Oktapodi is a 2007 French computer-animated short film that originated as a Graduate Student Project from Gobelins L’Ecole de L’Image. The film is about a pair of love struck octopuses who through a series of comical events are separated and find each other. Oktapodi was directed by Julien Bocabeille, François-Xavier Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier, and Emud Mokhberi. Oktapodi was well received, winning a number of awards, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Film (Animated) for the 81st Academy Awards.
Philippe Gamer and the Space Patrol people have released a slick new animated film titled “The Chase.” Featuring four Nissan vehicles, it depicts several ladies attempting to outrun the long arm of the law.
The surprise ending is certainly something to look out for. Enjoy all the explosions and action in the four-and-a-half minute long clip above.
Andersen M, a London design studio, crafted a rather amazing stop motion video to accompany an excerpt from Maurice Gee’s novel, Going West. The short film was produced on behalf of the New Zealand Book Council, and you can only imagine, as one of our readers points out, the craftsmanship, patience, and effort that went into the making this.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore offers a modern tribute to an old world. Made with an animation style that blends stop motion with computer animation and traditional hand-drawing, the silent film pays homage to a bygone era when elegantly printed books inhabited our world.
This animated short film directed by Conceptual designer Brandon Oldenburg and children’s book author/illustrator William Joyce recently won an oscar.