This CG “film noir” short was inspired by a concept from Rainmaker producer Luke Carroll and directed by Donna Brockopp (The Jungle Book 2 andPeter Pan’s The Return to Never Land). We meet a charming caterpillar who finds himself in a romantic encounter with a flirty female moth. With world-class production values, and a clever twist at the end, I highly recommend a viewing. Details about the production process over at Rainmaker’s site

Frame by Frame…

This tumblr is a great resource or just cool to look at if your an animation nerd like us… CHECK IT OUT!


Ting Tey, a 2010 Academy of Art University graduate, recently finished working on Sony’s upcoming collaboration with Aardman – Arthur Christmas. Back in her school days, she created this cute CG short…

Bridge from Ting on Vimeo.

Plus Minus!

Shane Acker, creator and director of “9?, is back with a new sci-fi fantasy, now in production at Gnomon Studios – part of L.A.’s Gnomon School of Visual Effects where Acker is on the faculty. Here’s the teaser for Plus Minus…

Behind the Scenes: Kung Fu Panda 2

A lot of animated films on DVD and BluRay have one thing in common, they severely lack good behind the scenes features. Luckily Makingof.com has a whole bunch of cool Kung Fu Panda 2 clips to give you a bit of insight to what goes in to a feature of this scale.

Here’s one of them…

and this one is pretty awesome… the voice over stuff is great, but about 10-15mins in to the vid, there’s some fascinating stuff.

2D Bloodrayne game

Here’s a rather tasty gameplay trailer for a 2D Bloodrayne game for PSN and XBLA by developer WayForward



Chec out this cool little Flash short from French animator Avrillon Ghislain

Galileo from Ghislain Avrillon on Vimeo.

New trailers from the VGA’s

The Video Game Awards have just aired, and as usual, we get treated to a slew of new video game trailers. Here’s a few of the standout games.

Krab En Meeuw

Here’s a trailer for Krab en Meeuw, an upcoming CG short created by 3 students at HKU, an art school in Amsterdam. I love how the CG is made to look like clay…

Trailer Krab en Meeuw from Krab on Vimeo.

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

This ones been in the works for a while, but it’s finally coming to Xbox Live Arcade.

Created by the master of effects animation Michel Gagné, who just happens to be the true ruler of the universe.

Check out the awesome trailer