Animations

How a Pull-back Toy Car Works

How a Pull-back Toy Car Works

Ever wonder how the mechanism in those toy cars work so you simply pull them back, and then they zoom forward? Explainer of things Jared Owen’s animation shows us the inner workings of these spring-powered cars and how they store and release energy.

Planemo

Planemo

Animator Veljko Popović’s surreal short film tells the tale of a man who finds his life fragmented and disjointed after an accident with a deer changes his life forever. As his world comes apart, so do the polygonal shapes of his universe.

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States of Matter

States of Matter

Motion designer Peter Tomaszewicz’s animated short film messes with our expectations, transforming what should be solid surfaces into sand, fluids, fabrics, gas, and bendy materials using CGI physics simulations.

Isle of Dogs (Trailer)

Isle of Dogs (Trailer)

Wes Anderson returns to the world of stop-motion animation in his latest film, about a future in which dog overpopulation leads to an evil overlord quarantining our best friends on an island filled with junk and garbage. Stars pretty much everyone in the universe.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Compilation

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Compilation

(PG-13, Gore) Recall the adventures of Master Shake, Frylock and Meatwad in Adult Swim Australia’s 35-minute compilation of Aqua Teen Hunger Force clips, from the Larry Miller Hair System for Men to Romulox and his PDA.

Big Mag

Big Mag

3D animator Ranon Sarono aka Hyper shows us how guns in movies have so much ammo. The solution is simple: just make your weapons bigger on the inside. Bonus points for the crisp sound effects and meta-thumbnail.

Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

Steve Cutts imagines how Jessica Rabbit and other washed up cartoon characters have been doing since they’ve gone from the spotlight. In short, Steve made an all-star version of BoJack Horseman. Seriously folks, watch that show.

Van Life

Van Life

Over 300 watercolor drawings combine with 3D effects in this short but sweet animation by Parachute Parachute to create a very personal and touching love letter to the cultural force that was the Volkswagen Vanagon.

W&W: Bigfoot

W&W: Bigfoot

Shhh! I think I hear a samsquanch! Follow the pulsing, synth-heavy tracks of dance music duo W&W deep into the darkest of woods and you may discover the not so elusive but ridiculously awesome music video for their banger Bigfoot. 

Team Spirit: MRDR It’s OK

Team Spirit: MRDR It’s OK

(NSFW) The second episode in Brooklyn-based Team Spirit’s music video series by animation duo HannesJohannes picks up with the boys finding themselves in Hell and being forced to play at the celebration of Satan’s Unholy Union.

Jazz That Nobody Asked for

Jazz That Nobody Asked for

You’ll identify with this great animated short by Benny Box if you’ve ever found yourself mentally humming a tune you can’t stand because you were the unfortunate victim of an ear worm.

Bermuda

Bermuda

It may be hard to believe, but Calvin Frederick created the hypnotic visuals of Bermuda without compositing or VFX. He used a motion-control rig, mirrors, an LCD panel, and a grid of LEDs.

Fleet Foxes Animated Video

Fleet Foxes Animated Video

Sean Pecknold’s animated clip for The Shrine/An Argument off of Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues is beautifully done. Are we the only ones who secretly wish animals really looked like this?

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PencilHead

PencilHead

Vimeo user qwaqa takes the moving picture game to another level in this amazing pencil-drawn animation filled with lots of talent, lots of running and cameos galore.

Curious Times

Curious Times

Conduit Productions show that although he seems entirely capable of killing the cat, curiosity most likely won’t in this stylish spot for the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

Loom (Animation)

Loom (Animation)

A great example of the high-quality work coming from the designers and storytellers at Polynoid, Loom delves deep into the intense relationship between the hunter and the hunted.

Year of the Moon

Year of the Moon

While we wish this were a time-lapse of the actual moon, we’re still mesmerized by this silent animation of the moon going through a full year of phases. Best served with a side of Philip Glass.

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