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.
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.
It's the 4th of July this Friday. So grab your cameras and some fireworks. Let's make some sparkly GIFs.
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.
Designing a realistic computer generated beach is rough work, but thanks to a new animation techniques it will soon be possible to create far more realistic CGI using less computing power than ever.
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.
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The same Taiwanese outlet that does those Sims-style animations to better illustrate the news has done it again for Steve Jobs and the iPhone 4 antenna saga. No spoilers, but there's a very special guest this time. [Thanks Michael!]
Here's an ad for DJ equipment maker Eclectic Breaks for its Pro-X-Fade crossfader. It's a clever animation that has a pencil-armed DJ manipulating a miniature world from his god-like perch, spinning cars as if they were vinyl, with the street being his turntable and passers-by standing in as the crossover.