud patrons. Cell phones that have not been turned off. Bleh. People who really don’t care that they’re hitting the headrest on your seat and knocking you forward each of the twenty times they pass to get more soda or use the […]

Why "Epilogue" Honors Terry McGinnis

Epilogue just might be one of the best remembered episodes of Justice League Unlimited, if not the DC Animated Universe itself. For DC animation fans, it hardly needs introduction. In terms of chronology it currently stands as the last DCAU episode, and it ended it where it began: with Batman. Rather than the usual action […]

Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: "Cowboy Bebop"

The opening credits to Cowboy Bebop are like the best improvised jazz: it may seem spontaneous, but close analysis reveals powerful structure and intelligence underneath. While improv jazz is inherently free-form, the best improv jazz still uses structure and a few rules to make sure it sounds like music instead of meandering nonsense. There’s a […]

Cool Stuff: Mundo Mudo

Mundo Mudo is a music video that teaches us that a stick figure man can be a glutton and kind of a jerk too. After (I suppose) a really bad day, stick figure man begins eating non-stop and then grows quite large. What’s one to do when that happens? Why, devour a city, of course. […]

Cool Stuff: Voltage

In Voltage, robots prove that by working together, we can all reach a common goal. Except that sometimes working together causes power surges and everyone explodes. C’est la vie. Directed by Filippe Lyra and William Paiva of Bam Studios, this short features some very cool robot designs and some sweet animation. Voltage from Bam Studio […]

Cool Stuff: Le Phare

This is my favorite of the shorts I’ve watched in the last month or so. Le Phare (The Lighthouse Keeper) was created by Gobelins students, David Francois, Rony Hotin, Jérémie Moreau, Baptiste Rogron, Gaëlle Thierry, Maïlys Vallade. In this short a lighthouse keeper is roused from his slumber by a rather large insect. (via @guscall […]

Cool Stuff: Burning Safari

Burning Safari combines two of my favorite things: robots and monkeys. The short was created in 2006 as the final project by former Gobelins students, Florent de La Taille, Jeanne Irzenski, Vincent Aupetit, Claude-William Trébutien, Maxime Maleo and Aurélien Prédal. The short’s website has some nice background and character designs. It also has a number […]

Cool Stuff: CARDBOARD

Here’s a nifty little stop-motion animation created by Sjors Vervoort as his graduation project. I do so enjoy street art.  (via @hntrgthrr on twitter)

Cool Stuff: Tarboy

Not too sure about the name of the of the main character, but I’m definitely digging the animation. Tarboy was created by James Lee, with music by Hania Lee. Enjoy the pretty thing. (via @compoundj on twitter)

Cool Stuff: Yellow Cake

Yellow Cake is a great in that it disarms the viewer with a false sense of security and then viciously rips it away by effectively mixing some rather adorable creatures with horrific acts of war. The two extremes play very well together in this beautifully put together short. According to an interview on Slow Decade, the idea […]

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