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The concept of editing a live action film is pretty easy to understand, right? There's a whole bunch of footage that needs a whole lot of cutting to make the film work as a story. But how does editing work for an animated movie?

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Video: Every Christmas in the US, several uninterrupted hours of a log burning in a fireplace accompanied by Christmas music is aired. I don't think I'll ever understand why the Yule Log video is such a thing but traditions are all kind of like that: You half-arsedly do things that people once did a long time ago because they had nothing else to do, even though we now have so much more we could do. Anyway, these weird animated riffs on the traditional Yule Log video are so much better. There's cool flames, trippy takes, inventive designs and even twerking.

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Video: In a futuristic city, a scientist's daughter continues her late father's research into a very special kind of sea creature — and wonderful things happen once it finds its long-lost mate. There isn't any dialogue in Luke Saunders' animated sci-fi short The Fisherman, but its neon colour scheme practically pops off the screen.

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Video: From Snow White and the Seven Dwarves all the way back in 1937 to Zootopia which was released this year, this video features clips from over 45 Disney animated movies and shows how Disney's style has changed over the years. But what's probably most impressive is how fantastic the animation from the old movies still look. It's been nearly 80 years and some of those movies look so much better than what came after.

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Video: Simon Scheiber spent seven years making The Lighthouse, the tale of a solitary lighthouse keeper whose ho-hum life is jolted with surreal excitement one stormy night. The stop-motion short is composed of over 14,000 photographs; look closely and you can see the astounding level of detail in every single shot.