Watch more cute monster animation drawings get inserted into daily life

I just love the fake cartoon reality that augmented reality artist Marty Cooper creates within our world because his character drawings pack so much personality that I just want them to be real. Here he is with part three in his Aug(de)mented Reality series, which splices crazy cute monster drawings into normal… » 3/24/15 10:30pm Tuesday 10:30pm

Awesome short film shows Star Wars from the Empire's perspective

Watch this. Now. TIE Fighter is a short animation by Paul Johnson that shows a bit of Star Wars from the perspective of the Empire. It's done in the style of anime from the 80's and shows an aerial fight scene between TIE fighters and X-wings and is pretty much so awesome that Disney should make this an entire movie. » 3/24/15 1:26pm Tuesday 1:26pm

Scientifically accurate Pinky & the Brain reveals the cruel hidden truth

In following Pinky and the Brain's hilariously cursed cartoon quest to take over the world, we kids get to see a story about the classic odd couple and the funny hijinks they run into. What we don't see is the truth that adults willfully ignore: that lab rats live a miserable life and would totally want to rule the… » 3/16/15 11:29pm 3/16/15 11:29pm

The Posable Figures On This Spinning Zoetrope Make Anyone an Animator

It takes a tremendous amount of patience to create an entire film using stop-motion animation techniques, but this simple spinning zoetrope toy makes the process a whole lot easier. You'll only end up with about a second of animation after posing all ten of the bendable figures, but the results are still really… » 3/12/15 1:17pm 3/12/15 1:17pm

Animation recreated frame-by-frame in real life with 3D printing 

This clever art installation shows a CGI animation that's been converted into a real life frame-by-frame depiction of the animation with 3D printing. As in, the artists took the digital animation they had in a video and showed what every frame would look like (all at once) with actual figures. It gets pretty trippy. » 3/05/15 11:37pm 3/05/15 11:37pm

Awesome animation is like a cross between Back to the Future and Tron

If this video doesn't get you going, you're dead inside and we can't be friends. Florian Renner made this short animation, Retrowave, as an ode to the style of the 1980's. It basically combines the worlds of Back to the Future and Tron by turning the DeLorean into a Light Cycle on The Grid. » 2/10/15 11:30pm 2/10/15 11:30pm

It's hard to believe this horror short was not filmed with real cameras

I was zombied-out after Dawn of the Dead and Night of the Living Dead, the seminal horror movies by filmmaker George A. Romero, but apparently you kids keep loving those dumb walking corpses. You will like this fantastically crafted 3D animation short, which feels like the beginning of a full feature. » 1/14/15 8:23am 1/14/15 8:23am

Guy spent one year crafting one second of this crazy animation per day

Greg McLeod—from BAFTA Award-winning animation studio The Brothers McLeod—created "one second of animation every day for the 365 days of the year 2013." According to him, there was "no storyline, script or storyboard. The ideas come from things read, seen or experienced on the day." Brilliant. » 1/13/15 9:06pm 1/13/15 9:06pm

What it's like being inside an artist's sketch book

I'm imagining this animation by Minhyuk Jang called Rocketboy as a glimpse into the note book from the kid in the back of the classroom. It's a little dark mixed with a lot of imagination and is sketched in a way that reminds me of those outside of the margins doodles that we all made. Only this time, they're moving… » 1/03/15 6:54am 1/03/15 6:54am

Clever animation shows how we hide our true feelings to the world

Elena Rogova's Appearance and Reality is a clever short story that tackles something we can all relate to: the difference between the feelings we show to the world and our hidden true feelings. It's like as we grow up, we put on a mask to suppress our feelings to look cool or appear strong or whatever. Screw that. » 1/02/15 10:47pm 1/02/15 10:47pm

Video: The life of an ant is just like a fun video game

I really enjoyed this video from Shiva Kumar and Siddharth Manugula about tracking the life of ants. It turns them into a video game of sorts, with battery life meters and Wi-Fi signaling and objectives and goals. It's also fun to see 'human' things get digitally imposed into their world like street lamps and mini… » 1/02/15 9:45pm 1/02/15 9:45pm

The hilarious ridiculousness of the new Star Wars' crossguard lightsaber

Like the rest of us, Machinima Happy Hour wondered what would happen after the crossguard lightsaber scene in the new Star Wars trailer. Unlike the rest of us, they created this hilarious animation imagination of how ridiculous that fight would be because adding light sabers to just anything is just crazy. » 12/30/14 10:21pm 12/30/14 10:21pm

Short film: The Grim Reaper can be bad at his job too

I like this cute short film from animation studio Simpals called 'Dji. Death fails' because it shows how the Grim Reaper can be bad at his job too. Death, he's just like us! The Grim Reaper thinks he has easy pickings when a driver careens off the road but ends with death escaping, well, death. » 12/23/14 9:09pm 12/23/14 9:09pm