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Cartoon Lagoon

By way of his shop Pat-Man Studios, Manny Galan (along with his business partner Pat Giles) has begun creating a new puppet project titled Captain Cornelius Cartoon’s Cartoon Lagoon. Along the lines of Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Dump, the show will unearth the worst cartoons ever, and stitch them together with beautiful puppet animation bumpers. Here’s the teaser below…

Marooned On Watango Island!

Self-taught Australian animator Lluis Fuzzhound’s Marooned On Watango Island is a loving tribute to 1950s aniamtion, complete with jazz and tiki…

Singles…

Rebecca Sugar writes some of the best songs for Adventure Time, and she also writes some of the best stories for the show. This is an earlier work of hers that demonstrates the further depth of her brilliance…

The Terrible Bandit!

The Terrible Bandit is Evee Chriszt’s thesis animation from her final year of studies at Sherican College. There’s not much here in the way of story, but her animation and design are superb…

Motorcity!

Titmouse is nearly set to roll-out their latest production model –C. The team has set a new bar for Flash character animation. While Titmouse is employing “re-use” techniques, you’d never know it, as the animation so full and fluid. There’s certainly a lot of drawing mileage going into each and every shot, and the facial acting is really elaborate and engaging. Of course, Flash isn’t the only tool being employed – the Titmouse team is using After Effects, Maya and Photoshop as well. Here’s a few shots from the show…

The Titmouse crew went into overdrive on the tech side too, creating proprietary Flash plug-ins and scripts to lubricate the production pipeline. For instance, here’s the ‘Facinator’ plug-in that allows an animator to quickly select a head position from a wide array of angles, somewhat mimicking a CG rig. The plug-in is displayed around the 1-minute mark:

Dance Central!

I don’t really know what this is for but what I do know is it’s AWESOME… Pascal Blais Studio presents: Dance Central, by director Robert Valley

Robert Valley Dance Central from Pascal Blais Animation Studio on Vimeo.

My Family And The Wolf

Another beautiful hand drawn film in development in Europe, this one being directed by Adrian Garcia, Alfredo Torres and Victor Maldonado at Barcelona-based Headless Productions (Nocturna), produced by Paris-basedNectarious Films. Look below to see the teaser trailer for My Family And The Wolf

“MY FAMILY AND THE WOLF” teaser from Headless Productions on Vimeo.

Super Best Friends Forever!

The first minute-long episode of Lauren Faust’s Super Best Friends Forever aired in the states over the weekend, revealing the dynamics between super friends Wonder Girl, Batgirl, and Supergirl. Can’t wait to see the rest of these shorts…

Longway North

Here’s some exciting footage from Longway North, a proposed animated feature in development from director Rémi Chayé (storyboards, The Secret of Kells, assistant director, La Tableu), writers Claire Paoletti and Patricia Valeix, and Paris-based Sacrebleu Productions

Metamorphosis…

Amazing…