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Anyone Can Change the World: The Animated Wisdom of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams

Do you feel passionate about something? Do you want to create change? Do something about it.

via Open Culture

Here’s a little animation for those times when the unlikelihood of winning public recognition for your work has you dejected to the point of inaction.

Children are repeatedly told that they can change the world, and, in my experience, most of them seem to believe that this is true.

How is it, then, that so many adults are paralyzed by feelings of powerlessness? Did something happen in middle school, or are the problems of the world so immense? (Both, probably.) Why bother, right?

Activist Jody Williams may have won a Nobel Prize, but she’s also a fan of starting small.

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Aug(de)mended Reality Video

Storyboard Artist Marty Cooper uses a combination of traditional animation techniques and his iPhone to create this series of charming cartoons (which you will watch because you’re not super cereal all the time and aren’t above the childlike glee invoked by animation. Or I hope you’re not, Rankin-Bass help you.)

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Charming Vintage Soviet Animation of Ray Bradbury Stories

Via Open Culture:

Sergei Bondarchuk directed an 8-hour film adaptation of War and Peace (1966-67), which ended up winning an Oscar for Best Foreign Picture. When he was in Los Angeles as a guest of honor at a party, Hollywood royalty like John Wayne, John Ford, Billy Wilder lined up to meet the Russian filmmaker. But the only person that Bondarchuk was truly excited to meet was Ray Bradbury. Bondarchuk introduced the author to the crowd of bemused A-listers as “your greatest genius, your greatest writer!”

Ray Bradbury spent a lifetime crafting stories about robots, Martians, space travel and nuclear doom and, in the process, turned the formerly disreputable genre of Sci-Fi/Fantasy into something respectable. He influenced legions of writers and filmmakers on both sides of the Atlantic from Stephen King to Neil Gaiman to Francois Truffaut, who adapted his most famous novel, Fahrenheit 451, into a movie.

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Animated Short Film: ‘Oru Burus’

Oru Burus from Oru Burus Team on Vimeo.

Could this be a reference to Frederick I, the King of Bohemia? Who was to usher in the creation of Tommaso Campanella’s Civitas Solis, only to be dethroned at the battle of White Mountain.

Once upon a time, there was a little king who lost control of the sun…

A Supinfocom graduation movie co-directed by Anton Brand, Guillaume Klein, Charlotte Quillet and Raphaël Théolade.

 

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