animation

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.


7 Things You Might Not Know About Toy Story

Video: Toy Story changed animation movies forever, Toy Story 2 changed animation sequels forever and Toy Story 3 might very probably be the best movie out of the bunch. Even though I love to poke fun of Pixar running out of ideas for movies (though Inside Out is getting good buzz!), I can watch Toy Story movies forever.


Cool Stop-Motion Music Video Uses Cassette Tapes To Recreate Old Games

The music video for Opiuo’s song Quack Fat uses 240 audio cassettes, 1700m of video tape, 108 floppy discs and one Walkman to make an awesome stop motion animation that brings back memories of nostalgic technology and old video games like Space Invaders and Pong. The song is fun and catchy too.


Short Film: An Underwater Adventure Begins When A Proposal Goes Wrong

Video: Taking the Plunge is a cute short animation film that shows the hijinks a person could get into when he accidentally drops an engagement ring into the ocean. Meet an adorable sidekick octopus, dodge an evil giant shark, explore the underworld of the ocean and still manage to get the girl at the end.


Watch The Opera House Come Alive With Projection Mapping Animation For Vivid Sydney

The Sydney Opera House is as iconic a building there is in this world so it’s always stunning to see it come alive as a canvas for artists to display their animation on. Twenty different animation studios teamed up to transform the Sydney Opera House into a living mural that is just so enjoyable to watch. The colours, the characters, the mini-stories, the art, you forget that you’re looking at a building and start to think that the building has a personality of its own.


Video: More Recycled Scenes From Different Disney Animation Movies

Here are more recycled and reused scenes that Disney lifts from previous animation movies and then adds to its others movies. You can see how the same general movement and scene constructions are used but just with different characters across different movies. It’s both very revealing and endlessly interesting to compare.