Animade: Santa Is Weak

Animade created a mini web-based toy for their festive animation this year. An emaciated Father Christmas has to be fed presents until he returns to his optimum level of belly-stuffed obesity. Be careful, overfeed him and he might just explode!

Visits to feed Santa and save Christmas!

Art & Graft: Happy Christmas!!! Part II

Two years after their debaucherous animated Christmas short, the folks at Art & Graft have finally dragged themselves out of bed and back to work. Check out 'Happy Christmas!!!' part II, the morning after the night before.

Seigensha Flipbook: Strobofly

Seigensha Art Publishing have just unveiled their latest flipbook, the ninth in a collaborative series with illustrator and animator Mou Hitotsu no Kenkyujo.

The festive release, titled 'Strobofly', features cleverly shaped pages allowing for two independent flying sequences to be viewed. A third viewing options combines these two sequences resulting in a hidden magical climax.

Glassworks: Merry Christmas

This year's Christmas card animation from the team at Glassworks Amsterdam, Barcelona and London, sees a plump robin lording his stash of tasty nuts over a less fortunate flying-turd of a pigeon.

Sarah Klan: Christmas 2014

Sarah Klan's sweetly animated festive short comes with a warning... "Be careful what you wish for this Christmas!"

Marjolaine Perreten: Super Grand

Marjolaine Perreten's super-cute animated short 'Super Grand' tells the story of a kindly giant and the misguided villagers he's trying to help.

Cómodo Screen: TVE Zoetropes

Cómodo Screen, a Barcelona-based creative studio specialising in motion graphics, broadcast design and branding, created three hand-made paper-craft zoetropes for TVE (Televisión Española) the national state-owned public-service television broadcaster in Spain.

The three zoetropes were made entirely from scratch, with thousands of hand-cut pieces of paper, with each resulting ident depicting festive sequences based on Christmas, New Year's Eve and The Three Kings.'

Megu & Patron - Ending Song

The last music video from Japanese motion graphics designer & animator Takashi Ohashi and Megu & Patron was a playful, pixilated interpretation of electronic workings. Their latest collaboration takes a similarly stylised and glitchy exploration into DNA sequencing and genomics.

Dan Britt: Laura Bird Mugs

Laura Bird was commissioned by Anthropologie to make 345 hand-made mugs for the 2014 Holiday Season. As they were being packed away to be shipped, Dan Britt photographed all of them, creating this wonderful stop motion animation depicting the variety and scope of Laura's designs.

Lucas Jubb: Bartman Print

Freelance illustrator & graphic designer Lucas Jubb recently hosted a Simpsons themed quiz at the Belgrave Music Hall And Canteen, giving him the opportunity to draw a bunch of characters including 'Mr. Sparkle' and 'Squishy Bender Bart' to promote the event.

One particular image featuring Bart's superhero alter-ego 'Bartman' is now available as an A3 Risograph print on 170gsm offset cyclus paper via the A Little Summit online store, price at just £15.

Also check out Lucas' 'Simpsons Club Patches', they're amazing!

PES: Submarine Sandwich

With the support of 1114 Kickstarter backers PES floats his latest, tastiest, stop motion masterpiece 'Submarine Sandwich'.

In 'Submarine Sandwich' we see a vintage deli counter stuffed with meat-like sporting ephemera... scarred boxing gloves, worn-out footballs, and tired baseball mitts. These are sliced and diced in a PES-like manner before being assembled into the deli's signature dish, garnished with shredded dollar bills, bicycle reflectors, rings of slinky and googly eyes... Delicious!

Myriam Boyer: Chargement... Flipbooks

At a time of high-speed internet and unbridled consumption of content these 'Chargement...' ('Loading...') flipbooks, from visual media artist Myriam Boyer, are inspired by poor wi-fi connection.

The 200 page, 13cm x 7cm flipbooks are printed in silver & white on black paper stock by L’atelier des livres, a self-publishing company in Aix-en-Provence.

Julien Nantiec & Cyril Izarn: Jungl

Julien Nantiec & Cyril Izarn directed and animated this King Kong inspired promo for 'Jungl', an app which helps you discover new apps tailored to your personal tastes.

Brooklyn-based Kyle Strope produced the superb character designs and other illustrations for the spot. Check out more of his illustration, motion graphics & animation over on his Tumblr, it's all great!

The Opening Sequence Of Sidera

'The Opening Sequence Of Sidera' is the first (of four) animated sequence created by Catfish Deluxe and Yapiko animation for the french movie 'Lou! Journal infime' by Julien Neel.

The purpose of the animated sequences scattered throughout the movie is to materialise the inner world of Lou’s mother. In the novel she’s writing, she tells the adventures of Sidera, her fantasy alter ego...

"Travelling through universe in her spacewhale, Sidera, the mighty amazon, is searching for love. With the help of her loyal friends, Zeltar, Darkforce and Isabelle the Battlepony, she faces many dangers... But her most terrible enemy lurks in the depth of her heart... will Sidera be ready when the time to face her nemesis comes?"

The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You

Brooklyn-born artist, film-maker and animator Sophia Bennett Holmes created this pared-down lo-fi music video for The Flamingos, and their track 'I Only Have Eyes For You'.

The animation was created by slicing illustrative line drawings into a flat slab of clay, creating a smeared ghosting effect as the each frame is obliterated by the creation of the next.