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.
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Video: The Super Nintendo is best remembered as defining the 16-bit era of video gaming, although many of just spent countless hours playing with Mario Paint. But that pales in comparison to the over four months Mike Matei spent recreating the opening to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' animated series using only the SNES' beloved animation game.
Calling Archer an "animated secret-agent comedy" is accurate, but it leaves out so much. The snarky characters, the esoteric references and the classic art style mean it's a show as unique as it is hilarious. Now you can get a fully illustrated behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show with The Art of Archer.
Video: This indie animation anthology from Late Night Work Club runs just over 40 minutes, but it's made up of seven short films — so you can parcel out your viewing in smaller chunks if you prefer. The theme is "Strangers", and while some of the movies are more abstract than others, they're all tiny works of art.
Video: Moana is incredible — and packed with some truly brilliant moments and amazing visuals. But one of the funnest moments of the film is the moment Moana meets demi-god Maui, as he breaks into a boastful song called "You're Welcome". Now the studio has released the full scene from the film to watch online.
Video: Here's a dopey animation from Sean Charmatz that imagines a world where every random object has a cute face. That means soup dumplings cling on to the paper when they get picked up, marshmallows enjoy a satisfying dip in hot chocolate, a glass pane closes its eye while getting washed and a Post-It note gets accidentally split apart. It's like Sausage Party with cruder animations but less crude jokes.
It didn't quite reach The Lion King's level of box office success, but since hitting theatres way back in 1999, Brad Bird's The Iron Giant has gone on to become a much-loved classic film. So much so that it's about time LEGO gave us an official The Iron Giant set, and it just might happen if Brett Cuviello gets enough supporters for his new LEGO Ideas project.
Video: It's a little bit sad that phones have replaced cameras because after watching this animated history of cameras by Portero Delantero, you start to miss all that fun camera hardware with quirky designs and lovely character you just don't get from a thin rectangular slab. Sure, the best camera is the one that's with you (blah blah) but damn, come on, I'd love to be able to lug around a 1947 Graflex Pacemaker Crown Graphic today.
Video: Sure, we could blame the darkness of the night on the Earth's rotation and the dang Sun and no more daylight savings time, but where's the fun in that? It's much goofier to imagine a comically big space being called Mr Night running around the neighbourhood turning everything dark with the touch of his finger. Imagine if you had the power to change anything with just a snap. That's what Mr Night does every day to turn day into night.
Video: Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights is one of the most famous paintings in history. The centre panel of the triptych showcases a bunch of naked people enjoying themselves in the most hedonistic ways possible at the time (or I guess, any time). Studio Smack updated the painting a bit with a modern spin and added a whole lot of other kind of weirdness — cloud cows, tentacle towers, undulating sacs of human faces, a spider made of human legs doing the can-can and giant headless chickens showing signs of leprosy.
Video: I've always thought that one of the appeals of stop-motion claymation was the imperfections in the animation, how things never quite moved as fluidly as real life. After watching this short from Guldies, I now realise that it's because no one is a master of stop-motion claymation like he is. The animation is really simple — it's just playing around with a ball of clay, after all — but the transitions are so seamless that it's really impressive
Video: It's unfortunate that we all have to pretend that we don't think evil (or even just slightly weird) thoughts in the most innocent situations. After all, the world would be so much more interesting if we just did what we secretly wanted to do (as long as it doesn't hurt other people... too much).
Excellent news! Disney has announced new details about the animated series that will serve as a continuation of Big Hero Six, as well as new art from the show - and confirmed that the vast majority of the film's voice cast will reprise their roles for it.