Art Director Ismael Picardi at MTV Networks World Creative Studio in Buenos Aires: “As part of the MTV’s newest rebrand, Mood Swing, we had to search and curate artists to develop idents that fit our concepts, such as love, chill, flawless, energetic, horny, fear, etc. [Read more]
Fresh off a successful festival run, “La Nuit Je Danse avec la Mort” (The Night I Danced with Death) is director Vincent Gibaud’s “psychedelic, violent and liberating” look at the consequences of ingesting substances unknown. [Read more]
The new season of Rick and Morty (Adult Swim’s most scientifically accurate animated comedy) hit the air last night. The network promo’d the return of the cult hit with this acid-fueled frenzy created by 22 animators lead by Titmouse director Matt Taylor. [Read more]
Possibly NSFW, depending where you work. Nicely twisted, no matter where you work. [Read more]
Cartoon Network’s Gumball and Darwin Watterson face nonstop peril and pandemonium in this skateboard sequence courtesy of London animator Simon Landrein (aka half of Passion directing duo McBess and Simon). [Read more]
Nexus directing duo Smith & Foulkes swept the film festival circuit and collected an Oscar nom for best animated short when they unleashed “This Way Up,” their 10-minute, CG slapstick ode to death, hell and dogged father/son perseverance back in 2008.
Now online for the first time, the film’s charm proves timeless with insightful character work, masterful dark-comic timing, sombre atmospheric design and a delightful/definitive vision of the underworld. [Read more]