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Animation

Another Day of Life (Trailer)

Another Day of Life (Trailer)

It’s not often that an animated feature tackles such serious issues, but Another Day of Life follows the true story of a civil war that broke out when Angola became independent from Portugal in 1975. Based on the book by Ryszard “Ricardo” Kapuściński, a journalist who begged his way deep into the most volatile places.

Matereality

Matereality

Filmmaker Roman De Giuli used crisp macro photography of iron powder, magnets, pigments, and glitter to capture this visually spectacular short film, which despite its otherworldly looks was created without any CGI. Music by Son-J.

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One Word

One Word

Lightfarm Studios and Area 23’s intense award-winning animated short film features takes us un a truly wild ride, as a baby finds itself under attack from a universe of terrifying monsters. But if you stick around until the end, you’ll find out the real reason things seem so unsettling.

Just Add Water

Just Add Water

In this silly animated short, a man tries out one of those capsule toys that expands when you add water to it, and gets way more than he bargains for. At least he has a new friend for a little while. Directed and animated by Emma Ehrling for Animade .

Honour

Honour

Travel to an exotic planet where a creature finds itself banished, and while exiled, it stumbles onto something unexpected which could help it take revenge on those who sent it away. From the illustration style to its orange color palette, to its concise storytelling, Frederic Siegel’s animated short makes for some intense viewing.

Animated Business Cards

Animated Business Cards

Drew Tetz created these awesome business cards which display an animation when played on a turntable under bright light and viewed through a camera, like a phenakistoscope. Be sure to check out Drew’s laser-cut turntable animations too.

The Freak

The Freak

Grant Kolton’s humorous animated short film digs into the strange realities of human anatomy, and just how freakish we all really are. So the next time you look at someone and think they’re weird, have a good long look in the mirror.

Analogue Loaders

Analogue Loaders

Animator Raphael Vangelis pays tribute to all the lost time spent watching spinning circles, hourglasses, beachballs, and progress bars on our computer screens, by replicating the idea with stop-motion animation and 3D printing. The behind the scenes video equally enthralling.

How to Make Sushi

How to Make Sushi

Motion designer Jonathan Lindgren’s animated short film is a mouth-watering tribute to the art of making sushi. The combination of Lindgren’s sharp visuals, Luke Brown’s sound effects, and staccato voice work by Yoshi Amao, creates the perfect reflection of the precision with which sushi masters ply their craft.

Freelance

Freelance

Freelance motion designer James Tupper presents a cheeky animated glimpse into a small piece of the world of a freelance motion designer, as he creates and programs digital imagery, waits for it to render, waits for his social media views to tally up, then does it all over again.

Hybrids

Hybrids

(Gore) Directed by a team of students from computer graphics animation school MoPA, this intense short film envisions a dark undersea world where creatures have evolved and adapted in strange and fascinating ways after pollution ruins their habitat. Making of here.

Life without Stuff

Life without Stuff

What would life be like if the material possessions we depend every day on simply vanished? Scorch Motion’s amusing animated short envisions just that idea, as everyday stuff disappears while in use, leaving its users in the lurch. We want a 10-minute-long edition now.

Cat Days

Cat Days

A young boy named Jiro feels sick, so his father takes him to the doctor. But his initial diagnosis is highly unusual, and could mean big changes for Jiro and the people around him. Animator Jon Frickey’s charming and colorful short film is truly deserving of the heaps of praise it’s received on the award circuit.

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The Stained Club

The Stained Club

This short film from a group of Supinfocom animation students packs an emotional wallop. It follows a boy who tries to fit in with a group after he discovers “stains” on his body that he thinks they have in common. But it turns out their marks come from a much darker place than he thought.

I’m Dead Inside

I’m Dead Inside

From the inimitable mind of London-based Dan Britt comes a tale of deep internal contemplations, existentialism and ultimate self acceptance, all set to a very catchy 80’s-style synth-pop tune in his animated short I’m Dead Inside.

The Addams Family (Trailer)

The Addams Family (Trailer)

We’re not usually fans of reboots, but the idea of The Addams Family as an animated movie actually seems like a good fit, especially with a voice cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, and Allison Janney. Here’s hoping the jokes can keep up with the actors.

Negative Space

Negative Space

Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter’s Oscar-nominated, stop-motion animated short film explores the bond between a son and his father, in which they built the entirety of their relationship through the fastidious and precise packing of suitcases.

Musical Cake Zoetrope

Musical Cake Zoetrope

Alexandre Dubosc’s chocolatey creation is an edible work of art covered with images from the world of music, including notes on a staff, piano keys, and sonic waveforms that all come to life when spun in front a properly synced camera or strobe light. The towering treat is topped by a tuning fork.

Best Character A to Z

Best Character A to Z

A fun animated promo created by dscent for Korean movie channel Ch CGV, featuring an alphabetical listing of iconic characters from Austin Powers to Zorro, and everyone in between. See if you can identify them all. Be sure to check out the other videos in the series.

The Redness of Red

The Redness of Red

Emily Downe’s animated short film explores the notion that our brains and eyes have a tendency to anthropomorphize even rudimentary forms, and how we might react as artificial intelligence becomes more and more humanoid, regardless of whether or not they are living beings.

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Undone (Trailer)

Undone (Trailer)

This rotoscope-animated series follows the story of a woman (Rosa Salazar) who keeps seeing visions of her dead father (Bob Odenkirk) after a tragic car accident, and becomes convinced that he’s trying to teach her how to go back in time to save him. Premieres 9/13/19 on Amazon Prime.

The Nova Effect

The Nova Effect

The Pursuit of Wonder presents a fictitious story about a man who loses his dog, and how that event triggered a sequence of events that shape the course of his life. It’s a fascinating exploration at the nature of random occurrences, and whether they could alternatively be looked at as fate.

While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping

Charlie Stewart’s beautifully minimal animated short film takes us on a journey to a far-off planet, where two scientists have been left to explore, and two AI-powered digital assistants who strike up a conversation as they wonder where their human masters have gone.

Primal (Clip)

Primal (Clip)

Genndy Tartakovsky is best known for creating Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Now, he’s working on Primal, a new Adult Swim series that follows a caveman who befriends a dinosaur on the brink of extinction in a brutal, primordial world. It looks incredible from this brief clip. Drops Fall 2019.

Angry Mom’s Night Meal

Angry Mom’s Night Meal

Animator omozoc is back with another silly stop-motion video, starting out with a goofy dance sequence, followed by our protagonist’s gadgets getting sliced into oblivion and cooked up when his mom gets mad at him for making such a ruckus.

You’re Not a Monster (Teaser)

You’re Not a Monster (Teaser)

IMDb’s new streaming miniseries is a bit of a nod to Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, though the therapist in this animated show only sees troubled monsters as his patients. Among the voices featured are Kelsey Grammer, Eric Stonestreet, Aparna Nancherla, Ellie Kemper, Patton Oswalt, Adam Pally, Amy Sedaris, and more.

The Moon’s Milk

The Moon’s Milk

It took over seven years for Ri Crawford and his co-creators to make this stop-motion animated short, but the finished film was well worth the wait. Narrated by Tom Waits, it takes us on a fantastical journey with Captain Millipede and his crew to harvest the milk seeping from craters on the moon as it hovers incredibly close to the Earth.

The Electric State: Animated

The Electric State: Animated

Artist Simon Stålenhag is known for his incredible vision of dystopian, hyper-commercial worlds. Ilya Plotnikov
a fan of his, has brought a small slice of his work to life by animating images from the book The Electric State, accompanied by music composed by Stålenhag himself.

Signal

Signal

We just want to bottle up and drink the warm and dreamy visuals in filmmaker Hwang ji – lee’s animated short film. We can think of no greater application of the phrase “every frame a painting” than to this beautiful and captivating clip of otherwise mundane subject matter.

Cyriak: Breakfast

Cyriak: Breakfast

Animator Cyriak’s latest bit of organized chaos is made from some silly old black-and-white film footage of a man attempting to eat his breakfast in the middle of the road. As is always the case with Cyriak’s videos, things quickly run off the rails. Breakfast breakfast breakfast.

NEBULA

NEBULA

Marcin Nowrotek’s abstract experimental short film was created with a Kinect sensor and volumetric digital effects to transform a scene of jazz musicians into the most beautiful music visualizer we’ve ever seen – as the sounds from the instruments influence the imagery.

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