“Honor and Glory” - Overwatch Reinhardt Animated Short

Explore the origin story of Overwatch’s rocket-hammer wielding knight in OVERWATCH’s latest animated short: Honor and Glory! Just imagine this as your “Warhammer 40K”-wish fulfilment trip, yeah? Heh.


Nihonbashi Koukashita R Keikaku

Directed by Takuya Hosogane (hsgn.tk), with storyboard by Takuya Hitomi (kemuhoko.tumblr.com), featuring music by Jin (jinjinsuruyo.blog.fc2.com), produced by maxilla.jp. Check out the Tumblr version on nkrk.tumblr.com, and view the "Making Of" video below). This MV was made for IA/01 -BIRTH - ia-project.net/ia01/.


"Rise and Shine" - Overwatch Animated Short starring “MEI”

"In "Rise and Shine”, Mei wakes up years after being cryogenically frozen to find that Overwatch has been disbanded, the world is very different than the one she knows, and that she is the last surviving scientist at Ecopoint: Antarctica. With limited resources and time, Mei must use science to figure out a way to get help."

Explore the origin story of Overwatch's tenacious climatologist in their latest animated short: “Rise and Shine”! And CLICK HERE to view previously released cinematic trailers on #anim8te! HUGE LOVE for what Overwatch as been giving fans and folks’ viewing experiences!Mandarin/Chinese :)


Ninja of Die Antwoord tells epic story animated by Julien JDM from Bounty Banana

"Ninja tells of a day spent playing basketball with Kanye West and Drake while the atmosphere was very tense between the Canadian rapper and Die Antwoord on a previous tour ... And while Ninja believes to make a simple friendly match, he realizes that he is actually invited to the Kanye vs. Drake clash."

This animation film is directed by Julien JDM (Go watch ROAD TO VALHALLA) for the program Party Legends broadcast on the international television channel Viceland (You might have seen this on Facebook recently?)

A Vast Be Mess Film
Animation by Julien Jourdain de Muizon
Animation Producers: Sebastien Guitton, Samson Briand and Steven Briand
Animation assistant : Steven Briand
Storyboard, Layout, VFX and Compositing: Studio Kippik
Action animator : Etienne Guignard
2D Animator : Dorian-Niels Leclair
After Effects : Hugo Louiset

(Cheers for the headsup, Sébastien)


Trailer & Clip for #MUTAFUKAZ animated film from Ankama x Studio 4℃

Le premier trailer fou du très attendu Mutafukaz est là !
Avec les voix d'Orelsan et de Gringe

Posted by Konbini on Friday, June 9, 2017
"Angelino is just one of thousands of deadbeats living in Dark Meat City. But an otherwise unremarkable scooter accident caused by a beautiful, mysterious stranger is about to transform his life... into a waking nightmare! He starts seeing monstrous forms prowling around all over the city... Is Angelino losing his mind, or could an alien invasion really be happening this quietly...?" (IMDb)

Tis been a couple of years since the last teaser footage for the #MUTAFUKAZ animated film from Ankama x Studio 4℃, and now tis time to update a few visual treats, including the latest trailer!

Based on the characters created by Guillaume "Run" Renard (released as comicbooks and even Qee toys from Toy2R) - who will co-direct this feature himself, with Tekkonkinkreet animation director Shoujirou Nishimi, with Japan's Studio 4°C co-producing the project. The result looks absolutely FAB, with a splendid does of alternative/non-traditionally-aesthetic/indie animation synonymous with Studio 4°C mashed with the Euro/French graphics and illustrative art aesthetics = resulting in a UNIQUE visual fest, IMHO!

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Source: Konbini


“ROLL ALONE” MV by Srirajah Rockers with animation by TRYSTAND

Music Video for “Roll Alone” by Thai band “SRIRAJAH ROCKERS” - featuring animation by Sarun Chuerkrung AKA “TRYSTAND” (instagram.com/trystandx / facebook.com/trystand.tanstyle / Email: trystandx@gmail.com), showcasing character designs of his “Objects of Light” (featured in IG-snap posted below). Check in to his Youtube channel to see more of his animation tests/work, and check out the “Roll Dub” version of the MV when “SRIRAJAH ROCKERS MEETS NAOYUKI UCHIDA”!

🌴 New!! Sticker Set 3 " #วัตถุแห่งแสง " ✨✨ คาแรคเตอร์ทุกตัวสามารถลอกเป็นตัวๆแปะกระหนํ่าจัดคอมโพสตามจริตตามอัธยาศัย ขนาดไซด์ประมาณ A3 (เอสี่2แผ่นต่อกัน) *สติ๊กเกอร์ชุดนี้ผลิตตามยอด Pre-order (ลายเก่าก็สั่งได้นะ) (ถึงแค่วันจันทร์ 6มีนา60 เท่านั้น) สนใจสั่งผลิตได้ในช่องทาง in box และ Line(id:saruntan) หรือที่FBเพจ " TRYSTAND " แล้วเด๋วผมจะส่งรายละเอียดและเลขบัญชีสำหรับโอนให้ครั่บ ราคาแผ่นละ 2 9 9 บาทไทย รอบนี้มีค่าส่ง Ems 51บาท นะ(เอาไว้แพคกันงานยับเด้อ) **ขอบคุณที่ร่วมสนับแอ่นสนุนครั่บ #stickers #illustration #characterdesign #weed #highland #objectsoflight #Trystand

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Overwatch Welcomes You to the Year of the Rooster!

"Good luck and great fortune await you, heroes. From now until February 13, ring in the Year of the Rooster with your family and friends in true Overwatch style. Collect over 100 seasonal cosmetic items, enjoy a special fireworks display on Lijiang Tower, and get ready to capture the flag in a brand-new brawl!" (Read more on playoverwatch.com)
While I don’t play the game, i’m just excited to see all the Year of the Rooster designs on amor, weapons and mecha! LOL


COSMIC CAVIES by Jason Chalker

Caught this over the weekend (on Facebook, where I dwell too often these days), and had wanted to share with readers of TOYSREVIL and #anim8te: A Teaser for “COSMIC CAVIES” by Jason Chalker AKA Manly Art (www.manlyart.com / Facebook) - known for his illustrations and Star Wars-themed bootleg toys, now presenting an animated piece, which left me entertained and appreciating the diversity of his portfolio!

And of course I had too bug Jason for a wee more info!

TOYSREVIL: Is the Cosmic Cavey a fictional character? Or based on anyone/someone? And why a hamster?
JASON CHALKER: ”The main character, Captain Johann, is based on a guinea pig my wife and I had that recently passed away. His name was Johann.

Guinea pigs are great little animals and I love the idea of them being intrepid space adventurers because it's probably the last thing anyone would think a guinea pig would do if given the means and intelligence. :)

The scientific name for guinea pigs is cavey. They are NOT hamsters. They get offended by the comparison. ;)”

(This is the random drawing that started the whole thing - Thanks Jason!)

TOYSREVIL: Oops! Sorry, “Captain Johann”! (R.I.P. Johann…). Can we expect anything more beyond this teaser? Any particular timeline you are looking at?
JASON CHALKER: “I will definitely be doing something with it in the future. It's a pet project (no pun intended) so I can't spend as much time as I'd like on it.

I'm still developing a lot of the aspects of Captain Johann's crew and the universe they live in. I will definitely be putting out bits and pieces as I develop the larger project.”


Jamiroquai’s “(Don't) Give Hate a Chance” Music Video from 2005

"(Don't) Give Hate A Chance" is the third and final single from British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai's sixth studio album, Dynamite. The single was released on November 7th, 2005. The video (featured above) is Jamiroquai's first-ever computer animated music video and pays homage to the Italian cartoon “La Linea”.

Production by Partizan UK, with post-production by Machine Molle (“Directed by Alex & Martin”).

I remembered when this came out, I was laughing at the “Buffalo Man” depiction of Jay Kay and his Indian Chief headdress! I was on the peak of my obsession with animation in different aspects of media (film, tv, TVC, MVs etc) and this track was a delight, even though I wasn’t much a fan of Jamiroquai’s music until much later… :)

Although thinking back, I wasn’t too sure if the visuals were as “crisp” / sharp - compared to the current versions, seen even on Vimeo…


Overwatch - Animated Shorts Explained @ BlizzCon 2016

After the debut of their Sombra-ccentric “Infiltration” short at the recent BlizzCon 2016, the animation crew explains how they created the animation for all the Animated Shorts for OVERWATCH, live on stage, in this 55+ minutes video recording.

Although tech-heavy (but not too obscure that I did not just sit thru the entire session listening to haha), the folks offer a pretty detailed walk thru both visually and explanation, and great for folks interested in behind-the-scenes of the shorts and characters we have watched thus far.

Folks interested can also check out the various shorts by clicking on the icons below!

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