Lucien, Superstar

Lucien may be a super star, but we think Samantha Leriche-Gionet qualifies too for producing this super sweet student film.

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Pablo

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso

First, full disclosure, I mostly share stuff other people have worked on, things are a bit different on this occasion. Pablo was a series developed and conceived by Dan Berlinka and myself. It still feels a very personal piece, and despite being few years old now, has a big place in our hearts. We developed the series with the amazingly talented animator Siri Melchior. The enchanting music was composed by Tanera Dawkins. This animation sample is a short extract, but should give you a pretty good idea of what we had in mind. The whole thing came very close to being produced as a series and everyone involved still hasn’t given up hope that one day they might turn on the TV and see the series playing on Cbeebies or Disney Junior! Well, we can but dream! Anyway, take a look and please tell us what you think. Oh and we’re looking for other neglected or forgotten animations to spotlight, so if you worked on something that you think deserves another look let us know.

Animated Christmas Card from Sherbet

Just reminding everyone about our Try Out Tuesday. The competition opened last week and we’re looking for cool animations between 10-30 seconds based on the theme of ‘holidays’.

Here’s the rules…

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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And to stoke those creative ember, we’ve delved into the archives to bring you this animation from Christmas past. The level of detail is fantastic. Joseph Peller hand-painted all of the figures and props in this stunning slice of stop-motion.

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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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!

Counting down…

Tonight is the deadline for all the Try Out Tuesday entries. If you want so last minute inspiration check out Jeff Liu’s lovely animations all done with nothing more than a track pad!