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Tag: Animation

LEGO Minions Lair Set Puts Your Minions in a Minion

LEGO Minions Lair Set Puts Your Minions in a Minion
To celebrate the upcoming release of Minions: The Rise of Gru, LEGO has revealed several new sets inspired by the film. My favorite of them is this set that lets you create some larger minions for your minion minifigs to hang out in.

Artist Animates Super Mario Bros. in His Notebook

Artist Animates Super Mario Bros. in His Notebook
Do you love Super Mario Bros.? Then check out this very cool Super Mario Bros. level 1-1 stop motion animation that takes place entirely in a notebook. The animation was hand drawn by artist and YouTuber Kisaragi Hutae 6 and it really looks amazing.
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An Anime Trailer for Star Wars: A New Hope

An Anime Trailer for Star Wars: A New Hope
Anime and Star Wars fans will definitely want to check this out. Russian animator Dmitry Grozov aka “Ahriman” created this impressive anime trailer for A New Hope. I’m not a big fan of anime myself, but no matter what style you draw Star Wars in, Star Wars rocks.

Netflix May Be Working On An Animated Diablo Series

Netflix May Be Working On An Animated Diablo Series
Seems like a lot of video games are getting turned into movies right now. Historically they don’t translate well. Which may be why Blizzard might be using a different strategy with Diablo. A report from Variety claims that a Diablo animated series is being developed by Netflix.

Disney Releases New Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

Disney Releases New Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer
Disney animation fans got a special treat today, with the release of a brand new trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. The trailer shows off the latest adventure where Ralph and friends have to travel into the Internet to find a replacement part for Sugar Rush.

The Last Jedi’s Finale Recreated as a 16-Bit Video Game

The Last Jedi’s Finale Recreated as a 16-Bit Video Game
Fans are heavily divided on The Last Jedi, the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. Some fans love it, some hate it. In fact, viewers are evenly split on the topic. At the time of this writing, the movie has a 50% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Funko x Fantastic Mr. Fox: For DIY Wes Anderson Animation

Funko x Fantastic Mr. Fox: For DIY Wes Anderson Animation
Fantastic Mr. Fox is still one of my favorite Wes Anderson movies, if not one of my favorite stop-motion animated films of all time. It was clever, hilarious, well-directed, and visually impressive. As a fan of the film, I’m not quite sure how I missed these neat collectible figures when they first came out.

Link Wants All the Money in “Race for Rupees”

Link Wants All the Money in “Race for Rupees”
How many hours have you spent smashing pots in the various Legend of Zelda games in your endless quest for rupees? Too many. Even though there have been many short films, comics and cartoons about Link, they always leave this activity out for some reason.

This Mario Fidget Spinner is Animatedly Awesome

This Mario Fidget Spinner is Animatedly Awesome
As a child of the ’80s we didn’t have fidget spinners when I was growing up. We also had to walk uphill both ways in the snow to school, but that is another story. The closest we had to a fidget spinner in my house was twirling the TV remote between your fingers until it shot across the room and bounced off the all glass console TV screen, and the punishment that followed.

Check out This Awesome Alien: Covenant Flipbook

Check out This Awesome Alien: Covenant Flipbook
Making flipbooks is fun, and a simple way to create animation, but artist Serene Teh (aka saggyarmpit) took it to a whole new level to promote the release of Alien: Covenant. Sorry about the armpit. Maybe some toning exercises?

Minions Cosmetic Collection: Despicable Maybeline!

Minions Cosmetic Collection: Despicable Maybeline!
I think we may have seen every mashup possible at this point, but in my heart, I know I’m wrong. There is always another weird mashup product. This Missha x Minions collaboration is a collection of Minions-themed makeup.

Changing Faces in Videos in Real Time: Literally Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth

Changing Faces in Videos in Real Time: Literally Putting Words in Someone Else’s Mouth
Last October, we checked out a tracking and animation system that creates a realistic computer animated face based on one person’s face and another person’s facial movements. Most of the researchers continued to work on that system, taking it to its logical conclusion.

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1

Disney FaceDirector Combines Two Takes Into One: Scene, Take 1, Version 1.1
Last October we checked out a fascinating animation technique that transfers facial movements from one person to another in real-time. Disney Research’s FaceDirector on the other hand blends two different takes of an actor’s face into one customizable performance.

Super Mario Bros. Animated Cake Replicates World 1-1

Super Mario Bros. Animated Cake Replicates World 1-1
Cakes are so much cooler now than when I was a kid. Take, for instance, this cake that doesn’t just depict our favorite video game, but actually plays out the first level. This video is from filmmaker Aron Mani and pastry chef Jami Behrends.

Prototype Software Autocompletes Hand-drawn Animation: AutoCAA

Prototype Software Autocompletes Hand-drawn Animation: AutoCAA
A group of scientists have come up with a system that makes hand-drawn animation much less tedious for novices. Their software analyzes your drawing in real time and then shows an overlay of what you might want to draw next, giving you the option to accept or reject its suggestions.

Real-Time Facial Expression Transfer: Virtual Face/Off

Real-Time Facial Expression Transfer: Virtual Face/Off
In the near future, you may be able to make yourself speak in any language, or have video proof of your friend saying he loves to eat poop. It’s all thanks to a new tracking and animation system that can transfer the facial movements of one person into a photorealistic CGI rendering of another person’s face, all in real time.
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