Bear Story: Best Animated Short in the 88th Academy Awards

Bear Story - Historia de un Oso - por PunkRobot

Recomendado para quien no lo ha visto aun, Bear Story, cortometraje de PunkRobot, nominado a los premios Oscar 2016

Posted by Alfredo Murúa on Thursday, February 25, 2016

Synopsis: "An old, melancholy bear tells his life story through a mechanical diorama." Bear Story is an original Punkrobot short film, directed by Gabriel Osorio. It premiered in Annecy Animation festival, June 2014, and has since received over 50 international awards in the festival circuit … and as of last night February 28th, it had been nominated for, and won "Best Animated Short" at the 88th Academy Awards!

Featured above is the full film, while showcased below the trailer for this sad tale…

"My grandfather, Leopoldo Osorio, was detained on 1973, during Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile. He was incarcerated for two years, after which he fled to England, forced to live in exile and be apart from his family.

During my childhood I felt the invisible presence of an absent grandfather, who was not dead, but was not present in my life. My short film Bear Story is not about the life of my grandfather, but it is inspired by his absence and the mark it left on me.

Bear Story leaves some questions unanswered. What happened to the bear’s family? Where are they? These are the same questions that thousands of families ask themselves, who up to this day still don’t know where their loved ones ended up. I hope these questions never need to be asked again.

This short film is the result of over two years of hard work. Some of the best Chilean animators and artists came together to make it happen. I sincerely hope that Bear Story reminds the audience of their loved ones and their significance in their lives."
- shared Director, Gabriel Osorio (www.punkrobot.cl)

Making of / Teaser "BearStory" from Punkrobot Studio on Vimeo.


Venture Bros - Death of a Henchman - Animation by Golden Wolf

"Life is cheap when you're a henchman, especially when you're faced with the mighty Brock Samson! The first in a series of spots we've made for Adult Swim's longest running series, Venture Bros." (Golden Wolf)


Zedd ft. Troye Sivan - Papercut (Grey remix) - Animation by Golden Wolf

"When the guys at Interscope and Blood Company approached us about doing a music video for Zedd’s Paper Cut, we knew it would be the perfect opportunity to try out an idea we had been toying with for a while: gathering a dream team of some of our favourite artists from around the world to create one cohesive film using a variety of styles.

After coming up with the storyline we put together a script, storyboard and animatic and then divided the shots between ourselves and 10 of our favourite collaborators, with the only guideline being to work in black and white with a hand drawn feel."
(goldenwolf.tv / Read more here)

DC Nation - Plastic Man

First Aired in March 3, 2012, Season 1 of DC Nation's "Plastic Man" consisted of 6 episodes, which featured;
"Shorts about the DC superhero Plastic Man (voiced by Tom Kenny) in his daily misadventures fighting supervillains, such as The Tuxedo (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) and Lady Granite (voiced by Jill Talley), and teaming up with Batman (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson)." (Wiki)


Three Zootopia Clips To Share

Today we have a trio of clips to share of the animated film from Disney, which debuts March 4, 2016 in the United States, and February 25th in Singapore = YAY!

Meet "Clawhauser" and "Assistant Mayor Bellwether", and as well see a clip of Judy "in-action" apprehending a perp! (I think Clawhauser might like what Judy was holding tho … heh).

"Meet Clawhauser" Clip - Zootopia

Meet Benjamin Clawhauser, the ZPD's donut-loving cat cop, in this new clip from Zootopia, in theatres in 3D March 4!

Posted by Walt Disney Animation Studios on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"Have a Donut" Clip - Zootopia

Life isn't always so easy in Zootopia. Watch this brand new clip from Disney's Zootopia, in theatres in 3D March 4!

Posted by Zootopia on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Assistant Mayor Bellwether" Clip - Disney's Zootopia

Meet Assistant Mayor Bellwether in this brand new Zootopia clip! Share this video if you're excited to see film in theatres on March 4!

Posted by Zootopia on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Trailer for Garth Jennings's "SING"

【《SING》首條預告】心中果團火要爆啦!《壞蛋獎門人》《迷你兵團》系列創意幕後班底Illumination全新力作 - 《#SING》今個聖誕一齊唱一齊跳!

Posted by Universal Pictures Hong Kong on Monday, February 15, 2016
"A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition." (IMDb)
The dig at current reality TV singing programs is irresistible - with shows in all languages and countries out searching for the "next big thing", this is very timely and topical indeed! Written and directed by Garth Jennings (2005's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"), "SING" premieres December 21st, 2016 in the USA.

"Sing is an upcoming American computer-animated musical comedy film directed and written by Garth Jennings, and produced by Illumination Entertainment.[1] The film will star Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Scarlett Johansson. It is scheduled to be released on December 21, 2016 by Universal Pictures." (Wiki)

"Carmen" by Stromae

From Belgian musician Paul Van Haver better known as "Stromae" comes this animated video for the song "Carmen", directed by Sylvain Chomet. Rapped to the strains of the classic "Habanera" from the opera "Carmen"; "The video warns people against the addiction of social websites such as Twitter." (Source).

Released in March 2015, this is indeed "food for thought", to put it nicely :p

JUDGE DREDD: Superfiend

From producer Adi Shankar (Dredd 3D) comes a web-series featuring Judge Dredd, Judge Death and the denizens of Mega-City One (I so assume) titled; "SUPERFIEND" (First posted #onTOYSREVIL circa October 2014). Check out the poster and teaser posted below :)



BATMETAL RETURNS Animation by Red Medusa Animation Studio

Introducing BATMETAL! Featuring Batman on lead vocals, and the "Children of Batman" band - Red Hood on bass, Nightwing on lead guitar and Robin on drums! Featured above is "Batmetal Returns" (featuring "Murmaider" by Dethklok), a sequel to "Batmetal" (featuring "Face Fisted" by Dethklok) embedded in the video below (first blogged #onTOYSREVIL circa May 2015). Animated by Red Medusa Animation Studio and hosted on ArhyBES vkontakte.


By Your Side - Sade & Goda Tsuneo/dwarf - A Zapuni Project Charity Video for El Sistema Japan

WHAT: "On the third anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan earthquake, Zapuni LLC are proud to release ‘By Your Side’ an animated music video two years in the making, set to Sade’s Grammy-nominated song. This powerful and beautiful film is directed by Tsuneo Goda and the award-winning stop motion animation company dwarf, who are responsible for the hit TV series ‘Domo-kun’ and ‘Komaneko.’" (Read more via zapuni.com)

Quite an emotional video, approaching the theme of loss and recovery with sensitivity and discreteness, and something worth spending less than 6 minutes of your life watching, IMHO.

Donate to support the children affected by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan. All proceeds will go to El Sistema Japan. This effort is driven by Zapuni Project. Your donations will used to provide musical instruments and education for "Soma Children's Orchestra And Chorus" in Fukushima.

(First blogged #onTOYSREVIL circa March 2014)


Skinner x Adult Swim IDs

ADULT SWIM MEGA TRAILER! I did 4 30 second long bumps that you can see on adult swim at night during regular programming.. An insane monster fight in 4 parts! Animated by the cool dude Yu Maeda and music made by Chris Denman! Check it below!

Posted by The Art Of Skinner on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Adult Swim IDs featuring artwork by Skinner (IG @theartofskinner) - depicting an insane monster fight in 4 parts, starring MORGOGG and OGOS - as animated by Yu Maeda (IG @_yu_maeda_), with music by Chris Denman (IG @lifelessone), circa 2015. Check out the 5 x individual IDs featured below!


Opening For Street Fighter V

super fighter V OP

Posted by 正妹聯盟 on Tuesday, February 9, 2016