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PostPanic’s Manic “30 Seconds”

UK sound designer Simon Pyke’s ongoing 30 Seconds project (challenging filmmakers to freely interpret a supplied audio clip) causes three directors from PostPanic in Amsterdam to abandon any sense of impropriety in what the studio calls “an x-rated cocktail of cell animation, stop motion, motion graphics and a lot of genitalia.” [Read more]

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Yukai Du for TED-ed: “Can Plants Talk To Each Other?”

London animator/illustrator Yukai Du‘s second TED-ed lesson is possibly the most lush and relaxing explainer video of all time. This four and half-minute animated film, written by UC Davis ecologist Richard Karban, demonstrates how plants communicate with each other especially when they’re under attack. [Read more]

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Stash Classic: METHOD “WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER”

Back in 2011 the creative force known as Three Legged Legs (Casey Hunt, Greg Gunn and Reza Rasoli) shut the doors after a six-year run. Before they parted ways, the trio directed and animated this impossibly infectious anthem for Method Cleaners shown on Virgin America flights. [Read more]

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Zaoeyo: “Organic Machines” Title Sequence

Spectacular self-initiated title sequence (with credit names borrowed from Ghost in the Shell characters) crafted by Beijing visual designer Zaoeyo (aka Xiaolin Zeng, aka Mike Zeng), a mesmerizing one-man tour de force of thoughtful details and shimmering refraction.
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Kirin: “The North Wind and the Sun”

Director Shinsuke Jitsumori aims straight at the mysterious tastes of the domestic Japanese market with this super-campy retelling of Aesop’s fable “The North Wind and the Sun” for Kirin thru Dentsu.
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Nick and Nate “Fired on Mars”

If you’re having a rough day or just feeling very alone on the planet for whatever reason, take six minutes now and watch “Fired on Mars.” [Read more]

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Axis Unleash Dawn of War 3 Announcement Trailer

Stuttgart-based Axis director Abed Abonamous sets the tone for the latest release of Relic’s real-time strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War with a literal rain death before launching a brutal and atmospheric parade of fantasy/scifi characters locked in spectacular combat. [Read more]

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Steve Boot “Once Upon a Blue Moon”

Wonderful mixed-media stop motion character animation from Manchester director/animator Steve Boot called “Once Upon a Blue Moon,” and a fave on the international film fest circuit. [Read more]