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This Ad For A Japanese USB Lighter Is Kind Of Insane

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.04.2013 | Comedy

From the moment this wacky animated Jii cigarette lighter arises from the scientist's lab in this Japanese commercial, we're intrigued. Watch the ...

The One Percent Blues

Anthony Haden-Guest | Posted 09.03.2013 | Arts
Anthony Haden-Guest

via Creative Time Reports The refrain of my first newscast was that our New Real is the Surreal, and not long goes by without stuff happening which...

Spoilers: Leia And Lando Are Having An Affair.

Posted 08.05.2013 | Comedy

Last April, Patton Oswalt stole our hearts with an improvised eight-minute pitch for the next "Star Wars" sequel, during an unforgettable guest appear...

Louis C.K. Destroys Global Warming Deniers

Posted 09.14.2013 | Comedy

Animator John Roney animated this segment from "Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre," in which he imagines that God would be totally disgusted by ho...

No Helpless Little Angel

Posted 07.11.2013 | Entertainment

Farrah Fawcett is best remembered for her flawless hairstyle and one record-breaking red swimsuit poster. In the recently unarchived interview, the la...

WATCH: Trailer For New Animated Movie Makes History By Featuring Same-Sex Parents!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Laika, the same company that brought us "Coraline" and last year's Oscar-nominated "Paranorman," returns with the trailer for their next feature, "The...

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas... In One Minute

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 06.27.2013 | Comedy

You may remember Speedrun aka 1A4 Studio for their spot on animated retelling of Back to the Future. They have recently released the fifth installment...

Louis Armstrong's Losts Interview With Two Teenagers

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

Michael Aisner and James R. Stein were just teenagers when they got a chance of a lifetime to interview Louis Armstrong, for their high school radio s...

Best of 2013 Palm Springs Short Film Festival

Brad Schreiber | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

While this writer was not able to see all 330 films from 49 countries over three days at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival -- the largest of its kind in the U.S. -- all or part of 98 shorts were seen.

Film Review: Rio 2096 Glides Across Six Centuries of Brazil

Zach Udko | Posted 08.18.2013 | Entertainment
Zach Udko

As summer heats up, our thirst for films about futuristic freedom fighters shows no sign of abating.

How Does Pixar Manage To Constantly Produce Commendable Movies?

Quora | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

As I've told many people over the years, at some point every single Pixar movie sucks. The trick is not stopping there.

The New Media Film Festival Celebrates Cinema's Expanding Realms

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

This is a festival that makes the cutting edge accessible by seamlessly weaving the tried and true with the next wave. Perhaps best exemplified by 21-year-old opening night musician Charles Eliasch singing 19th-century opera by Bellini immediately followed by a presentation of edgy 3D films.

Monsters University: A More Than Worthy Prequel With Bags of Gags and Tons of Heart

Greg Wetherall | Posted 08.06.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

This film is strong enough to not rely on gimmicks. In terms of the story being slightly hackneyed, this is true. The ingenuity in this feature lies in the genuine hilarity, the insightful spotlight on broader themes and, once again, the animation itself.

Software-as-a-Slice of the Cloud: Interview with GreenButton CTO Dave Fellows

James Grundvig | Posted 08.04.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

Throughout human history innovation has changed the status quo by casting aside the "skins" of the old way of doing things with the new. Take Zip Car....

Razorfish Converge Shingerview: David Gerlach, Founder and CEO, Blank on Blank

David Shing | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
David Shing

David Gerlach is the founder of Blank on Blank, an original take on using the power of video to bring audio to life. Blank on Blank uncovers "lost audio" and animates it using a variety of tools and partners.

WATCH: Calculus Gets Artsy

Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts

Even if you hated math class, you'll be entranced by Daniel Sierra's new computer animation "Oscillate." The video above is an audio-visual delight wh...

Marge Simpson's Namesake Has Died

Posted 05.08.2013 | TV

Margaret "Marge" Groening, the mother of "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and inspiration for the show's blue-haired matriarch, has died in her sleep ...

Disney Animation Studios' Mystery Short Features Walt Himself Doing Mickey Mouse's Voice

Jim Hill | Posted 06.23.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Toon fans and film historians just don't know what to make of Walt Disney Animation Studios' Get a Horse!

Ethnographic Animation: How Reality and Animation Collide

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Vanessa Van Edwards

As audiences become more sophisticated and used to 'reality' television, animators may be able to use body language science to help make characters more believable.

Vocal Cast for Disney's Planes Includes a Top Gun Reunion, Top Names From Stand-up Comedy

Jim Hill | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

The Planes production team did come up with an appealing aerodynamic cast for this animated feature. But then the question became, who would Disney recruit to come voice this new set of characters?

WATCH: 'Calvin & Hobbes' Finally Animated

Posted 03.19.2013 | Comedy

The comic strip "Calvin & Hobbes" has never seen an authorized animation for one reason: Its creator, Bill Watterson, has refused several lucrative of...

Wiz of A Wiz!

Ambre Anderson | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Ambre Anderson

Oz The Great and Powerful When someone asks, "Are you the Wizard?", you say Yes! The new prequel spin on the classic: The Wizard of Oz takes us on a...

Mickey Mouse Gets a Retro Makeover for the Disney Channel's New Series of 2D Animated Shorts

Jim Hill | Posted 05.12.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Expect to see a pie-eyed Mouse starring in all-new animated adventures that will take these classic Disney characters from Paris to Tokyo to the Alps and NYC and all points in between.

Videos: Popup Books Meet Animation, Magic Ensues

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Jane Chafin

Artists Davy & Kristin McGuire had a dream of creating a full scale, life-size theatre performance that opened up like a pop-up book, a show that would mix video projections with live actors to create a totally immersive experience.

Absurd Apple Posters Made By 'The Simpsons' Creator

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.08.2013 | Technology

Before "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening sent Homer on a 23 year, 500-plus episode odyssey of "d'oh!" on FOX, he had another high profile employer:...