Try Out Tuesday – “Holidays”

Announcing the second Try Out Tuesday on Cartoon Food TV. After taking on board everyone’s feedback the competition will be open for 1month (not 1 week). Final submissions need to be in by 6th January 2014.

1. The TRY OUT theme is  ‘Holidays’
2. Deadline for Final submissions is 6th January 2014.
3. Duration is 10-30 seconds.
4. Entrants should upload their videos to youtube/vimeo and post their links on this blog’s comment thread or post it directly to our Facebook page (you’ll find the ‘like’ button on our site).

Happy animating!

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Animated Walk and Runs

Now, we turn to the serious subject of animated walk and run cycles. Most of you will know, but for those that don’t, this is were animators learn to master the fundamentals of character animation – where they work on making a character move naturally. And for animation students serious about studying animation, Felix Sputnik’s animation loops below are a must watch….Great, got through the whole post without mentioning bouncing boobies! Doh!

 

Carpark by Birdbox

Friday’s are all about the funny. Each week we’ll be selecting animations that have made us chuckle.

First up is this short from Birdbox Studio. They’ve appeared on this blog quite a few times and they’ve created so many gems that we imagine they’ll be returning visitors for some time to come. In this spot a shopping trip goes very awry.

Song Of Oden

We’re throwing the spotlight on some exciting Japanese and Chinese animation today. First up is this delicious first person animated short by Takuya Hosogane. The timing, colours music and intricacy of the animation is stunning. You can almost taste the food!

My Happy End

Question: does the Dog wag the tail or does the tail wag the Dog?

Lovingly animated in 2 and a half D by the Talking Animals Studio, this tale of a Dog literally chasing his tail has the answer, sort of! A treat for animation and dog lovers everywhere!