I'm Aaron Blaise, Animator and Illustrator, and This Is How I Work

You may not know his name, but you've seen his work—for over twenty years Aaron Blaise worked as an animator with Disney to help create some of their most memorable characters. From Beauty and the Beast to Aladdin, The Lion King, and more, Aaron's pencil has overflowed with life. » 12/17/14 4:18pm Yesterday 4:18pm

Watch Hayao Miyazaki animate the last shot of his career

This excerpt from The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness—a new documentary about the legendary Studio Ghibli—shows anime master Hayao Miyazaki drawing the last shot of the last film of his career, The Wind Rises. It was precisely during the shooting of this documentary that Miyazaki decided to retire from filmmaking. » 12/12/14 11:05pm Friday 11:05pm

Fantastic stop-motion film turns common objects into delicious sandwich

The latest stop motion animation by awesome artist PES is entitled Submarine Sandwich. It's an endlessly creative take on the classic deli sub sandwich (or hero or hoagie or whatever you call it). But instead of using typical deli meats, the animation 'slices' old sports gear like boxing gloves and baseball mitts and… » 12/10/14 9:30pm 12/10/14 9:30pm

Disney's Super-Realistic CG Eyeballs Are an Uncanny Valley Airlift

What most often gives away a CG character as fake is their dead, lifeless eyes. It's a common contributing factor to the uncanny valley effect, but now researchers at Disney have developed a system to perfectly capture a performer's eyes that promises to make CG characters finally appear more lifelike and convincing. » 12/05/14 10:52am 12/05/14 10:52am

Watch The Simpsons make fun of Frozen in their holiday episode couch gag

Though parodying Frozen doesn't exactly pack the same punch as it would have, I don't know, months and months ago, it's still makes me giggle to see Homer as a snowman. The other bits of 'The Couch Gag Before Christmas' is basically the same run as last year's. But who wouldn't want a candy cane bong? » 12/04/14 9:09pm 12/04/14 9:09pm

How many of these pop culture references do you recognize in this video?

Cruisr's music video for their song All Over contains so many pop culture references in its animation that I can't even keep up. There are famous couples side by side and there are movie scenes recreated and it's just so much fun trying to spot them all. It's like seeing all the movies I've ever seen in one video. » 12/02/14 7:31pm 12/02/14 7:31pm

Short film: What happens when plastic toys go to war

This wonderfully made animation plays up war as something that's actually fun. There are guns that shoot out flowers and grenades that are actually caramel apple lollipops. But because war is actually a horrific thing, the short film takes a dark turn. If only it were always flowers and lollipops. » 11/26/14 11:57pm 11/26/14 11:57pm

8-bit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looks like a game I played as a kid

I didn't watch that new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie with Megan Fox because I was pretty sure it was going to suck. Anytime adult me makes an informed decision like that, I imagine childhood version of me shaking his head in disappointment and howling in sadness. Growing up is lame. » 11/25/14 10:05pm 11/25/14 10:05pm

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 11/19/14 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