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"Snow White" Diamond Edition: Still One of the Fairest After 70 Years

The first animated feature film in history was El Apóstol, a political satire made in 1917 that does not seem to have been screened widely outside its native Argentina and which has not survived to the present day. (Or even past 1926, when all known copies were destroyed in a fire). Even if it had, […]

"Transformers Animated: The AllSpark Almanac": Send The Books!!

People tend to be attracted to franchises because they know that when one interpretation ends another will be along soon enough. However, what of those previous interpretations? If you enjoyed one, you might not want to see it just dropped down into the archives. This has definitely been the case for fans of Transformers Animated, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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