Here’s an interesting little teaser for a forthcoming zombie apocalypse animation called A.D., from writer Haylar Garcia and director Ben Hibon. I’m a somewhat vocal critic of the zombie genre; appealing though it may be, the sheer volume of terrible films, movies and games featuring some form of the walking dead has led me to [...]
If you’re not especially smitten with fine art and architecture, you’d almost be forgiven for overlooking The Third & The Seventh. At a whacking 10 minutes plus, you might think it a bit of an investment to sit through what is admittedly a very pretty montage of architectural shots overlaid with a gentle, haunting instrumental [...]
Well here it is, then. A brand new trailer for Tim Burton‘s upcoming update of the old classic, and it looks – for lack of a better adjective – rather timburtony. The usual suspects are here – Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter – alongside a strong and suitably kooky cast including Crispin Glover, Alan Rickman [...]
Despicable Me is a forthcoming animated feature from the executive producer of Ice Age, starring Steve Carrell as Gru, the world’s #2 supervillain, and following his disaster-fraught scheme to steal the moon. Also featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Julie Andrews and, er, Russell Brand, Despicable Me looks like enjoyable, slapstick fun. The film is [...]
Pomplamoose, the duo comprised of multi-instrumentalist Jack Conte and his girlfriend Nataly Dawn, formed in 2008 and have played only a single live show to date. Nonetheless, with their steady stream of stop-motion animated videos on Youtube, the band showcase their affectionate, indie-folk take on classics from such luminaries as Edith Piaf, Simon & Garfunkel, [...]
Look, I’m just going to come out and say it: I hated Shrek. The first one and all its lousy sequels. Maybe it’s that I was already sick of Mike Myers’ ‘Scottish’ accent long before the first Shrek came out, or that I can’t stand Eddie Murphy, or that the goofy animation style really bugged [...]
This exceptionally-crafted piece of stop motion animation, made as part of a feature-length episode of classic Hanna-Barbera favourite The Flintstones, sees Fred indulge in a Lebowski-esque flight of fancy. The clip was made for a Cartoon Network special entitled “Flintstones: On the Rocks” in 2001. The company responsible is LA-based animation specialists Screen Novelties.