Video: We've known since February that Netflix was working on a Castlevania TV show due later this year. Now we know exactly when it will premiere (July 7), plus we have an official synopsis and a first teaser.
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Video: Fans of the long-running series might want to skip Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant. The director's follow-up to Prometheus is not only disappointing, it somehow manages to make both films worse. It isn't a complete loss, though, thanks to talented stop-motion artist Serene Teh, who made this amazing Alien: Covenant flipbook animation.
Mike Pelletier's short film Still Life looks nothing like the classical paintings of bowls of fruit and flowers you'll find in a stuffy art gallery. Using hyper-realistic computer animation, Pelletier's film instead features fruits, vegetables, and breads that look like they're secretly balloons as they deflate and then fill back up with air.
Video: Strolling through a gallery, a mustachioed man pauses before a large sculpture — which, as he studies it, reveals a remarkable secret hidden within. (His "Oh shit!" moment is priceless.) In just two minutes, Jonathan Djob Nkondo's The Last Exhibition manages to be as delightfully weird as it needs to be.
Video: Stop-motion animator Kevin Parry now works at Laika, where he helped make Kubo and the Two Strings and The Boxtrolls. The film that got him the gig: Student film The Arctic Circle. Guided by silent movie-style titles, it observes a man whose solitary life takes a sudden turn when he makes a strange discovery.
Video: We've all been there — midway through a boring lesson or meeting, maybe after a late night or not enough caffeine, the simple task of staying awake becomes a mighty struggle. Seoro Oh's Afternoon Class, about a student's failing efforts to just keep his eyes open, has a lot of weird fun with this scenario.
Human character animation has gotten much better over the years, but it's still one of the most recognisable issues when enjoying video games. Animations are normally a predetermined set of canned motions, and while realistic enough in the right setting, they can totally break the immersive experience when they stray out of bounds. The uncanny valley is a particularly hard one to escape.
The Visible Poetry Project aims to make poetry more accessible by lifting words off the page and transforming them into short films. The colourful Hate for Sale, from Dutch animator Anna Eijsbouts, is from an original poem about the seductive power of hate by Neil Gaiman. It's read in perfectly droll tones by Peter Kenny.
Late last night, Lucasfilm and Disney announced Forces of Destiny, a new animated series/merchandise line focusing on the female heroes of the Star Wars galaxy. The idea of new stories with these characters was already fascinating, but now that we know even more about the series, we can't wait until it arrives.
Video: Directed by Danny Madden, Frolic n' Mae tells the tale of a little girl who slowly realises she's the weirdo outcast at a slumber party. To cope with her bitchy preteen peers, she begins doodling, but the artwork magically comes alive — and causes all sorts of mischief and mayhem in the process.