Thursday, 18 February 2010

Bad Day in Gesture Drawing Class

Entertaining little play on a comic strip, for anyone who's been on the wrong end of an unflattering pose in a life-drawing class. Click the image for the full story!

Friday, 12 February 2010

The Whispered World (Deadalic Entertainment)

German games developer Deadalic Entertainment have released a great looking point and click adventure, in the same genre as the recently featured Machinarium. Great rich colour palette and illustrative style - two very different stylistic approaches. More artwork on the site, click here.

Monday, 8 February 2010

2010 Oscar Nominations for Best Short Film

Cartoon Brew has links to watch all five online here. French Roast gets my vote, closely followed by The Lady and the Reaper (stills above) with it's unexpected highly stylized cuts and sense of chaotic, cartoony fun with some heart.

Friday, 5 February 2010

"A.D." teaser (directed by Ben Hibon)

Atmospheric little set-piece teaser for an upcoming animated zombie flick. This is directed by Ben Hibon who was also responsible for our own Heavenly Sword story animations, an excellent spot for MTV called Codehunters, and a host of other work you may be familiar with.

More from him here:
Stateless Films

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Tostitos “Salsa” (Laika)

Animation studio Laika who were behind Coraline also have a commercial wing called Laika/House. This spot is directed by Nicholas Weigel who was also involved with Psyop on the wonderful Inside the Happiness Factory for Coke.


Tuesday, 2 February 2010

CGS Production Focus: Where the Wild Things Are

A CGS Production Focus on Where the Wild things are, documenting the work of Framestore, Jim Henson's Creature Shop and others.

Annecy 08 promo (Andres Salaff)

Another great use of colour, this time from Cal Arts graduate Andres Salaff. The inky watercoloured backgrounds and use of what looks like oil pastels on the feathers near the end of the clip lend this a distinctive look.

Inka Bola (Gobelins)

Wonderful expressive stylised character design remeniscent of both Up and Disney's Hercules, great vibrant colour palette and top notch animation...