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Vök: In the Dark

Vök: In the Dark

Every frame’s a painting in director Elí’s music video for Icelandic band Vök. This beautiful work of animated art is the perfect complement to the smooth mix of powerful lyrics, danceable beats, and an infectious chorus. Kudos to the entire animation team for this one.

Infinite Delivery

Infinite Delivery

Over the years, Dave of sheepfilms has created some pretty wild short animations, among them this trippy loop that makes it look like a package that’s being delivered contains the front door into which it is being delivered. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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Stop-Motion Cake Slicing

Stop-Motion Cake Slicing

Animator Kevin Parry spent an absurd amount of time baking in the kitchen to put together this mouth-watering stop-motion clip. It features a hypnotic sequence of colorful cakes gradually being cut away, slice-by-slice. Now we really are in the mood for dessert. Thanks, Kevin.

Can’t Stop the Beat

Can’t Stop the Beat

Animation studio Kara Kuta presents a series of playful CGI animations, each grooving to a 135 BPM soundtrack, and that look like they were made from cardboard. The Chiang Mai, Thailand studio has a wonderfully whimsical aesthetic throughout all of their work.

Dark Empire: Episode 1

Dark Empire: Episode 1

The first episode of animator Ian WilkinsStar Wars fan series is here, and it’s every bit as good as we hoped. Many years after the fall of Vader and the Emperor at Endor, members of the Rebel Alliance must once again defend against the Empire as they strengthen against the New Republic. Soundtrack by Daniel Ciurlizza.

I Had a Heart Attack*

I Had a Heart Attack*

(PG-13: Language) A while back, illustrator Bard Edlund encountered something none of us ever want to experience – a deep, stabbing pain in his chest. Here, he provides a lighthearted animation of what he went through to find out his body was basically fooling him.

Viddyoze Animation Templates

Viddyoze Animation Templates

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Majestic Wilderness!

Majestic Wilderness!

Peer through the lens to spy on an exotic and spooky forest, where strange and mysterious creatures lurk in the shadows. We just love the black and white shading in animator Elenor Kopka’s quirky little short film.

Shock Therapy

Shock Therapy

A man with a fear of just about everything decides to test his luck at exposure therapy, facing his numerous phobias by moving in with all of them under one roof. A wonderfully fun animated short film from Bali Engel and Matthieu Landour of Bat Collective.

Soap Entropy

Soap Entropy

Bisous Production’s shows off their CG particle physics expertise through this experimental animation that explores the disorder that occurs in organic matter. Watch as fluids collide and collapse into strange formations of soapy liquid goo.

Legendary Poker Dealer

Legendary Poker Dealer

Animator Omozoc has previously entertained us with his delectable stop-motion meals. But in this clip, he uses the technique to show off the most artful ways to deal cards. We’re actually a little surprised that he didn’t literally cut any cards.

LEGO GTA

LEGO GTA

While LEGO has bent some of its rules about violence by offering weapons with some of its Star Wars sets, the brand is still pretty much about clean, wholesome fun. But that didn’t stop Nukazooka from imagining a LEGO movie based on the world of Grand Theft Auto.

Onward (Trailer)

Onward (Trailer)

Disney and Pixar’s upcoming feature film introduces us to a pair of suburban elfen brothers (Chris Pratt and Tom Holland). The duo set off on a madcap mission to restore the missing half of their dad, after they mess up a spell to bring him back to life. Premieres 3/6/2020.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Airships

Hayao Miyazaki’s Airships

There’s a whole lot to love about the visuals and storytelling in Hayao Miyazaki’s films. Among his regular subjects are flying machines, and The Royal Ocean Film Society takes to the skies to find out why they’re a recurring theme, and why aircraft are so important to this master of anime.

Maestro

Maestro

Bloom Pictures and director Illogic’s (Garden Party) amazing and energetic animated short film will fill your ears with music, your brain with wonder, and your heart with glee, as we learn what forest animals do when nobody is around to hear them. Watch the making of video here.

National History Museum

National History Museum

Two people visit a museum to learn about the history of humanity, and themselves become subjects of a future museum. Kirsten Lepore’s lighthearted animated short offers a hopeful view for the evolution of our planet. Produced in collaboration with Belvedere Vodka + Janelle Monae for their Beautiful Future campaign.

I Lost My Body (Trailer)

I Lost My Body (Trailer)

This critically-acclaimed animated film by Jeremy Clapin takes viewers on a wild ride as a severed hand sets off on a journey to reconnect with its owner, as it recounts memories of the pizza boy he belongs to, and his one true love. Based on the novel Happy Hand, by Guillaume Laurant. In theaters 11/15/19 and Netflix 11/29/19.

Akira Remix

Akira Remix

(Gore) Eclectic Method pays tribute to one of the greatest anime films of all time, with this funky remix of sound bites from Katsuhiro Otomo’s visionary 1988 cyberpunk classic Akira. We were hoping to see a bit more of Neo-Tokyo though.

Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road, their company Apple Corps collaborated with Trunk Animation to create a new music video for Here Comes The Sun. The clip takes us inside the famed Abbey Road Studios’ Studio Two, and features rare band images, and film footage shot by Linda McCartney.

Corridor: Topographe

Corridor: Topographe

Jonathan Robert & Gabriel Favreau’s animated music video for Quebec band Corridor takes us on a wild trip through a fantastical structure filled with elevators, staircases, cable cars, and other vertical conveyances that all lead towards an almighty computer that controls man and machine.

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Leuki

Leuki

In Julien Leconte’s wonderfully animated short film, a man plays fetch with his pet, when all of a sudden his companion vanishes from sight. As he heads off to find his pal, he stumbles across a mysterious and imposing creature.

Tekonauts

Tekonauts

This fun stop-motion film from Paul Greer’s Vanguard Pictures follows a battle between two mysterious helmeted opponents chasing each other on some wild vehicles, and promises plenty of crashes, flying machines, and action from start to finish.

Undream

Undream

For this hypnotic experimental CGI short film, artist Sabrina Ratté combined organic materials and realistic lighting with stark, sharp-edged wireframes, and mirrored surfaces to create a slick, otherworldly location that looks like it would be a great level for a video game.

Wet Run

Wet Run

Filmmaker Robert McIntosh presents a wild video comprised of a 3-dimensional version of a painting by Alex Grey. As he zooms through the color-soaked fractal environment, the landscape reveals a surprise destination. The Black Sabbath tune perfectly suits the psychedelic visuals.

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.

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