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Figures

ABC (potentially NSFW, due to CGI butts) by Alan Warburton (previously), as inspired by the work of Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland (kinda previously)
posted by a lungful of dragon on Jul 19, 2016 - 5 comments

...and rise above

Bury It, the latest track from CHVRCHES, featuring Hayley Williams and with an outstanding video by comics artist Jamie McKelvie.
posted by Artw on Jul 11, 2016 - 38 comments

Lost Animations

Lost Animations is a Youtube channel compiling various hard-to-find animated shorts, advertisements, and the occasional full-length. [more inside]
posted by solarion on Jul 9, 2016 - 7 comments

1% glitchy, animated superhero nursery rhymes for children, 99% WTF

This is a thing: Hot Cross Buns feat. poplocking Ironman ~ Batman Finger Family ~ Spider-Man, Captain America, and KeanuHulk get their Wee Willie Winkie on ~ Wheels come off the bus on a superhero field trip ~ Spider-Man and Hulk fight and sing. Meanwhile, Superman makes a difficult phone call.
posted by Room 641-A on Jul 3, 2016 - 46 comments

Saturday Morning Cartoons

The 50 Best Animated Films of the 21st Century Thus Far from The Film Stage is the kind of list that will raise discussions about whether certain films deserved to be at the top of the list and whether some near the bottom deserved to be on the list at all, but it shows the impressive diversity of quality recent animation: 2D, 3D, stop-motion, and even rotoscopes and supermarianation, from American studios other than Pixar, Japanese studios other than Ghibli, other countries entirely, animation auteurs and filmmakers best known for NOT animation. Argue away about specifics, but just see how cool it is that at least 50 great animated films have just gotten made in the last 15 years. [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Jul 2, 2016 - 94 comments

"It's going to be great, as it always is, from my perspective."

"I don't know why it's so hard for you to believe I could be happy." The official trailer for season three of Bojack Horseman is out now, following the release of the teaser trailer in May. Bojack Horseman previously: 1, 2, 3 and in FanFare.
posted by Room 641-A on Jul 1, 2016 - 23 comments

Zero to Hero

To celebrate the 19th anniversary of Hercules, Disney reveals the storyboard and live-action animatic behind the film's musical showstopper. (SLYT)
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jun 30, 2016 - 11 comments

Looks like somebody's having a bad dream!

The 6th and final episode of Don't Hug Me I'm Scared has arrived [more inside]
posted by Theta States on Jun 19, 2016 - 33 comments

Korra 2.0 - Space Lions

Voltron: Legendary Defender returns! From Dreamworks Animation and Studio Mir (of Legend of Korra fame), the 1980s amalgamated hit returns on Netflix in an 11 episode season. Trailer here! [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Jun 10, 2016 - 42 comments

See?

Look-See is a minute-long not-really-narrative-form animated film about a very geometric character stumbling onto other perspectives. By Daniel Savage, designer/animator and also creator/organizer of the previously-on-MeFi Yule Log 2.0. [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Jun 1, 2016 - 2 comments

Dinosaurs! A Fun-Filled Trip Back in Time! With Fred Savage! And clay!

Imagine it's the Fall of 1987 and you recently saw The Princess Bride (trailer). Then you heard that Fred Savage was back, in an oddly familiar setting with another story, this time about dinosaurs. You might be thrilled to see Dinosaurs! A Fun-Filled Trip Back In Time! (full film), even if you've already seen Will Vinton's clayanimation that was used as part of a dream sequence of sorts. Flash forward to the present day and you might do a bit of research on the "prehistoric monsters" featured in the short film and find some of the details less than accurate. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 30, 2016 - 6 comments

A rolling blob gathers Omoss

Albert Omoss is an artist who uses computers to explore bodies as rubbery, entangled forms (all likely NSFW) and to make ads and data visualizations. Among other tools, he uses Processing to make hypnotic animations.
posted by a lungful of dragon on May 29, 2016 - 13 comments

Student food == Animator food

Hayao Miyazaki Makes Ramen During Spirited Away Crunch Time (single-link noodles)
posted by Tell Me No Lies on May 21, 2016 - 28 comments

Bless his bagpipes

Alan Young, who played Wilbur on the TV show Mr. Ed, and much more recently was the voice of Scrooge McDuck in recent productions, including the cartoon show DuckTales, has passed away at the age of 96. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 20, 2016 - 32 comments

Are my points safe?

Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.
posted by brundlefly on May 19, 2016 - 25 comments

Cornellàmation

You know this guy? Yeah, him, with the art and the comics. Well, he successfully crowdfunded at least thirty cartoons, to be released weekly. Welcome (back) to the disquieting world of Joan Cornellà. (Warning: the various media contain nudity, violence, drug use and Jimbo the Jam.)
posted by BiggerJ on May 15, 2016 - 4 comments

Thomas the Tank Engine Like You've Never Seen Him Before! (NSFW, SLYT)

They were the stories that have charmed an entire generation. From the books, to the television series, people around the world have grown up with the Railway Stories. But the truth behind Thomas and his friends is no childrens story. It is a story that begins in wartime Germany, and ends with a discovery that would change Thomas, and his friends, lives forever.
posted by Small Dollar on May 13, 2016 - 24 comments

I'm not a light switch, you can't just turn me on

Nightmare in the Morning, animator Yonatan Tal's 3rd year CalArts student film, takes us along on one alien tyrant's musical journey toward wakefulness. [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on May 3, 2016 - 6 comments

Rankin-Bass Presents “The Wicker Man”

Radiohead have released a video for “Burn The Witch”, the lead single off of their upcoming album. It was directed by Chris Hopewell.
posted by Going To Maine on May 3, 2016 - 88 comments

Click TANE to continue

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[more inside]
posted by spinda on May 2, 2016 - 42 comments

Moving On: the story of a life passing, told in yellow yarn

The stop-motion animation video for James' "Moving On" is the story of a life passing, told in yellow yarn. BAFTA award winning Scottish animator Ainslie Henderson explains what inspired him: It’s 2014, and I’m on the phone to Tim [Booth, lead singer of James]. He is describing how the band came to write MOVING ON, and what the words mean to him. The story he tells me is deeply moving; one thing that stayed with me is his describing death as a birth. Days later this conversation echoes around my mind while I’m listening to the song as I walk past a typical Scottish woollen knitwear shop. My eyes flit over a ball of wool in the window while the word “unwinding” is sung....
posted by hurdy gurdy girl on Apr 29, 2016 - 16 comments

I prefer the term "acticulated figurine" myself...

The Failed ‘Operation: Aliens’ Cartoon and the Kenner Toys it Inspired
posted by Artw on Apr 27, 2016 - 19 comments

I fully support whatever this is.

A Fox In Space. A year in the making, episode one of this fully voiced and animated riff on Starfox has landed. And it is fiiiiine.
posted by Drexen on Apr 27, 2016 - 19 comments

SOURCE

From psych-pop band Fever the Ghost and Tasmanian animator Felix Colgrave (previously), a new and fantastic voyage: SOURCE. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Apr 20, 2016 - 2 comments

Instant Rogue's Gallery, Just Add Beats

In Mystery Skulls Animated: Ghost, we met some van-driving interfering youths with more backstory than a certain 1960's TV show ever had (Mystery Inc. notwithstanding). Now it's time reacquaint and just plain acquaint outselves with foes old and new older in Mystery Skulls Animated: Freaking Out. [more inside]
posted by BiggerJ on Apr 15, 2016 - 8 comments

"Hey! It's time to cause some mischief!"

"A Prank Time!" - a short animation, by Jaime Rodriguez (also on Newgrounds). [more inside]
posted by progosk on Apr 15, 2016 - 8 comments

Homestuck: Act 7

Exactly seven years after it began, Andrew Hussie's maximalist webcomic Homestuck has concluded with Act 7, a nine-minute, hand-drawn, fully-animated-and-scored climax to an epic that began with a young man standing in his bedroom. [more inside]
posted by Sokka shot first on Apr 13, 2016 - 71 comments

Imma Boss Ass (Animated) Bitch

A new video for PTAF's "Boss Ass Bitch," animated by SuperDeluxe. [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Apr 11, 2016 - 5 comments

If this is paradise, I wish I had a lawnmower [SLVimeo]

"Wrapped" is a graduation short film from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, created at the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction. After running at over 100 festivals world wide and winning numerous awards the film is finally online.
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 7, 2016 - 9 comments

Saturday Morning Acid Flashback

“In December of 2015, a group of sleep-deprived Boston-based animators, artists and musicians met at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design to collaborate on an animated film. With the intention of re-imagining an episode of the classic cartoon Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, they assembled the project in four days. This was the result.” SCROOBJAM is the third and most elaborate in a series of "Golem Jams" organized (if that's the correct word) by John F. Quirk. (via Cartoon Brew which lists the credits here)
And they would have gotten away with it, too...
posted by oneswellfoop on Apr 2, 2016 - 10 comments

Bug-Eyed Monsters via the Martens Process

Robert Martens, whose homegrown animations (including adaptations of the Mars Attacks cards, Herbie Popnecker, Jack T. Chick and Struwwelpeter) have been featured here previously, has used his distinctive style of limited animation to create UFOLOGY 101 - Space Spooks and Looney Goons, a weird and charming satirical anthology animation about the history of UFOlogy. References include the celestial phenomenon over Nuremberg in 1561, the claims of George Adamski, and the better-known incidents involving Roswell and Jonestown.
posted by BiggerJ on Mar 31, 2016 - 1 comment

Draw my shiny metal ass!

Toonz, the animation software used by both Studio Ghibli (for Princess Mononoke all the way up to The Wind Rises) and Rough Draft studio (for the production of Futurama) will be made free and open source to the animation community beginning March 26, 2016.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Mar 21, 2016 - 21 comments

*Face* the future

Face2Face: Real-time Face Capture and Reenactment of RGB Videos We present a novel approach for real-time facial reenactment of a monocular target video sequence (e.g., Youtube video). The source sequence is also a monocular video stream, captured live with a commodity webcam. Our goal is to animate the facial expressions of the target video by a source actor and re-render the manipulated output video in a photo-realistic fashion. - Stanford Computer Graphics Laboratory
posted by CrystalDave on Mar 19, 2016 - 33 comments

Raise what's left of the flag for me, with animated horses

Random audio-visual mash-up du jour: What's Left of the Flag by Flogging Molly, set to video clips from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, which doesn't originally have nearly such rousing music (score by Hans Zimmer, with more songs by Bryan Adams).
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 17, 2016 - 11 comments

What if food had feelings?

Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie (SLYT, NSFW)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 15, 2016 - 95 comments

"Stimpy! ACTIVATE THE PLOT DEVICE!"

It's always a great time to look back at the joy and wonder that was (is) Ren & Stimpy! The madness! The pain! The tangents! Still respected and celebrated as one of the most influential shows of the animation renaissance of the 90s, Ren & Stimpy love is still strong, and creator Jon Kricfalusi is still doing some great work. And let's not forget the adverstisers!
posted by pt68 on Mar 9, 2016 - 59 comments

Historia de un Oso

Bear Story won the Best Animated Short Oscar 2016. It is an allegory of Chile in the '70s. [more inside]
posted by andrewcooke on Mar 5, 2016 - 16 comments

"Sonic was alive and breathing, and Sonic was our friend."

Sonic the Hedgehog's Long, Great, Rocky History by Blake Hester [Polygon]
Sonic the Hedgehog has stood as an institution for Sega for more than two decades, a cultural icon with mass marketing abilities. He has appeared in dozens of games, numerous action figures and hundreds of comics. He’s had five television series and even his own tubes of toothpaste and cans of spaghetti. To date, the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise has collectively sold over 140 million copies, with some games regarded as some of the best of all time and others some of the worst.
[more inside] posted by Fizz on Mar 4, 2016 - 48 comments

Shiny

A Stop Motion Action Sequence with Laundry [slVimeo]
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 4, 2016 - 7 comments

It will end where it began. According to one of the definitions of 'bega

This is how it begins. I mean, THIS is how it begins. I mean, THIS is ho-- oh, for crying out loud. THI-- THIS is how it begins. And this is how it ends: Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie has been greenlit. (Some background.)
posted by BiggerJ on Mar 3, 2016 - 5 comments

One can deal with the world through puppets

A four part documentary, each of 15 mins, about Jan Švankmajer probably the greatest living surrealist. Pt. I. | Pt. II. | Pt. III | Pt. IV.
An interview from 2012 - Freedom is becoming the only theme, and a previous incredibly thorough post.
posted by adamvasco on Feb 25, 2016 - 7 comments

What Comes After Neo-Tokyo?

Whatever happened to the animators who worked on Akira? (NSFW) Find out with over 30 minutes of clips that start with a scene from 1988's masterpiece of Japanese animation, Akira, and follow each animator's career across the decades. [more inside]
posted by GameDesignerBen on Feb 24, 2016 - 17 comments

Overthinking a plate of beans: Vine Edition

"Mini mystery! I've hidden 6 clues of who killed kitty. High 5 if you can solve my little crime story :)" - Ian Padgham explains all in "The Shortest Mystery You’ve Ever Watched" (spoilers!)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Feb 20, 2016 - 6 comments

"It's a tremendous strain on the animators' wrists."

The Simpsons to air live episode (well, kinda sorta...)
"The final three minutes of the May 15 show will use motion capture technology to animate actor Dan Castellaneta — the voice of Homer whom Jean called 'a great improviser' — in real-time." [more inside]
posted by Atom Eyes on Feb 16, 2016 - 38 comments

The Present

The Present is a short animation by Jacob Frey, about a boy who would rather spend his time playing video games instead of discovering what's outside. One day his mom brings him a little surprise which makes it hard for him to concentrate on his games.
posted by monospace on Feb 15, 2016 - 21 comments

The Digital Materiality of GIFs

A short exploration of the history, present and future of the Internet's most animated image format, The Digital Materiality of GIFs.
posted by dragoon on Jan 22, 2016 - 20 comments

Projected Animations Of A Tiny Chef Cooking Meals At The Table

Skullmapping have created the first two in a series of animation projections that portray a miniature chef making dinner on a real dining table: Bouillabaisse and another where he whips together a grilled steak. [via Colossal]
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 21, 2016 - 10 comments

Going faster miles an hour

What holds Wile E. up in the air long enough to understand his mistake—what propelled that boulder back into the rock face, what blew up the detonator and left the dynamite unscathed—isn’t anarchy, but its exact opposite.
How Wile E. Coyote explains the world (slds)
posted by thecaddy on Jan 19, 2016 - 18 comments

A113

Tim Burton, John Lassiter, Genndy Tartakovsky, Brenda Chapman, Brad Bird, and many more of the biggest names in animation all went through the animation program at CalArts, taking classes in room A113. As a thank-you gesture, the number A113 is included every Pixar Film. Even The Good Dinosaur. And quite a few other movies and tv shows as well. [more inside]
posted by Mchelly on Jan 19, 2016 - 13 comments

61st Century Lip-Synch Man

In the history of gag dubs, one of the earliesr and more obscure is a segment from MTV's Cartoon Sushi, Ultracity 6060, debuting in episode one. After the fold, all but one of its six or seven episodes, depending on how you count - one is an original parody. [more inside]
posted by BiggerJ on Jan 13, 2016 - 6 comments

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