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Check Out This Animated Short: Fight Of The Century

by Peter Paltridgeon December 22, 2016
This bizarre short was created by Frame Freak Studios, a small team of animators from El Salvador. Before you watch this one, you’ll need to know it’s a pilot for a proposed series by the Frame Freak team, and doesn’t really introduce the characters within it. You’ll have to read the backstory first (corrected for […]
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Check Out This Animated Short: Frostbite

by Peter Paltridgeon December 22, 2016
Here’s a cool short that plays with shadows, timing and mystery to create a tense atmosphere. This nameless astronaut visits planets to scavenge for valuables…sometimes even living ones. When he discovers a crashed freighter, he hops right in — and into trouble. If the cel-shaded art style reminds you of the Borderlands video game series, […]

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“Glass Ceiling”: A New Crowdfunded Animated Short

by Peter Paltridgeon December 19, 2016
“Glass Ceiling” is a cartoon short now under production at the Savannah College of Art and Design, directed and Produced by Cierra Maach (currently a Senior at Savannah). Cierra is commanding a twenty-two member team, made up of her classmates, to work on the animation. It’s an abstract short where a man and a woman […]

Check Out This Animated Short: “X-Story”

by Peter Paltridgeon December 16, 2016
If you watch just one of the indie shorts TZ is spotlighting during the month of December, make it this one and trust us. It contains no words and the main character has no name, but it’s by far one of the coolest cartoons we’ve witnessed all year. The adventurer we’re following is a combination […]

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Check Out This Animated Short: “Zoo Terazia”

by Peter Paltridgeon December 15, 2016
Here’s a 2-D animated short that takes you to an otherworldly zoo full of crazy creatures of all kinds: short, tall, bright, loud, multilimbed, multiheaded, flourescent….Fun to look at, but there may be something sinister about it. Feel free to visit, just don’t do what this kid does! This short was created in France by […]

Check Out This Animated Short: “Glitch”

by Peter Paltridgeon December 14, 2016
Here’s a short that introduces you to a completely different world and only lets you stay in it for four minutes, but leaves an impression on you for hours afterward. There aren’t that many hints as to where “Glitch” takes place. It could be a future both highly advanced yet dystopian, or it could be […]

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Hearts Are Wild In This Crowdfunded Animated Short, “In A Heartbeat”

by Peter Paltridgeon December 13, 2016
There’s a saying that the heart wants what it wants. A new short under production by two students at the Ringling College of Art and Design takes that concept to its extreme. Sherwin is a shy, closeted boy who dreams of his crush object Jonathan but is too scared to make his feelings public. That’s […]

Check Out This Animated Short: “Brazey”

by Peter Paltridgeon October 25, 2016
Sometimes the simplest approach is the best. Take for example “Brazey,” a new animated short from animator Jared D. Weiss. To make this short, Weiss first improvised some music on the fly. Then, keeping the track as-is including the mistakes, he animated a little blobby guy in sync with the beats. There was no script, […]

Sundance Animated Shorts Coming To Theaters

by Alex Beanon August 27, 2014
Some of the best animated shorts of the 2014 Sundance Festival will be coming to theaters later this year. The 95-minute conglomeration of the eight animated shorts – four from the 2014 festival and four from previous festivals – includes this year’s best animated short winner “Yearbook”, as well as 2012 Philadelphia Best Animated Short […]

Animated Shorts At SXSW

by Alex Beanon February 5, 2014
Animated Shorts At SXSW The schedule has been released and the list of animated shorts is lengthy at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The animated short receiving the Grand Jury Award at the SXSW is eligible for a Best Animated Short Academy Award nomination for next year… ANIMATED SHORTS The […]