Having displaced much of our lives to the internet, the pandemic is spurring film distributors to improve their online offerings. Such is the case with Autour de Minuit, which has launched Animatic, a very appealing new Youtube channel dedicated to animated shorts for teens and adults. More precisely, this is a rebranding of their existing channel, now bolstered by a new schedule of biweekly releases.
The Paris-based Autour de Minuit consistently produces and distributes some of the best, funniest, and downright weirdest films on the animated shorts circuit. We’ve featured many over the years, including Alberto Vázquez’s Decorado, David Coquard-Dassault’s Peripheria, and Gabrielle Lissot’s Jukai.
All three are available on the channel, along with around 100 other shorts from Autour de Minuit’s vaults. There are rich pickings, including the Oscar-winning corporate satire Logorama and Oh Willy…, the beguiling psychological dramedy that won dozens of prizes and launched a trend for needle-felt puppet animation.