Animation

The Artists

Everyone has been a little competitive at one point or another. Luckily, a short animation film called The Artists (by Giant Animation Studios) is a prime examp... Read More

The Pig Farmer

Soaring to new animation heights while still staying true to its cartoon roots, The Pig Farmer by award-winning Canadian animator Nick Cross is a quirky and dark comedy that delivers both humor and technical brilliance. The film tells the story of the pig farmer, a wayward soul, who by an unexpected encounter was drawn into an ocean of tragedy and regret.

Uncle Tom’s Bungalow

An old time classic coming from Warner Bros, "Uncle Tom's Bungalow", can be only described as all fun and laughter - exactly what the Looney Tunes are famous for and doing best. With a run-time of 08:33, it is great to see how the environment manages to look convincing with just sketches. On top of that the cartoon features some really epic "characters", from a little kid with the meanest expressions to the sleeping hounds. These little personalities sport varied voice-tones and emotions that words simply cannot do justice.

Superman: The Mechanical Monsters (1941)

Superman: The Mechanical Monsters (1941) can be termed as an all time classical era of the superhero. Like always, Superman in this particular series is also out there to protect Metropolis from the many arch-rivals always trying to destroy the peace of the world. The opening scene is the typical Superman signature style, with people shouting "Up in the sky" ,"Look, its a bird", "Its a plane", "Its Superman" accompanying this opening scene is drum-rolls and trumpets taking you to the old school of cartoon making techniques. What would really catch the viewers attention would be the way Superman is shown in the cartoon. Quite hilarious,at-leastthat is the case with people of 2011.

The Story of Bottled Water with Annie Leonard – How Manufactured Demand pushes what we dont need and destroys what we need most

The Story of Stuff Project is behind the original animated video "Story of Stuff", which has earned more than 10 million views since it's release in December 2007. "Story of Bottled Water" is a short, simple, informative and at the same time entertaining animated short that exposes the hidden dangers and irrationalities of drinking bottled water most of us don't think about when we spend $1 or more at the store. Watch it and pass it on!

Archon Defender – award-winning 3D animation film by David Krupicz

The 3D animation film Archon Defender is a one-man project by David Krupicz, who completed the film by working on second hand computers during his spare time within three years. The other people involved in the movie are only the voice talents, who Krupicz found with the help of a radio station. I did not know what to expect from an hour-long animation film that is a product of one man's creative input, from the story to the visuals, to the music, and everything else that needs to be creatively integrated into a film. Perhaps if I personally knew the filmmmaker, I would have had an idea that it would be good, but since I didn't, I was simply awed.

Pencil

Ever feel like creating a great animation or drawing, but don't have Adobe Flash or Illustrator? Enter Pencil, the free open source animation tool.

Sita Sings the Blues

Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw.

Big Buck Bunny

Big Buck Bunny is a short 3D animation movie created by the Amsterdam based Blender Institute and a small international team of creators. After a production period of over six months, this short film premiered in the hip new Amsterdam cinema Studio K and is now available for everyone else to freely enjoy and share.