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Tag: Animation

Rovio to Launch Angry Birds Animated Series

Rovio to Launch Angry Birds Animated Series
When I was a kid cartoons based on video games were very common. We had a cartoon for Pac-Man, Mario Brothers, and a few others. For some reason these days it’s not so common to have a cartoon based on a video game.

Gundam Learns How to Walk

Gundam Learns How to Walk
I always thought the Gundam already knew how to walk, but apparently the giant mech never really knew how to do it properly. So leave it to some enterprising Japanese geek to come up with a way to get Gundam to learn how to walk using a CGI physics engine.

Minecraft Stop Motion: Notch Giveth Blocks, and Notchzilla Taketh Blocks Away

Minecraft Stop Motion: Notch Giveth Blocks, and Notchzilla Taketh Blocks Away
We’ve seen many Minecraft builders go to great lengths for their creations, but the stop-motion specialists MinecraftA2Z showed their dedication to their craft through destruction. Their latest short sees their server reduced to virtual rubble by a gigantic Notch.

Van Gogh’s Starry Night: Version 2.0

Van Gogh’s Starry Night: Version 2.0
The Starry Night has always been one of my favorite painting by Vincent Van Gogh. The awesomeness of the painting is particularly evident when you pay close attention to the intricate swirling patterns of wind in the sky.

Cinemagram: Like Instagram for Animated GIFs

Cinemagram: Like Instagram for Animated GIFs
There has been a revival of interest in animated GIFs since you can make some fun stylized animations with them. Some of the more recent stuff is pretty interesting, which is probably why the Cinemagram app was just released for iOS devices.

Zelda: the Lost Oracle: Fan-Made Trailer for the Game We Wish Nintendo Would Make

Zelda: the Lost Oracle: Fan-Made Trailer for the Game We Wish Nintendo Would Make
It’s no secret that I have not been a fan of Nintendo for a few years now. It started with the Wii. No, it was the Gamecube. The Mario and Zelda and Metroid games that I have seen over the last several years have even disappointed me.

Cut the Rope’s Om Nom Gets His Own Cartoon

Cut the Rope’s Om Nom Gets His Own Cartoon
Of all the apps out there that I play on my tablet and smartphone, Cut the Rope is one of my favorites. The little cute character Om Nom only wants to eat candy, and I can understand that.

Analog Animated GIF Player: Old School Gets Even Older

Analog Animated GIF Player: Old School Gets Even Older
Despite the fact that the technology is ancient by digital standards, animated GIFs seem to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance. But beyond the thousands of pages of animated GIFs turning up these days on tumblr, there’s now a device which lets you view these primitive animated artworks without the need for a computer at all.

Cool Animated GIF Art by Nicolas Sassoon: Back to the 80s

Cool Animated GIF Art by Nicolas Sassoon: Back to the 80s
You’ve probably seen the flurry of photos animated thanks to GIFs. It seems old school, but there’s a lot you can do with GIFs. Check out what Vancouver-based French artist Nicolas Sassoon does. Some of these are pretty cool.

Minecraft Meets Game Boy Tetris

Minecraft Meets Game Boy Tetris
As we already know, Minecraft is an amazing tool for building intricate worlds and other fun digital playthings. The latest creation… Minecraft Tetris. But not just any old Tetris, this is the classic greyscale Nintendo Game Boy version many of us grew up with.

Urban Pac-Man: Great Animation, Bad Gameplay Part 2

Urban Pac-Man: Great Animation, Bad Gameplay Part 2
If you were disappointed with Stop Motion Mario’s gameplay, you’ll be even more frustrated with Urban Pac-Man. First off, the video makes no sense. Then again, it’s not like Pac-Man had an award-winning story, so I guess the video is faithful in that way.

Super Mario Bros. Stop Motion: Great Animation, Bad Gameplay

Super Mario Bros. Stop Motion: Great Animation, Bad Gameplay
World 1-1 in Super Mario Bros. has to be the most recognizable starting level in video game history. It’s a great level too, from a gameplay standpoint. It has several layers – it serves as a tutorial, but also teaches more advanced tricks and even rewards the persistent (or lucky) player with its secrets.

8-Bit Assassin’s Creed Looks Better than any 8-Bit Console Game I Ever Saw

8-Bit Assassin’s Creed Looks Better than any 8-Bit Console Game I Ever Saw
I like Assassin’s Creed and I’ve played it a bit, but I also like retro games. Maybe I would have liked it better if Assassin’s Creed were an 8-bit game on the NES. Check out this sweet animation that was created to showcase just this.

Animated Augmented Reality Tattoo Sings a Little Song

Animated Augmented Reality Tattoo Sings a Little Song
This isn’t just a any old tattoo, but it’s actually an animated augmented reality tattoo, which in my book makes it awesomesauce. However, I still wouldn’t want one on my skin. Would you?

The Real Paper Mario

The Real Paper Mario
Animator Eric Power creates all sorts of fun short movies using tons of cut-out pieces of paper. So it was only appropriate that he use his knife-skills to make a Paper Mario animation, right? Sure seems like a good idea to me.

Goldfish Music Video Loves Retro Games

Goldfish Music Video Loves Retro Games
The new music video for the band Goldfish perfectly captures the spirit of classic 8-bit and 16-bit console and arcade games in a tidy little package. The music video for We Come Together makes reference to many classic games, as well as a few other pop culture icons, as well as some more recent memes like Keyboard Cat, with a little Kenny G thrown in for good measure.