Watch: Super Entertaining Cyber Punk Animated Short Film ‘X-Story’

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If you love action adventure or anything cyber punk, you have to stop for a moment and watch this awesome short film. X-Story is an animated short made by Russian animator Vitaliy Shushko that is a cyberpunk adventure about a guy who gets a “bionic power arm” and goes to find hidden treasure. It seems like kind of an homage to video games, almost Mega Man meets Mario, but there’s also a bit of The Incredibles in here with the big villain. Whatever it is, the animation is gorgeous and feels vintage yet fresh. I really enjoyed watching Shushko’s X-Story, and I think you will also find it to be very impressive animated entertainment. ›››

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Theatrical Trailer for Animated ‘The Breadwinner’ Set in Afghanistan

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“When I was young, Parvana, I knew what peace felt like…” GKids has debuted the full-length theatrical trailer for an animated film titled The Breadwinner, set in the heart of Afghanistan telling the story of a girl who dresses as a boy in order to work and provide for her family. This is directed by Nora Twomey, one of the co-directors of the lovely Oscar-nominated animated film The Secret of Kells, and it feature some stunning animation. It’s also executive produced by Angelina Jolie. Featuring the voice of Saara Chaudry as the lead girl Parvana, as well as Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Ali Badshah, Noorin Gulamgaus, and Kawa Ada. I recently saw this at the London Film Festival and it’s a fantastic, heartbreaking film that is important for all to see because it can help us understand different cultures. I recommend it. Worth a watch. ›››

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Watch: Uber Gorgeous Animated Adventure Short ‘Fox and the Whale’

Fox and the Whale Short Film

This is one of those jaw-dropping stunning animated short films that you need to stop and watch right away. Fox and the Whale is animated short made by Robin Joseph about a fox that goes on an adventure to find a whale. While the plot is seemingly that simple on paper, this gorgeous film has so much more depth to it than that, and will leave your mind reeling. This film reminds me of Don Hertzfeldt’s animated shorts because there’s so much profoundness to it, and that’s not something easy to pull off. There’s nothing more to say now than please just take a moment to watch and enjoy this mesmerizing work of art. It’s so worth it. ›››

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New Poster for the Constantine Animated Series on CW Seed

Check out the new poster for CW Seed's Constantine animated series

Check out the new poster for CW Seed’s Constantine animated series

The Constantine animated series that was announced for CW Seed back in January at the Television Critics Association winter press tour has gotten a brand new poster. The series will feature the voice of Matt Ryan, who starred as the title character in the live-action NBC series, which aired for one season. The Constantine animated series will consist of five to six 10-minute episodes and will premiere in 2018. You can stream the live-action series on CW Seed right now.

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This all-new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content follows DC’s popular comic book character John Constantine (voiced by the live action series star Matt Ryan), a seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult. Armed with an arcane knowledge of the dark arts and a wicked wit, he fights the good fight. With his soul already damned to hell, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line‎, Constantine uses his skills to face the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.

The Constantine animated series is produced by David S. Goyer (Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeThe Dark Knight trilogy and the Constantine live action series), Greg Berlanti (The FlashArrowSupergirl) and Sarah Schechter (RiverdaleDC’s Legends of Tomorrow). It’s produced by Butch Lukic (Justice League Action, Batman Unlimited), written by J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League Dark, Batman vs. Robin) and will be directed by Doug Murphy (Justice League Action, Young Justice).

Fans at New York Comic-Con this Sunday can check out a three-minute sneak peek at the Constantine animated series at the beginning of the Warner Bros. Television panel in the Hammerstein Ballroom at 2pm. Are you excited for the new series? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for more news from NYCC!

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‘BoJack Horseman’: An Inside Look at How the Show Makes Us Cry Over an Animated Horse

Director and animator Anne Walker Farrell discusses the challenges and mechanics of convincingly bringing a horse-man to life.

In the world of cinema, there are many filmmakers who will tell you that comedy is the absolute most difficult thing you can do. Evoking a laugh from audiences is nearly impossible. Other filmmakers will claim that good drama is the toughest thing to create. After all, getting people to buy into the lives of strangers for two hours is no easy task. But what about combining the two? Apparently, you should only try if you’re putting together an animated show about a world where anthropomorphic animals live alongside humans in peace.

BoJack Horseman is the story of a washed-up sitcom-star who now struggles to find his way in life as he battles through depression, anxiety, and issues of identity. It’s one of television’s most poignant shows, and it has the ability to make you sob in pain and laugh out loud within the smallest time frame in a way that no other show can.

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Third Trailer for Animated Movie ‘Ferdinand’ with Voice of John Cena

Ferdinand Trailer

“Don’t judge a bull by its cover.” 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have debuted yet another trailer, the third official trailer, for the animated film Ferdinand, about a bull raised by a family in Spain and taken to be a fighter, who really prefers to smell flowers instead of battle against matadors. This trailer is all about the cast and the announcement that Nick Jonas has recorded a song for the film. John Cena voices Ferdinand the bull, which might be one of the best voice choices all year. The rest of the voice cast includes Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson, Flula Borg, Jerrod Carmichael, Boris Kodjoe, and Raúl Esparza. This does look quite charming and most of all, it seems to have an important message we can all learn from. ›››

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First Trailer for Animated ‘Animal Crackers’ About Reviving a Circus

Animal Crackers Trailer

“They say a circus is a lot like a family, but every family needs that special something that holds it all together.” Blue Dream Studios (not related to Blue Sky Studios) has released the first official trailer for an animated comedy called Animal Crackers, about a down-on-his-luck guy who tries to revive a circus. The catch – he finds a magical box of animal crackers that allows him to transform into any of the animals in his box. He thinks this might save the circus, until he discovers he has to go up against his long lost evil uncle – Horatio P. Huntington. The extensive voice cast in Animal Crackers includes John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Ian McKellen, Raven-Symoné, Sylvester Stallone, Patrick Warburton, Tara Strong, Lydia Rose Taylor, Wallace Shawn, Gilbert Gottfried, Harvey Fierstein, and Kevin Grevioux. This looks fun, even though it seems seriously derivative in many ways, but that’s not surprising. ›››

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Watch: Animated Short ‘Piano’ by Estonian Filmmaker Kaspar Jancis

Playing the Piano Short Film

We started this week with a short film, so why not end the week with a good short film as well. Piano is an animated short film that first played at film festivals throughout 2016 before arriving online recently. It’s a charming, fun little short that can’t really be described easily. “A film without main characters where the lives of characters that have lost their head intertwine in a dramatic and less dramatic way in an ordinary concrete panel apartment building.” Piano was made by Estonian filmmaker Kaspar Jancis, a director, animator, and composer, who has made a few other films previously. All of his other work is worth exploring as well, and can be seen on Vimeo. But don’t forget to check out this one below, it’ll make you smile. Enjoy. ›››

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Michael Jackson is getting a new animated Halloween special

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Michael Jackson — you know, the King of Pop and Halloween — is getting his own animated television special to celebrate the spooky season this Fall.

According to Jackson’s official Twitter account, the legendary singer who died in June 2009 will be honored with an animated television special this fall, titled, Michael Jackson’s Halloween.

There’s a new animated special coming to TV this fall – Michael Jackson’s Halloween. More details will be announced in the coming weekspic.twitter.com/CeJpQLerFB

— Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) July 11, 2017 Read more…

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