Animation





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…



This brief interruption is brought to you by hyperspace. Via The Nexian: Cosmic Egg is an incredible new animation project by DMT-Nexus member Matt Reed. You can check out more of Matt’s…


Monsieur COK from Franck Dion on Vimeo. via Vimeo Mister Cok is the owner of a large bomb factory. Looking for efficiency and profit, he decides to replace his workers by sophisticated…



Disinfonaut artist KREET-N’s explosively animated digital art mixes trippy images of death, sex, drugs and politics, carpet-bombing the frontal lobe into submission. Check his gallery out here. (NSFW) (Thanks, KREET-N!)  














A lost cartoon classic via Vimeo:

In 1968, an underground, anti-war short film was produced by Lee Savage and Milton Glaser called Mickey Mouse in Vietnam. Mickey Mouse (unofficially) starred in a one minute animation that depicted the Disney icon travelling to Vietnam in a boat, entering the country, and being immediately shot in the head. The film was shown to associates of the creators in 1970 and onward. It is rumoured (though unconfirmed) that Disney tried to destroy every copy that they could get in their possession.

Until recently, the only known copies available for public viewing were one owned by the Sarajevo Film Festival, and one included on the Film-makers’ Coop’s 38 minute, 16mm collection reel. The only pieces of hard evidence of the short’s existence available online were a few screenshots (all but one found in a 1998 French book entitled ‘Bon Anniversaire, Mickey!’).

 


In 2010, Londoner Gemma Atkinson was restrained, handcuffed, and threatened with arrest for an “act of terror” after using her phone to film police as they engaged in a random stop-and-frisk of her boyfriend. She launched a legal battle, and, with the money from a settlement, produced the following short film about her experience and how to resist police abuse of power:


Meditate in the lines from Daniele zanini on Vimeo. via Daniele zanini on Vimeo In all the lines you’ll see, there’s a perception of direction. If you found a line on a…