Steve Smith, founder of Beakus and previously at Sherbet and Trunk, wrote, designed and directed Stufffed, a five episode series for the web portal of BBC Comedy Extra. Episodes one and two are online; even though they’re about a kid and his teddy bear, you should better watch it in private, as the thumbnail above might have made you realize. Definitely not in the Playful Innocence category…
Watch Episode 1: Lady Bear Bear.
Watch Episode 2: Circus.
A series of five funny idents for television station Melody Aflam tells the truth behind Braveheart, Dances with Wolves, Titanic, Rocky and Seven.
Created at Leo Burnett. Directed by Mohamed Hamdalla at Lighthouse Film.
I loved Goodbye Solo and Chopshop which Roger Ebert said was one of the top 10 films of the past decade. Here, Director Ramin Bahrani uses a plastic bag to tell an intricate story on dying and the environment. Legendary director Werner Herzog does the voice-over.
The rise and fall of the most influential music band of the 80s. Kind of.
Directed by So-Me and Machine Molle.
Watch I Think I Like U 2.
Lucy is a girl who loves candy, especially Lolly pops. However, to the lolly this innocent, sweet little girl is a monster who slowly tortures the defenceless stick before crunching it into pieces.
A great escape story like no other, Lucy Lolly is a tooth rotting horror adventure that will make you think twice about playing with your candy.
Directed by Aaron Foster, this was the final major project for his BA Honors degree in Digital Animation at the South East Essex College.
Fantastic stuff from Goodiebag.
Interesting video series from NYtimes.
An animated look — through the eyes of artist Gary Leib — at the characters, creatures and events that have contributed to the history of Midtown Manhattan.
Great opening. Not sure about the rest.
To mark the bicentennial of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe: January 19th, 2009; this adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe‘s dark and twisted tale of vengeance… Produced and directed by Mario Cavalli.
Requiescat in pace.
Watch it. (Flash Video)
I would embed this great documentary on what went down behind the scenes in the current economic depression but the interface is so damn good that I am just going to link it.
The video takes the visual spectacle of a nature documentary and puts it into a stop-motion animated world. We explore 3 magical creatures from 3 different lands, equally beautiful yet doomed by the hand of man.
Watch it. (MPEG-4)
Unlocked is the story of a teenager, Abby, coping with her mother’s terminal illness. When a charming man soliciting for cancer research stops her on the street, she sees in him someone who has shared her experience.
Directed by Daryl Wein.
Watch it. (Quicktime)
A girl starts a battle with a city tyrant, without speaking a word…
Watch it. (Flash Video)