The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger

Attention! If you are hungry for a new Bill Plympton cartoon – or some great barbeque steak – New York’s Hill Country Barbecue Market …

“Higglety Pigglety Pop!”

Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, the filmmakers of Madame Tutli-Putli have finished a new 23-1/2 minute short based on the Maurice …

Getting Over Him in 8 Songs Or Less on HBO2

Last month I told you about Debra J. Solomon’s remarkable one-woman hand drawn independent animation special, Getting Over Him in 8 Songs …

Happy Valentines Day!

We’ve featured cartoons by Jim Sugrue before, but his one was whipped up in just eight days — in order to wish you a Happy Valentines Day.

The Fabulous Firework Family (1959)

Over at Bob Shea and Lane Smith’s wonderful Curious Pages blog, they’ve posted the classic Jim Flora children’s book, The Fabulous …

Bras d’Or Lakes by Julia Deakin

Promising debut film by Julia Deakin combining mixed media into a lush illustrative style. I especially liked the color choices. …

Vegeterrible

Animation students Henril Sonniksen and Benjamin Neilsen made Vegeterrible in their third year at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, …

Wow! A Talking Fish! (1983)

This is seven minutes long, but I promise you it’s well-worth watching. It’s an animated film from Armenia, in Russian with sub-titles, …

Pivot

The push back against realism in computer animation continues with Pivot, a striking and confident CG short from The Netherlands. It’s …

The Little Boy and the Beast

A delightful trailer for The Little Boy and the Beast (Der Kleine und das Biest), a six-minute short directed by Johannes Weiland and Uwe …

Drift by Theo Tagholm

The dreamlike morphing imagery in Drift creates a mysterious and original style of movement that I haven’t seen before in any …

Phillip, the Safety Egg

Mike Owens made this at Puny in Minneapolis. “It’s our first in house short developed from a character that has lived in my subconscious …

Kanizsa Hill by Evelyn Lee

A man is shot and can only survive as a head and a body who exist independently from one another. The forgetful body desperately collects …

For the Birds Controversy

The Internet which is always looking for a good controversy is trying to stir one up over a Pixar short. Lineboil.com pointed out a …

See Through by Jokelate

We don’t see much independent animation from China – but you really need to see this one. After working on it alone for three years, a …

Fantasy City by Tatsuo Shimamura

I’m not going to pretend like I fully understand what’s going on in this short–alienation and dehumanization in modern society is …

The Match by Ken Mundie

Independent animator and producer Wendy Johnson Carmical has started a production blog dedicated to veteran animator Ken Mundie and his …

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