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!

Making Of Chipotle’s “Back To The Start”

The original Chipotle commercial pioneered the trend for brands to use groundbreaking animation that we see continuing with the much hyped John Lewis christmas spot. It’s use of stop motion gave it a completely unique tone and look. Watch this fascinating behind the scenes video, as it takes us through the variety of techniques from 3D pre-viz to stop motion via 3D printing, to see meticulous process involved in bringing this beautifully crafted animation to the screen.

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!

AbDuckted

Seth Boyden has produced this hand-drawn animated short as part of a Calarts 48 hour film competition, which just goes to show anyone taking part in our Try Out Tuesdays that it really can be done…come on, he had 2 days and try out tuesdays gives you almost a week!