Sunday, November 23, 2014

ANIMATION HIGHLIGHT: The Dragon Dentist (2014)

Here's another short from Studio Khara's Animator Expo series. An intriguing world and job description that suggests far more than we'd ever know!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

ANIMATION HIGHLIGHT: Me! Me! Me! (2014)

As part of Studio Khara's 'Animator Expo' series of shorts to highlight upcoming animation talent, comes a music video tour de force a collaboration of staff who've worked on the Evangelion Rebuild films, Space Dandy as well as the musician Teddyloid who created the OST for Panty & Stocking & Garterbelt.

WARNING: The video's content is NSFW - it contains nudity and themes of overt sexuality mixed with action & horror. A theme of the video being about male fantasy, Otaku culture and depression. The influences of Evangelion's design & aesthetics are unmistakable; all in all it is a very enjoyable piece combining stunning animation and music with overt visual-assaulting content that merits interesting reflection afterwards.



UPDATE: Due to Youtube taking down the video, you can check it out on Studio Khara's official website for Animator Expo, which also includes character, weapon designs, backgrounds and more!


Friday, November 21, 2014

The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness - Studio Ghibli Documentary


Coming on the heels of Miyazaki's retirement and as Studio Ghibli goes through changes that may very well determine its future, comes a new documentary with an unrestricted look at what goes on within the studio and with its founders, including Miyazaki speaking freely about the times. Very interesting!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Public movie-going habits infographic

Did you know that 70% of the people who show up at the theatre actually don't know which movie they want to see yet? Google did some research and here's what they found!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ANIMATION HIGHLIGHT: Yuki 7 & the Gadget Girls (2009)

Created as a trailer for a line of illustrated books by Kevin Dart, this short is an awesome throwback to the 60's and retro style art!