(PG-13, Gore/Language) Elvis and Dimmi are not your typical adventurers. Or maybe they are, depending on how you play video games. Ivan Dixon and pixel art master Paul Robertson present this gaming-inspired short film about two jerks and their goblin lackey.
The Royal Ocean Film Society spends some time looking at the works of Richard Williams, one of the last of his breed of hand animators – a man known for his fluid and dynamic style, and ability to create worlds with a tremendous sense of depth and perspective.
For the most part, Disney/Pixar has had great instincts when it comes to characters and stories. Here, they reveal a few of the ideas that never made it to the big screen, most with good reason. We’re so glad they changed directions with Up. Oh, and they forgot one.
Animation’s earliest known examples date back to the 1830s, and every year since then the art has evolved. The Solomon Society put together this wonderful reel, which compiles some of the major milestones in bringing sequential images to life – from line drawings to CGI blockbusters.
The Dark Knight is somehow transported to 15th century Japan. To his surprise, he finds medieval versions of some of his enemies and allies waiting for him. From Kill la Kill writer Kazuki Nakashima and Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki comes Batman
“Pebbles? Try lifting an X-Wing.” R2-D2 let Luke’s Jedi school burn down, porgs were totally not made to prey on children, and Rey can’t decide if she’s Light Side or Dark Side in ArtSpear Entertainment’s spoof of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer.
(PG-13: Language) Podcasters Cox n’ Crendor share their favorite new way to celebrate the holidays. Tió de Nadal, a ridiculous Catalan tradition in which people care for a log like a pet, and hope that it poops out presents on Christmas. We couldn’t make this sh*t up.
Till Nowak’s incredible short film is about a musician whose obsessive nature blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. The film blends live action and animation, as the protagonist moves between his two worlds. We’re betting Nowak get his own feature film deal after this.