Viral Video Friday: Hulkbuster vs Hulk Animated Fan Short

animatedhulkbusterDo you want to watch Iron Man duke it out Hulk?  This reminds me of a Tekken-like animated battle.  This animated fan short Iron Man Gamma Protocol is by Anthony McGrath.  Iron Man puts on the Hulkbuster suit to battle Hulk at a deserted gas station in a small town.  The animation looks awesome.

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The Little Prince: The Art of the Movie

alittleprincecoverThe Little Prince animated film is based on a 1943 story by author Antoine de Saint-Exupery about a pilot meeting a boy from another planet.  Author Ramin Zahed takes us on a journey with writer/director Mark Osborne known for his Kung-fu Panda animated hit on the challenge of making a classic story with new twist and animating it.  This is Titan Books’ The Little Prince – The Art of the Movie.

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Viral Video Friday: Jailbreak by Aaron Sorenson

jailbreakcoverA nice quick animated short for this Friday.  This is “Jailbreak” by Aaron Sorenson.  A prisoner is looking look to break out of jail but is bought back with an “adult” ironic twist.

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Viral Video Friday: Mind Trippy Animation MV

ontemyesterdayShapes, objects and designs come collide in this trippy rock’n’roll infused animated music video.  The journey begings:

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DC Collectibles, Batman: The Animated Series Batmobile

basbatmobileFans of Batman: The Animated Series will finally enjoy an ultimate version of the Batmobile from that series.  DC had released a mainstream one-seater version of this Batmobile years ago, but this Batmobile from Batman: TAS will have all the bells and whistles.

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The Iron Giant Movie Re-Release

irongiantNot many people would remember this animated classic, The Iron Giant which came out in 1999.  The Iron Giant gets a multiplex revival of sorts with this Signature Edition re-release with remastered sound and colors.  The Iron Giant Signature Edition will hit theaters September 30, 2015 for a limited time.

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Transformers: The Movie, Original Motion Picture Score

TransformersCoverIn the age of digital downloads and streaming music, who goes to the record stores and buys the physical copy?  Well, if you’re an old-school fanboy like me, this is one CD you should definitely buy, The Transformers:  The Movie Original Motion Picture Score by Vince DiCola.  Let’s not mistake these soundtrack CDs for the Michael Bay live-action crap, this is the 1986 animated Transformers flick.  Yes, you should be aware The Transformers: The Movie CD which came out in 1986, but that CD featured all the pop songs like “The Touch” & “Dare” and only a couple of score tracks.  This release features 25 tracks of music score from the movie.

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Viral Video Friday: Age of Ultron Reaction by Inside Out

insideoutavengersreactionOne of the YouTube trends is fans doing Reaction videos and here’s one done by the Inside Out crew, which is Pixar’s upcoming animated flick.  The characters from Inside Out react to the Avengers’ Age of Ultron trailer.

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Viral Video Friday: Growth Factor by Ryosuke Oshiro

doodlingcartoonshortA junior high school kid daydreams and doodles in this animated short “Growth Factor” by Ryosuke Oshiro.

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The Simpsons Intro in Pixel Animation

pixelartsimpsonsLike many of you who watch the The Simpsons, we are very familiar with opening credits, now here’s a different take by illustrators Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon with music by Jeremy Dower.  An old school tribute with pixel animation.  It’s really well done!

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Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

3dprintersculpturesLet’s see what you can else you can do with 3D printers?  Why not make a work of art, a Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculpture?  And that’s what inventor/designer/artist John Edmark has done.  But first let’s define two words:  Fibonacci and Zoetrope.

Fibonacci numbers – the unending sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34,where each term is defined as the sum of its two predecessors.” Dictionary.com

Zoetrope – a device for giving an illusion of motion, consisting of a slitted drum that, when whirled, shows a succession of images placed opposite the slits within the drum as one moving image.” Dictionary.com

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Viral Video Friday: Haring

hotdateHave you ever been on date and that somebody had bad breath?  Well, this short animated flick Haring by KLOMP! Animation tells the story Diederik who eats something fishy on his way to his date.

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A Large Evil Corporation Team-up with Funko

alargeevilcorporationcoverThe UK-based animation house A Large Evil Corporation not only makes cool animations for clients around the way, but also has a knack of making neat vinyl figures.

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Viral Video Friday: Cap’n Shmelly and the Sperm Whale

capnshmellyCute and humorous is this animated short – Cap’n Shmelly and the Sperm Whale.  From Omens Studios, Cap’n Shmelly is hunting down his nemesis the big whale that took his leg.

GODAIZER: Animated Film (19 Minutes)

godaizerposterIf you like giant robots and kaijus, this animated 19 minute Godaizer is just for you.  This may have been released 2011, this independent animated flick caught me my attention again.  Directed and produced by Hillary Yeo and the Media Development Authority of Singapore.

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Future Flicks: The Book of Life 2014

bookoflifeThis trailer – The Book of Life caught my eye, and I will likely buy a movie ticket after watching this.  FOX/Reel FX along with Guillermo del Toro and Jorge Gutierrez bring the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead to animation.

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Viral Video Friday: A Corgi Dog in a Zombie Apocalypse

stanleycorgiThis story of a young boy and a dog separated in a zombie apocalypse will leave some tears at the end of this animated short.  “Steadfast Stanley” is animated by CalArts film student John Cody Kim.

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Batman Beyond celebrates Batman 75th

batmanbeyondDC Entertainment celebrates Batman’s 75th anniversary this year and has kick the party off with various animated shorts.  This Batman Beyond animated short is by artist/writer Darwyn Cooke.

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Viral Video Friday: The Mega Plush Part 1

megaplushThis is not family friendly The Care Bears, it’s The Mega Plush fighting evil in a dark city against chimps who call themselves the Society of Chimps (SOC).  Four plush bears – Mega Bear, Mega Tiger, Mega Elephant and Mega Gorilla will dole out their vigilante justice.

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DC Nation Shorts

wonderwomanDC Nation is back with stylistic and unique shorts for the Cartoon Network DC Nation block of programming on Saturday mornings.  Check these cool animated Wonder Woman shorts by Robert Valley.

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Starbucks Coffee Perfection

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How does Starbucks get that nicely brewed coffee in your hands?  Rogier Wieland tells this animated story for Starbucks Coffee Asia Pacific Ltd.

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Viral Video Friday: Pig Box

cute porcupineHere’s a cute animated short about a blue bird and sleepy deprived porcupine.

Batmobile Diecast Cars with Magazine

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Detective Comics #400 Batmobile

So there’s no Batman flick this summer, but these cool Batmobiles can hold you over until the next film.  All the die-cast Batmobile cars are in the 1:43 scale with scenic backdrop and case.  And each comes with a 12-page magazine on details of the specific Batmobile.

Buy it @ Entertainment Earth – Detective Comics #400 Batmobile.

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Emily the Strange needs a Kickstart for her band: Calling All Guitars!

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Our friends at animation studio Ghostbot and Robert Reger need your help in getting Emily the Strange animated in music.  It’s not just Emily, but her band and her cats will get animated too!  Check out the Kickstarter page for info in helping this project along – Kickstarter – Emily the Strange MV.

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