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Cool Stuff: Le Royaume

Le Royaume (The King and the Beaver) is yet another gorgeously animated short from Gobelins that will have you wondering exactly how in the hell any group of people could be allowed to be that talented. In the short, a king presents a beaver with an axe so that so that it might build his majesty […]

Cool Stuff: Un tour de Manège

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Un tour de Manège is a beautiful short, full of fluid, luscious color that dances about your screen. In it, a young girl plays on a floating merry-go-round, when suddenly a wind causes the carousel to drift away the from the dock to which it was connected, separating the girl from her mother. The entire […]

Cool Stuff: Bottle

Kirsten Lepore’s short, Bottle, is currently a finalist in the Vimeo Festival Awards. Separated by water, a sand and snow person build a friendship by exchanging bottled messages and other items. It was worthwhile and enjoyable for the sheer amount of work that went into it even though the punchline fell flat.  Go here to […]

Cool Stuff: MakingOf speaks with "Despicable Me" screenwriters, Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul

MakingOf has an interview up with Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul as they discuss pitching ideas to financiers. What struck my fancy was their pitch style, which doesn’t include many visuals. Also, they sing. In the pitches. For more on their interesting approach, watch the video below.     

Cool Stuff: Your Choice!

This short is a creation of Japanese director Koji Yamamura, an independent filmmaker who most notably received an Oscar nomination for his animated short Mt. Head in 2003. As the message at the beginning announces, the inspiration for the film came from an unusual source; it was “…the result of a series of children’s animation […]

Cool Stuff: Fester Fish

What would happen if you took some 1930’s cartoon conventions, Tex Avery-style sight gags and married it with total debauchery? Your result would be Aaron Long’s Fester Fish. In the short, Fester’s Nephew, Fester is annoyed that babysitting his nephew conflicts with the hot date he has lined up.  According to Aaron, Fester was modeled after […]

Cool Stuff: Grendizer Returns

A creation of Go Nagai and a cousin of sorts to the famous Mazinger Z, UFO Robot Grendizer was one of many super robot cartoons produced in Japan during the 1970s. The story followed the adventures of Prince Duke Fleed, who flees to Earth with the titular robot after an invasion of his home planet […]

Cool Stuff: Azureus Rising

Azureus Rising is a slick sci-fi short from Black Sun Entertainment. It was created as proof of concept test for a feature film trilogy. The story arc of which will follow, Azureus, who becomes a freedom fighter after escaping death and experiencing a life-altering journey. This short is an action sequence. In it, the hero […]

Cool Stuff: Work

Work follows young Aaron as he decides to get a job at a corporation so that he might be able to afford moon shoes. The short was created by Michael Rianda as his third year film at CalArts.  I watched this short and said, “Yes. That’s exactly how I feel inside my head.” I loved the […]

Cool Stuff: Dragon Ball Z In Nine Minutes

This collaborative AMV is an oldie by now, but the “Doomrider” project is still very good more than five years later. Full details about the video and the people who made it can be found here. Squeezing the events of 291 episodes into nine minutes is a formidable task; but the excellent editing hits the […]

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