UK director Kris Hofmann and her intrepid stop motion crew spent five months helping Harry the urban hedgehog find his way back to the safety of the forest. Turns out numbers of the wee spiny beasts have plummeted from 30 million to one million in Britain due “to loss of habitat and a variety of man-made dangers”. [Read more]
Chinese diva Wang Rong Rollin (with the help of anonymous animators and VFX artists) aims directly at the heart and soul of viralocity by extracting the silliest parts of “What Does The Fox Say?” (approaching half a billion views) and “Gangnam Style” (over two billion views) and mashing them together as “Chick Chick,” four minutes of poultry-flavored madness. [Read more]
Exec producer Gustavo Karam at Le Cube in São Paulo just dropped us the studio’s latest work, a dark and dramatic online clip called “Wind” marking the 20th anniversary of Greenpeace in Chile
“We believe that design and animation are universal tools for communication and need to be used much further than just entertainment and advertising. With this in mind, Le Cube joined forces with the Chilean agency Porta to tell a story of the corruption of nature by men.
“Ecology and sustainability are not just public relations words, they are values every single person on Earth need to incorporate. Greenpeace is a leading organization undertaking this mission and this is why we are proud to create this film for them and for the cause.” [Read more]
Powered by celebrity voices including Amy Poehler, Andy Richter and Sarah Silverman, this short from Funny or Die co-founder (and Will Ferrell BFF) Adam McKay tackles the not-so-funny issue of income inequality in the US by semi-disguising itself as a syrupy toy-driven kids’ show. [Read more]
Our species’ talent for cruelty to other animals finally catches up with us in this stark and striking short shot over six days and posted by Phua Cardin, Wong Voon Fei and Fong Kheng Wai (aka Malaysian prodco Northern Lights) who describe “Manhunt” as a “surrealistic revenge fantasy of animals on humans for the mess they have made.
“The core idea for this short film is to switch the roles of humans and animals, hunters hunted, to show how the world could be like from the animals’ perspectives, and to put us humans in their shoes.”
Behind the scenes:
The Stash Permanent Collection keeps growing with Stash 108 adding another 31 brilliant animation, VFX and motion design projects totaling over 110 minutes of inspiration and insight including our biggest line up of behind-the-scenes yet, plus exclusive interviews with the designer and directors behind the work. [Read more]
“Wish You Were Here? offers an alternate, off-kilter and somewhat belated 50th anniversary tribute to the D&AD, summing up in an unusual way many highlights from over five decades of Pencil winners, it’s also part of a broader Call for Entries campaign aimed at generating awareness and excitement around the 2015 D&AD Professional Awards.
“We didn’t want to simply create a collage of pieces in a retrospective reel fashion. Our goal was to offer a creative reinterpretation of the Awards’ heritage… all the while keeping a coherent visual identity throughout, since D&AD is notorious for its strong brand integrity.” [Read more]