The shocking story of hunchback orphan boy who joins a travelling freak show, this computer animated film is a graduation film created by Nicolas Deprez, Laurent Jaffier, Pierre Lippens and Gabrielle Lissot. There was no funding since it was a student project, all equipment was provided by Supinfocom, France and the soundtrack was done without… Read More »
The graphic style grips the viewer from the start, in this tale of rough justice in the Wild West. The textures applied to the computer generated characters make them look like they are hand drawn. As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day… Read More »
In this computer animation a determined young boy, Ragu, is sent by his master on his final quest to become a monk. What seems like a simple task becomes an unexpected challenge as he discovers the real value of his quest. Made by Brendan Carroll & Francesco Giroldini at Ringling College of Art and Design.
Meeper, the janitor of an alien pub, has higher aspirations as a karaoke performer. The computer-animated short was directed by Eric Armstrong who won an Oscar for Best Animated Short in 2002.
Two octopuses fight for their lives with a stubborn restaurant cook in a comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village. The French computer-animated film originated as a Graduate Student Project. It was directed by Julien Bocabeille and was an Oscar nomination for Best Short Film.
Production on the film spanned for nearly 5 years and is the first attempt at animation by writer/director Lucas Martell: “When the project started, it was really just an excuse to learn 3D animation, but by the end of the project I had spent so much time reworking and polishing the story that I just… Read More »
This breathtakingly beautiful 3D animation was produced on a tiny budget in the animators spare time, after work and in the evening. Meline is a little girl who spends most of her time in her grand-parents barn, drawing. One day, a scared furry little creature gets lost in the barn. Meline tries as hard as… Read More »
The Passenger is the result of about six years spent in a bedroom with a computer. Entirely self funded and self produced, the project was originally conceived as a showreel piece, but later upgraded to short film status. All sound, music and vision were created by one person with commercially available hardware and software. Chris… Read More »
Alarm was directed by Moo-hyun Jang at the Korean studio MESAI in 2009. This computer animated piece features superb character animation and attention to detail. More information can be found at the MESAI website.
Gas Planet features bizarre alien creatures consuming bizarre alien food, and reacting with bizarre alien flatulence. The style resembles vibrant coloured pencils more than the perfection normally associated with computer animation. Directed by Eric Darnell and with art direction by Michael Collery. There is an interview with the directors at The Critical Eye.