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Halloween Happiness from Gentleman Scholar

CDs William Campbell, Will Johnson and the crew at LA prodco Gentleman Scholar celebrate their favorite day of the year by revealing “The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Skeleton” in 13 cute (and mostly-family-friendly) 3D vignettes. [Watch]

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Tristan Cottin: “Nirvana Police”

Absolutely insane/hilarious mini-musical about “A young policeman falling in love with a black panther” from French director/animator Tristan Cottin. Intense motion, killer character work and an all-round brilliant way to end the week. BTW, if this is NSFW at your present job, you might want to look for a new gig. [Watch]

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“The Divide” Short Film by Brent Sievers

Brent Sievers, a designer/illustrator/animator who swears he was raised by oysters somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, recently graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and swept through the festival circuit with “The Divide,” his heavily caffeinated black comedy about what happens when “Man and [Watch]

“Dead Moon Walking” from Make

Nothing like five quick hits of black comedy to start your day, especially when the character animation is this refined and the bad guys are this cute.

Danny Robashkin at Make in Minneapolis: “It’s another internal project that let’s us have some quick fun in a nice condensed format. The shorts are traditionally animated in Photoshop, with some CG augmentation. Conceptually they’re kind of a return to the earlier shorts we used to do… Less commercial, more fun.” [Watch]

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Eoin Duffy’s “The Missing Scarf” with George Takei

Vancouver-based Irish director/animator/writer Eoin Duffy swept the film fest circuit and made the Academy Awards short list with “The Missing Scarf” a 2D/3D short he describes as an “animated dark-comedy, masquerading as a classic kid-friendly morality-tale.” Narrated with surprising passion by George Takei, [Watch]

Victor Haegelin Takes “Captain 3D” to Ulule

Partizan director/animator Victor Haegelin follows up the quirky charm of “Professor Kliq” with a more ambitious stop motion project called “Captain 3D.”

The film, which makes beautiful use of 3D-printed replacement facial animation, was shot in August but needs your help to finish the post via this page on crowd funding site Ulule.
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