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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.