Pixar has just released a teaser for upcoming 3D animated film Coco. The movie is the story of a 12-year-old Mexican boy named Miguel and his dream of becoming an accomplished musician. Information along the trailer says “Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.”
Coco is set for a November 22 release date.
There are tons of things and guides for humans to do during the zombie apocalypse, but unfortunately, not much is available for zombies in the way of guidance. When the zombie apocalypse happens, there will undoubtedly be a shit lot of people without the faintest idea of what they’re supposed to do. This video by Bettina Gericke, and Chris Meyer provides a basic introduction for new zombies. Well, zombie life is all about brains, but they do need to make sure they don’t die (again).
Not often does our world throw up such coolness as starships circling airports. Actually, it never really does that, but that doesn’t mean we can’t imagine. Since Star Wars Episode VII is in the works, you can expect a lot of things related to the movie making rounds. In that vein, checkout this sweet video that shows the Frankfurt Airport transformed into an Imperial Starport.
Music video for Moving On by James is a wonderful stop-motion video from BAFTA-nominated animator, writer, and director Ainslie Henderson. The video depicts the story of life and death, told with characters made of yellow yarn.
When it comes to detailed animation, we expect it to occupy a good amount of storage. Generally speaking, that rule holds true for most circumstances, and so it is quite a pleasant surprise to realize someone made an animation as detailed as this, using only a fraction of storage that would be expected; or to be exact, it only requires an extremely low 64 kilobytes.
Flipbooks by artist Juan Fontanive are incredible, not only are the animations beautiful, but the underlying mechanism is pretty darn sweet. The artist makes these mechanisms by recycling and repurposing parts from old bicycles and clocks. Then comes along the process of hand drawing, painting, and screen printing the images. Several of these display birds and insects in flight, a subject that goes extremely well with the sound made by the flipbook as pages shuttle.
A man from Brazil spent six months in animating himself and his son into Dragon Ball for the son’s birthday. The animation replaces Vegeta, Trunks and Gohan with himself and his 9-year-old son. He also got the original Brazilian voice actors of Bulma and Goku into the animation, and to wish his son “Happy Birthday” with the animation. Hit ahead to see the video, it is in Portuguese though.
“In 1903, Olivia Wright was the first to pilot the great grasshoppers of North America.”
Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers is a fun 10 second animation by Wayne Unten. He started off with a live action footage of a grasshopper shot with his iPhone, and then animated it into the video we see here.
In a collision of massively powered heroes, Superman and Goku battle it out in this flipbook animation. There is a winner, although with subjects of different universes like these, it is difficult to entirely agree or disagree with the result. What we can agree with, is that Superman versus Goku would be one epic fight.