Category Archives: Animation

A SXSW award-winning stop motion short by LA based animator Kangmin Kim telling the story of a father and son connected by identical birthmarks on their butts.

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Justin Roilland struggles to deliver a straight line in the Pickle Rick episode of Rick and Morty.

Related: Your Pickle Rick Has Arrived

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A graduation film by students AV-RON Maya, COMINOTTI Mylène, COUDERT Marion, DANO Sixtine of GOBELINS. A metaphor for climate change, to wit:

The House = the Earth, The Mother = Consumerism, The Father = the Consumer, The Grandfather = the Conservative Patriarch, the Young Son = Future Generations and the Daughter = the Citizen & Activist

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A short by Robert Loebel in which two characters struggle to achieve their goals on account of being joined at the hair.

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A trippy short by Slovakian animator Matúš Vizár detailing a troubled panda’s transition from a life of lethargy in the wild to the constant attention, plentiful bamboo and unlimited drugs of a life in captivity.

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An initial offering from a new animation studio Taiko (staffed by former Disney alumni) – a heartwarming, family friendly adventure in the follow-your-dream Pixar mould, to wit:

…the story of Luna, a Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut

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Some 40 years after the fact, Dmitry Grozov (aka Ahriman) creates a vary stylish Japanimation trailer for the original Star Wars move.

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A brief taste of an experimental open-world environment called ‘Emergence’, currently under construction by UK design studio Universal Everything.

In this bizarre, mesmeric and unnerving space, a glowing yellow character controlled by the user is surrounded by swarms of anonymous people who react to the character’s movement. To wit:

…the primal feeling of maintaining your individual identity whilst being part of a crowd. As you immerse yourself in a crowd of thousands, shafts of light beckon you closer. As you touch the light, the environment – its atmosphere, its gravity and the choreography of the crowd – transform in powerful ways, continually challenging your perception.

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