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  • Blog Post: First Finding Dory Trailer Teases Deep-Sea Memory Loss

    The first trailer for Pixar’s upcoming sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, released yesterday thanks to the Ellen Show. The trailer teases the blue tang fish’s journey to find her long lost family. Actress and television host Ellen Degeneres reprises her role as the titular fish with a... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Posts Release Dates For Incredibles 2 And Cars 3, Pushes Back Toy Story 4

    Acclaimed animation studio Pixar has a full slate on its hands in the coming years. Today Disney announced release dates for its next batch of films, The Incredibles 2 , Cars 3 and Toy Story 4 . Disney plans to release T he Incredibles 2 , the long-awaited follow-up to Pixar’s 2004 superhero family... More
  • Blog Post: "World Of Thrones" Azeroth Animated In A Game Of Thrones-Style Intro

    When it comes to fictional realms, Azeroth and Westeros might not share a whole lot in common, but that hasn’t stopped high fantasy buffs from latching onto both worlds. Now a talented animator has blended them together, animating a World of Warcraft intro based on the one from HBO’s hit... More
  • Blog Post: Unused Crash Bandicoot Animated Intro Looks Like A Saturday Morning Cartoon

    A video recently posted online showing a Crash Bandicoot animation that looks like it could be the intro to a never-aired cartoon series, but evidence points to it being an unused element of the game. The description for the video reads, "This was thought to be a cartoon series, however this was... More
  • Blog Post: Cuphead Needs More Time In The Kiln

    StudioMDHR's hand-drawn love letter to classic cartoons looks great, and plays well, too. Unfortunately, you're going to have to take our word on that for the time being. The studio posted an explanation on its site : "We know we said that Cuphead would be out in 2015 and now we’re... More
  • Blog Post: Link Will Go To Any Length To Collect Rupees In This Legend of Zelda Animated Short

    Times are tough in Hyrule. The Hero of Time is in need of a new shield, but he's a little strapped for cash. An animated short by YouTuber Callegos Yavolitak shows exactly how far Link is willing to go to get his hands on a shiny new Hylian Shield. Smashing pots for rupees is only the beginning.... More
  • Blog Post: Animated Star Wars Fan Film Represents The Culmination Of Four Years Of Work

    Inspired by classic '80s anime and Heavy Metal , artist Paul Johnson sacrificed "four years' worth of weekends" to craft one of the most impressive Star Wars fan films ever created. You can check out the seven-minute animated short film below which pits an assortment of Rebel spaceships... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Disney’s DuckTales Returns In 2017 With New Series

    Life is like a hurricane, and we'll be returning to Duckburg. Reports have surfaced that Disney is planning a new DuckTales series to air on one of its networks. Deadline Hollywood reports that Scrooge McDuck, his nephews Huey Dewey, and Louie, and a number of other familiar characters are returning... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield Hardline Has Some Amazing Hidden Reload Animations

    You fire a gun until you run out of bullets and then you reload, but most people don't pay attention to the reloading weapon animations in most shooters. Visceral Games has dropped a few secrets into Battlefield Hardline that will make it worth paying attention. Every time you perform an empty reload... More
  • Blog Post: Robot Chicken Animator Uses Modified NES Power Glove To Animate

    Dillon Markey is an animator for Adult Swim's Robot Chicken , and he uses a modified Power Glove NES controller to make his job easier. You can check out a short documentary video on Markey's creation and job below, and how he uses his nostalgic creation in a practical way. The short was created... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out Test Footage From The Upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy Cartoon

    The Guardians of the Galaxy are headed for their own Marvel animated series. If you’ve been paying attention though, you’ll know that this isn’t the first time they’ve been on the small screen. The Guardians have appeared on Ultimate Spider-Man, but this time, Star-Lord, Gamora... More
  • Blog Post: Strategy MMO Wakfu Has A Companion Animated Series Coming To Netflix

    Last week, we reported that Ankama Games’ Wakfu is headed to Steam on September 18. Today, the company has announced that you can immerse yourself away from your PC thanks to Netflix. Wakfu is also an animated series that has been airing in France for a number of years. In partnership with the... More
  • Blog Post: Naughty Dog Animator Makes Dante's Inferno Fan Film "Dante's Redemption"

    Naughty Dog’s Senior Cinematic Animator Tal Peleg is a huge fan of Visceral Games’ 2010 action game Dante’s Inferno , so much so that he animated and directed “Dante’s Redemption,” a fan-made short film. You can check out the short, which stylishly details Dante’s... More
  • Blog Post: An Exploration Of The Principles Of Character Animation

    During the early year's of animation, Walt Disney animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston drafted 12 basic animation principles to help bring drawn characters to life. While this list was dreamed up in the 1930s, it is still remarkably relevant to today's video game industry. Cento Lodigiani... More
  • Blog Post: Cuphead Looks Like A 1930s Cartoon, Coming To PC This Year

    Taking clear inspiration from early Disney animation, Cuphead from Studio MDHR looks like a lost cartoon from the 1930s. So far, Studio MDHR has only released two very short teaser trailers with minimal gameplay, but its enough to attract attention. According to a description of the game on the developer's... More
  • Blog Post: Patient Animator Recreates Donkey Kong

    YouTube user guizdp got frustrated when his NES copy of Donkey Kong wasn't working, so he decided to go the much easier route and re-create the entire game with stop animation. You can check out the video below where guizdp used perler beads ( a popular medium for video game animation ) to create... More
  • Blog Post: Earthworm Jim Creator Returns To Claymation With Armikrog

    Doug TenNapel is best known for creating Earthworm Jim, and his work on the clay animated point-and-click adventure game The Neverhood. TenNapel has not worked in video games for more than a decade, but thanks to Kickstarter , he is making a return with Armikrog. TenNapel and Pencil Test Studios have... More
  • Blog Post: Join Andrew Ryan Under The Sea In This Animated BioShock Parody

    Everyone may be busy exploring BioShock's city in the sky, but that doesn't mean we should ignore the one under the ocean. It's so much fun under there! The video comes from College Humor and features references to specific BioShock plot details and a catchy "would you kindly" chorus... More
  • Blog Post: Animation Recounts The History Of Nintendo's Controllers

    Animator Chris Koelsch has posted an impressive animation online of the history of Nintendo's controllers. Maybe it's kind of silly that Nintendo drastically redesigns its controllers for each new console, but can you imagine how boring a PlayStation animation of a similar nature would be? This... More
  • Blog Post: Portal 2 Highlights Recreated With Lego

    Portal 2 features some of the best storytelling in game history. Now, some talented stop-motion animators have recreated some of the best moments from the game with Lego. Kooberz Studios created the clip, which was entered in Machinima's Interactive Film Festival. It's very clever, and must have... More
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