Lamb Of God - Ghost Walking

MoreFrames animation and design studio created this video for Lamb Of God track 'Ghost Walking'. This is what they had to say about the piece...

"Follow us on a treacherous journey through a post-apocalyptic landscape as we strive to save the last bastion of free society from it's impending doom. We've created this unflinching epic to serve as the official video for 'Ghost Walking' -- the lead single from Lamb Of God's seventh studio album, Resolution. The union of our storytelling, and visual style -- and the face melting intensity of the song, is blissful. Kick back, turn the lights low and crank the speakers to 11; your brain is about to explode from awesome."

Q-hyun Kim: Mirror (Trailer)

Director Q-hyun Kim recently released this short trailer for 'Mirror' his graduation project from the School of Visual Art, New York, where he majored in Computer Art. Hopefully the full short will be up for viewing sometime in February. We'll keep you posted.

Kevin Kirkpatrick Sculpture

Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-head re-imagined as 'real life characters' by special effects artist Kevin Kirkpatrick. Creepy or what?





William Wahl - Let It Snow

This is the official music video for the song 'Lass Es Schneien' (Let it snow) by German singer/songwriter William Wahl. The video is a stop motion animated story, made in wood, by Rogier Wieland.

Thumb Snatchers From The Moon Coccoon



'Thumb Snatchers from the Moon Cocoon' just played at the Slam Dance Film Festival yesterday. Directed by Bradley Schaffer the short has a style reminiscent of old school animation while still maintaining a modern touch of craziness. Check out both the official website and the films Facebook page for more information and behind the scenes photographs.

David Kamps Sound Creatures

David Kamp and his friends present Sound Creatures. Composer David Kamp first recorded snippets of noise and then asked a variety of animators and illustrators to create fictional animals to accompany this collection of disembodied sounds.

Below I've posted 'Lions' by Kristof Luyckx, 'Vogelroesser' by David Luepschen and a sketch of 'The Orchestral Swine' by Bill Plympton. According to the Sound Creatures website there are works in progress by Animated Review favourites Julia Pott, Lesley Barnes and David Prosser.





Ray Harryhausen X Don't Panic



'Don't Panic' the free publication and online cultural magazine have just posted a brief interview with stop-motion and special effect legend Ray Harryhausen. Any fan of Harryhausen will have heard his anecdotes a thousand time over but the interview is still worth a read and the Ray Harryhausen competition 'Don't Panic' are running alongside this interview is also very intriguing...

To celebrate the publication of Harryhausen’s latest book, 'Ray Harryhausen’s Fantasy Scrapbook', 'Don’t Panic' teamed up with publishers Aurum Press and Barbican Film to offer three talented animators the chance to meet Ray at his home and have their stop-motion animation short shown at a glittering Ray Harryhausen night at the Barbican next spring. The event at the Barbican will also screen the new Harryhausen documentary 'Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan' from French director Gilles Penso.

We've posted the Trailer for the documentary below.

Oh Willy Trailer

Check out this trailer for 'Oh Willy'. Written and directed by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels and produced by Beast Animation, 'Oh Willy' is set to premiere at Clermont Ferrand Film Festival at the end of the month. The project looks enchanting with nearly all the 'Oh Willy' universe made out of wool and other fabrics. We can't wait to see the short in full.

Nick Cross: Black Sunrise Trailer 2

The Animated Review posted the first trailer for Nick Cross' one man animated feature film 'Black Sunrise' back in April 2011. Eight months later and Nick has reportedly completed 10 minutes of footage for his mammoth task and released this second trailer. I'm still none the wiser as the what the heck 'Black Sunrise' is all about, but I’m sure as hell it's going to be bloody impressive when it's finished. Take as long as you need Nick, however long it takes it'll be worth the wait.

Tintin Takes Home Golden Globe



'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn' and motion capture scored a big win by taking home the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature at a ceremony last Sunday. The movie beat 'Arthur Christmas', 'Cars 2', 'Puss in Boots' and 'Rango' for the honour. The Animated Review predicts a similar result will roll out come Oscar time.

Paul Cabon: They Only Come Out At Night

Paul Cabon, an independant animation filmmaker based in France, released this video compilation of some animation he's been working on during his spare time as a new years gift via his blog. 'They Only Come Out At Night' is a sneek peek into the strange and fascinating world of the creatures of the night...

W. Scott Forbes: A Good Wife

W. Scott Forbes made the film while attending Sheridan College. The film is hugely refreshing especially considering it's a student piece and the musical score created especially for the project by Cyrille Marchesseau really sets of the aesthetic. Wonderful work, I can’t wait to see what W. Scott Forbes creates next.

Fraser Davidson: Irritable Bowl Syndrome

Fraser Davidson has animated this unofficial infographic based on Bill Maher's short essay of the same name from the audio recordings of 'The New New Rules: A Funny Look At How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass', which is available through iTunes, Amazon etc.

3Delivery For DeMotores

Animation studio 3Delivery have created this spot which seems like a dark parody of the dancing robot citroen C4 advert. This spot however isn't out to sell us a car but to raise public awareness about the risks involving alcohol consumption and driving. Produced for DeMotores.com.

Neil Sanders: Loopdeloop

Neil Sanders has created some wonderful perpetual animation loops for the Loopdeloop December/January 'Cheese Dreams' animation challenge.

Each month Loopdeloop challenge animators from around the world create looping animations based on a given topic. All of the selected loops are compiled and screened to a live audience at Loop in Melbourne, Australia. During the screening a winner is declared, who enters the hall of fame and has their loop featured throughout the following month.

Here is Neil's 'Mark Making' loop. 'Mark Making' is an experiment in juxtaposing random mark making against carefully composed imagery. Below that we have 'Walk The Walk' featuring a variety of bizarre walk cycles. Right click and turn on loop to watch them forever.



Music Matters - Eskimo Joe

A short animated story, telling the ascendency of Australian band, Eskimo Joe , for the Why Music Matters campaign. Animated by Oh Yeah Wow.

Sean Ohlenkamp: Book Animation

After organising their bookshelf last July, Sean Ohlenkamp, his wife and a massive team of volunteers decided to take it to the next level. They spent night after night moving, stacking and animating books in the Type bookstore, Toronto.



TBWA For General Electric

This has to be one of the most epic animated adverts we've ever seen. General Electric and TBWA\TEQUILA\Shanghai, inspired by Chinese fables, show how simple and inspiring ideas and stories of imagination can become a reality with innovation and technology.


Ready Steady Bang X Simon's Cat

Animators Tom Judd and Ed Barrett teamed up to develop and produce the highly addictive iPhone wild west duelling game, 'Ready Steady Bang'. Unsurprisingly the game seems to have been hugely popular and as a result the Cowboy is getting his own web series, appearing online through 2012. Whilst we're waiting for episode one we can enjoy this 'Ready Steady Bang' and 'Simon's Cat' crossover teaser.

Tobias Szabo: Vorare

Tobias Szabo short animated film called 'Vorare' warns us of the consequences of greed. 'Vorare' was Szabo's final project while studying at the Georg Simon Ohm Fachhochschule in Nuernberg. If you have a pair of red/cyan 3D glasses handy you can watch an anaglyph version of 'Vorare' here.

Buck For Coke Zero

Buck finished this advert for Coke Zero over a year ago, but only now is it getting any airtime... exclusively in Brazil. Which is a shame because it features an array of fantastically surreal characters like candy-pooping birds, an elk with sausage antlers and honeycomb encrusted sheep.

Beto Gomez: Reading Kills

Brazilian animator Beto Gomez's graduation film from the Vancouver Film School Classical Animation program imagines a world in which reading kills...


Minkyu Lee: Adam And Dog

Disney visual developement artist Minkyu Lee's short film 'Adam And Dog' has just nominated for an Annie Award. It hasn’t been widely seen yet, but Minkyu has uploaded a trailer to Vimeo for us all to enjoy.

Design I/O Interactive Kinetic Puppets



Design I/O's 'Puppet Parade' premiered at the 2011 Cinekid festival in Amsterdam.

"Puppet Parade is an interactive installation that allows children to use their arms to puppeteer larger than life creatures projected on the wall in front of them. Children can also step in to the environment and interact with the puppets directly, petting them or making food for them to eat. This dual interactive setup allows children to perform alongside the puppets, blurring the line between the 'audience' and the puppeteers and creating an endlessly playful dialogue between the children in the space and the children puppeteering the creatures."

Niwouinwouin - Troll Slayer

Another excellent music video this time by the Jullien Brothers for Niwouinwouin track 'Troll Slayer'.

The collector in me is really taken by the 7"/T-Shirt 'Troll Slayer Pack' available through www.monsieurpoulet.com

Good Frames - There Is A Gulf

'There Is A Gulf' is the opening track from Good Frames' debut EP 'Still'. The EP can still be down loaded from here for free, but a physical CD should be available for purchase soon.

Edward Newiss animated this lovely music video to accompany the track.

AllaKinda: Doomed

'Doomed' is a pilot for a new series from director Guillermo García Carsí (he directed 'Pocoyo'), produced by El Señor Studio with animation from AllaKinda.

The series see's various absurd and ridiculous creatures doomed for extinction.

Rome - Two Against One

'Two Against One' from the Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi album 'Rome', directed by Chris Milk and Anthony Francisco Sheppard...

Birdboy Short Film

'Birdboy' has to date won over 30 awards on the festival circuit and it's easy to see why. Written and directed by Pedro Rivero & Alberto Vázquez with the animation by Postoma Studio. Fantastic...


Micha Cohen: Grumps

'Grumps' is Micha Cohen’s 2D graduation film from the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design.

Jacek Mazur: Operation White Widow

Jacek Mazur's short film 'Operation White Widow' has an unexpected unusual seasonal twist.

Dorothy - Yunyu (Trailer)

Twisted Tales is an international collaboration between singer-songwriter Yunyu, illustrator Queenie Chan and animation studio 'theCommonist'.

'Dorothy' is the first single, based on the urban legend of 'The Lost Cosmonaut' and L. Frank Baum childerens fairy tale 'The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz'.

The Animation Workshop - Classic Film Trailers

Second year students at the Denmark-based school The Animation Workshop were recently asked to create animated trailers inspired by classic films. Here are a couple of my favorites...


('Grossbutt' inspired by 'Citizen Kane')


('Kwaidan: Revenge Of The Monk' inspired by 'Kwaidan')


('Mon Oncle' inspired by 'Mon Oncle')

Tangled Ever After Sneak Peek

Here is the first footage from Disney's 'Tangled' short film sequel 'Tangled Ever After'. The short continues from where the first film ends and goes on to see Rapunzel and Flynn's wedding, until Pascal and Maximus lose the rings. 'Tangled Ever After' will be screened in cinemas before the 3D release of 'Beauty And The Beast' later this month.

Animation.Ch Book



Animation.Ch - Vision and Versatility in Swiss Animated Film

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Benteli Verlag (25 Jan 2012)
Language English
ISBN-10: 3716516937
ISBN-13: 978-3716516935

"Swiss animated film is currently in one of its most productive, ambitious and successful historical periods. Never before have so many films been made and never before have these films enjoyed such international success. At the centre of animation.ch are conversations with 20 film makers who represent the variety and uniqueness of Swiss animated film - from short author films to children's productions, from television series to feature film projects, not to mention art and commercial productions. animation.ch explores the development of Swiss animated film over the last 20 years, examines current trends and looks at what's to come in the future.

With Georges Schwizgebel, Jonas Raeber, Samuel and Frédéric Guillaume, Ted Sieger, Yves Netzhammer, Claudius Gentinetta, Claude Barras, Isabelle Favez, Jadwiga Kowalska, Rafael Sommerhalder, Adrian Flückiger, Marina Rosset, Basil Vogt, Dustin Rees, Zoltán Horváth,Izabela Rieben, Maja Gehrig, Anne Baillod, François Chalet and Claude Luyet."

Einar Baldvin: Baboon

Check out this latest piece of experimental hand-drawn madness from USC student Einar Baldvin...

Avi Odenheimer: The Flipside

This short by Bezalel Academy of Art and Design student Avi Odenheimer has been up on Vimeo for some time, but only now seems to be getting any attention. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to pick it up, it's wonderful. Enjoy!

Mister Valaire - DanDan

Music video produced in 2011 by Paf Paf for the Canadian band Misteur Valaire. Paf Paf is an independant group created in 2011 by five young CGI designers from across France.