Bob 2: Panther (End Version) Print

This is the forth and possibly final colour variant of Bob 2's classic 'Cider Panther' image. The illustration of Pink Panther, relaxing in his leopard print thong whilst enjoying a smoke and a 2ltr bottle of White Lightning, has previously appeared as 'Original', 'Gold' and the green 'Feeling Off Colour' variants.

Whilst the green 'Feeling Off Colour' variant was inspired by the classic 'Pink Punch' episode from 1966, perhaps this new 'blue' interpretation was influenced by the 'Pickled Pink' episode, in which Pinky is turned blue in the fridge!

The two colour Risograph print is limited to an edition of 20 signed and number copies and available now via the Spray Gang online store for just £25 plus shipping.

Mondo: Coraline & ParaNorman LP's

This month Mondo is celebrating the works of LAIKA Animation Studios with the premiere release of the soundtracks to both 'Coraline' and 'ParaNorman' on deluxe limited edition vinyl. Both records will be available in limited numbers via Mondo on April 22nd. A special edition of 'ParaNorman', featuring a randomly inserted clear splatter disc that glows in one of three colors, will be available at select Independent retailers as part of US Record Store Day on April 19th.

'Coraline' - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by Bruno Coulais
Original Song by They Might Be Giants
Artwork by Michael DePippo
2XLP Pressed on 180 Gram Black vinyl with randomly-inserted Black & White Swirl Vinyl - $32

"The soundtrack to 'Coraline' is haunting, and beautiful. With the help of the Budapest Orchestra and Choir behind him, Coulais captures the dark child-like imagination of the titular protagonist with a menace and aplomb. Without seeing the film you can follow the musical journey of the story from Coraline’s angsty reality, to her dreamy uneasiness, to the ultimate unraveling."

'ParaNorman' - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music by Jon Brion
Artwork by DKNG
2XLP Pressed on 180 Gram Black vinyl with randomly-inserted “Aggie Fights” Highlighter Yellow Vinyl, with Bone Haze - $30

"For those familiar with the works of Jon Brion ('Magnolia', 'Punch Drunk Love') you’ll immediately recognize the melancholy, ear-worm melodies in his score to 'ParaNorman'. Mixed with 80′s slasher throwback motifs and a whimsical family sensibility it is a terrific score front-to-back."

'ParaNorman' - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack RSD Exlcusive

"The Record Store Day version of 'ParaNorman' features variant Glow-in-the-Dark artwork, as well as mystery colored Glow-in-the-Dark vinyl. This edition is Limited to 500 copies, and each copy comes with a randomly inserted clear splatter disc that glows one of three colors (RED, BLUE or GREEN)."

Sander Joon: Humr Sampson

DBLG: Bears On Stairs

DBLG's in-house studio projects are a platform for them to experiment with creative concepts. For their latest self-initiated project they wanted to explore and combine 3D animation, 3D printing and stop motion!.

Working alongside Blue Zoo, who created the character rig and animated the walk cycle, DBLG created 50 3D printed model bears each acting a single pose in a then traditionally animated stop motion loop.

Club America - All The Things I've Done

Brazilian synth-pop duo Club America asked Daniel Bruson to create an animated music video to accompany the second single from their album 'To Get There', released in 2013.

Blessed with complete creative freedom, Daniel decided to tell a cartoonish and delirious tale about the bands encounter with, 'All The Things I've Done' collaborator and hip-hop emcee, Da Deputy.

Juan Fontanive: Flip Book Machines

Juan Fontanive makes animated installations, often recycling the mechanical parts of found clocks and bikes in the creation of his sculptural flip book machines. His hand-drawn characters contained with the leaves of these machines, often Animalia in their subject matter, cascade like a paper fountain in a sequential and repetitive loop.

'Vivarium' 2014

'Ornithology E' 2013

'Colibri' 2011

'The Lake' 2006

Shugo Tokumaru - Poker

Regular visitors to the Animated Review will know we love Shugo Tokumaru’s music and the consistently beautiful animated visuals that go hand in hand with each release.

For his latest collaboration, Shugo Tokumaru has teamed-up with acclaimed independent Japanese animator Mirai Mizue & Yukie Nakauchi! The official music video for 'Poker', the third single release from Shugo's 'In Focus?' album, sees Mirai's micro-organism characters (typical of his recent work) pulsate in time with music before building into a crescendo of colour and intensity... Spectacular!

Imbue: Acid Mickey Print

This new screen print released by Imbue, titled 'Acid Mickey', features a classic Imbue Mickey Mouse image in both red and blue variants. The large format screen print (50x70cm) is hand-printed on 310gsm archival print-making paper, signed and numbered in pencil and limited to just 15 copies of each colour-way.

You can grab one, red or blue, for £50.00 each from the Imbue online store. You can also so buy them as a set at a discounted price of £90.00 for the pair.

The Serpent Princess

'The Serpent Princess', a 'Conan the Barbarian' inspired animated short directed by Ilya Shekiladze, Elena Volk, Denis Pisarev and Ivan Pozdnyakov, will open the 2014 Open Festival of Animated Films in Suzdal, Russia.

Lei Lei: Animafest, Zagreb 2014

Chinese animator Lei Lei (aka "Ray" Lei) has created this Wacky Races-esque trailer for the 2014 Zagreb Animafest, in Croatia.

Simon Landrein: Helf

Following on from his wonderful 'Michel Homm' short, Simon Landrein continues his stylised and erotically suggestive animated series with a second installment. 'Helf' is a sexually charged encounter between two drivers, played out through their provocative petrol station forecourt snacking!

Booger Kids: Animation T-shirt

The Booger Kids Spring 2014 T-shirt collection contains Bart Simpson and 'Rocko's Modern Life' tributes.

Done in their typically humorous and irreverent style, Bart Simpson is re-imagined as a slice of pepperoni pizza and Rocko has been modified with various hip-hop accoutrements!

Both these T-shirts are now available for $28 a pop via the Booger Kids online store.

Karolina Glusiec: Kosmos

Karolina Glusiec created this gorgeous chalkboard animation to accompany the release of the new Etamski EP, titled 'Kosmos'.

The 'Kosmos' EP, released by Latarnia Records, is out now and available for download via:

Aleix Pitarch: Doraemon at the 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympic Game

Aleix Pitarch took it upon himself to animate this brilliant 'Doraemon' and 'Akira' mash-up in recognition of Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Apparently, Doraemon has been appointed as a special ambassador by the Tokyo Olympic Committee and Akira's Katsuhiro Otomo predicted the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games way back in 1982!!! These two bizarre nuggets of trivia combined in Aleix's mind, resulting in 'Doraemon at the 2020 Neo-Tokyo Olympic Games'... Enjoy!

PES: Swan Song

KesselsKramer wanted to make an animated spot as part of their campaign to launch the new citizenM Hotel in New York's Times Square.

Stop motion maestro PES was appointed to create a film highlighting that traditional hotel hospitality, like ridiculous towel swans and a mint on the pillow, are very much a thing of the past. PES' cliche-busting 'Swan Song' short powerfully makes its point with a wonderfully surprising climax!