Disney Pixar released a new short film to beat the drum for Coco, the upcoming CG fantasy animated movie directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina:
Coco – Dante’s Lunch… A Short Tail
I think the dog Dante is totally going to steal the show, lol!
Plot synopsis of Disney Pixar’s Coco: “Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). 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 Hector (voice of Gael Garcia Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.”
The film will hit theaters on November 22, 2017. :)
You may watch below “Empsillnes”, a Polish science-fiction CG animated short film directed by Jakub Grygier
Plot synopsis: “The last survivor of destroyed spaceship meets his enemy in the void. The story is a mix of existing well known stories with big influence coming from computer games and many sci fi films. The plot shows struggle of main hero alone in space in reality where artificial intelligence took control over the World. Making of the movie took 4 years and entire visual aspect of the film have been created by one person Jakub Grygier. The music and sound is created by compositor Pawel Gorniak.”
There’s also a poster:
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Meet the enemy in the void.
Post-apocalyptic vision of universe where spirit and love cannot be defeated.
The ending of the short film is cute but I wish he would have found a way to destroy that evil AI’s ship, lol!
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You must check out this new awesome short film in which a Transformers-like robot takes a dump at some airport in Germany! The video was created by Michael Schmidt who shared it on youtube a few days ago, watch below:
SPECTACULAR LANDING AT FRANKFURT AIRPORT
Plot: “This is a really amazing landing of a Boeing 777 transforming in a robot at Frankfurt Airport, Germany.”
Great animation, and funny potty humor! Damn, I wish Michael Bay would hire the creator of this video to help on transformers 5.
Check out the awesome science-fiction short film “Envoy” directed by David Weinstein:
Plot: “A science fiction, action adventure, short film to be used as a proof of concept for a larger full-length feature film story. A young boy discovers a deadly alien creature and winds up entangled in a top secret government operation.”
The alien looks like the bastard child of a predator and a protoss (from the video game Starcraft). Awesome!
Anyway, let’s hope David Weinstein will get to develop a full-length movie based on this story. Continue reading »
Kung Fury is an awesome short film crowdfunded through Kickstarter, it’s like a blast from the showy 1980’s, watch it below:
Plot: Kung Fury is an over-the-top 80’s action comedy that was crowd funded through Kickstarter. It features Kung Fury, a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners.
The two lead actors from the awesome TV series Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, reunite for an awesome short film that serves as a cross-commercial for both the Emmy Awards and the German car company Audi:
BARELY LEGAL PAWN
Plot: “Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul go into business together and this time it’s legal…barely. Find out what happens when Julia Louis-Dreyfus becomes a client, trying to offload television’s most coveted item, in this video starring three Emmy Award winners.”
I wish Walter White had killed his wife so Breaking Bad could have kept going a few more seasons! I really miss him and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman!
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Thanks to Disney Animation here’s an awesome multilingual version of ‘Let It Go’, the theme song of Frozen, the 3D CG animated movie directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee:
Disney’s Frozen – “Let It Go” Multi-Language Full Sequence
Plot: “Fearless optimist Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with Kristoff (Jonathan groff) in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.”
Some fans of Thor think the son of Odin should launch his own shampoo and cosmetics brand. Check out those awesome fake ads for Thoréal:
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And here’s a fake commercial with someone who kind of looks like Thor:
So would you buy Thor’s shampoo? Would you become a loyal customer of Thoreal? And last but not least would L’Oréal, the world’s largest cosmetics and beauty company, sue the superhero from Asgard for intellectual property theft? Continue reading »
Some people wonder who would win in a fight pitting Batman against Superman. Others prefer to fancy a fight pitting the Flash against Superman. But the real question should be who would win in a fight pitting Goku from Dragon Ball against Superman! Well, as it happens, marvelous fans did try to find the answer to that crucial question.
On one hand there’s a mislead group of fans who think Superman would win…. they even created an interesting CG animated video:
On the other hand smarter fans think Goku would win that one, and a die-hard fan of Goku came up with this flipbook video:
The son of Krypton is but a poser sensitive to Kryptonite and Goku is the ultimate warrior. So I have no doubt Goku would beat the hell out of Superman!
Check out Runaway, an awesome animated short film by Susan Yung, Emily Buchanan and Esther Parobek, made at Ringling College of Art and Design:
Plot: “A charming story about a misunderstanding between a man named Stanley and his treasured 1950’s refrigerator, named Chillie. Set in present day, a sad event sends Chillie into a whirlwind of emotional turmoil, and as a result, he runs away!”
Really, he’s till using a refrigerator from the 1950’s? I guess he doesn’t care about his electric bill, because that antique must eat electricity like a hungry troll!
Thanks to Vice, here’s a new hilarious horror short-film written and directed by Riley Stearns:
Plot: “The Cub is the story of a five-year-old girl who reads at an eight-year-old’s level being turned over by her middle-class parents to a pack of wolves to learn ‘strength, self-reliance, and cunning behavior’. The girl is timid at first, clutching to her father’s leg, but as he says, ‘Wolves can smell fear’, so she woman’s up.”
The father and the mother totally deserve what happened to them at the end for leaving their daughter in the care of wolves!
I just spotted this awesome science-fiction animated short film directed by Cole Drumb:
Plot: “Set in the year 2019, PostHuman follows Terrence (voiced by Ulric Dihle) and his dog Nine in an adrenalized world of espionage, assassins, and out of control super science. Terrence agrees to help Kali (voiced by Tricia Helfer, the sexy woman Cylon from Battlestar Galactica), an escaped test subject from a black ops ESP test lab (for those who don’t know, ESP stands for Extrasensory perception), in her plan to free the last surviving imprisoned test subject before he is tested to termination. The assault on the lab is fast paced and intense as Terrence uses every hacker trick he knows in an effort to destroy the base’s defenses and give Kali the opportunity to free her tortured lab mate, Benjamin.”
I’d love to learn more about the world PostHuman is set in! Let’s hope there will be a feature film!
Let’s watch Worlds Apart, a cute short film produced and directed by Michael Zachary Huber:
Plot: “The short film tells the story of a young Central California family caught in an unimaginable situation. Told through the eyes of a child’s teddy bear, Worlds Apart is part cautionary fairytale and part science fiction thriller.”
This short film was completed in 2011. Animation and visual effects were done by students from Cogswell College.
Have to admit that the animation isn’t the best I’ve seen, but the story is powerful! Awesome short film, isn’t it? Continue reading »
Yet a new awesome science-fiction short film. It’s titled Dr Easy and it comes from the British music video directing team Shynola, it’s their first short film:
Plot: “Starring Tom Hollander alongside Dr. Easy, a medical robot voiced by Geraldine James, the short is adapted from Matthew De Abaitua’s novel The Red Men, set against a pervasive and Orwellian vision of contemporary society: surveillance, automation, biotechnology, and their implications for our humanity. Michael (Tom Hollander) is a broken man with a gun, surrounded by armed police. A robot with a medical degree is dispatched – but can it save him?”
The short film Dr Easy is written and directed by Jason Groves, Chris Harding and Richard Kenworthy (Shynola). It’s actually a prologue for a planned feature adaptation of ‘The Red Men’.
Project Kronos is an awesome science-fiction short film written and directed by Hasraf Dulull, a visual effects supervisor. It’s a fake documentary about mankind’s first travel to the stars. It’s definitely worth watching:
Plot: “Project Kronos is a documentary film set in the not too distant future, following a mission to achieve interstellar space travel. As the mission unfolds with extraordinary results, the scientists find themselves dealing with a much bigger agenda.”
It’s a bit creepy to have one’s brain extracted and inserted in that electronic device… Would you sign with NASA for the first interstellar trip if they were to use this kind of technology?
Let’s watch “Silicon;Bootdrive”, an awesome science-fiction short film from Japanese Filmmaker A.T.:
Plot: “It’s the year 2015. A meteor collided with the Earth and changed human race. How were we created? Why do we live? And where are we headed? I wanted to know. And that’s why I’m here. -David Craws-”
Do you think there’s an alien race or some other godly power guiding evolution? LoL!
Anyway, Silicon Bootdrive is definitely awesome, let’s hope they will develop feature film! Continue reading »
Check out this lovely animated short film created by Lewis Gray:
Plot: “Obsolete tells the story of a robot starting work in a decrepit toy factory. Trapped in the factory all its life it is curious about the outside world, watching a bird through the factory wall each day. When it mistakes a toy on the production line for the bird one day it sets the robots escape in motion.”
Let’s hope the robot will have a much happier life outside of the factory! Anyway, awesome animated short film, isn’t it? Continue reading »
Spacebound is an awesome animated short film written and directed by Kyle Moy and Ellen Su:
Plot: “A young boy and his dog is stranded in space and running out of oxygen. This is a story not about the end, but about the journey one takes to get there.”
This is stunning work; both in its technical execution and in the power of its bittersweet narrative. I kind of feel like crying after watching this short film… but hey, Carpe Diem! Congrats to Kyle Moy and Ellen Su, their short film is definitely awesome! Continue reading »
Hybrids is an awesome science-fiction short-film written and directed by Patrick Kalyn:
Plot: “In the wake of an alien infestation, an ex-special forces soldier loses her daughter in alien attack. Seeking revenge, she leads a team on a mission deep into alien territory. Soon, she makes a discovery which makes her question her allegiance.”
The aliens from Hybrids reminds me the aliens from the game Fallout. Anyway, this short film is awesome, isn’t it? Continue reading »
Let’s watch Paper War, an awesome stop-motion animated short-film made in 9 months as a graduation project by Zhe Zhang, an animation student at the Communication University of China:
Plot: “Paper Diaosi (in Chinese Diaosi means someone who is young, poor, miserable but never loses hopes for a better live) living in a white paper world always has nothing to do. One day, he sees an amazing beauty living on the opposite side of his building. When he is about to propose, the second Paper Diaosi shows up, it makes him furious. In order to get the beauty’s love, the two Paper Diaosi begin to fight each other. Time pasts every second. The beauty starts to lose patience. Who will win her love?”
Here’s Bear, a funny twisted short film about a prank gone horribly wrong:
Plot: “Jack has the perfect birthday surprise planned for Emelie. Sometimes, though, plans go horrifically wrong.”
The official poster:
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The short film Bear is directed by Nash Edgerton who’s playing the lead role as the prankster (and he happens to be Joel Edgerton’s brother). Awesome example of a prank gone wrong, isn’t it? Continue reading »
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Here’s C (299,792 km/s), a new awesome science-fiction short film directed by Derek Van Gorder based on a script he co-wrote with Otto Stockmeier:
C (299,792 km/s)
Plot: “C is the story of Lieutenant Commander Malleck and her radical act of mutiny during an interplanetary cold war.”
The film is an homage to retro space operas and science. The film was done old school, no CGI or and no green screen here, only traditional special effects! They built sets and props by hand and filmed with a digital camera technology. Well you’ve got to admit the result is awesome! Let’s hope for a feature film then! Continue reading »
Walt Disney Animation is now sharing on youtube the full version of Paperman, the awesome animated short film shown in front of Wreck-It Ralph:
Plot: “Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. The film seamlessly combines computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques. It was created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios”
So what do you think of Paperman? An awesome short film, isn’t it?
“That’s Awesome!” is our special feature in which, once in a while, we try to highlight interesting stuffs we saw here and there. :)
The Six Dollar Fifty Man is an inspiring 15-minute short-film directed by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland and starring Oscar Vandy-Connor in the lead role:
THE SIX DOLLAR FIFTY MAN
Plot: “Set in a 1970s New Zealand coastal town, the film follows Andy, a gutsy 8 year-old boy who is forced to break out of his make-believe superhero world: he has to confront playground bullies and the headmaster in order to rescue his pride, and his only friend, Mary.”
A compelling story and great acting: this short film is definitely awesome!
And for those who don’t know the TV series hinted at in the short film, here’s the opening of The Six Million Dollar Man: Continue reading »
Thanks to YouTube user dzine123, in less than five minutes and with LEGO figures, we get to revisit the entire story of the Star War movies (yep, all the episodes). So here’s the fastest and funniest LEGO Star Wars story ever told, the original movie first:
Star Wars – Episode IV, V, and VI The original Star Wars saga as told by a kid with one heck of a LEGO collection.
And the prequel:
Star Wars – Episode I, II, and III Once again, that same kid with the ultimate LEGO Star Wars collection is back to tell the story of Star Wars Episode I-3 in the only way he knows… fast!
Plot: “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”
Feel like watching the real movies again, don’t you?
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The opening sequence of The Simpsons, the cult animated TV show, with real actors:
The Simpsons is an animated sitcom about the antics of a dysfunctional family called the Simpsons (surprise surprise). Homer is the oafish unhealthy beer loving father, Marge is the hardworking homemaker wife, Bart is the ten year old underachiever (and proud of it), Lisa is the unappreciated eight year old genius, and Maggie is the cute, pacifier loving silent infant.
The video was created by UK advertising agency Devilfish as a promo for the show on Sky One.
What do you think of this real-life recreation of the opening sequence of the Simpsons? Awesome, ins’t it? Continue reading »
A fan of Mega Man made a short film that’s definitely worth watching:
MEGA MAN X
A few words from the creator of the short film:
The beginning part of the video is a message Dr.Light records over 100 years ago, his lab is now abandoned. As the camera moves into the capsule you see a still running testing parameter where Mega Man X fights a hologram or drone in the form of Protoman. The reason I chose to use Protoman, was for the mystery surrounding him it’s never officially said what happens to him. So after this test ends with a charged blast from X he faces a choice to kill but he chooses to show mercy, After which a hologram appears telling him that his testing is done. What isn’t seen is who brought him out of the capsule which of course is Dr.Cain, maybe for another time. :)
This isn’t a perfect video I understand this, this is all independently made I didn’t have a lot of money but I decided to do it anyway I had 700 dollars, two green sheets, an amazing prop maker, two actors who worked for free because I didn’t have enough money to pay them, they still gave 110% and one awesome friend who busted his butt on the animation side. Thank you for taking the time to watch and for your support. I HOPE!!!! I did this game justice!
Here’s Archetype, an awesome science-fiction short film by Aaron Sims:
Plot: “RL7 is an eight-foot tall combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. As its creators and the military close in, RL7 battles its way to uncovering the shocking truth behind its mysterious visions and past.”
This story definitely deserves to be a full length feature film. Let’s hope that one of the studios will pick up the rights!
‘That’s Awesome!’ is our special feature in which, once in a while, we try to highlight interesting stuffs we saw here and there. :-)
Let’s watch Rosa, an epic science-fiction short-film set in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared:
Plot: “From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind’s last attempt to restore the earth’s shattered ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival”
This short film was created entirely by young comic-artist Jesus Orellana with no budget during a single year. Continue reading »
Isaiah Mustafa, the pitchman from that funny ad for Old Spice, is yearning to play the role of the black superhero Luke Cage in a movie. So he created (with official help?) a “fake” trailer to woo the studios:
Plot: “The story of Kaydara takes place within the universe of Lana and Andy Wachowski’s film The Matrix. Kaydara, a bounty hunter who is living separately from the Human Resistance Group, does not believe in the prophecy of the One. He sees this so-called saviour instead as a threat to the awakening of Man’s self-awareness and considers him an enemy. If their paths cross, Kaydara will not hesitate to confront him.”
Don’t be fooled by the Ratrix at the beginning, the real movie starts after 6 minutes, so watch the whole thing, it’s damn worth it! Continue reading »
I just spotted this awesome short film done by a 21yo guy from Russia:
“My new video experiment, based on Michael Bay’s Transformers, for you and myself)) This short film was shot in 2 hours. Edited in month=) For shooting I used my new camera Canon 550D (+ kit lens 18-55mm + 50mm 1.8) and a little bit my friend’s camera Nikon D5000 (+ kit lens 18-55mm). Thanks for Watching.”
Alexander Vladimirovich Semenov
If Michael Bay wants to retire, Alexander Vladimirovich Semenov could definitely take over the Transformers movie franchise! Continue reading »
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Uruguayan filmmaker Fede Alvarez worked on Panic Attack, a sci-fi short film that revolves around the invasion of Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, by giant robots. He released his short film on youtube two weeks ago, and it’s going viral since:
It is said that the short film PAnic attack was made on a shoestring budget of only $300! That’s a damn ridiculous amount for such an impressive result! New technologies are really empowering independent filmmakers! Continue reading »
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‘That’s Awesome!’ is our new special feature in which, once in a while, we’ll try to highlight interesting stuffs we saw here and there.
BenGraphics put up an amazing collection of clips and making-of footage from notable visual effects films of the past century. His video went viral a month ago, and has already been seen more than half a million times on YouTube:
Visual Effects: 100 Years of Inspiration
Sources: 1900 – The Enchanted Drawing 1903 – The Great Train Robbery 1923 – The Ten Commandments (Silent) 1927 – Sunrise 1933 – King Kong 1939 – The Wizard of Oz 1940 – The Thief of Bagdad 1954 – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1956 – Forbidden Planet 1963 – Jason and the Argonauts 1964 – Mary Poppins 1977 – Star Wars 1982 – Tron 1985 – Back to the Future 1988 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1989 – The Abyss 1991 – Terminator 2: Judgement Day 1992 – The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles 1993 – Jurassic Park 2004 – Spider-Man 2 2005 – King Kong 2006 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 2007 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End 2007 – The Golden Compass 2008 – The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
I’m impressed by the visual effects from the beginning of the cinema industry. Amazing what they were able to do even if they didn’t have CGI at that time!
Big Buck Bunny, which has just been released, is a short CGI animated film by the Blender Institute, part of the Blender Foundation (which is a non-profit organization responsible for the development of Blender, an open-source program for three-dimensional modeling).
Big Buck Bunny tells the story of a giant rabbit with a heart bigger than himself. When one sunny day three rodents rudely harass him, something snaps… and the rabbit ain’t no bunny anymore! In the typical cartoon tradition he prepares the nasty rodents a comical revenge.