05.10.15 by Jeff

1930s Style Animation + Jazz Music = Cuphead Video Game


I rarely post anything video game related but this one, being developed by Studio MDHR, may interest some of you animators out there! Cuphead is an action game featuring fantastic 1930s style cel animations (hand drawn and hand inked), with watercolour backgrounds, and original jazz music. It looks so fun to play!

Players control two characters, Cuphead and Mugman, who after losing a dice roll with the devil, are forced to do his bidding. The game is slated for release as an XBOX and PC title sometime in 2016. Watch the preview video of the game below!

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02.10.15 by Jeff

Animation: Simpsons Pixels




I recently came across a whole bunch of these cool pixelated Simpsons characters on Tumblr and after clicking through several different pages I found Simpsons Pixels. Not sure how I completely missed this brilliant animation from way back in February (it’s unforgivable really).

All the looping animated gifs are characters from Ivan Dixon and Paul Robertson’s amazing pixelated Simpsons animation – watch it below! There’s so many great references.

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30.09.15 by Staff

Animation of the Day: “Que Dalle”


Fantastic short animation by Caroline Cherrier, Hugo de Faucompret, Eva Lusbaronian, Arthus Pilorget, and Johan Ravit from Gobelins school of visual arts and communication in Paris. “Que Dalle” follows four young boys as they plot revenge against the lunch lady. Watch below!

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24.09.15 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: The Simpsons Intro Re-drawn

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This is so awesome! “Weird Simpsons VHS” is a reimagining of The Simpsons’ intro sequence, directed and animated by Paris-based artist Yoann Hervo (who may or may not have been really high at the time). Love the spaced out sound design by Florian Calmer. Watch the animation below!

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21.09.15 by Staff

Trippy Animation of the Day: Alice in Wonderland as Animated by Van Gogh, Picasso


Ever wondered what Alice in Wonderland would’ve looked like if it were animated by Pablo Picasso or Frida Kahlo? Well artist and programmer Gene Kogan has saved you the trouble by using a neural-style algorithm. Check out Kogan’s reanimation of the tea party scene (in 17 different iconic styles) below!

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21.09.15 by Jeff

Animation: Prefuse 73 “Still Pretending”


Animator Adam Fuchs aka Lilfuchs channels a little M.C. Escher in this animation for Prefuse 73’s track “Still Pretending”. I feel like the wavy ramp may be a little nod to the classic pinball animation from Sesame Street. Watch the video below.

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17.09.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: “Made In China”


Love the simplistic style of this animation by Vincent Tsui, as a student at Gobelins in Paris. Pretty melancholic vibe as toys attempt to act like humans, kinda reminds me of parts of Truman Show when Truman starts to realise his world is fake. Watch “Made In China” below.

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15.09.15 by Staff

Animation of the Day: “Drum = Animation”


Neat little video by Paris-based drummer and motion designer, Colin Toupé. Watch below as Toupé combines his two loves, triggering animation with his e-drum!

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