James Farr: Alien vs Predator vs Trick or Treat

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Animator/director/writer/artist James Farr pays the bills as creative development director at Steelehouse Productions in Tulsa, Oklahoma but makes the world giggle a whole lot more with his own short films, like this Halloween treat called “A.V.P.V.T.O.T” (with music by Digital Math). [Read more]

Felix Colgrave: Fever The Ghost “Source”

March 2013, Australian animator Felix Colgrave unleashes “Man Spaghetti,” and for a full 99 seconds the world stared agape and asked WhoTF is this guy? So imagine our glee to discover “Source,” a new music video from Mr. Colgrave for LA’s Fever the Ghost.

And while you’re at it, watch “The Elephant’s Garden,” Mr. Colgrave’s psychtropic third year film from his days at RMIT University Melbourne while earning his Bachelor of Animation and Interactive Media.

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Jacques Khouri “The Race”

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The Tortoise and the Hare face off yet again in “The Race,” a vibrant and graphically complex new version of the childrens’ classic from MontrĂ©al-born director/animator/teacher Jacques Khouri with a wonderfully off-kilter score by Azniv Korkejian. [Read more]

House Special: “A Tale of Momentum & Inertia”

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Back in May, Portland animation studio LAIKA announced it was spinning off its advertising division LAIKA/House to focus on feature films. The new independent entity, branded House Special and lead by president Lourri Hammack, CD Kirk Kelley and MD of strategic operations Al Cubillas, are off to a promising start completing the end credits of LAIKA’s Boxtrolls and this acerbic in-house CG short called “A Tale of Momentum & Inertia.” [Read more]

Chris Dooley and Not To Scale NY: Virgin Hotels “Brilliant”

This rocking new two-minute animated online spot from Not To Scale director Chris Dooley thru agency 1 Trick Pony just makes me want to stay at Virgin Hotels. [Read more]

Tristan Cottin: “Nirvana Police”

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Absolutely insane/hilarious mini-musical about “A young policeman falling in love with a black panther” from French director/animator Tristan Cottin. Intense motion, killer character work and an all-round brilliant way to end the week. BTW, if this is NSFW at your present job, you might want to look for a new gig. [Read more]