Sunday, November 04, 2012

La Luna - Pixar (2011)

A fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family's most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Sight - Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo (2012)

Sight is a new graduation film from the famous Bezalel Academy, which deals, in an incredibly well thought out manner, the possibilities and dangers of augmented reality.

Sight from Sight Systems on Vimeo.
Daniel Lazo
Eran May-raz
Israel / 8 minutes

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Luminaris, Juan Pablo Zaramella, 2011

Inspired by the Argentinian instrumental tango piece entitled “Lluvia de Estrellas” (Star Rain), “Luminaris” tells the story of a man living in a world controlled and timed by light. Each day inhabitants of this fictional world awake and are pulled, as if by some otherworldly force, to their jobs by sunlight. Combining pixilation and stop motion techniques; the surrealist short pairs styles reminiscent of art deco with black cinema. Zaramella explains, "Originally, I approached the project as a puppet animation story, but doing some pixilation tests in the gardens of Fontevraud, just for fun, the seed of the present short was born: the idea of sunlight as a magnetic force.

Winner of Audience Award at Annecy International Animation Festival
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Country: Argentina
Duration: 6.17

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sleeping Betty - Claude Cloutier — 2007

SLEEPING BETTY from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo.

Princess Betty sleeps in a narcoleptic stupor. The king appeals to his subjects to wake her. A worthy Prince Charles lookalike has to leave his royal suburb to save the princess, but will Betty be wakened with just a kiss?

Drawn in India ink, this animation sets the Perrault classic in Claude Cloutier’s disjointed, anachronistic and playful universe.

Production : National Film Board of Canada (

Friday, March 02, 2012

Village of Idiots - Eugene Fedorenko & Rose Newlove (1999)

Village of Idiots is a short animated comedy based on the classic Jewish, humorous, folk tales of Chełm made by animators Eugene Fedorenko and Rose Newlove with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

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Sunday, February 05, 2012

The Little Girl Who Was Forgotten By Absolutely Everyone (Even the Postman)-Katy Towell - (2005)

The tale of a small child named Emmeline who's forgotten by absolutely everyone... even the postman.

"Once upon a time there was a little; no that isnt right, you see; it wasnt just any time and this wasnt just any little girl. 

This story is about Emmeline and it happened a long time ago, in a town that doesnt least not anymore... 

Emmeline was three-the only child of a curator and a soprano. She had anything a child could want...but there was one problem...Emmeline had been forgotten by absolutely everyone."
[Subtitled] The Little Girl Who Was Forgotten By Absolutely Everyone (Even the Postman) from Katy Towell on Vimeo.

Written, illustrated, and animated by Katy Towell in 2005.
Narrated by Tim Jones.
Music by Kevin MacLeod at


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore-William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg-2010

Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, “Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor.
Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story.

Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a new narrative experience
that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals.
“Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.

“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” is one of five animated short films that will be considered for outstanding film achievements of 2011 in the 84th Academy Awards.