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Seed and 26 Directors Say “Check ‘em”

London animation studio Seed gathers wildly disparate micro-animations from 26 directors in this cheeky and eclectic 30-second spot encouraging women to “Check ‘em” during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. [Watch]

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Yukai Du for TED-ed: “Can Plants Talk To Each Other?”

London animator/illustrator Yukai Du‘s second TED-ed lesson is possibly the most lush and relaxing explainer video of all time. This four and half-minute animated film, written by UC Davis ecologist Richard Karban, demonstrates how plants communicate with each other especially when they’re under attack. [Watch]

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Three Animated Takes on Smartphone Zombies

The real-world smartphone zombie phenomenon is proving a deep and rich vein of comic-tragedy for animated filmmakers. Here’s a round up of three of the best we’ve seen over the last 12 months: “Life Smartphone” by Xie Chenglin, Stromae “Carmen” by Sylvain Chomet, and “Way Out” by Yukai Du. [Watch]

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Making History Less Torturous with Beautiful Motion

London-based animator/illustrator Yukai Du elevates a potentially banal TED-Ed lesson called “The Torturous History of the Treadmill” into a four-minute work of motion art with vigorous palette choices, unexpected framing and stripped down characters. [Watch]