(PG-13: Language) In the not-too-distant-future, a lonely man finds himself addicted to an implantable product that allows him to have the constant companionship of a group of virtual friends. A creepy Black Mirror-esque tale from students at animation school Gobelins.
It only gets a few seconds of screen time, but the visuals in Gautier Alfirevic and Kevin ‘Teau’ Rose’s short film are too good to ignore. The film tells the story of a Civil War captain who must face his deepest fears as he nears death. Support the production’s completion here.
(SPOILERS) ScreenPrism looks at the work of director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Boy and The Beast, Mirai). Some are calling Hosoda the next Hayao Miyazaki. Regardless, his films are about exploring love in everyday life.
Zach Galifianakis takes on the perfect role – an 8-foot-tall, 630 pound, fur-covered beast, who decides to head out of the forest and into the civilized world in search of his long-lost relatives. It’s from LAIKA, the same studio behind Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings.
The debut trailer for Dark Phoenix was intriguing, but Darth Blender’s take on it looks way more exciting. They used scenes from the classic ’90s X-Men animated series, which did take on the Dark Phoenix saga. It’s a shame they didn’t use scenes from the actual battle.
Kaptain Kristian is back with his latest “visual love letter,” a tribute to the animation of the Walt Disney Company. He explores a dozen different techniques Disney animators have used to make their creations lifelike, and that any animator could use to improve their craft.
The latest look at the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse packs more laughs and action. More importantly, it seemingly reveals the rest of the alternate versions of Spider-Man that will team up with Peter Parker and Miles Morales. Premieres 12/14/18.
Dmitry Grozov aka Ahriman made this awesome fan trailer for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in the style of ’70s anime, complete with Japanese dub. It’s not as smooth or sharp as OtaKing’s legendary TIE Fighter, but the jankiness only adds nostalgia.
(Flashing Images) Load your eyeballs with some trippy, yet captivating images from motion graphic artist Linyou Xie, whose animation is packed with strange manipulations of the human form which are so wrong, they’re right. Beats by Boys Noize, and their track ORVNGE.
YouTuber t.p. took animator Guy Collins‘ amazing Kaizo Trap video, and reworked it with a fresh electronica soundtrack that fits perfectly with the protagonist’s challenging journey into a platform video game world. Even if you’ve seen the original already, it’s worth a rewatch.