Before smartphones and social media. Before the Internet as we know it. Before GCI movies and digital production... there was a time known as the 1980's. "Mall 84" is a meloncholy and enchanting tribute to that era beautifully animated by UK based Gervais Merryweather with fidelity to what it was like then. Music by Mitch Murder.
This coming weekend we'll be seeing the theatrical release of "Middle School: the Worst Years Of My Life" with animated sequences by Duncan Studio in Pasadena California. Founded by long time industry veteran Ken Duncan the studio oversaw the production of all the animation in the movie. Take a look at the featurette to see how it was handled and the great footage we can look forward to.
London based Treat Studios specializes in high end animation and motion graphics. Directors Alex Robinson and Daniel Boyle like to fascinate viewers with work that makes one wonder how it was done. "Synergy" showcases a a technique that involves minimal computer based production input and lots of good ol analog techniques.
If you really want to be on top of what's happening with all the amazing content that's being created all the time in the vast world of animation take a look at Stash. It's an online magazine and archive dedicated to showcasing the very best of what the community is coming up with each month. Subscribe to Stash or try it free for 30 days. This is a preview of Stash 119...
This is a school project by Ramon Arango at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) in Switzerland. Backed by a small production team it was intended to be just a few seconds long as a brand identity spot for Cartoon Network. A fun video nicely produced.
Can't get enough of animation from the French. Here's a fun take on the story of Snow White. "The Seven Red Hoods - Taupes" is from Paris based Eddy. A commercial studio that represents many animation and live action artists. The film is by Leo Verrier. You can follow Eddy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
This outsanding short has gone online today after a successful award winning festival tour. "Planet Unknown" is the passion project of Shanghai based animator Shawn Wang backed by a talented crew. A wonderful film with excellent production standards. UK based Echoic Audio created the score. Planet Unknown on Facebook.