Category Archives: Animation

A rather lovely short by Andrew Goldsmith in which a knitted toy dinosaur must give his all to save the love of his life.

Behind the scenes feature here.

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1970s Saturday morning superhero show Super Friends deftly redubbed with the lyrical stylings of ODB, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Capadonna, U-God, The RZA, The GZA, Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah, and Raekwon.

By Mylo The Cat.

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YouTube education channel Kurzgesagt explores the increasing hazard caused by every new rocket we launch into space and the deadly cloak of debris that may one day make space travel too dangerous to attempt.

Previously: Eye Of The Beholder

An unsettling short (based on director Kilian Vilim’s own experience of mental breakdown) wherein a young elevator operator’s loneliness leads him toward a sinister self-discovery.

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Don Hertzfeldt’s brilliantly unhinged short (nominated for a Best Animated Short Film Oscar in 2001), remastered in 2015 and recently re- released on the director’s YouTube channel.

A must see if you’ve not already.

Previously: The Meaning Of Life

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70 years in the life of a naïve explorer – a journey that begins with a coin-operated space ship – chronicled in a charming, award-winning short by Nicholas Arioli.

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A initially peaceful but progressively more unsettling short by Florian Grolig. To wit:

It’s calm and peaceful above the clouds. But chaos lurks in the distance and each night, it draws closer.

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Freddy Mercury’s callback intro to ‘Hammer To Fall’ at Live Aid sung by his inner prairie dog, courtesy of animator Joe Vevers.

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A short from Polder Animation that tells the tale of Esra – a girl approached by a sentient Rubik’s Cube as she waits for a train.

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A cute short by Helsinki based animator Lucas Zanotto wherein children’s block toys mimic animal behaviours.

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