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This Handmade Futurama Title Sequence Is So Much Fun

We’ve seen the Futurama intro done up in stunning photorealistic 3D before. And we’ve seen the normal animation sequence before the TV show so many times. Now here’s an old video of the intro being recreated with hand made cutouts. All the images were drawn and props were put together to re-make the original and it’s great fun.


A Boy Letting Go Of His Kite Is A Metaphor For Love And Life

Sometimes you should fight for what you love and keep on trying to make things work and never stop chasing it down, but once that’s over and you’ve reached your limit or realised the expiration date already hit, you should let it go. Life works better that way. And in this short animation, a boy realises that with his kite.


Why Chuck Jones, The Creator Of Looney Tunes, Was Such A Great Artist

Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting does his always wonderful deep dive thing on Chuck Jones, the creator of Looney Tunes, and examines how evolved as an artist. It goes beyond his technical skill and his jokes and his characters his discipline and tells how Jones used the real world to inspire his work in his world.


How Hollywood Creates The Ultimate Digital Humans

Computational simulation of the human form has advanced spectacularly over the last few years. This video explores the current cutting edge, revealing how Hollywood studios create the startlingly accurate digital humans we’re now used to seeing on screen.


Beautiful Animation Blends Together The Stories Of Famous Books

Video: This ad for Gandhi Bookstores in Mexico is a stunning work of animation and 3D art and splendid visual effects. The tagline is simple, “One book leads to another”, and you see characters you recognise from the most famous of books battle each other for your attention. It’s a commercial meant to take your money but it’s so well done that you can’t help but give it a wee itty bit of respect.


Does Pixar's Inside Out Show How Memory Actually Works?

Pixar’s newest film, Inside Out, tells the story of 11-year-old Riley and her difficulty dealing with a family move to San Francisco. The film is getting a lot of attention for its depiction of emotion and memory.


It Feels Like These CGI Skin Designers Are Just Trying To Scare Us Now

Hey, how did you sleep last night? Well, I hope you enjoyed it, because tonight you’re going to be wracked with fevered nightmares about a computer animator with an uncanny obsession with reanimating human skin.


Artist Transforms Classical Music Into Stunning Fluorescent Light Show

Classical music is timeless, and if you don’t believe me, Bach compositions visually rendered as a CGI sequence of flashing fluorescent lights will hopefully convince you otherwise.


The Five Stages Of Watching A Pixar Movie

Video: We all like to think that we’re unique little human snowflakes, but the truth is most of us act and react to thinks very, very similarly. Like getting homicidal when hungry. Or grouchy when sleepy. Or getting excited when Starbucks sells pumpkin spice lattes and McDonald’s brings back the McRib even if you don’t drink or eat either. Or, like, when a Pixar movie comes out.


Video: Cute Kid Gets Animated With A Superpower Cannon

This adorable little girl gets to live every kid’s dream and turn her arm into an animated rocket cannon that blasts bad guys. The music video for Grades’ song King was made by Taichi Kimura and features Laika Takasu dancing (really well!) around an empty school as animation enemies sprout all around her.


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