Six years in the making, Stefan Sagmeister’s feature documentary “The Happy Film” finds the NYC graphic celebrity on a quest to answer the question “How does one become happy?” by turning himself into a design project. [Read more]
Bristol designer/director Chris Hopewell returns to directing with this spooky stop-motion folktale with a terrible twist for Radiohead’s “Burn the Witch,” recalling the style of vintage UK kid’s shows like The Trumptonshire Trilogy. [Read more]
The wisdom and insight of American naturalist Eustace Conway comes to vivid life in this fluid mix of 2D and cel animation for History’s “Mountain Men” show crafted by LA motion and production studio Roger. [Read more]
Buck‘s Sydney and US animation crews team up to combine two chocolatey snacks, hyper-active emoji’s and an infectious pop song to make this 80-second Australian adventure for Cadbury’s new Dairy Milk with Oreo bar eminently watchable. [Read more]
Ten artists, three months, 340 white shirts and 2,576 stain-painted frames later, Aardman and Kode Media prove “Dirt Is Good” for Persil laundry detergent in this painstaking stop-motion film thru Ogilvy & Mather, UK. [Read more]
Check this impossible-to-ignore animated spot from Moscow motion house Loop and Mexican character designer El Grand Camacho for the massive Garorock music fest taking over rural Marmande in south-western France this summer.
Powered by first person accounts of time spent in solitary confinement, the haunting and claustrophobic nine-minute VR experience called “6×9″ produced by The Mill for UK newspaper The Guardian gives viewers the chance to simulate what 100,000 people in US prisons endure for 23 hours every day. [Read more]
The bumper crop of student films from the 2016 CalArts Character Animation program includes “You Look Scary” by Xiya Lan and “Desert Critters” by Li Wen Toh – both demonstrate outstanding storytelling talents while using fully divergent styles, techniques and narrative structures. [Read more]