A Fishing Fish and a Pythagasaurus

Two videos for you this week. First up is Aaron Long’s Fester Fish, a delightfully inane homage to 1930s cartoons. This is the second in the Fester Fish series, with the first one revolving around Fester watching his nephew. That one’s well worth checking out too. Shout out to my good friend Sean Clarke for […]

Nichola Kehoe’s Showreel Takes All The Right Steps

For animators, the standard showcase of your work is often the showreel, which is perhaps even more important in this modern, digital age. The advent of YouTube, etc. has made it stupidly easy for to create and upload a showreel of your experience and creativity and with good cause too. The ability to be able […]

Mighty Antlers: A Short Film

Tip of the hat to Broadsheet.ie for this one. Mighty Antlers tells a bit of an abstract story of what happens when a driver sees a deer in the road and decides to gun it. What happens next is not what he expects. Slightly scary with a few pints of blood thrown around, it’s still […]

The Tintin Opening Titles That Should Have Been

With the impending premiere of the Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson 3-D, CGI, mo-cap potential flop that is Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (no. I will not link to it), James Curran has created this alternative title sequence that plays on minimalism (by using the shape of a circle) but still manages to get in a reference […]

Is Disney Self-Censoring Old Mickey Mouse Cartoons for TV?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJu3u0l_Atk I came across this post on the Ammoland.com website yesterday (I’m not a regular reader or anything, these things just come to my attention sometimes) which berates the fact that Disney appears to be self-censoring old Mickey Mouse cartoons. As you can naturally expect from a website like this, it concerns Mickey’s use of […]

Your Cartoon For The Day: Billion Dollar Limited

I’ve slowly been watching the Fleischer Superman shorts, and I’ve garnered a lot of respect for them as a result. Check out the one below, where Superman must save a gold bullion train with Lois Lane on board. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKjpKUlhIcQ Most noteworthy is the fact that Lois isn’t afraid to grab a tommy gun and blast […]

An Animated Irish Celtic History Lesson

It’s been almost a week of videos here on the blog so in the fashion of in for a penny, in for a pound, here’s some Irish animation. The stories of Cú Chulainn is known by everyone in Ireland. A fierce warrior, he was rightfully feared and respected in equal doses. There are many tales […]

Here’s Proof That A Remake CAN Be As Good As The Original

The recent winner in Aniboom’s (yeah, I know) competition in conjunction with Sesame Street was a stop-motion remake of the classic pinball short from before I was born. The remake is proof positive that it is possible to take an existing film and create something almost entirely new while still acknowledging the original. (tip of […]

The Secret to Great Comedy

The difference between what the audience expects, and what it actually gets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soEeeGXC-XY Once the audience is set up, the animators are free to go nuts with Tom and Spike and they way they do it creates a great comedic moment that transcends the boundaries of time.