“Exoids” by Aristomenis Tsirbas

From the director of Battle For Terra (remember that film?) comes this post-apocalyptic action short, Exoids. It seems to be a pilot/proof-of-concept film for a larger concept (feature, video game, TV series?). For a small look at the progress from storyboard, to animatic, to final animation: click here.


  • http://okgrillo.blogspot.com Oscar Grillo

    Not the most original of ideas but I like what I see.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaron.steimle.9 IttoUsagi

    I enjoyed Battle for Terra. It tread similar ground as both Delgo and Planet 51, but had a realistic edge that both of the others needed; an edge that even the Pixar films have been lacking until Brave.

    In short, Exoids looks fantastic, and I’m looking forward to anything else by these guys.

  • Jones Godly

    That’s a lot of brown! I wouldn’t be surprised if this were for a video game.

  • hmmm

    Somebody needs to make Meni hire real character designers and real writers/story artists before he strikes again. The Freak, Terra, and now this turd-ugly bag of cliches. Dude has some skills, but doesn’t know his limitations. A man’s gotta know his limitations.

    • Paul M

      Agreed. Can’t recall ever liking any animated slugs.

    • Zabbot

      Jack of many trades, master of absolutely none.

      I found Terra to be an insult upon the human species. That film sucked creative force from the universe. If creativity has an anti-matter equivalent, Terra is composed entirely of that equivalent.

      How does this guy keep getting people to work on his awful projects?!.. Meni, for the love of God, stop making films. PLEASE!?!

      • Jordan

        This was done with students from Gnomon, not professionals….gnomonstudios.com

  • http://croovman.deviantart.com/gallery/ Stav Levi (croovman)

    One word: Salt.

  • Everyone’s a critc

    Some nice eye candy, but derivative, dull, and so cliche. The best part is the opening credits (the only part where i actually cared) and it was all downhill from there. Maybe if I were a nine year old this would be enough, but I doubt it.

  • http://www.mikeallegra.com Mike Allegra

    I was really hoping the oasis was salt water.

    Is it my imagination or is Cartoon Brew becoming the oasis for plotless chases?

  • http://www.frankpanucci.com Frank Panucci

    Technically competent, fun to watch. Nice bit towards the end in the airplane where slugs and robots are revealed to be very small.

    There’s an unusual amount of scorn posted above for a nicely-done piece of work. Does Meni have enemies among the Brew commentators?