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The Definitive Way To Debunk Stupid Conspiracy Theories

People who toss around dumb conspiracy theories and rabble rouse with large gaps in their brain are impossible to be sane and sensible with. Conspiracy theories are silly and fun to joke around with but to take them serious is just insane. But insane people exist! Here’s how to debunk a lot of conspiracy theories.


Tron Inspired Disney To Make This Psychedelic Movie About Computer Art

There was something undeniably awesome about Disney in the early 1980s. The company was expanding its theme parks in Flordia with EPCOT, a shrine to technological innovation. Meanwhile, a bunch of young kids sort of got left unattended at the studio. The result? Movies like Tron.


Short Film: The Heart-Melting Journey Of A House Seeking Freedom

Video: A reader sent us this amazing animated short film he did. It tells the story of a suburban house put up for sale that one day decides to leave everything behind and hit the road to see the world. A quirky story with a heart-melting ending.


Miniature Trip Around The World Makes Me Want To Leave This Town At Once

Video: Watch this excellent video that New Zealand-based production house Cirkus made for Airbnb. The detail and aesthetics are worthy of a Henry Selick movie or one of those precious vignettes from a Wes Anderson movie. 60 seconds that are pure gold.


New Pixar Movie Trailer Shows A Hilarious Look Into Our Minds

Pixar had some of the great comedy hits of the last decade with The Incredibles and Finding Nemo, before churning out money-makers like the entire Cars franchise. That’s why I’m so happy to see them getting back to their roots with the new Inside Out trailer. From what you can see from the two-minute clip, it’s a hilarious take on human psychology, complete with Pixar’s trademark funny writing and great animation. It’s due out winter next year.


Watch Hayao Miyazaki Animating The Last Shot Of His Career

Video: This excerpt from The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness – a new documentary about the legendary Studio Ghibli — shows anime master Hayao Miyazaki drawing the last shot of the last film of his career, The Wind Rises. It was precisely during the shooting of this documentary that Miyazaki decided to retire from filmmaking.


Disney's Super-Realistic CG Eyeballs Are An Uncanny Valley Airlift

What most often gives away a CG character as fake is their dead, lifeless eyes. It’s a common contributing factor to the uncanny valley effect, but now researchers at Disney have developed a system to perfectly capture a performer’s eyes that promises to make CG characters finally appear more lifelike and convincing.


How Many Of These Pop Culture References Do You Recognise In This Video?

Video: Cruisr’s music video for their song All Over contains so many pop culture references in its animation that I can’t even keep up. There are famous couples side by side and there are movie scenes recreated and it’s just so much fun trying to spot them all. It’s like seeing all the movies I’ve ever seen in one video.


8-Bit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Looks Like A Game I Played As A Kid

I didn’t watch that new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie with Megan Fox because I was pretty sure it was going to suck. Anytime adult me makes an informed decision like that, I imagine childhood version of me shaking his head in disappointment and howling in sadness. Growing up is lame.


This Hypnotic Music Video Made Me Go Into Weekend Mode Again

Mornings are tough. I had my shower, my coffee, I went through my morning work routine, and just when I thought I was recovering from my monday blues I bumped into this: A surreal and hypnotic animated music video that made me go into full weekend mode again.