Mexican writer/animator/director Jorge R. Gutierrez – who co-wrote/directed the animated feature “The Book of Life” for Reel FX and 20th Century Fox – extends his love affair with Mexico’s pop/folk culture with “Super Macho Fighter,” a mat-slamming new stop-motion series for Nickelodeon. [Read more]
The fertile Adult Swim ID Project continues (unfettered by the shackles of narrative or common sense) with this languid, morph-adelic short titled “Evolving Thoughts” from the all-Atlanta team of motion studio Awesome Inc and music/sound house Bluetube. [Read more]
Dublin animation powerhouse Boulder Media (The Amazing World Of Gumball, Danger Mouse, etc.) turns their considerable character magic to an in-house short called “Fresh Cut Grass” about an eager little dog on a quest to find his sister but discovers circumstances have changed since their idyllic childhood.
The real-world smartphone zombie phenomenon is proving a deep and rich vein of comic-tragedy for animated filmmakers. Here’s a round up of three of the best we’ve seen over the last 12 months: “Life Smartphone” by Xie Chenglin, Stromae “Carmen” by Sylvain Chomet, and “Way Out” by Yukai Du. [Read more]
Easily the strangest and funniest PSA you will see this year, “Stop The Roadkill” finds Hornet director Peter Sluszka and his six puppeteers trapped in the wilds of Forrest Park, Queens for a three-night shoot on behalf of the Humane Society and German auto parts maker Bosch. [Read more]
Striking new spot for Lipton’s T.O tea machine from Rogue director Saam Farahmand features Cirque du Soleil talent performing all manner of aquatic gyrations while dressed in costumes rigged to release dye and streams of bubbles augmented by a team of 35 VFX artists at The Mill. [Read more]