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Animation

Pour une Poignée de Girolles

Pour une Poignée de Girolles

Julien Grande’s Pour une Poignée de Girolles, or For a Handful of Chanterelles, is a sweetly written and softly drawn short film about the art and craft of preparing a supper, the simple joys of family life and togetherness, and the unforeseen perils of foraging.

Have Heart

Have Heart

A looping animated gif starts to lose it when he finds himself tired and unhappy with his routine. Will Anderson’s funny and relatable animated short film will make you feel things the next time you watch an animated gif.

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Simpsons Reservoir Dogs Couch Gag

Simpsons Reservoir Dogs Couch Gag

(Gore) Krusty and other Springfield characters star in a heist gone horribly wrong. Claymation master Lee Hardcastle shares what he says is a banned couch gag that he made for The Simpsons. The song is I Need A New Beginning by Ruiji – an homage to Where Is My Mind.

The Rise & Fall of Giant Robots

The Rise & Fall of Giant Robots

(PG-13: Language) Despite their heritage, commercial success and inherent coolness, giant robots are not as popular today as they once wer. Gigguk charts the history of the mecha genre, its influence on anime and why it’s not as popular as it used to be.

Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther

Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther

(Gore) Originally aired in 2010 – and later released on DVD – Marvel and BET’s Black Panther is a motion comic miniseries with lots of action and cheesy humor. The miniseries sees T’Challa go up against a group of supervillains trying to take over Wakanda.

The Eagle Wannabe

The Eagle Wannabe

Le Corbeau voulant imiter l’Aigle, or The Raven Who Wished to Imitate the Eagle, is an amusing animated tale of envy set in the world of ornithology from YouTube member Fou Dubulbe. Because jealousy and irony aren’t just limited to the human world.

Animating Isle of Dogs

Animating Isle of Dogs

Go behind the scenes with the talented artists behind Wes Anderson’s stop-motion film, Isle of Dogs and see how the puppet makers, set builders, animators, and voice actors come together to bring the characters and story to life from otherwise inanimate objects. More here.

Rick and Morty x RTJ: Oh Mama

Rick and Morty x RTJ: Oh Mama

(PG-13: Language) Adult Swim keeps churning out hits. This time Rick and Morty unleash hell on gromflomites in an action-packed and stylish music video for Run the Jewels’ Oh Mama, from the duo’s latest album Run the Jewels 3.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The Royal Ocean Film Society tips its hat to how animated films depict food in this wonderful supercut. There’s Garden of Words mouth-watering kitchen scenes, Wallace and Gromit’s simple toast, Spirited Away‘s disgusting feast and more.

The Bald Future

The Bald Future

Le Futur Sera Chauve, or The Bald Future from Paul Cabon, explores the ideas of society’s view towards bald men as seen through the eyes of a young guy who still has hair, but knows his destiny. Charming animation and an ending that might make you laugh out loud.

Clunk

Clunk

Psst. Do you like geometric minimalism? how about simple sounds? The imaginative Kevin McGloughlin has given us the gift of Clunk – a one-and-a-half minute animated short with three cubes. We dare you to only watch it once.

Glenda (Episode 3)

Glenda (Episode 3)

The latest episode of Glenda, the Classiest Galaxy Tourist has sick rotoscoping. The live action scenes are from the B movie The Brain That Wouldn’t Die. The violence is still from Someone’s Ex’s soul. If the ending left you confused, watch Episode 2 again.

VIA

VIA

Artist Izzy Burton’s short film follows one man’s journey through life using a series of beautiful environments and charming character animations. Rather than focus on details, it boils down its storytelling to some of the universal experiences we all share. Making of here.

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The Kiosk

The Kiosk

Zurich-Based illustrator Anete Melece’s The Kiosk presents the charming tale of Olga, a large lady who makes the newsstand her home, until an absurd incident takes her on a fantastic voyage. Charming, kooky and colorful.

The Hungry Corpse

The Hungry Corpse

Director Gergely Wootsch’s award winning 2013 animated short is finally available online. The atmospheric black and white film tells the story of a hungry, undead man befriended by a pigeon in London’s Trafalgar Square. Voiced by Bill Nighy and Stephen Mangan.

Studio Ghibli Fest 2018

Studio Ghibli Fest 2018

Nine of Studio Ghibli’s animated masterpieces are coming to select theaters in the US. You can book individual screenings or the entire series, which includes My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. And Grave of the Fireflies, but, well.

The Ricochet Splendid

The Ricochet Splendid

(PG-13) Design and motion graphics studio 2veinte presents the opening sequence for an as yet non-existent anime about a group of misfits thrown together in a war against evil forces from outer space. We can’t decide if we like the animation or the theme song better.

Wreck-it Ralph 2 (Teaser)

Wreck-it Ralph 2 (Teaser)

Also known as Ralph Breaks The Internet, the follow up to Disney’s wonderfully fun 2012 animated feature Wreck-it Ralph sends Ralph and Vanellope on a journey through the World Wide Web to search for a rare part needed to keep her video game working.

Bacchus

Bacchus

(PG-13) A working woman trapped in the daily grind gets a much needed respite. She gets invited to a party that makes Burning Man look like a trip to the library. A refreshing, beautifully animated feel-good short from a group of students at The Animation Workshop.

Disney’s Magic Highway U.S.A.

Disney’s Magic Highway U.S.A.

Back in 1958, Disney envisioned the future of America’s highways and automotive tech. While we still don’t have flying ambulances or self-building roads, backup cameras and traffic apps are everyday items, and autonomy is closer than ever. Watch the full movie here.

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Incredibles 2: Sneak Peek

Incredibles 2: Sneak Peek

Our first real look at the sequel to Disney Pixar’s 2004 hit, as our superheroic family gets pulled out of their now ordinary lives to save the world from a new villain hellbent on destruction. Stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bob Odenkirk, among others.

Final Space (Trailers)

Final Space (Trailers)

A duo of trailers for a new animated sci-fi series about an astronaut and his unusual sidekick, who find themselves on journeys to discover the mysteries of the universe. The show features voicework from Fred Armisen, David Tennant, Steven Yeun, and Tom Kenny, among others.

I’m Scared

I’m Scared

“I’m scared of the monster who’s climbed up the stairs… I’m scared by gelatinous goop in eclairs!” Pete Levin’s fantastic stop-motion short was inspired by the art of Greg “Craola” Simkins, as a boy warns his younger brother about the dangers that lurk in their home.

Infinite Worlds

Infinite Worlds

Back in 2017, motion artist Philip Lueck created a weekly series of CG animations, each of which can be played in an infinite loop. Here, he presents a compilation of these fun and hypnotic clips. View the individual looping animations on Behance.

The Most Beautifully Animated Shots

The Most Beautifully Animated Shots

Editor Jim Casey of The Solomon Society put together this compilation of some of the most wonderful and memorable animated moments ever – mostly from Studio Ghibli, Disney, and Pixar films. Reneé Dominique’s cover of Moon River sets the perfect mood.

Yearbook

Yearbook

Living with a dark secret, a man is assigned the task of cataloging the most important people in history, but his hard drive runs out of room and he must start making cuts. We’re not sure how we missed Bernardo Britto’s 2014 short film before now, but it’s too good not to share.

Line Rider: Fade

Line Rider: Fade

DoodleChaos says he spent about 3 months painstakingly drawing a Line Rider track that syncs up perfectly with the oft-used ambient background track Fade by Alan Walker. Best played at 60fps for optimal synchronization.

16-bit Snoke’s Throne Room Fight

16-bit Snoke’s Throne Room Fight

Whether you loved or hated The Last Jedi, most of us can agree that the fight sequence in Snoke’s Throne Room was pretty awesome. Here, Mr. Sunday Movies brilliantly recreated the scene as if it were played out on a Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis console.

PES: Lens Smash

PES: Lens Smash

Award-winning animator PES says he had a few Nikon lenses sent to him to “test out,” so he decided to put them to the test in the best way he knew how. This super-short video will have to tide us over until his next big stop-motion masterpiece.

How Are You Today?

How Are You Today?

(Mature themes) Sophie Markatatos expounds on universal themes of isolation and despair while offering glimpses of fleeting contentment when two random characters meet, in her colorfully animated short film How Are You Today?. Life is short folks – make it nice.

Pop Culture Typography

Pop Culture Typography

Designer Isaac Moores (aka Izac Less) created this fun animation which provides typographic lyrics to Madeon’s dance masterpiece Pop Culture, using logo graphics based on just that – pop culture. Don’t know where they’re all from? Watch this version of the clip.

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