Tag Archives: Animation

On Departure

On Departure is a marvelous, minimalist short animated film by Vancouver-based, Irish filmmaker Eoin Duffy that captures the disconcerting, otherworldly feel that seems to pervade airports. After spending too many hours, in too many airports over the past few months, I … Continue reading

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In the Deep End

Boston-based artist Jake Fried creates mind-blowing short animated films. What’s really impressive is that Fried’s surreal creations are built of layers of coffee, white-out, crayon and ink. My favorite film is the award-winning “Deep End” . You’ll want to view … Continue reading

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The True Way Is Along A Rope

Are you a Kafka fan? Do you love animation like a kid craves Saturday morning cartoons? If you do, set aside twenty minutes to absorb this fantastic Japanese animated film version of Franz Kafka‘s cryptic story A Country Doctor directed by Koji … Continue reading

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Itinerant Cinema

Created in 2009 by Carles Porta and Toni Tomas, Puck Cinema Caravan is the “smallest cinema on Earth”, and it’s fully portable too. The Lilliputian drive-in theater travels around Europe showing original short animated films to children of all ages. … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up

This awesome animated film follows a neglected little bookmark on a wild surfing adventure when it’s unexpected liberated one day. “Much better Now” is a wonderfully visually entertaining film created by Phillip Comarella and Simon Griesser from Salon Alpin productions … Continue reading

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Hoping Oscar Is a Bibliophile

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a 15-minute homage to the printed book and to booklovers. A cunning blend of computer animation, stop-motion and traditional animation, this marvelous film was produced by Moonbot Studios of Shreveport, Louisiana. The … Continue reading

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The East is Red (and funny too)

Dutch architecture group MVRDV has won the design competition to build the outrageous new home for Hangzhou, China’s much anticipated comic and animation museum. Composed of eight whimsical giant speech bubbles the museum will be an exciting venue uniting the … Continue reading

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