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Animation

TANK

TANK

Fighter pilots take on a mobile weapon of mass destruction. Filmmaker and Red Giant Chief Creative Officer Stu Maschwitz was inspired by ’80s vector games like Battlezone and Star Wars in making this short film. Animators should check out his making-of video.

A Visual History of Light

A Visual History of Light

Trip the light fantastic with The Atlantic, as we tour the fires we made 400,000 years ago to oil lamps, lighthouses, flash bulbs and finally the hydrogen fusion in modern times. A simple animation makes it all the more dazzling.

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Aperture

Aperture

(Flashing Images) Filmmaker Emanuele Kabu created this frenetic short film to document his bittersweet relationship with his hometown. The abstract imagery captures the essence of the place and his feelings about the small Northern Italian town of Belluno.

How Black Panther Should’ve Ended

How Black Panther Should’ve Ended

How It Should Have Ended has a couple of things to say about how Black Panther played out. In short, Killmonger could have been stopped or saved at least twice, before he even got to Wakanda. But we still think it’s one of the best MCU movies.

Bloop’s Birthday

Bloop’s Birthday

Julian Glander’s hilariously weird lo-fi animation features a crew of goofy-looking characters who get together to celebrate a friend’s birthday, when things run off the rails. If you love Adventure Time, this should be right up your alley.

ARTURO

ARTURO

Animator Alessandro Bavari assaults our eyes, ears, and brains with this headbanging short film starring a disembodied digital head that gets pounded repeatedly by bass rhythms for nearly 7 minutes, distorting its form to the driving beat.

Batman Ninja (Blu-ray & DVD)

Batman Ninja (Blu-ray & DVD)

DC Comics‘ latest Batman animated movie is now available on digital, Blu-ray and DVD. Batman Ninja is a decidedly Japanese and anime-flavored take on the Caped Crusader, featuring various anime styles of imagery and over-the-top action sequences.

AWAKEN AKIRA

AWAKEN AKIRA

Ash Thorp and XiaoLin “Zaoeyo” Zeng are huge fans of Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic anime, AKIRA, so they did what any superfans with the time and artistic talent would do, they created an eye-popping animated tribute to the film. It’s way too short, but still amazing.

NONE

NONE

Ash Thorp and Christopher Bjerre’s animated short film is light on plot by heavy on style and visual impact. The 2-1/2 minute film is about “finding yourself amidst the noise around you.” Best watched fullscreen, and with headphones.

Mesmerizing Motion Graphics

Mesmerizing Motion Graphics

Motion graphics artist Andreas Wannerstedt creates kinetic sculptures in the digital world. His designs feature satisfying and hypnotic movements which echo real-world physics, but would be challenging to build as physical models. Watch more on his Instagram page.

Back to the Moon: VR Google Doodle

Back to the Moon: VR Google Doodle

Google pays tribute to one of the first artists of moving pictures, George Méliès, the man behind A Trip to the Moon, among other early films. This charming 360º video which uses animation to commemorate the life and creativity of a true innovator and artist.

Running Lights

Running Lights

Enter a richly textured and beautifully lit world in Ged Sia and Pet Punk’s animated short film about two children and their first exposure to death, after they find a deceased rabbit by the side of the road. Despite the dark subject matter, there’s a sense of wonder about it.

Overwatch vs. Team Fortress 2

Overwatch vs. Team Fortress 2

Overwatch’s heroes and villains find themselves fighting against the hat-wearing hooligans of Team Fortress 2 in The Winglet’s Source Filmmaker machinima short film. Tracer vs. the Scout! Widowmaker vs. The Sniper! The Spy vs. Everyone! Who will win?

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Looking for Something

Looking for Something

A man finds himself pondering the strange and surreal developments that happen in his mind’s eye while he dozes off at his desk at work in this colorful and inventive animated short film by César Pelizer.

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.

Smallfoot (Trailer)

Smallfoot (Trailer)

A society of sasquatches doubts the existence of humans, despite the word of one of its own. A fun animated switcheroo on the bigfoot phenomenon. Voiced by Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito and more.

The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant

The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant

CGP Grey narrates and animates Nick Bostrom’s brilliant 2005 paper – a fable about a dragon that reflects humanity’s progress in extending our lives through medicine. It speaks to how adversity drives ingenuity and the tenuous equilibrium between faith and science.

Supervillain Bowl

Supervillain Bowl

Bad guys super-powered and otherwise hit the arena in ArtSpear Entertainment’s latest crossover animation. Can Agent Smith outrace Enchantress in converting everyone? Is Thanos overpowered? Will Darth Vader approve of Kylo Ren? All that and more in this silly short film.

Adam Ruins Gladiators

Adam Ruins Gladiators

In this clip from Adam Ruins Everything‘s episode An Ancient History of Violence, the show points out that gladiators were actually treated and governed much like today’s combat athletes. Still, a small percentage of them did meet their end in the arena.

Isle of Dogs: Making a World

Isle of Dogs: Making a World

We’ve learned about the animators and puppet makers behind Wes Anderson’s wonderful Isle of Dogs, now find out how the film’s artists and designers created the numerous and amazing miniature environments, as well as effects like waves, fire, smoke, and fog.

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Things with Faces

Things with Faces

There’s an entire subreddit dedicated to Pareidolia – the idea that we tend to see faces in inanimate objects because it’s human nature to look for other living creatures. This amusing promo clip for VICELAND’s Weed Week 2018 goes one step further, and makes the faces sing.

Stems

Stems

“They’re like little actors who only ever get to play one role…” Ainslie Henderson’s stop-motion short is an exploration of what makes an artist’s mind tick, as he explains his inspiration, and crafts rudimentary, yet highly-expressive characters using found objects.

The Heart of Sky

The Heart of Sky

Mirari & Co.’s short CG animated short takes inspiration from ancient Mayan mythology, but its plot about mysterious aliens invading Earth and creating a race of shape-shifting “mannequins” is 100% science fiction goodness.

Incredibles 2 (Trailer)

Incredibles 2 (Trailer)

The world’s most super family is back and living an ordinary life, Elastigirl gets a new job, Jack Jack is on fire, and Saul Goodman is now an animated Pixar character in the first full-length trailer for Mr. Mom 2.

Two Snails Set Off

Two Snails Set Off

We are completely entranced by the creativity and imagination of Romain Segaud and the clever story about two sad snails that is poignantly revealed by a vast variety of delicate forest creatures, told in stop motion animation. Vraiment très, très charmant.

Batmetal Forever

Batmetal Forever

(PG-13) ArhyBES once again combine Batman and Dethklok to create a funny animated death metal music video. Set to Dethklok’s Awaken, the video sees Batman, Batgirl and their friends seek the help of characters from different worlds to try and revive the Joker.

Machin Machine

Machin Machine

Tristan Gion presents a super-short animated film featuring imagery of fantastical flying machines, boats, and other modes of transportation. The illustration is beautiful, but it’s the whimsical ending that really brings it all together.

Deer Flower

Deer Flower

Director Kangmin Kim’s stop-motion short film features some truly unique puppets, but despite its playful character design, this is no lighthearted family fare, as Kim attempts to recount a disturbing childhood rite of passage as a dark and surreal animation.

Cuphead Animation Reel

Cuphead Animation Reel

Animator Tina Nawrocki shares a selection of some of the awesome 2D pencil animation work she did for the Studio MDHR and the wildly popular game Cuphead. It’s also a great way to see some of the characters we never got to, since the game is so damned hard.

Gravity Falls: The Complete Series

Gravity Falls: The Complete Series

Return to the wild and wacky Gravity Falls with Disney and Shout! Factory’s Gravity Falls: The Complete Series Collector’s Edition. All 40 episodes will be available in DVD or Blu-ray discs, with the latter coming with a limited edition lithograph.

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.

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