According to Variety, “The Simpsons recently hit a ratings low, but it’s possible the Lego theme could help.” Duh, ya think? Leveraging the blockbuster success of the The Lego Movie for the 550th episode of TV’s longest running animated show is the perfect tonic to spike interest among former viewers and pull in a [Read more]
Parisian animation studio Supamonks are masters of injecting extreme dynamic range (from serenity to ultra-violence) into their characters’ actions and expressions. Latest case in point: this pair of 2D spots for MONKEY TIE, a French recruitment website that matches candidates to jobs based on their personality. [Read more]
“Should we create a new world or save our own?” That’s the question Greenpeace asks in this near-future sci-fi advert called “New Bees” directed by Polynoid and produced and animated at Woodblock in Berlin. From Greenpeace: “If we carry on with chemically intensive agriculture model, it is quite possible we may [Read more]
Ten years ago Frankfurt animator Walter Volbers started a personal project called MITE, a one-shot 3.5-minute CG short. A few minutes ago he finally dropped the render-intensive finished film in our inbox (render times ranged up to 3.5 hours per frame). Toolkit: XSI/softimage (RIP), Arnold, Nuke, Mootzoid, Momentum.
Few people on the planet light up abstract 3D the way Zeitguised do. Like most, the Berlin studio pays the bills with gigs for consumer brands but also supplement their workflow with surreal and playful experiments. The results are most often a combination of wonder and delight, as seen here with “Birds” and recent work [Read more]
Even if you’re familiar with how traditional hand animation works, this behind the scenes feature put together by the good people at Th1ng in London is worth your time just to meet director/animator and three-time Oscar nominee Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville, L’illusionniste, and The Old Lady and the Pigeons). [Read more]
Animator/director Russ Murphy re-teams with fellow Bristolian talent Patch Keys to push their signature, hand-crafted-frame-by-frame style into the mainstream with this treatment for the title track of Lily Allen’s Sheezus album wherein she invokes all her pop-diva rivals. [Read more]