animation

How The Movie Frozen Should Have Ended (Spoiler: Elsa Joins The X-Men)

All anyone ever wanted to talk about for the past few months has been Frozen. It’s so fun! The songs are so good! We want to lip sync them! Disney Animation is better than Pixar now! And so on and so on.


Super Clever Stop Motion Animation Uses Wood Like You've Never Seen

Video: Andre Maat had the brilliant idea to play with the shape and consistency of wood in his stop-motion video Woodoo and it warps the naturally stiff material into a living, breathing (and smoking object). The execution is pretty fantastic, each shape fluidly transforms into another. I love it when things do things they’re not supposed to.


A Striking Animated Short Made With Nothing But Sticky Notes

You don’t need amazing computer graphics, bowel-jiggling surround sound, or eye-popping 3D effects to make a powerful film. In fact, all you really need is a tall stack of yellow sticky notes and a black pen. And a whole lot of talent. Luckily, the 15 animators who helped make this short film had all of those in abundance.


This Insane Freestyle Nudist Chant Defies All Reason (NSFW)

Briefly: Look, I gotta be honest, I’ve watched this video a good half dozen times already and I still have no clue as to what the hell is going on. I’m assuming that this is what happens when you feed the Internet peyote, but there’s really no way to be sure.


A Charming Adventure Around The World Animated With Office Supplies

A girl named Elastika lives in a world made of office supplies, but her escapades are a far cry from cubicle drudgery. With just some pushpins and rubber bands, filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet takes her — and us — around the world in screeching cars, sinking ships, and even rockets. Can you catch all the famous sights that pop up cleverly animated in office supplies?


This Animated Vanagon Tribute Will Leave You Pining For Open Roads

Video: It takes a special breed of traveller to own a VW Vanagon. These quirky people-movers are far from the most luxurious whips on the road but they always seem to arrive at the most scenic of destinations. Or the garage. Because these things break down — a lot.


This Neat Animation Makes Me Miss My Childhood Gadgets So Much

Here is some guaranteed nostalgia for you. Follow the life of a Game Boy in this wonderful animation: watch it get assembled in a factory and packaged for an excited kid and see it get played by youthful thumbs and then eventually be tossed away by a teenager. It’s every toy’s story. Throughout its journey you’ll see all the childhood gadgets you miss playing with and many more you wish you had owned. Where did all these toys go?


Is This What Will Become Of Humanity's Enduring Monuments?

In case you hadn’t heard, we’re all pretty much doomed. It’s just a matter of time before nature sets about wiping any remaining traces of our failed human civilisation and reabsorbing even our most enduring monuments as her own.


A Collection Of Nine Flipbooks Celebrating Disney's Greatest Animators

Before Walt Disney came along, animation was seen as just for kids. But through the release of a series of now iconic animated films, he was able to turn ‘cartoons’ into a serious art form, paving the way for blockbusters like The Lion King and Frozen. However, he couldn’t have done it without the help of nine well-known animators that are now further immortalised in this wonderful box set.


I Don't Know Why I Like This Short So Much

I’m not completely confident I know entirely what’s going on in this CG animation but I like it. Oh, there’s 3D nudity, so if your precious eyes can’t take that, well, sorry.