Lego and Ghostbusters is usually all it takes to get someone to watch your stop-motion animated film. But this short from Digital Wizards Studios—made from $100,000 worth of Lego bricks animated over 2,000 hours—also features numerous cameos from The Simpsons, Doctor Who, Batman, Star Wars, Marvel, and Scooby-Doo.…
It’s not exactly the best Monday morning pick-me-up, but if you were ever curious at just how inaccurate movies about the Titanic are, watch this animated simulation showing the infamous ocean liner sinking in real-time. You’ll just need to find a way to dodge work for two hours and forty minutes.
NASA’s Kepler space telescope spotted thousands of worlds during its four-year mission, proving that our galaxy is filled with planets. But even more surprising is what the Kepler database highlights about our own solar system: namely, that we’re a bunch of celestial oddballs.
Panoply is a project that combines the animation talents of Steve K. Simons and the ancient Greek history expertise Sonya Nevin to produce beautiful animations of the scenes on artifact vases. Above is their version of the Pandora myth, developed from a circa 450BCE vase of a woman holding a casket and the…
When I first heard of Harvard's Fundamentals of Neuroscience online course, I thought it was going to be so hard to understand that I would have a seizure before the end of the first video. But no, thanks to the cool and straightforward animation it is actually very easy to get it.
The brain-bending animations of Dave "my name is david and i make gifs" Whyte are among the most captivating we've ever seen.
It's the 4th of July this Friday. So grab your cameras and some fireworks. Let's make some sparkly GIFs.
Drawing on an Etch A Sketch is hard. Well, it is if you want to do more than just make a horrible mess of angularity. But the squarish beauty of the line-drawing toy is put to great use in this clever little animation that tells the story of André Cassagnes, its inventor.
Even though it might not look like much when it's so far away, the Moon is pretty huge. In fact, if it was a little closer—as close as the ISS for example—it would monopolize the entire sky.
I have to write a lot of emails. A lot of emails. And each and every one is like a vacation to hell. If you're anything like me, you know exactly why that is, but this video from Domics sums it up so perfectly it makes want to die and never write another email again.
A few weeks ago Hipster Ariel was burning up the memes - now her snarky Ray-Ban rants are being picked up by the rest of the Disney Princess crew. We give you Hipster Mulan, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Snow White, and more.
From explosions in a desert, to the trickle of an egg timer, animated scenes containing sand are notoriously hard to model. But now Rahul Narain and his team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new technique that should make computer animations look more realistic.
Confused about the WikiLeaks Saga so far? No worries! Some Taiwanese animators have created this video clip which will catch you up on most of the events—in the goofiest way possible. [NMA]
You may remember watching "The Inner Life of the Cell," an animation of white blood cells attacking an infection, some years ago. Since then molecular animation has continued to develop, becoming more scientifically valuable and visually impressive. Like, very impressive.
Okay, I think we've gotten to the point where those Taiwanese news CGI recreations have officially gotten out of control. Don't believe me? Maybe this Barack Obama-Hu Jintao rap battle will convince you.
Earlier this week, Phandroid served up some mouthwatering details about Android 3.0, AKA Gingerbread, along with one (very lousy) screenshot. Now they've got a (very lousy) video clip that supposedly shows Gingerbread's turn-the-screen-off animation, and it is pretty damn cool.
A flashmob organized by Pedobear. Google CEO Eric Schmidt vaporizing a child's mind from the window of his robot car. Charlie biting his brother's finger off. Just some of the scenes found in Taiwan's latest (and perhaps greatest) animated report.