Robyn and Röyksopp “Sayit”

Swedish design duo Sandberg & Timonen, fashion photog Kacper Kasprzyk and editor Martin Nilsson slice/mash/congeal Robyn and Röyksopp into a hypnotic, monochrome, glitch-ified techno-pop opus called “Sayit” that premiered on the H&M Life site. Production: Strange Cargo Film. [Read more]

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Cannes Film Festival 2014 Highlight: “The Bigger Picture”

British director and painter Daisy Jacob‘s unique combination of seven-foot-tall animated characters in life-size sets combined with stop motion lends a whimsical and disjointed flavor to “The Bigger Picture,” her stark and darkly humorous tale of two brothers struggling to care for their elderly mother. [Read more]

Parasol Island: “Pink Troubles” Online Premiere

Stash is very pleased to present the online premiere of Parasol Island‘s new animated CG short “Pink Troubles,” a tightly choreographed, two-minute tour de force of sunny character chaos. Director Dino Figuera at Parasol Island in Düsseldorf: “This film started as a really small 10-second intro animation for [Read more]

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Santa Delivers the FIFA World Cup for MTV/Viacom Brazil

Santa Transmedia in São Paulo join the growing football media frenzy with this series of vivid IDs for MTV/Viacom Brazil, a crazed blend of roto, cel animation and motion graphics, “We chose to embrace reality and created, wrote and produced films about a World Cup that happens not only on TV or in stadiums, [Read more]

Stash 105 = 100 Minutes of Awesome

Stash 105 showcases the planet’s top design, animation and VFX studios plus breakout young motion talent, adding another 31 outstanding video projects to the permanent collection. Carefully curated since 2004, the Stash library now features over 4,000 exceptional films and behind the scenes features, with [Read more]

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. [Read more]

Vetor Zero/Lobo: “Brincante” Closing Credits

Peek behind the scenes with the Vetor Zero/Lobo crew in São Paulo’s as they craft the tiniest of details in the stop-motion tail credit sequence for “Brincante,” a docudrama exploring the life and work of Brazilian musician, performer and folk culture researcher Antonio Nóbrega. [Read more]

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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 [Read more]

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Andy Hall and Elastic: Adidas World Cup “Black + White”

Director Andy Hall and a compact Elastic crew sculpt 1:14 of intense, chroma-free, CG drama for Adidas in this ramp up to World Cup chaos. Agency: TBWA Chiat Day. [Read more]

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Heckler and Iris Worldwide: “UNICEF Change for Good”

Sydney all-round creative force Heckler shows their mettle for dealing with CG metal in this animated spot for a UNICEF/Qantas initiative called 5 Fund that turns small coins into “the most powerful change in the world.” Agency: Iris Worldwide Sydney. Director: Craig Rasmus @ The Feds. Music: “Blood” by The Middle East. [Read more]

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Andre Chocron + Significant Object = Newman + Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney commissioned London’s master puppeteers Mervyn Millar and Ed Dimbleby (aka Significant Object) to create Newman, his robot co-star in this music video for “Appreciate” by Oslo director Andre Chocron. Newman will also appear live on stage at McCartney’s concerts in Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul. [Read more]

LAIKA/house for Jose Cuervo Tradicional

CD/director Kirk Kelley and a LAIKA/house crew of 60+ expose their collective obsessive compulsive disorder in this :60, creating psychotically detailed handcrafted dioramas for Jose Cuervo Tradicional (the world’s first tequila) thru McCann New York. Check out the extensive behind the scenes post here.
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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 [Read more]

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. [Read more]