How Guardians of the Galaxy should have ended

Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the best movies of the year and probably one of the funnest movies I've seen in a long while but it also had its fair share of logic gaps that were glossed over. HISHE hilarious fixed the movie by changing some scenes in the movie so it all makes sense. Spoiler alert: the bad guys… » 11/19/14 9:29pm Wednesday 9:29pm

Video: New York at night beautifully recreated with 3,454 oil paintings

I've had this night in New York before. Actually, anyone who has lived there has had this night. And though you might not immediately recognize it, you will. That's because the art in this video is lifted straight from those nights you don't exactly remember but you know were awesome. Basically, New York on any given… » 11/14/14 1:22am 11/14/14 1:22am

Seeing random objects get animated to act like birds makes me laugh

Here's a silly exercise in animation: Zeitguised made this lighthearted clip to show how different objects would look and act like if they were birds. Yeah, I told you it was silly. But I can't stop laughing at sliced eggs and a bunch of leaves and worms sitting on a tree branch. Oh the worms. » 11/14/14 12:25am 11/14/14 12:25am

What the characters from South Park look like in real life

If you ever wondered what the characters of South Park looked like in real life in the minds of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, wonder no more. Last night's crazy episode revealed what Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny would look like if they weren't just cartoons made of shapes and circles but actual humans instead. » 11/13/14 7:39pm 11/13/14 7:39pm

Everything you need to know about the Cold War in a 9-minute animation

These cute animations that teach you about our history are just the best. Partly because I love history, partly because the cartoon drawings make me laugh and partly because I really think I'm learning more than I ever did in school. I mean, spending 10 minutes on YouTube is better than a semester at school. » 11/11/14 9:23pm 11/11/14 9:23pm

A Tour of 'San Fransokyo,' the Hybrid City Disney Built for Big Hero 6

The new movie Big Hero 6 represents the first-ever partnership between Marvel and Disney, two entities known for constructing fantastical universes. So it's not surprising that bringing the story to film also required building an entire city of the future: a blend of Tokyo and San Francisco named San Fransokyo. » 11/10/14 12:35pm 11/10/14 12:35pm

This animation using CGI to create marionette puppets is just stunning

This ad was made by Elastic for League of Legends (a game of which half the world plays and half the world doesn't know exists) but really, it's just phenomenal animation work. I love seeing the marionettes move around and interact with the environment, it really feels like they're on strings. » 11/07/14 1:00am 11/07/14 1:00am

Hilarious animation shows how it's not fun being a skeleton

These are great. Gentleman Scholar made these amusing animations called The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Skeleton and it shows how daily life—like sports and gravity and puberty and first days—for a skeleton isn't a lot of fun. Watch them, they're quick and easily digestible and easy to laugh at. » 10/30/14 11:02pm 10/30/14 11:02pm

Lost In The Train Station short animation should be turned into a game

I imagine some kind of Monkey Island-style adventure game—but side-scrolling, set in huge train/subway stations that would take you through shops and weird fantastic places, with some platformer elements thrown in for extra fun. The stations, from all over the world would be connected through the trains. » 10/27/14 8:32pm 10/27/14 8:32pm

These stunning trailers for an animation short left me craving for more

I really like these two trailers from Tant de Forêts—a short film by France-based directors Burcu Sankur and Geoffrey Godet. The animation starts simple and colorful but all of a sudden, that happy world turns dark and intriguing. Enough to leave me craving to watch the entire thing. » 10/24/14 9:45pm 10/24/14 9:45pm

What the USA thinks of Europe and what Europe thinks of the USA

Stereotypes today are typically outdated and vaguely racist but when harmless, they can be quite comical. Like these quick hitter animations about what the USA thinks of Europe and vice versa and what different parts of Europe thinks about the other parts. They're a lot of fun to watch. » 10/22/14 9:27pm 10/22/14 9:27pm

Short film: Giant rock creature teaches a funny life lesson

I think this silly animation about a giant rock creature trying to rescue a town is a hilariously dark lesson that shows how some things just aren't worth saving. Or that maybe all our work is useless. Or perhaps that bad intentions can cause good actions. Or whatever, maybe it's just a really fun CG animation. » 10/21/14 10:33pm 10/21/14 10:33pm