• Nickelodeon Super Macho Fighter | STASH MAGAZINE

    “Super Macho Fighter” Proof of Concept

    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]

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Awesome “Evolving Thoughts” for Adult Swim

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]

Michael Fragstein Dagner | STASH MAGAZINE

Michael Fragstein: Dan Freeman And The Serious “Dagner”

Slip into this enigmatic and disorienting dream conjured by Stuttgart director Michael Fragstein for a track by Berlin alt-indie group Dan Freeman And The Serious called “Dagner.” [Read more]

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Robert Cullen and Boulder Media: “Fresh Cut Grass”

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.
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Dollar Shave Club Balloon man| STASH MAGAZINE

Meet B.A. Loonman: Shaveophobic

High concept, low budget: a disarming and charming combination of balloon skin and pointy stuff conceived and executed in-house by the Dollar Shave Club with their go-to helmer, LA director/photographer Jeff Minton, in charge.
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Smartphone Zombie animations | STASH MAGAZINE

Three Animated Takes on Smartphone Zombies

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]

Grey_Bosch Road Kill | STASH MAGAZINE

All Singing, All Dancing, Zombie Roadkill

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]

Yule Log 2.015 | STASH MAGAZINE

Yule Log 2.015: That Burning Holiday Desire

At 9:30pm on Christmas eve 1966, New York TV station WPIX debuted a three-hour program comprised of a single 17-second, 16 millimeter looped clip of the Gracie Mansion fireplace with carols as a soundtrack. Then… [Read more]

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Lipton is Cirque du Soleil’s Cup of Tea

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]