Thursday, December 24, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Heaven and Earth Magic (feature) Harry Smith,1957

I have posted an excerpt from this film before, but now you can see THE WHOLE DURN THING.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Driving, Nate Theis, 2014

One of the short films under consideration for an Oscar - via Cartoon Brew

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Vagabond Mutant Liquid, Tobias Stretch, 2015

Hey y'all, Tobias Stretch broke his clavicle and really needs help.

Having recently been broken myself (right arm, broke the olecranon process off my ulna - I broke my elbow off) I can attest that the nerve pain is no joke horrible, losing the use of your art-making arm is psychologically draining, and medical bills are insane. And I am fortunate enough to have insurance.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cat In The Rain, Alexi Denim, 2001

eus347 writes-

Normaly I translate & subtitle animations on russian texts I receive from my friends. I made an exception for this one because of it's history.
At the heart of the animated film "Cat in the Rain" is a song about friendship between a lonely old women and cats, which many years ago was written by Milkina Sofia - wife of filmmaker Michael Schweitzer. Once Schweitzer and his wife were on vacation in Voronezh. There they envisioned the cartoon character in A local old lady, always surrounded by a bunch of cats, catching fish, apparently, just for their pets.

After some time, the couple remembered the old lady, and Milkina dedicated her cheerful song to her. In 1985, the song was recorded on tape: sang by her whole family - soloist Sophia Abramovna, children sang and Schweitzer played the role of one of the cats. In those same years, they met with the director-animator Yuri Norshtein. The idea of ​​the film in the song about the old lady was born itself. At first it was just talk, then they evolved into detailed discussions, Norstein even found a talented young artist who started to create drawing images. But the work progressed very slowly, and then completely stalled.

In 1997, Sofia Milkina died. Michael Schweitzer, has decided to return to the film about the old woman. Yuri Norstein was busy filming. Then he asked Alexei Demin. "Sonia Milkina drew cats from morning till night, - said Alexey Demin in an interview with NTV.RU. - I've seen all these pictures, and I think in mood they are very close to my film. Maybe someday I will be able to "revive" them. "

Because of scarce funding the work dragged on longer than 2 years. The director worked virtually alone. The film "The Cat in the Rain" has been finished February 8, 2001. At 12 o'clock in the morning Alexey Demin came out of the studio, at 11 am on February 9 he went to Tarusa to the festival, where the animated film "Cat in the Rain" was a real event. The director received several awards, including "For the most humane film."

Michael Schweitzer never saw the movie, having died a year before the end of the work on the cartoon.

In a small house on the edge of a lake a lonely old woman lives surrounded by cats. On a rainy day the old woman goes on a fishing trip. Behind her come the cats, who, sitting on the shore, wait for treats. But suddenly a large catfish bit and the old woman could not help falling into the river. The cats come to the rescue and save an old woman. At home all together celebrate the salvation of the old lady, and the cats gets plenty of entertainment.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

AA: Doors, Buck, 2015

Animation commissioned by Alcoholics Anonymous.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Janzilker, Micah Buzan, 2015

Highly anticipated (at least by me) brand new music video for Pala Leda by Micah Buzan.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Fisher's Fritz, Wolf Matzl, 2015

"Fisher’s Fritz“ is a fictitious commercial, which will be shown in the movie „Sky Sharks“ (a tongue-in-cheek movie featuring zombies flying on sharks.)
I wanted my animation to be reminiscent of the vintage Lucky Strike and other commercials from the 40s.

The animation was done with paper cut-outs combined with some real objects (can, wire and hook), and everything was shot in camera.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Alô Amigos, Walt Disney, 1942

Animation by Walt Disney for the song Aquarelo do Brasil.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Boi Aruá, Chico Lierato, 1984

Browning Automatic Rifle, U.S. Army (anonymous) 1925

I was looking for something to post yesterday and came across this hypnotic military training film from 1925, which is mostly a detailed animation of the mechanics of the Browning automatic rifle. No audio.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hey Animators!

Just a reminder, because I absolutely LOVE this - if you want to see your work featured on this blog, you can always send me a message at with a link to an embeddable video (Vimeo or Youtube preferred, some other sites don't play well with Blogger) and some information about the piece and yourself - basically, what year the piece was completed and where you are from.

I can't guarantee that I can use everything, but I have posted all but maybe one thing I received. All I ask is that it be a complete short or substantial excerpt - I try not to post trailers, demos, or showreels unless I post them with something else.

Artists who have contacted me include Emanuele Kabu, Kari Jo Skogquist, Will Finn (via the comments) Micah Buzan, Alexandre Fatta, Thomas Berkley, and... probably more that I am forgetting. The point is that you would be in distinguished company, and your work will be seen by TENS of people around the world! TENS of them!

Hey, it's not quantity, it's quality.

Upward Mobility, Emanuele Kabu, 2015

New music video for The Helio Sequenceby Emanuele Kabu.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sós lötty, Péter Szoboszlay, 1968

Google translates the title as "Salty Slop" which may or may not be accurate. Google also provides the subtitles here, and they... are interesting.

Like, I am not sure how one would go about pianisting someone's ass, but I'd be willing to give it a shot.