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A Strange Backstory To Manet's Famous Painting

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.05.2012 | Home

This morning the folks over at Vimeo drew our attention to a strange but brilliant animation by Estonian artist Michael Rake. The short film, "Breakfa...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Brave

Dan Persons | Posted 08.25.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Another daring redefinition of the family film from the people who turned a near-dialogue-free tale about a love-struck robot, an adventure about a cantankerous, air-bound septuagenarian, and a fantasy about a culinary-obsessed rat into worldwide, critical and commercial hits?

Girl Paints Magical Fish In 'Night Life'

Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts

Animator and student Qing Han has created a charming short film for a final thesis project that has recently received some attention on Buzzfeed. It's...

A Hollywood Ending For the Deficit? Steve Brodner Video

Washington Spectator | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Washington Spectator

In "A Brodner Minute," Steve Brodner's animated video series for The Washington Spectator, the illustrator skewers the 2012 candidates and other targe...

Mesmerizing Visualization Of The Flow Of Traffic

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home

Using a medley of different mediums -- paper, timelapse, stop motion -- director Benjamin Ducroz has created a hypnotizing piece of art. In his short ...

Short Takes: Paint in Motion (VIDEO)

Jane Chafin | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin


Black Doctors See Hope In TV's 'Doc McStuffins'

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 08.12.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — A pig-tailed girl whose favorite accessory is a pink stethoscope has become a symbol of pride and hope for black women in medicine...

A True Family Man

StoryCorps | Posted 08.11.2012 | Black Voices

StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral history project, records the stories of everyday people, preserving them for future generations at the Library of Congress. The latest, pays tribute to John L. Black, Sr. It's a great tribute to all fathers.

Animation: Mitt on His High School Pranks (Actual Audio)

Scott Bateman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Comedy
Scott Bateman


The Toys Of The Past And The Ideas Of The Future

Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts

Martha Colburn's 8mm animation invites you into a kaleidoscopic puppet show in which pop culture and historical trauma engage in aestheticized warfare...

Watching Nick Day's Film Mindville Grow: A Slideshow

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Filmmaker Nick Day is stepping a bit outside his comfort zone -- or seems to at first glance -- to make an animated film about the inner workings of our busiest organ: The brain.

Play-Doh Pornos On "Parade"

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.07.2012 | Arts

Considering her animated videos mostly incorporate some cocktail of torture, bestiality and sexual abuse, Nathalie Djurberg was quite shy in person. S...

Whale Inspires Largest Global Interactive Art and Entertainment Experience

Leah Lamb | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Leah Lamb

Every time I return to my computer, and theBlu pops up, it reminds me of my passion and love of the ocean, and as Jacques Cousteau says, "We protect the things we love."

An Animated Masterpiece 15 Years In The Making

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.11.2012 | Arts

The stand-out aspect of Chris Sullivan's animated film "Consuming Spirits" is its insanely meticulous construction. The animation took 15 years of wor...

Designing Interactive Museum Exhibits: Three Ways to Increase Audience Engagement

Lilia Ziamou | Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts
Lilia Ziamou

Museums are increasingly creating interactive exhibits as a way to increase audience engagement. This raises a natural question: What are the elements of an exhibit that prompt visitor interaction?

Awesome Stereoscopic Images From 1930s Paris

Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts

If you thought the Ally McBeal dancing baby pioneered the animated GIF, think again. It turns out GIFs have been in business since the 1930s -- they j...

The (Forgotten) Black Walt Disney: Jim Simon

Network Awesome | Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices
Network Awesome

The man they once called "the Black Walt Disney" doesn't even have a Wikipedia page and the collected clips of his original work on YouTube don't even add up to seven full minutes, but the scant few items of substance that Google can come up with tell a fascinating story.

Google Honors 'Father Of Motion Picture'

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 04.09.2012 | Technology

Click on Google's home page logo on April 9, and you'll trigger an homage to Eadweard J. Muybridge, known by many as the father of motion picture. ...

Sub Party In The U.S.A.

Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts

Eric Yahnker's exhibition "Party Sub / Sub Party" presents a playful look at the United States in a time when celebs, sports and sandwiches rule. ...

DVDs: Tintin Can't Defeat Creepy Motion-Capture Animation Style

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Tintin is all about pell-mell adventure but the rather bland hero could use some fleshing out, in every sense of the word.

Awesome Hand Drawn Animated GIFs

Posted 03.29.2012 | Arts

The animated GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) was first invented in 1987 and has since achieved the status of being referred to as "super 90s". Now GI...

Floating Through The Sands Of Time

Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts

We think this video directed by Esteban Diácono should help you ease back into the work week. Ólafur Arnalds' soothing sounds coupled with the strik...

Don Hertzfeldt Isn't Bitter

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts

Don Hertzfeldt is a guy who has a lot on his mind. He is often referred to as a "cult animator" and his short films are popular with severely damaged ...

Ice Age to Digital Age at The Society of Illustrators (VIDEO)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Rocco Staino

From now until May 5 at The Society of Illustrators visitors can get an inside look at the creative work of Blue Sky Studio, the creators of such films as the Ice Age series, Robots and Rio.

Steve Brodner Video: Mitt Romney, Human Etch A Sketch

Washington Spectator | Posted 05.23.2012 | Media
Washington Spectator

In "A Brodner Minute," Steve Brodner's animated series for The Washington Spectator, the illustrator skewers the 2012 candidates and other delicious t...