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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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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If you see Romeo versus Juliet a thousand times it turns out the same each time but sport is different, sports is a night out with a surprising finish every time. A form of entertainment that is as popular as ever. While the games might stay pretty much the same the stadiums are evolving fast. Forget safety or lavatories the latest mind blowing addition to any great stadium is 3D Projection, a new talent that brings the court or rink to life in spectacular fashion.
Many stadiums throughout the US and Canada are being upgraded with projection capabilities, the start of 2015 saw nearly 50 in the US alone. The Atlanta Hawks home the Philips Arena and The Toronto Maple Leafs home the Air Canada Centre are two of the best examples of this technology executed spectacularly. Which is the best is hard to say, watch both videos and you decide.
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Hombre McSanchez provides a glimpse into his stop frame world with his latest video Aug(de)Mented Reality. Putting his low tech augmented reality technology to work, technology that McSanchez finetuned over many years of development, he is able to add a captivating little twist to everyday scenes.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the funniest animation to use only plastic and pens to bring funny characters to life. Sit back, relax and enjoy your journey into a world very similar to our own, a world with only a few intriguing differences.
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Llama fans rejoice, the fifth episode of the hilarious Llamas in Hats series has finally hit the web. Join the Llama pals as they attempt to get through each day the Llama way. Life for a hat wearing Llama is much the same as rest of us, there are just a lot more dead bodies.
Produced by FilmCow the animators of much hilarity this time around we join the homicidal Llama Carl and his pal Paul next to a rip in the time-space continuum, need we say more. FilmCow have been producing top quality hilarious animations for years now, check out their YouTube channel and subscribe if they make you laugh your pants off like they did for us.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are all 5 episodes of the excellent Llamas with Hats series, a strange and quirky animation that will make you laugh while wondering why? Set back, relax and be sure to keep your hands in the ride.
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LED’s, the little silicon wonders that are able to convert electrons to photons are slowly changing the way we light up our world. Over recent years two incredibly clever designs that put LED’s to good use have become popular, emerging from the tinkering of some very clever electronics whiz kids.
POV or Persistence of Vision displays spin LEDs at high speed to form an image while LED cubes use an intricate array of LED’s. Both produce incredibly hypnotic and visually stunning displays and designs for both can be found on the web.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the most visually stunning uses for LED lighting. Sit back, relax and turn up the volume, these are some catchy LED beats.
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Many attempts have been made in the past to simplify the creative process of animation. From templates to pre-drawn gifs there are many tricks of the trade to speed up the process but still animation remains a time consuming and often frustrating task. GoAnimate.com is here to change all of that.
Hiding under GoAnimate’s cartoon exterior is a serious animation engine capable of generating highly polished cartoons that are assembled very much like a Hollywood movie. On top of this very clever technology GoAnimate have provided a number of web applications that succeed in making animation fun, and incredibly easy.
With no applications to install or libraries of content to maintain getting started is as easy as logging in and clicking create animation.
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Our favorite four fingered family, The Simpsons, have reached another milestone. On Sunday the 19th The Simpsons aired their 500th episode, “Long Last Leave”, Episode 14 of Series 23 to be precise. Since first airing December 17, 1989 the Simpsons have gone on to become an an institution of hilarity. Springfield’s all over America have never been the same.
Executive Producer James L. Brooks said “I think it’s the flexibility of these characters. They can do any kind of comedy anyone ever thought of, from farce to reality. For a long time, we didn’t want to deal with the fact we could do anything we wanted. There were no sets, no past, no future. The first group of years was spent not taking advantage of any of that. Then we started letting it in.”
Opening with the ultimate montage of the funniest moments, the intro to the show lets you know, this is the 500th Episode. Also reminding us just how long the Simpsons have been a part of our lives. This was after-all one of the first cartoons to appeal to all age groups and demographics.