I was possessed this year by the story of Lord Howe Island’s stick insects; it’s so gripping I’m compelled to tell it to everyone. Since I’m an animator, once I ran out of people to tell, making a film was the obvious next step. The result? Sticky! a short animated documentary, and a love song […]
I love short animated films. I could watch them for hours. This particular one was made by four students from the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands within a time-frame of five months.
The brilliantly talented Conor Finnegen finally released his short Fear Of Flying online recently and it’s worth the wait. A great story about a bird who tries to avoid heading south for the winter lovingly created with a mix of puppetry and animation.
When was the last time you sent a paper airplane love letter to a complete stranger? Well, maybe you should take a hint from Paperman and try it out. It seemed to work for him. Paperman is a short film that came about when director John Kahrs began to wonder if his interactions with strangers […]
Brave New Old is my first animated short. The intention was to create a different kind of storytelling with 3D animation: a mechanical storytelling. It’s been great having it in festivals, but I have always been most excited about putting it online for the world to watch.
This is a ridiculously brilliant animated short film by Jesse Schmal. ‘An Italian piazza is invaded by an unlikely… invader’. Classic animation style, irreverent humor meets Soviet nostalgia.
I met these boys a few weeks ago in a creative meeting talking shop. Four Irish lads with far too much animation talent for a country of only four million. They call themselves simply Giant. Check out their gorgeous animated short, The Last Train, which to me just reeks of future success on all levels. […]
I recently caught this short animation entitled Pada Suatu Ketika (Once Upon a Time), created by Indonesian LaKON Animasi. In it, bajaj (auto rickshaws) transform into a big Transformers-type robots and stomp amid Indonesian food stalls and traditional markets. It was so well done that the audience initially mistook it for the trailer for an […]
If you appreciate ridiculously good picture books, or are somewhat obsessed with them like I am, Oliver Jeffers’ work is what you need to see. His beautiful watercolour illustrations mixed with stories that make you wish you were five years old again are nothing short of remarkable. To make matters better, his acclaimed book, Lost […]
Chances are that many of you have affected a high-pitched voice and uttered the phrase, ‘My spoon is too big!’, much to the knowing chuckles of your awesomely cool friends. For those unacquainted with Rejected by animator Don Herzfeld, prepare to laugh your black and white socks off.
Some animations really hit you from left field, Ballpit is one of those. This experimental film was made by Kyle Mowat as his thesis while studying animation at Sheridan Collage. It’s unlike any other animation short I’ve seen and is being shown at various animation festivals, picking up awards as it goes along.