Watch a Young Terry Gilliam Explain How He Makes Monty Python Animations

There's a lot to love about vintage Monty Python—dead parrots, silly walks, lumberjacks, killer rabbits—but Terry Gilliam's magic touch with his signature cut-out animations really gave the group a goofball creative edge. In this clip from the early 1970s, a fresh-faced Gilliam (with an incredible 'do) describes his… » 7/10/14 5:20pm 7/10/14 5:20pm

This Fantastic Animated Film Will Take You On A Bizarro Tour De France

The Tour de France has kicked off, which means tonight is the perfect time to snuggle up on the sofa and watch The Triplets of Belleville. The animated feature follows a badass little granny (with a limp and hint of mustache) as she tracks down her cyclist grandson who's been kidnapped by the French mafia. » 7/08/14 8:20pm 7/08/14 8:20pm

Doodles and an iPhone Turn Adam Savage's Lab Into an Animated Playground

Ingenious animator Marty Cooper has turned the entire world into his plaything using little more than animation cels, an iPhone, and his own cute, imagined critters. Now, Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame has invited him into his workshop so you can see just how Cooper makes his animated magic come to life. » 7/03/14 10:04am 7/03/14 10:04am

You Can Only Wish Your Spirit Animal Was This Adorable

Running around without your spiritual power animal is insane. You wouldn't leave the house without your Mojo or Je ne sais quoi, so why are you going to try to face life's treacheries without a trusty sidekick? I mean, look at Edward Norton in Fight Club—as soon as he found his power penguin, everything else in his… » 7/02/14 8:00pm 7/02/14 8:00pm

Stuntmen in LED Suits Made This Impossible Parkour Run a Reality

The advent of CGI has allowed us to realize things on-screen we never thought would be possible—from living, breathing dinosaurs, to giant transforming robots. But it's become so over-used that over-the-top practical effects now draw the biggest wows from audiences, like Lexus' use of countless LED-suit clad stuntmen » 7/02/14 12:30am 7/02/14 12:30am

This is exactly how I imagine the zombie apocalypse hitting Los Angeles

Venice Beach, Los Angeles. A self-absorbed narcissistic runner transforms into an ugly zombie during his jogging routine while mayhem ensues behind, without him noticing it. It's the E3 2014 animation short announcing the new survival horror video game Dead Island 2—and it is a lot of fun to watch. » 6/12/14 10:06pm 6/12/14 10:06pm

Animation explains how to easily understand your entire family tree

You got your mom and dad and sister and brother. Aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents are easy enough to understand. But what about your extended family of 2nd cousins and those twice removed or great aunts and kids of that one lady who was always at your family parties? What do you call them? This explainer by CGP… » 6/04/14 9:36pm 6/04/14 9:36pm

Nana Splits, Buttercrust, and Sweet Cream: Butter Ya'Self (NSFW)

Damn it feels good to be a banana, especially when you're Internet-famous rapper and fruit salad fortune heir, Nana Splits. But in the rap game, you gots to get yours before some kid smashes you up on white bread with some Nutella. So check out the mad sick beats in LA-based filmmaker Julian Petschek's latest video, … » 6/02/14 7:00pm 6/02/14 7:00pm

Ghost in the Shell animation intro turned into live action

This gorgeous video looks at how a live-action tribute to Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell was put together by a group of 20 international artists. It shows the reconstruction of classic shots based on the original opening sequence—the detail is beautiful and I wish they would finish the remaining 75 minutes. » 5/28/14 9:11pm 5/28/14 9:11pm

An Augmented Reality Made With Hand-Drawn Cartoons and an iPhone

Prolific doodler Marty Cooper carries around animation cels, a marker, and some Wite-Out as he wanders the city, creating whimsical scenes that turn mundane background imagery into charming mini-stories. And he painstakingly captures them on his iPhone to create the animated world of Aug(De)Mented Reality. » 5/24/14 6:05pm 5/24/14 6:05pm

Why Don't All Metro Buses Transform into Intergalactic Robo-Fighters?

I don't know what Bondibots are (I don't speak French), I don't know what they're supposed to be doing when not fighting their way across the galaxy, playing soccer, or jamming on gigantic guitars—driving old people around maybe?—and I really don't know what the hell is going on in this video. All I do know is that… » 5/21/14 12:00am 5/21/14 12:00am

Animation teaches you all that happened in World War II in 7 minutes

I really wish YouTube and the Internet as we know it today existed when I was in high school. So instead of reading textbooks and taking notes in class, I could just watch YouTube videos and Wikipedia entries on any test I had coming up. Seriously, I could have dozed off in class and just watched this animation… » 5/20/14 9:04pm 5/20/14 9:04pm