Wan-jung Hsiao : The Perfect Magician

Watch 'The Perfect Magician' by Taiwanese animator Wan-jung Hsiao...

A street performing magician strives to impress the passing crowds with his lackluster trick of producing a dove from his top hat. When he finally gives up something surprising and truly magical happens!


WeAreSeventeen: Mr Selfie

'Mr Selfie', the new animated short from London-based motion graphics and design studio WeAreSeventeen, is a playful tale of this modern narcissistic phenomenon...

"Something we have all no doubt noticed is the increasing fixation with what is going on our smartphones - if it's not ourselves, then we regularly see other people walking down the street pre-occupied with their phones, we see buses and trains full of commuters fixated on their little screens desperate for some information fix and it’s not uncommon to see friends in restaurants interacting with their phones rather than each other - all missing what is going on around them and reducing their quality of life as a result."


Moth Collective: Planet Under Pressure

'Planet Under Pressure' is the second film Moth Collective has produced for the Global Canopy Programme, a tropical forest think tank working to demonstrate the scientific, political and business case for safeguarding tropical forests as natural capital.

"Larger and richer populations are increasing the pressure on natural resources, further exacerbated by the immediate problem of a changing climate, with serious impacts on water, energy, and food security. The close interdependencies between water, energy and food are multiplying these threats in diverse countries and regions demonstrating that climate security will be an issue for all. An integrated 'nexus approach' is helping decision-makers to manage shared resources and achieve truly sustainable development."


Antonio Vicentini: Bhutanese Passport

Brazilian animator Antonio Vicentini has taken a bizarre uncredited audio recording, lifted from the "spoken word" Bhutanese Passport entry on Wikipedia, and applied it to a hilarious exercise in simple animation and lip synchronization!


Equateur - Cheval Noir

In 'Cheval Noir' Kadavre Exquis, a French graphic designer and animator also known simply as Françoise, continues the sci-fi infused narrative seen his first music video collaboration with Equateur and their track 'The Lava'.

Both these tracks are taken from 'The Lava' EP with the third and final track 'Ira' potentially providing the score for one last installment of this animated saga. You can buy the 'The Lava' EP here: iTunes


Jurian Möller: EVO



Graphic designer and illustrator Jurian Möller has released an animation condensing 550 million years of human evolution into a minute long walk-cycle.

The animation complements the release of Jurian's impressive 30 metre leporello (concertina) publication 'EVO' and the accompanying exhibition at the Amsterdam Public Library. The exhibition runs until February 2015, with the book available to buy online here: EVO book

"What does your father look like.. and your grandfather... and your great-great-grandfather... and what about his father? 'EVO' is a book that goes back in time and shows you the evolution of the generations in both a personal and scientific way. The differences between the generations on each page are very difficult to see, but the long, continuous ancestral line goes right back to our very origins." - Jurian Möller


David OReilly: The Horse Raised By Spheres


'The Horse Raised By Spheres'

Earlier today David OReilly published a mysterious URL in his twitter timeline... thehorseraisedbyspheres.com

Clicking the link leads you down a wormhole of previously unreleased shorts featuring OReilly's archetypal aesthetic and classic black humor. The shorts are wonderfully packaged and presented in a multi-verse tied together with a looping pseudo-sci-fi narrative about a machine left alone for billions of years contemplating its own creation and existence.


'The Fractals'


'Children's Song'


'Wrong Number'


'NDA'


'754524'

Stephen McNally: Forgot

'Forgot' is a short film about memory, emigration, longing, Jesus kitsch, cocktail sausages and children’s television.

'Forgot' explores the shape of memory, telling the story of a life through its effacing. A non-linear narrative that flashes between childhood and maturity, as it all slips away... From what we long to remember, to what we'd sooner forget.


Mauro Gatti: Radio

Animator Stefano Meazza and illustrator Mauro Gatti animated this characterful spot illustrating the emotive effect of different musical genres.

"Music has the ability to arouse a myriad of emotions, so be careful the next time you’re skipping between radio stations!"


Jessica Ashman: Fixing Luka

Jessica Ashman's superb 2011 Scottish BAFTA and New Talent BAFTA award winning stop-motion short film 'Fixing Luka' is finally online. Inspired by Jessica's own experiences growing-up with a younger brother with autism, 'Fixing Luka' is a touching tale of hope, determination and acceptance.

"In a ramshackle cottage beside a forest, Lucy and Luka live with their parents. Every day, Luka drives his sister mad as he happily performs obsessive, nonsensical routines with sugar cubes and thimbles. Watching his antics, Lucy thinks her brother is broken but when she’s given the chance to fix him, will she take it?"


Amazing Simpsons Patches


Fat Bart - "Rag On A Stick" patch by Applesauce Industries

Simpsons-themed sew-on patches are being brought to our attention on an almost daily basis, so we thought we'd post a collection of our current favorites.

Get sewing... You're denim jacket will have never looked so rad!


Beat It Nerd! patch by Mean Folk


Bartfield patch by Michael Shantz


Hang In There & Can You Spare A Feeling patches by Mike McCabe


Kamp Krusty & Bart Simpsons Treehouse Club patches by Lucas Jubb


Bart Simpson Misfits patch by SprawlMart


Bart Headroom patch by Spoking Fun


Jazz Rules & Jimbo Jones Ain't Nutin Ta Fuck Wit patches by Elbartoh


When Pigs Fly, Knifey Spoony Champ & Can't Stop Won't Stop patches by Stuntin


Al Bart patch by MVH Philadelphia

Eric Dyer: Zoetropes

Eric Dyer, artist, filmmaker, experimental animator, and educator, loves pioneering interesting and unique zoetropic projects.

'Copenhagen Cycles Journey (Midnight Moment)' features 25 zoetrope-like paper sculptures, comprised of a photo-collaged reconstruction of a cyclists travels through a fantastical interpretation of Denmark's capital city.

In a more recent project, dubbed 'Baldwin Geotrope', Eric experiments with an 80ft wide simple phenakistoscope image etched into a field and filmed from a rapidly rotating drone.

A quick scan of Dyer's website also hints at tests with a hot air balloon and an ambitious zoetrope tunnel in which to immerse viewers... Interesting stuff!






JAAA! - Spook

Karolina Glusiec has applied her archetypal , simple yet inventive, pencil-on-paper illustrative style to a new music video for polish "freak-electronic" group JAAA!

The animation accompanies the track 'Spook', taken from JAAA!'s forthcoming, as yet untitled, debut album.


KWGT: Yukisusumisariyuki

The latest animated project from digital visual artist KWGT turns a Tumblr into a user controlled interactive animation medium.

An anime-style girl changes appearance just as quickly as she walks through the surrounding trippy, morphing landscape. The speed of the animation and the resulting transmutations are dictated by the viewers use of the scroll wheel.

Visit the site to try it for yourself (yukisusumisariyuki.tumblr.com) or watch the sample video embedded below.


Bart Hoover Print (Coming Soon)



The Animated Review and our cohorts at Henry Press have combined our two great loves into one spectacular collaborative print. Bart Simpson and Henry Hoover have been amalgamated into our dream Numatic cleaning product, the... Bart Hoover!

"I didn't think it was physically possible, but this both sucks and blows!" - Bart Simpson