Tag Archives: short animation

The Bear & The Hare – A truly inspiring animation

I really love when artists combine different methods of animation. In this animated commercial (shown below), they mixed stop motion and classic animation to create a truly inspiring piece. The commercial launched this weekend on British TV, and it’s the latest in a series of Christmas ads from John Lewis.

It was created by ad agency Adam & Eve/DDB, Directed by Elliot Dear and Yves Geleyn and as a soundtrack it features Lily Allen singing Keane’s 2004 hit “Somewhere Only We Know”. Character designs were made by Disney’s Aaron Blaise, the director of Brother Bear, who had also worked on The Lion King and Pocahontas among other classics.

What was truly an inspiring moment for me was to watch the “Making of” and see the technique they used for the animation. Before watching it I believed the drawings were composited into the live footage by one of the composite softwares available. but I was wrong:

They actually cut out all the drawings and animated live on the set! the advantages of this of course is the use of the lighting of the set as well as a good overall image quality. The downside is that it’s probably more expensive (The animated advert cost £1m to make) and in a way, you’ll have to “animate” twice.

Have a happy holidays everyone,





Little freak short movie

This is incredible short by Edwin Schaap. I love it!

So many emotions!, he did a great job delivering emotions to the audience.

I really like the animation job on that boy face.

You can watch the making of here:

Till next time,


New Mickey mouse short

Disney is finally decided to bring back the famous mouse back to life in a series of 19 episodes.

The team joined forces with  Emmy® Award-winning artist and director Paul Rudish (Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls) to give the old mouse a fresh new look.

The shorts will be available on Disney Channel, beginning June 28.
Watch here the 1st sneak preview

“Croissant de Triomphe” :

(I hope the link won’t go dark)

I personally, LOVE the outcome of it. can’t wait to see more of it




Till, next time,


Harlem shake – Cloudy Style

This is too funny not to share:

till next time,


Tangled ever after – a new short by disney (the full short animation)

watch it here:


according to IMDB, it supposed to be in theaters as a short that comes before “Beauty and the beast 3d”

anyway, if you liked Tangled, you’ll sure enjoy this.


19.4.12 UPDATE: The link is no longer available.

Go watch it in theaters before “Beauty and the beast 3d” coming out soon.

here is a 40 sec clip released by disney:



Electroshock – student short

This one is a student film made by 5 student from ESMA in France. released few months ago.

In my personal opinion – The designs and story are not so original – we’ve all seen all of it before (cloudy with chance of meatballs?).

but the execution of that is beautiful done. the animation is good, it is a funny short with good storytelling and made me  laugh few times, which I think personally is the most important thing.