Heartbreaking Stories, Well-Told: “A Dangerous Journey”

Narrated by two survivors of sex trafficking, “A Dangerous Journey” by London’s Animage Films warns young African women of the dangers of being tricked into prostitution by animating the women’s tragic stories and describing the various techniques of coercion used by traffickers.

The film (funded in part by Comic Relief) won the Gold World Medal at the 2013 New York Festivals and the 2013 Human Trafficking Foundation Media Award. [Watch]

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Stash Latin America 3 Launches at Cannes Film Fest

Spread across 6,000 miles, six time zones and every possible climate, the design, animation and VFX industry in Latin America represents a staggering array of talent bound together by a passion for creating outstanding work. (Watch the collection here.) Stash’s third collection of studios from across this vibrant region [Watch]

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Takaski Murakami + Pharrell Williams + “Jellyfish Eyes”

Trippy new video for the theme song from Takaski Murakami’s feature film “Jellyfish Eyes” with freakishly over-the-top CG animation by Kaikai Kiki Sapporo Studio Poncotan. The track, “Last Night Good Night (Re:Dialed)” by livetune (featuring Hatsune Miku) was remixed by Pharrell Williams. You may not make it [Watch]

Tinman Wonders “Where Do Winter Tires Go?”

Toronto character specialists Tinman Creative Studios channels a Hanna-Barbera-meets-UPA vibe to help solve the annual Canadian dilemma of what to do with ones snow tires during the two or three months you may not actually need them. Produced for the Ontario GM Dealers thru MacLaren McCann, Toronto. [Watch]

Gergely Wootsch Unveils Frankenstein for “Penny Dreadful”

Beakus director Gergely Wootsch adds just the right sense of sinister style to the first of three animated virals promoting the new drama series Penny Dreadful on SKY in the UK. “Taking inspiration from the origins of Frankenstein, this dark and atmospheric clip is narrated by Matthew Sweet, and illustrates how the novel came about. ‘Penny Dreadful’ is created by John Logan and stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green and Billie Piper.” [Watch]

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For Conor Finnegan “Life Begins at Breakfast”

Nexus director Conor Finnegan leverages the charm and subtle humor of his multi-award-winning short film “Fear of Flying” for this gentle peek at a wooly, puppet-populated woodland thru London Agency Sunshine for Dorset Cereal. Conor Finnegan: “It was a tight enough schedule from initial go-ahead, with just [Watch]