The five stages of watching a Pixar movie

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… » 6/18/15 8:38pm 6/18/15 8:38pm

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. » 6/17/15 11:40pm 6/17/15 11:40pm

7 things you might not know about Toy Story

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. » 6/15/15 10:13pm 6/15/15 10:13pm

Video: Sydney Opera House comes alive with projection mapping animation 

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. 20 different animation studios teamed up to transform the Sydney Opera House into a living mural that is just so enjoyable to watch. The colors, the… » 5/28/15 8:32pm 5/28/15 8:32pm

Short film: An underwater adventure begins when a proposal goes wrong

Taking the Plunge is a cute little 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. » 5/27/15 11:23pm 5/27/15 11:23pm

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… » 5/18/15 8:00pm 5/18/15 8:00pm

Video shows how Disney recycled scenes in its animation movies

Sometimes instead of coming up with new ideas for scenes in movies, it’s just easier to copy your own work. Check out this video that shows how Disney recycled and re-used and repurposed scenes from its movies. Sleeping Beauty is Beauty in the Beast, Robin Hood was used in Snow White and so on. » 5/13/15 11:41am 5/13/15 11:41am

Silly animation imagines if Fast and Furious 7's stunts were realistic

Some people think the Fast and Furious movie franchise is too ridiculous and dumb and filled with stunts that are even more realistic and dumb. Those people are so, so wrong. Because it really doesn’t matter how crazy it gets because it’s fun as hell to watch. You wouldn’t want to see the realistic version because… » 5/11/15 10:31pm 5/11/15 10:31pm

Video: The history of the PG-13 rating and why the MPAA sucks

The Dissolve put together this neat animation that briefly looks at the history of the PG-13 rating, a rating that was invented after Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Gremlins was released. And in discussion of the rating, it reveals how backwards the MPAA can be when it comes to violence vs sex, love and… » 5/08/15 4:39pm 5/08/15 4:39pm

Short animation makes fun of our embarrassing addiction to smartphones

We’re missing out on the world around us because we’re all so focused on what’s happening in the world inside of our phones. This bitingly hilarious animation jabs at our smartphone addiction by showing cartoon characters so obsessed with their phones that they don’t notice danger in front of them or when their… » 5/07/15 10:29am 5/07/15 10:29am

Cute short shows a digital animation vs a traditional drawing

Digital animations are great! But so are more traditional drawings! This cute short film by Nata Metlukh pits a digital animation against a traditional drawing and we see the strengths and weaknesses of each as they battle for supremacy. The slickness of digital vs the nostalgia of drawing traditionally. Versatility… » 4/29/15 11:43pm 4/29/15 11:43pm

Beautiful short film uses alchemy to tell a touching story about life

The Alchemist’s Letter by Carlos Stevens is a beautifully animated short film about a father’s letter to his son. It’s imaginative and touching and worth the watch just for the visuals alone. The story progresses through a machine that turns memories into gold and you get to see wonderful little worlds pop up in the… » 4/26/15 1:26am 4/26/15 1:26am

Touching Pixar compilation video makes me want to rewatch all the movies

Don't watch this excellent compilation video of Pixar movies if you have work you want to get done or plans for fun in the next few days. Because after you watch it, you'll want to re-watch every single Pixar movie that has ever been made immediately. Just kidding, you'll want to watch every Pixar movie except for Cars » 4/07/15 10:36pm 4/07/15 10:36pm

Super clever animation is filled with idioms brought to life

This short animation by Amanda Koh and Mollie Helms is fun to watch because it bring idioms and other common sayings to life. Featuring the elephant in the room and the skeleton in the closet, sayings like a clean slate and shooting fish in a barrel and others are shown off literally (and sillily). » 4/03/15 12:38pm 4/03/15 12:38pm