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What Really Happens When Possums Play Dead?

Inspired by an opossum living in a coffin amongst his landlord’s old halloween props, Los Angeles director/animator Justin Hilden began filling his sketchbook with possums and possum gags, “Mostly I was intrigued by their strange avoidance of trouble, a trick not unlike my own reaction to stress.” [Watch]

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MvsM, Fujiwara, Hatfield and Parker for Nike Air Max

ManvsMachine construct a series of delightful kinetic CG sculptures based on the work of sneaker design superstars Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tinker Hatfield, and Mark Parker to help Nike fans mark Air Max Day 2016. [Watch]

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The Inspirational Power of Style Frames

French directing duo Burcu Sankur and Geoffrey Godet (AKA Burcu & Geoffrey) created this smile-inducing clip called “Play” based on the style frames they created for a failed pitch with their continental-Europe reps Troublemakers, “We didn’t get the project but we wanted to bring the images to life animating them.” [Watch]

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TED+FLO: Head Over Heels for Hornbach

Berlin creative production duo TED+FLO (VFX super + CD) help Partizan director Tom Noakes realize his curious/hilarious vision of a large man falling down a steep mountain and enjoying every last sensual second. [Watch]

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Joseph Kosinski + Blur = Doom “Fight Like Hell”

Gaming fans have waited 12 years for a reboot of the Doom world and now they have a taste of the relentless mayhem dropping May 13 (for Xbox One, PS4, PC) with this trailer from Reset director Joseph Kosinski and CG masters Blur Studio thru agency AKQA, all powered by the dulcet tones of Swedish hardcore punk. [Watch]

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Kibwe Tavares Launches Guinness Africa Special

Nexus director (and architecture graduate) Kibwe Tavares captures a tour de force of intense dance moves and singular characters to launch Guinness’s new Africa Special beer – thru AMV BBDO with post/VFX courtesy of The Mill and Factory Fifteen. [Watch]

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Branding The Simpsons for FX in 2016

LA’s Laundry say they approached the challenge of creating new IDs for The Simpsons – arguably the most graphically identifiable broadcast property of all time – with the strategy of “keeping it recognizable visually but surprising tonally.” [Watch]

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Biscuit Studio: Oxmo Puccino “The Hammer and Feather”

Co-directors Adrian and Quentin de Grivel at Biscuit Studio in Paris give robot dystopia a warm, atmospheric and ultimately trippy twist in this animated music video for “Le Marteau et la Plume” featuring Mali-born hip-hop artist Oxmo Puccino. [Watch]

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Andy Baker: Asics “One With The City”

Newly signed Hornet director Andy Baker teams with illustrator Andy Rementer to create a whimsical 2D-animated trip for Asics called “One With The City” thru 180 Amsterdam – a smart counterpoint to the recent flurry of cool and glossy CG sneaker-porn. [Watch]

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BassAwards 2016 Now Open for Entries

Homeboy Estudio in Mexico City teams with Spanish composer JeanDox to kick open the fourth edition of the BassAwards with this call for entries video. Submit your latest and greatest animation, motion graphics and broadcast design before May 3 to grab early bird rates. [Watch]

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Kawaii, Miso Soup, and Wonderful Weirdness

Saddle up for two and a half minutes of gloriously random confection-colored vignettes designed to channel the mysterious power of Kawaii (cuteness) and propel Marukome instant miso soup off the shelves of Japanese grocery stores. [Watch]

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Superfiction: Rise, Shine, “Repeat”

Depending on how you you feel about Monday mornings (and your work life in general), this animated treat called “Repeat” from character masters Superfiction in Seoul, South Korea maybe just the thing. Part of a continuing in-house series of understated and enigmatic character animation experiments. [Watch]

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Parallel: Charles X “Can You Do It?”

Quentin Baillieux (half of French directing duo Parallel) crafts an intricate and intriguing mix of 3D and 2D in this music video for “Can You Do It?” from LA singer/songwriter Charles X – produced by Eddy and animated at Brunch Studio in Paris. [Watch]

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Animating “The New Promised Land” Interactive Documentary

Three stirring motion collages created by Spanish sound technician-turned illustrator/animator Joseba Elorza (aka MiraRuido) for Ramón Campos Iriarte’s interactive documentary “The New Promised Land” about five young Syrian refugees and their quest to start new lives far from the unbearable conditions of their homeland. [Watch]

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