Friday, February 27, 2009

Oldelaf - le Café

From France, a cautionary tale to end the week...go easy on the Juan Valdez juice, er you'll wind up murdering a granny. From the French (obviously) band Oldelaf, directed by Stephanie Marguerite and Emilie Tarascou. Subtitles pour les maudis anglais (tabernac) courtesy of the French Kisses blog. A biento!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

TAIS Gallery updated!

Tara, our erstwhile admin, just wanted me to let y'all know that the TAIS Member Gallery has been updated! It now includes links to the sites and works of:

Charuvi Agrawal, Willy Ashworth, Nassim Azadi, Lise Beaudry, Veronika Belianina, Marc Beurteaux, Lukas Blakk, Guillermina Buzio, Daisy Chia, David N. Cobden,Grant Dix, Mark Dowsett, Stephanie Dudley, Jabari Elliot, Cesar Forero, Alexander Gelis ,Bryce Hallett, Patrick Jenkins, Susan Justin, Lisa Murzin, Craig Marshall, Allyson Mitchell, Justin Murphy, Madi Piller, Barry Sanders, Ruth Tait, Jeffrey Tran, Bob Wiseman, Christine Whitlock and Dong Yuxiao. Damn, that's whole lotta peoples. Go check out their stuffs!

I'll be doing profiles of all the artists in the Member Gallery this's a taster. Lil' film called "Dundas n' Bathurst", created in just 20 days by TAIS members Charuvi and Jeff Tran. Got top prize at TUFF. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Get yer bran

Video from nutty nutbars The Bran Flakes. Animated in the Flash by Susan DeLint, link courtesy of our homey Fred. Enjoy.

Comparo: Terra vs. Skywhales

Bit of a brew-ha-ha here over the trailer to what the folks over at Cartoon Brew consider to be yet another in a string of me-too 3d features, complete with a credit roll larded down with 'voice talent' and ho-hum designs. 'Battle for Terra' has an interesting concept, though...always wanted to do the 'alien invasion in reverse' story, wonder why no one's ever tackled it before in any real way. And if a studio has, please, let me know.

The film brought to mind (the mind in this case belonging to Chuck R.) a short film from way back called SkyWhales...essentially evoking the same kind of alien imagery as Terra, an alien race living side-by-side with giant flyin' critters. Anyhoo, both are presented here for your delectation. More to come!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lazyboy pimps Newgrounds

Lazyboy is an animator from Israel, most famous for his cartoons created for pervy podcast Distorted View, and for being highly, badly, umm...well just watch this cartoon.

Newgrounds is a website for content creators to share animations, games and novelties made in Flash. It's free for anyone, and one of the greatest online animation communties we have. Yeah, it's pretty much wall-to-wall porn. Badly drawn wall-to-wall porn. Just watch the toon, dammit. Thank you.

p.s.: If you're thinking of downloading and listening to the Distorted View show, ahhh, don't. Just, don't. Let it go, trust me, unless you've got a carbon-fibre soul and kevlar eardrums, you don't wanna expose yerself. O.k., you done been warn'd.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

3x Super Robot Heartbreak

3x Super Robot Heartbreak from Black brow. on Vimeo.

Anyone 'member this great bot toon when it appeared on the Fred? Really like this one, great use of typography, timing and music. Enjoy! Oh, and more on them chickens later.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Fred Loves Kirsten!

Been a loooong damn time since I've tossed the Fred some love, so here's a shout out to Big Red as he launches a new profiles series, basically dedicating a single ep. to one outstanding animator-type person. That person? Kirsten LePore! Not familiar with her work, so I'm gonna check out this ep, then hop by her site. Here's to Fred for spreadin' that animation luv all over them interwebnets.