Category Archives: Animated

Celebrating all things animated.

A Star Wars the Last Jedi Trailer Parody: Too Funny to Ignore.

With the release of the latest installment of the Star Wars saga fast approaching the crew at ArtSpear Entertainment have created an animated parody of the trailer to celebrate. The parody animation twists the Star Wars universe just slightly enough to generate chuckle moments in abundance.

Presented for your viewing please is the parody and original trailer of the mos t highly anticipated Star Wars movie in many years. Having convinced the world that the Star Wars franchise is back to its best ‘The Last Jedi’ now must follow through with a great story, interesting characters and amazing effects while staying try to the universe created over the last 40 years. Sit back relax and be prepared to laugh hard. As the blurb says ‘He who Jedis last, Jedis the longest.’

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Max Headroom Gets Older and Funnier…

Seminal 80’s TV series Max Headroom was a ground breaking science fiction show that is steadfastly embedded in many people’s memories, those old enough to remember it in any case. The series featured Matt Frewer portraying Edison Carter, a reporter struggling to fight against the mega corporations of a not too distant dystopian future. Some may even say that it wasn’t that far off the mark as it turns out. After putting up the good fight against his corporate masters Frewer’s character is left near death thanks to a car accident, at this point men in white lab coats decide to let him live on as an AI, Max Headroom. A name attributed to his final memory as a man, a Maximum Headroom 2.6 meters sign.

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Super Mario Bros Animated with Rubik’s Cubes, Flashback Warning…

Carefully blending two monsters of the 80’s, Mario Brothers and the Rubik’s cube, is no easy feat but to do it in such a smile inducing way is pure genius. Hell even the stop frame animation style is right out of an 80’s Peter Gabriel music video, Sledgehammer anyone.

The video was originally carefully crafted as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for Super Mario Bros, an iconic game by any standard released right smack in the middle of the 80’s, September 13, 1985.

Presented for you viewing pleasure is the animation that uses Rubik’s cubes as pixels to bring Super Mario Bros to life in a whole new way. Sit back relax and prepare for grinning to begin.

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Animation Comes to Life, Aug(de)mented Reality Thus Far.

The Simpsons once joked that it would be very hard to record animated shows live, the Poochy episode, Aug(de)mented Reality may challenge that theory. With nothing more than an iPhone, clear animation transparency cells and a handful of Sharpies Marty Cooper aka Hombre McSteezcan can produce his unique animations in no time at all. Often described as analogue augmented reality McSteez’s quick cartoons are sort of time-lapse, sort of stop-frame but they use no CGI.

Once McSteez has decided on a location he sets to work sketching out his character’s animation on clear transparency film. When ready he rips out his iPhone and stop motion app to capture each cell held up against the background, giving a time-lapse feel to the completed videos. After each frame is captured McSteez stitches it all together at home producing the quirky animations.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Aud(de)mented Reality series thus far. Four short amusements that will get your Saturday of too a smiling start. Sit back relax and prepare to be amused by one man’s imaginary friends.

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The Spectacular Landing in Frankfurt.

The internet is constantly searching for the latest and most attention grabbing videos and this week it stumbled across Michael Schmidts video of a ‘Spectacular landing at Frankfurt Airport’. The video starts off sedate enough, the backdrop is a cool clear day in Frankfurt, a Boeing 777 is coming in to land, nothing much to see here. Then as the 777 touches down the spectacle begins.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is a video that finally lives up to its name and delivers the spectacular, with a touch of funny. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed and amused.

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Amaro and Walden’s Joyride, Amusing Animated Adventures…

Expression is the ultimate joy of being an artist, a pleasure shared when we explore the art that they produce. Directors Tim McCourt and Max Taylor of the animation collective The Line have recently created an animation for all fun loving people to enjoy, this is Amaro and Walden’s Joyride.

The clever short animation sees McCourt and Taylor transform themselves into two street ready CGI characters out looking for fun, having one of those days that could lead anywhere and to anything. The blending CGI with live action, good characters, good story and a catchy beat all combine to make this one amusing little interlude.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest award winning video to come out of The Line. Art simply produced for art sake, and our enjoyment. Sit back relax and buckle up in the back.

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Simpsons Pixels, the Pixel Art Tribute to the Simpsons Intro is Awesome…

The Simpsons opening intro has become one of the most beloved and well known pieces of animation in recent decades. Universally known and loved everyone knows what show is on when that music begins and clouds are parted for the shows name to appear.

Animators Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon along with musician Jeremy Dower have combined their love for the Simpsons and their collective talents to produce one of the most awesome tributes to this into and running its running gags. Focusing an 8-bit lens at the universally known bit of animation the crew have managed to create a pixel art fan tribute video that also happens to be one of the best fan art videos so far this year.

The retro CGI art form Pixel Art takes the crisp digital animation we are all used to and re-imagines it as if it was 30 years ago when 8 bits ruled the computer world. A simpler look and feel from a simpler time.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the awesome 8-bit inspired Simpsons intro produced with the latest technology and downgraded into a far cooler form of art. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amused by the familiar with a low resolution twist.

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Face Hacking, Incredible Real Time Projection Mapping Magic…

Magic is the art of fooling our minds perceptions. Face Hacking is a most modern form of magic that uses incredible technology to fool our perceptions. Using a combination of real time motion tracking and projection mapping digital artist and producer Nobumichi Asai is able project this new form of magic for our amazement.

Using the most human form, the face, as a canvas the Face Hacking project produces stunning animations that appear to make the impossible happen before our very eyes. The results may make you wonder if the faces are human or cybernetic. Face Hacking and magic for that matter also takes advantage of the fact that our minds are designed to search for faces, our natural ability to pick a face out of a scene is turned against us.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the stunning animation projected directly onto the faces of men, a stunning display of modern magic. Sit back, relax and prepare to be dazzled by technological trickery.

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Llamas with Hats 8, the Llama Insanity Continues…

Llama fans rejoice the latest episode of the Llama insanity ‘LLamas with Hats’ has hit the web. FilmCow have been busy bringing insane Llamas to life, Episode 8 sees Llama pals Paul and Carl discussing their trial separation, trial in so far as one wants out while the other struggles to accept the reality.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the funniest thing to feature Llamas in recent years. Just when you thought it was safe to put your hat on the Llamas return to make you think twice about where you leave your head covered in a hat. Sit back relax and hit the play button to let the absurdity begin.

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Hatsune Miku: “Sharing the World” on the Letterman Show…

Stalwart of late night television David Letterman recently featured a radical departure from his usual mix of Hollywood celebrities, instead presenting the android diva of the near future Hatsune Miku performing her popular track “Sharing the World”. Roughly translated Miku’s names means the first sound from the future and she is living up to her name as the first popular digital virtual performer, she is an avatar superstar.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the life sized anime rock star, a sight that may just be far more common in the not too distant future. Sit back, relax and let the virtually live performance begin.

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