Tag Archives: Animated Short

Friday Morning Movie: The Counting Song

This delightful animated short video is all about the joys of counting. But shit gets real pretty quick. Described by the creator as intended to “teach children about arithmetic and disappointment”, this video may be shocking to some. Let’s have a listen, shall we?

Happy Friday!

The song was written by Adam Buxton, directed by Cyriak Harris and illustrated by Sarah Brown.

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Friday Morning Movie: Monsterbox

This movie is adorable. The style is fantastic, and the storyline – although bizarre – somehow works. The interesting thing is that this seven-minute movie contains no dialogue. But you don’t really notice. Enjoy.

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Friday Morning Movie: Frankie Rulez

Everybody wants to rule the world. At least according to Tears for Fears.

Today’s animated short introduces us to a little alien named Frankie. He’s on a mission to conquer the galaxy, one planet at a time. This 3D animation is pretty impressive. The story is funny, albeit a little crass in the end (no pun intended).

The film was written and directed by San Charoenchai and is already lining up the awards, including,

  • 2012 Red Stick International Animation Festival Official Selection
  • 2012 Seattle International Film Festival Official Selection
  • 2012 LES Film Festival Official Selection

Enjoy – and have a great Canada Day long weekend!

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Friday Morning Movie: Wild Life

Today I have selected a film that was nominated ‘Best Animated Short’ at the 2012 Academy Awards. Presented by the National Film Board of Canada, this film takes place in 1909 and tells the story of a very proper Englishman who travels to Alberta to become a ranchman. Unfortunately his affinity for badminton, bird-watching and booze gets in the way.

The thing that appealed most to me about this film was the animation style. It’s like a mix of Van Gogh and watercolour finger-painting.

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Friday Fail Again, Fail Better

It’s been a busy week with the boss away – and I am very glad it’s finally the weekend. Clearly we missed our opportunity for a Friday Morning Movie, but we can still find some time to watch this brief, animated short video.

It’s under two minutes and was a summer internship project produced at BL:ND. This is going out to all you creatives. Have a lovely weekend.

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Friday Morning Movie

Congratulations. You made it to Friday. Not that you really had a choice.

Here’s a short film about rage, by Guy Collins.

 

 

 

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Friday Movie: Teddy’s Gonna Get It

This is a two-minute, 2-D animated short film. Family friendly film noir. It was produced at Sheridan College and written, directed and animated by Wayne Michael Le. I really like the narrator’s voice. Happy Friday.

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Friday Morning Movie: No Robots

A little slow to start, this animated short turns touching once some unexpected four-legged friends enter the picture. It was created by two San Jose State University Students, Kimberley Knoll and YungHan Chang.

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Friday Morning Movie: The Little Girl Who Was Forgotten

It’s a gloomy Friday morning in Vancouver and today’s movie will match the weather.

Katy Towell is an American writer, illustrator and designer and is the brains behind the “Childrin R Skary” project. According to the website, the “Childrin of Childrin R Skary are a lot of misfit kiddos with questionable hobbies. They frequently find themselves the source of mayhem and destruction for which they’ve earned a dismal reputation.”

I love the style of her animation and the stories are cute in a morbid sort of way. Katy has a ton of videos on her YouTube channel, if you’d like to see more, but first, let’s watch The Little Girl Who Was Forgotten.

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Friday Movie: The Forest

This animated short has a fascinating style. The forest looks Seussical, and the rest of the movie is interspersed with  what appears to be stop-motion and paper-cut outs. The voice-over is perfectly cast and the message is solid. (Pay attention to the signs in the background.) The film is six minutes long and was created by David Scharf, and produced by Augusburg University of Applied Sciences.

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