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Animated Short (One-A-Day): Rebooted

"Rebooted" by Michael Shanks

It’s not easy for a movie-star to age - especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster. Phil, once a terrifying villain of the silver-screen, struggles to find work in modern Hollywood due to being an out-of-date special effect.
"Rebooted: Behind the Scenes"
by Michael Shanks

A stop-motion breakdown, a production breakdown and my emotional breakdown. Behind the scenes of our new film 'Rebooted' - detailing most elements of production whilst leaning into some fun Stop-Motion and VFX what-nots.

The Old Curiosity Shop: Enfant Terrible, Jean Paul Gaultier

As the long Summer looms up it is important to stay creatively engaged. The Old Curiosity Shop is a weekly look at "interesting" stuff from a wide variety of creative industries that have the potential to influence design and creative thought.

We are starting with Jean Paul Gaultier's seminal and ground breaking fashion show from autumn 1995, this was a show that broke the mould of how a fashion show was perceived as well as Gaultier's joi de vivre is stamped throughout a show that also proudly proclaims  vive la différence.

Notice how themes and subjects that are still present today manifest themselves both in the commentary and also in the clothes and costumes themselves, gender fluidity, body image, technology, the influence and reference to history and even the seemingly increasingly ubiquitous face mask are present in Gaultier's oeuvre.

Also note how he pulls many different strings of experience together to weave the fabric of the collection, the ancient ar…

The Supplement: Have You Ever Noticed the Recycled Disney Shots?

"Every Recycled Disney Shot & Why - Snow White, Frozen, Toy Story, Moana and More" by Cartoon Hangover

Have you ever found yourself watching a Disney movie, like Frozen, Moana, or Snow White, and thought to yourself, “Hmmm...this all looks...familiar somehow”? Well, guess what - you have! Join Jacob and Cartoon Hangover as we walk you through every recycled Disney shot (almost) and talk about why

Animated Short (One-A-Day): Mr Selfie

"Mr Selfie" by Weareseventeen Something we have all no doubt noticed is the increasing fixation with what is going on our smartphones - if it's not ourselves, then we regularly see other people walking down the street pre-occupied with their phones, we see buses and trains full of commuters fixated on their little screens desperate for some information fix and it’s not uncommon to see friends in restaurants interacting with their phones rather than each other - all missing what is going on around them and reducing their quality of life as a result.This short animation is a playful tale of this modern phenomenon...

Animated Short (One-A-Day): Ex E.T.

"Ex E.T." by ESMA Movies
On another planet, where order is put first, a playful kid with a behavior completely different from his peers disturbs the peace around him. After a meeting with the “doctors”, he absorbs a pill, which makes him “normal”. And yet, after a while, his nature takes the advantage! The doctors decide to punish him...

The Supplement: Why Do Disney Princesses All Look Like Babies?

Why Do Disney Princesses All Look Like Babies? by Its Okay To Be Smart

"We noticed something weird about Disney Princesses lately. Naturally, I had to examine it through the lens of science. The answer led me to new knowledge about human development, the domestication and taming of animals, and why we find things cute in the first place. You’ll never look at cartoons the same way again"