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Kubo and the Two Strings (Trailer)

Kubo and the Two Strings (Trailer)

From LAIKA, the studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls, comes another promising stop-motion movie. Kubo and the Two Strings is about a boy who goes on a quest to retrieve the armor of his father, who was the greatest samurai who ever lived.

Endless

Endless

A variety of single purpose machines repeatedly perform mundane human activities in Molistudio’s music video for Endless. The song is a single from Monsters, the latest album from Argentinian alternative duo Anybody There.

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The Secret Life of Pets: Holiday Greeting

The Secret Life of Pets: Holiday Greeting

The stars of The Secret Life of Pets pose for Christmas greeting cards in the movie’s latest teaser. It seems like a typically cute but safe Holiday movie, but that hamster might make you think twice about watching it with your family.

A Guide to Happy

A Guide to Happy

Ad agency Panoply made this irreverent 3D animated short to talk about dopamine and oxytocin. These hormones are crucial in feeling happiness or satisfaction (among other things), but there are healthy and destructive ways to trigger them.

Ratchet & Clank Movie (Trailer)

Ratchet & Clank Movie (Trailer)

Insomniac’s action platforming duo make their way to the big screen. Ratchet & Clank is about a heroic but brash mechanic, his smart robot friend and a tyrant taking chunks off of planets to make a new one for his race.

Halo: The Fall of Reach (Trailer)

Halo: The Fall of Reach (Trailer)

(SPOILERS) Halo: The Fall of Reach is an animated miniseries based on the eponymous novel about John-117’s origin. The miniseries is bundled with the Halo 5: Guardians limited edition, collector’s edition, digital deluxe edition and Xbox one bundle.

Sumer

Sumer

(PG-13: Language) The year is 2331. Mankind has reduced Earth to a toxic wasteland devoid of other animals or any plant life. But a boy stumbles upon the discovery of a lifetime. Alvaro Garcia’s short has glaring plot holes, but it’s still fun to watch.

PilotPriest: The Last Goodbye

PilotPriest: The Last Goodbye

An astronaut desperately goes after her partner. Based on a song by synthwave artist Anthony Scott Burns aka PilotPriest, the details and small movements in BRVTVS Collective‘s wonderfully animated short really make it come to life.

Strange Alloy

Strange Alloy

For his short science fiction film, director Loïc Bramoullé digitally augmented imagery he shot during a trip to Myanmar to envision a future in which a space dragon and its companion study and hope to learn from the ruins of a long-lost human civilization.

The Tiny Chef

The Tiny Chef

Here’s a great way to pass the time while waiting for your food at a restaurant. Skullmapping made a short film that was meant to be played on a dinner table, about a tiny chef and a grill hidden in the customer’s plate.

CGI Silly Putty

CGI Silly Putty

This CGI viscosity demo proves oddly satisfying, as various putty and liquid creatures are stacked and smashed onto one another, resulting in some hilarious outcomes. Even the goopy and toothspasty bits in the middle are hypnotic.

Wire Cutters

Wire Cutters

A mining robot runs into its counterpart from a rival company. Will they work together to make their jobs easier? Or will they behave like their human masters? Find out in Jack Anderson’s neat short film.

Halo 5: Guardians Opening Cinematic

Halo 5: Guardians Opening Cinematic

New protagonist Spartan Locke and his teammates hit the ground running in the opening cinematic of Halo 5: Guardians. This reminded us of Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s opening battle.

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Why CGI Sucks (Except it Doesn’t)

Why CGI Sucks (Except it Doesn’t)

RocketJump Film School has a great counterpoint to the video about how CGI is ruining movies. The fact is, many movies and shows use CGI. If you think a particular example is bad, don’t blame the tool, blame the one who wields it.

Azel Phara: Green

Azel Phara: Green

(Flashing lights) A pulsating RGB army chases teenagers in a forest made of spheres in this trippy, eye-popping music video for Green, a single by French electronic artist Azel Phara. Created by Bif and Mill+.

Sonic is Unreal

Sonic is Unreal

We’ve seen Mario dropped into a realistic world using Unreal Engine 4. Here’s the Blue Blur given the same treatment by YouTuber CryZENx. Now that’s going fast. Check out CryZENx’s channel for more UE 4 demos.

Unreal Engine 4: Nature

Unreal Engine 4: Nature

A look at some of the natural landscapes made by YouTuber koooolalala using Unreal Engine 4. At this point Memorex should just let Epic Games use their slogan. Check out kooolalala’s YouTube and Flickr pages for more.

Why CGI Is Ruining Movies

Why CGI Is Ruining Movies

We best enjoy movies that meld reality, practical effects, and limited CGI. Too much CGI feels consequence-free to us. Here, Story Brain explains “The WETA Effect,” which kicked off an era of unreal and unrelatable action sequences.

SWTOR: Knights of the Fallen Empire

SWTOR: Knights of the Fallen Empire

The cinematic trailer for an upcoming expansion of the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic is an ominous short film about the Emperor of the Eternal Empire and his twin sons. Knights of the Fallen Empire drops 10/27/15.

The Secret Life of Pets (Trailer)

The Secret Life of Pets (Trailer)

From the makers of Despicable Me comes a new animated comedy about what pets do behind their masters’ backs. Starring comedians Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, Albert Brooks, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Hannibal Buress and more.

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The Good Dinosaur (Teaser)

The Good Dinosaur (Teaser)

Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur is set in an alternate universe where dinosaurs didn’t die and eventually came to coexist with man. It follows a young human boy who befriends an Apatosaurus named Arlo. Coming this Thanksgiving.

LEGO: First Person Shooter

LEGO: First Person Shooter

LEGO already has a lot of video games, but here’s a fun look at how Portal, Skyrim, BioShock and Counter-Strike might have looked like if LEGO owned them. A well-made short by YouTuber andrewmfilms.

Witcher 3: A Night to Remember

Witcher 3: A Night to Remember

CD Projekt Red celebrates The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s universally favorable reviews by releasing this intense computer animated short film, which shows the titular monster hunter Geralt of Rivia taking on an elusive creature.

Extropy: Speedhack

Extropy: Speedhack

A man rides a biomorphic motorcycle in Dylan J. Nathan’s proof-of-concept for his futuristic computer animated short film Extr0py. Either the dude is really small or the bike’s proportions are all wrong. Still pretty cool though.

Batz

Batz

(Gore) A crazy carnivorous bat and a cowardly flying fox become unlikely partners against a swarm of mosquitoes in this wacky and stylish animated short film by Max Maleo and Aurélien Prédal.

The Little Prince (Trailer)

The Little Prince (Trailer)

A girl befriends her eccentric neighbor, who tells her the story of The Little Prince. An animated adaptation of the classic existential tale about adulthood and human nature. Prepare your tear ducts for one hell of a workout.

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