Video: Last year was filled with lots of fantastic animated films, but when the Oscar nominations come out, we'll be very surprised if My Life as a Zucchini isn't among them. Not many people outside of its native Switerland have heard of it yet, but you can see the first, achingly sad trailer here.
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Video: Morgan Gruer's fluid Reflections is made up of 1100 individual drawings — it looks exactly like a watercolour painting come to life. Just as striking as the artwork is the subject matter, as a woman endures rapidly shifting emotions (and, for a moment, questions the nature of reality) after a sudden breakup.
Video: Marooned on a far-off but weirdly Earth-like planet, a pair of astronauts spend their days studying the very strange, surreal creatures that roam its surface. Their experiments may seem odd (and involve a lot of gooey slime), but there's a specific goal at the end that has everything to do with good ol' homesickness.
When his beloved companion is dognapped, a shirtless shepherd combines his despair with his hidden talents and briefly becomes a chart-topping musician. Meanwhile, his pup takes a wild interstellar journey that involves an incredible transformation. At least, I think that's what happens in Matija Pisačić's Choban.
Frederator Studios, the animation house responsible for Fairly Odd Parents and Adventure Time, has been trying to get an adaptation of the beloved Dracula-whipping action game franchise Castlevania off the ground for ages. According to the studio's founder, it sounds like the series could now be on track.
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.
As we wait — and wait — and wait — for Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's animated series Rick & Morty to return, this near-three-minute look the upcoming third season might help tide us all over. It's only storyboards nd voices, but it still has that ol' Rick Sanchez magic, by which of course I mean science. (Mad science.)
The first look at Trollhunters revealed a show that looked like it was going to balance big doses of humour, action, and worldbuilding. A new video featuring the director and cast gives a hint at the thinking behind the upcoming series.
Ines Pagniez and Victoria Jardine's very clever short is styled as a trailer for a horror movie entitled 24 Days of Torture — in which an Advent calendar is shocked to realise that his best buddies, the chocolate bits he carries within his cardboard body, are being systematically ripped out and eaten. Nooooooooo!
This story is almost too crazy to be true. We all know Lin-Manuel Miranda. He's multiple award-winning genius behind Hamilton who helped write songs for Moana and now has several projects in the works with Disney. Well, it turns out he already worked on an animated musical called Vivo, but Hollywood just didn't make it.
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.
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.
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.