The Most Entertaining Walk-Cycle Animation Ever!

This walk-cycle animation is pretty amazing as it keeps you glued to the screen throughout most of it! There are some pretty awesome VFX used in it and I can’t even begin to imagine how some of it was done- unless they had some pretty amazing scripts.

The Simpsons Pays Homage to Miyazaki’s Films

I love this sequence from the latest Simpsons episode, they pay homage to films such as Spirited Away and Howel’s Moving Castle so well. I need to re-watch through these brilliant films again =)

Here is the Kotaku article that linked me to this video.

Behind The Scenes: John Lewis Christmas Advert 2013

When you work in the animation/film/games industry you normally know how things are made when you watch them, so when I saw the John Lewis Christmas Advert 2013 for the first time I knew straight away that most of the set was a miniature model and the characters were animated in 2D over the top of that film footage. But I was wrong! It’s such an interesting technique to do the 2D animation and then have every frame printed out and then each one of those still frames was then stop-motion animated in physical form in the rest of the scene. The final outcome is amazing, so their interesting technique clearly worked!

Check out the advert and other Christmas adverts from John Lewis in another of my posts.

Christmas Is Here! John Lewis 2013 Christmas Advert Airs

John Lewis Christmas adverts are becoming just as synonnamous with Christmas in the UK as the Coke van adverts, and they haven’t disappointed with this year’s beautifully animated short.

Check out the behind the scenes making of video here.

Check out the development of the adverts over the years over on

And here is a funny breakdown of it from the HuffintonPost.

My favourite one was the 2007 cleverly done one:

Disney’s Paperman

I was really looking forward to watching this brilliant short animation from Disney when I saw the VFX breakdown they did a year ago (almost to the day strangely enough!). I randomly remembered about it today and just watched it and it was definitely worth the wait 🙂

Here is the VFX breakdown, to save you having to go to my other post:

The Falcon- Short Animation

The Falcon is a lovely short animation by Scottish Hampton that was cleverly created using old camera parts. I love the strong us of depth of field and the music (which is actually somehow continually looping in the background for me as I write this post on my tablet!).

Check out an article over on PetaPixel for more information.