Tagged: short

Marcel the Shequel

Over a year ago a tiny little shell named Marcel came out of his… well, he introduced himself to the public. An instant viral sensation with his sweet understated voice, innocent questions and adorable stories.

Well now he’s back, with more stories questions and inimitable charm:

Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp
Written by Jenny Slate & Dean Fleischer-Camp
Jenny Slate as “Marcel”

There is also a picture book from Penguin and various audio, activity and even iPhone app downloads available… here.
(iPhone and iPad app only available in US)

Via @mlcuthell


You may like having a good lunch in a quiet place like a park… But what if your lunch doesn’t?

In the street everyone can hear you scream, but honestly who cares?



Gore-geuos animation!

I really like the way this turns from a fun cutesy animation to a Troma style blood bath in just 2 minutes.

Also, make sure you stick around through the credits to see some great homages to such movie marvels as Aliens and Braindead.

Via @Onedotzero

Going back to the start

Recently Chipotle Mexican Grill commissioned Johnny Kelly to create a short film to illustrate their belief in sustainable farming and naturally raised produce. Their back to the land attitude and clear dedication to food and quality spawned a beautifully crafted short with an original and perfectly placed soundtrack.

Back To The Start:


Chipotle also commissioned Willie Nelson to cover the Coldplay classic, ‘The Scientist‘. And all this without the aid of an ad agency. *gulp*

Compelling stuff. These few photos should help exemplify the talent that goes on behind the scenes… Whilst gradually convincing you of your inferior and comparatively craftless existence.

You can see the entire inspiring set of photos on Johnny Kelly flickr page.

And one last thing…

You must check out the Chipotle site. It’s beautifully designed and very well put together with some lovely interactive touches.


Portal: No Escape

I hardly ever digress to the levels of text speak, but OMG!

This absolutely frigging amazing from the moment it starts to the second the credits start rolling. If you love Portal you may wet yourself, if you like good ideas, excellent production and good film, you are in for an absolute treat.

Portal: No Escape

Beautifully directed by Dan Trachtenberg

Wonderfully produced by Cathleen Alexander, Stephen Hens and Ashley Adams

Amazing score provided by Mike Zarin

Steve Cutts – In The Fall

My dear friend and budding animator just created this beautifully insightful exploration into the complexity of life and its worth.

Or he just made a funny cartoon, either way… I like:

In The Fall  by Steve Cutts

You can view his whole profile here and experience his debut master piece Shoreditch Of the Dead. A dystopian view of our old workplace and colleagues… with zombies!
(I myself make a few appearances)


Mac’n’Cheese, yes indeed…
This awesome animation (as posted by One Cool Thing A Day) has taken me on an emotional roller coaster.
The story so far:

'Well that's a strange name, do I really want to be watching  McDonalds animation that has nothing to do with Ron English?'

'Actually this is quite a nice style and... Woah!'

'Must... blog... now'

So here it is…

Mac’n’Cheese, with Mac’n’Cheese:

Mac ‘n’ Cheese is an animated short directed and created by four students at the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands. This roughly two minute animation took about five months to make, and about a bajillion peanut butter sandwiches.

Synopsis: When you find yourself running scared and running out of energy, there’s only a few options left to outrun your opponent through the southern desert. Stopping at nothing, watch these two guys wear each other out and rip through boundaries hitherto unbroken. Enjoy the ride!

Tools used:
– Autodesk Maya
– Eyeon Fusion
– Pixologic Zbrush
– Adobe Photoshop
– TVPaint

Inspired by Team Fortress 2 and Meet Buck.

– Animation:
Tom Hankins
Gijs van Kooten
Guido Puijk
Roy Nieterau
– Music & Audio Design:
Giulio Sterbini
Wouter Messelink
Peter-Paul Timmermans


One more for my Baby…

…and another one ‘coz I can.  Now f@*& off!

This cute little drunkard is actually promoting Johannes Nyholm new short; Las Palmas

Trailer for the short movie “Las Palmas” by Johannes Nyholm.
The whole film will be shown at the Market Art fair in Stockholm, Magnus Karlssons booth, #36. 2011.02.18-2011.02.20. Opening hours: Fri 12-19. Sat, Sun 12-18. http://www.market-art.se

The film will be released in 2011. Running time: 14 mins.

Music: “Låt i H-moll” by Björn Olsson, from the record “The Lobster” (2005), released by Gravitation.

Dog gone

…but at least he’s replaced it with an AT-AT.

Here at the Patrick Boivin fan club, were delighted to announce his new video; ‘AT-AT day afternoon’.

When I was a kid, there are two things I wanted badly and never got… A real dog and a Kenner AT-AT Walker.
Music by Blithe Field

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