Category Archives: Animation

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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An experimental  graduation short by Royal; College Of Art student Alex Bernas: a personal narrative about the parent child relationship pitched midway between abstract and mainstream animation.

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An award-winning Animal Farm style sociopolitical allegory by Greek animator Nassos Vakalis inspired by the economic crisis in southern Europe but, more especially, Greece.

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A 2016 short by Student Academy Award-winning animator Alicja Jasina in which a man’s life is thrust from monotony into chaos when he meets the woman of his dreams.

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An accomplished short by director Ben Steer of London based Blue Zoo animation studio, whose brief was to show how projected CG animation might tell a human story.

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The latest in an adorably unhinged series entitled ‘Aaron’s Animals’ created by visual effects artist Aaron Benitez.

In this episode, Prince Michael the cat enjoys a romantic day with the ‘girlfriend’ he’s just made for himself.

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A shot by  Anna Mantzaris of the Royal College Of Art in  which the protagonists of a series of vignettes give in to their dark impulses.

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