In September, Nickelodeon announced the 8 finalists of their Global animated shorts program. Two episodes that really stood out for me where Moosebox and Monster Pack.
Moosebox is 2 minutes of 8-bit animated insanity. This is animation that is proud to be different. It doesn’t look like any other animation being developed or created by a mainstream broadcaster – so plaudits to Nickelodeon all round.
The producers of Monster Pack have an equal measure of creative cajones. Monster Pack unleashes a box of cartoon crazy. I loved it. Fans of Cartoon Food will recognise Pedro from some of our previous posts.
Created by Tanya Kozak, an animator from Ontario Canada, this is the story of Backwards Cat who makes a trip to the vet for a check-up, but does the vet have his best interests in mind?
A bit sombre on a cold Tuesday, this is the fantastic Mountain Ash by Jake Armstrong. Jake is Brooklyn based and part of the intriguing collective, Late Night Work Club http://latenightworkclub.com/
Beautiful and eerie, from Cal Arts grad Sabrina Cotugno this is the story of Beopup, a little fox who goes hunting in the woods and uncovers something rather unpleasant.
A very quick but affective pair of movies from those great creatives at STEAK KOLLECTIVE. There is no way you can’t be charmed by these guys.
Enjoy the very short shorts, ZEUS followed by DOG.
In this great animated graduate film from Richard Phelan an ambitious Beaver finds out that some dreams are too big. Worth keeping in mind when making those New Year’s Resolutions!
Hey there, 2014 is just around the corner, so we thought we’d take a quick canter through the most popular posts of 2013.
The top three most popular posts were:
3. Pub Dog
1. Thriller In Lego
Not the most popular, but here are a couple of our personal favourites:
If you had a favourite that wasn’t included let us know in the comments below.
Here’s to a great 2014!
Here’s the second chapter of the Simon’s Cat series, Christmas Presence. In this short our feline friend isn’t feeling too festive about a novelty musical Santa. Glad someone else find these as annoying as I do.
In this behind the scenes video the creator of Simon’s Cat explains the origin of his hit youtube animation and also talks about the cats that continue to inspire the series.