Animation: The Secret Monsters Of Atsushi Wada

Michael Amter Contributor

By Michael Amter in Video on Friday 21 February 2014

A strong tradition of influential animated film continues to pour out of Japan. Atsushi Wada is a celebrated animator producing a truly distinctive artistic vision. The prolific Wada has earned a number of impressive awards for his fascinating work including the Best Film at Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in 2010 and the Silver Bear […]

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A 10-second animation video showing man’s first flight on a grasshopper

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 29 January 2014

One of the animators of the hit Disney movie, ‘Frozen’, has created an amazing short – and by ‘short’, I mean 10 seconds – about the first person to pilot a grasshopper. While taking his kids to the playground, Wayne Unten decided to shoot a live-action footage of a grasshopper using his iPhone. Enter animator […]

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Animated classic paintings by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 28 January 2014

This video is probably the most stunning thing we’ve seen in quite a while. Using a 2.5D animation effect, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro brought these iconic paintings to life in a beautiful, haunting way. Everything from the sequence to the music creates an atmosphere that is nearly impossible to take your eyes away from. Yes, technology […]

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What Wicked would look like if it were a Disney movie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 12 December 2013

If you recently watched the movie Frozen, you can thank animator and visual development artist Minkyu Lee for having a hand in creating that spectacular movie. He’s also worked on The Princess and the Frog and directed the Oscar-nominated short Adam and Dog. The New York Times recently hailed him as part of the top five young animators to […]

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Ghost Burger: a claymation horror film

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By Jake Sheridan in New Film, Video on Friday 25 October 2013

Ghost Burger. There’s two words you didn’t think would be used in the same sentence. Ghost Burger is a 20 minute claymation horror film by writer/director Lee Hardcastle. But this is not Wallace and Gromit, this is a gore tour de force. A plasticine splatter scene. A nightmare in stop motion. Being clay, there’s something […]

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Ballpit: an experimental animated film by Kyle Mowat

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Tuesday 22 October 2013

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.

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Incredble video shows a woman growing old

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By Francis Andrews in Video on Wednesday 18 September 2013

You need to watch this video in full, and not skip a second. The creative brain behind the project, Anthony Cerniello, has achieved his ambitious goal of giving the viewer the perception that ‘something is happening but you can’t see it but you can feel it, like aging itself’. It’s a fantastic achievement, yet unsettling […]

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Belly: a new animation by Julia Pott

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By Danielle Buerli in New Film on Thursday 12 September 2013

I am big fan Julia Pott’s illustration and animations. Her characters are awkward, cute and sometimes very personal. Her latest animation, Belly, tells very heartfelt story about how it is to be the youngest child.

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Madonna is Bombing Sarajevo

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By Anthony Freda in Video on Friday 30 August 2013

Simply brilliant song and video by one of my favorites, the great Alice Donut. The first few seconds of animation sum it all up in a hysterically dark take on life itself.

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The Innovation of Loneliness: animation by Shimi Cohen

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Monday 19 August 2013

‘Loneliness has become the most common ailment of the modern world’. This hauntingly accurate statement gives us a new perspective on how social media really affects our lives. In a society where the illusion of individuality is prized, and a person’s status is measured by career success and monetary gain, it’s not surprising that social […]

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Planet 7: a new animation from Andy Martin

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By Andy Martin in New Film on Saturday 10 August 2013

Here is my latest Planet animation from my ongoing Illustrated Aliens project. I’m now up to Planet Seven, where we find two of its inhabitant having a chat that gets a bit too much for one of them. If you’ve missed any of the other six planets, catch up with them on their dedicated Vimeo […]

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Quandulums JukeBox: a mini-animation by Steve Piro

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By William Vale in Video on Wednesday 7 August 2013

This is what happens when you take either too many drugs, or possibly not enough. Piro’s collection of ‘out there’ wacky mini animated vignettes is clearly the markings of a creative madman. You can’t help but laugh at the absurdity and rawness of each video. If AquaTeen and Monty Python had a kid, you might […]

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Installation immerses visitors in school of fish

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Wow. After Brooklyn-based artist Robert Hodgin stunned us with his beautiful work on the Planetary app, we’re wowed again by his wicked computer animation and rendering skills for ths Boil Up installation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in New Zealand. The installation engulfs visitors in a stimulated experience of New Zealand’s waters as schools […]

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Alphabets Heaven: a new animation by Renata Gąsiorowska

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By Heidi Romano in New Film on Wednesday 5 June 2013

I really like this strange but captivating fantasy animation, Alphabets Heaven – Birthday, by Polish animator Renata Gąsiorowska. Her whimsical sketches transform this animation into a delightful video, all to the quirky tunes of Alphabet Heaven.

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Monstrosity: a brilliant new animation by Anitos

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By Anna Dowsland in Video on Thursday 23 May 2013

Illustrator and animator Anitos has made a stop-motion animation that will make you chuckle. Using the classic song by Ray Cathode, aka George Martin, called Time Beat, it tells a story about a monster being born and trying to figure out its surroundings.

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