Category Archives: Animation

A Royal College of Arts graduation short by Daniela Sherer (based on short story ‘The Point’ by Charles D’Ambrosia) in which the line between childhood and adulthood blurs for a boy at one of his mother’s cocktail parties.

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A boy warns his younger brother of dangers lurking in their home in this  wonderful stop motion short by animator Pete Levins, inspired by the art of Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins. To wit:

“I’m scared of the monster who’s climbed up the stairs… I’m scared by gelatinous goop in eclairs!”

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A love story told in reverse in a visually stunning GGI short shot entirely in a small green screen studio by commercial directors and brothers, Andrew and Remy Neymarc.

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People. 1. Coloured (2015) – a pared-back animated loop by sculptor and digital artist Julian Opie.

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An experimental short where each frame of a simple scene is rendered in a different art style, from ancient Egyptian tomb murals and Chinese Ink painting to expressionism, primitivism and contemporary.

Created, with much skill and understanding of the subject, by filmmaker and educator Cao Shu of  the China Academy Of Art in Hangzhou.

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Three new short animations using found materials by YouTube-conquering, Oscar and Emmy-nommed stop-motion maestro PES.

Many more here.

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Of this painstakingly measured, pleasing-to-watch physics whatchamacallit, DoodleChaos sez:

I’ve synchronized the song “Fade” by Alan Walker to the physics of a Line Rider track drawing everything by hand. It only took about 3 months of work! I’ve listened to the song thousands of times while making this and I still love it.

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A short by The Animation Workshop of VIA University College in Denmark wherein a disaffected young woman is lured in to the realm of a charismatic figure where she is free to follow her instincts and explore her deepest desires.

Steady on.

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The Great Filter – one possible reason why we may never detect another extraterrestrial civilisation in the observable universe (everyone chill, it’s just a theory). Kurzgesagt says:

Finding alien life on a distant planet would be amazing news – or would it? If we are not the only intelligent life in the universe, this probably means our days are numbered and doom is certain.

Hurray!

Oh wait now.

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A festival-favourite 2016 short by Tel Aviv based animators Hani Dombe & Tom Kouris. To wit:

Lili refuses to let go of her childhood and fights a sandstorm that threatens to take it away. In the heart of the storm she rediscovers the joy of childhood, but forced to choose between illusion and reality.

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