While browsing the bookstore 19-year-old Gwen is unexpectedly drawn to a volume of kinky erotica, earning her disapproving glares from the other customers. Will Gwen follow her deepest desires or will she let her embarrassment restrain her?

‘Tabook’ looks at the subject of sex in a fun loving way, highlighting the taboo that exists in society around embracing sexuality. It was crafted through digital 2D character animation (TVPaint) with paper art backgrounds, and a little bit of CG for the books.

Wishing you a happy International Face Your Fears Day (October 10th)!

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© Studio Pupil 2016

Director: Dario van Vree
Producer: Tünde Vollenbroek
Production coordinator: Iris Frankhuizen
Creative consultant: Johan Klungel
Animation studio: Studio Pupil
Screenplay, storyboard: Dario van Vree
Design: Bonnie Mier, Dario van Vree
Paper art: Vera van Wolferen
Background photography: Dario van Vree
Typography: DB Creative Works
Animation: Tom Mourik, Michael Sewnarain, Bonnie Mier
Clean-up: Myrthe Raasveld
Coloring: Daniel Visscher
Compositing: Studio Plumeau
Technical research: Colin Dassen
Lead voice (Gwen): Reineke Jonker
Additional voices: Annegeer Konijn, Oscar van der Heiden, Dario van Vree
Music: Nik Phelps
Foley, sound design, mix: Jeroen Nadorp
Foley recording engineer: Robin van der Heiden
Sound studio: Bob Kommer Studios
Festival distribution: Ursula van den Heuvel (KLIK! Distribution Service)
Production consultant: Jantiene de Kroon

Tinder × The Most Right Swiped Jobs

Collaboration with Tinder illustrating and animating 35 different characters for their "Most right-swiped jobs" campaign.



Gimme that old time religion.

Music: Kalimankou Denkou
(Godmother Denkou)
Bulgarian folk song, arranged by Krassimir Kyurkchiysky
Performed by the Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir

This is the intro/prologue to my feature film Seder-Masochism. Uploaded at 1080p instead of 4K because I'm sure I'll fuss with it still. Animated in Moho Pro.

BIG BUDDY BLUE - a Freitag® story

This is the epic story about a trucker and his motorized best friend, living their dreamy lives on the open road. After a fateful incident, both of them are left behind with a broken heart, waiting for a reunion...

BIG BUDDY BLUE is part of the non-commercial initiative TARP BLANCHE launched by the Swiss Bag manufacturers FREITAG, who asked five different Teams of Animators to tell the story of "Freitag - From Truck Till Bag" in five completely different ways. Check out the project on their website:

Full project:

Making-Of & interview:

Client: Freitag AG
Produced by Team Tumult
Directors: Beni Morard, Frederic Siegel
Animation: Beni Morard, Frederic Siegel, Nina Christen, Justine Klaiber
Music & Sounddesign: Nico Kast
Soundmix: Jingle Jungle
Special Thanks: Oliver Brunschwiler, Tanita Bohny, Marwan Abdalla

Cher as Chercophonie | HOME ADVENTURES WITH TIP & OH - Dreamworks Animation

From AWN

Celebrity icon Cher guest stars in Season 3 of the series as Chercophonie, a rock diva character who is as famous for her off-key tunes as she is for her outrageous fashion sense.

The intergalactic escapades of dynamic duo Tip and Oh reach new heights as these best friends head off on new adventures that push the residents of Earth and Boovsworld to their limits in all-new music-filled episodes of DreamWorks Home Adventures with Tip & Oh.There is no part of the galaxy that is out of reach as the pair find themselves on a mission to save Pig from a far off cat-planet, attending a wild alien prom, on safari on the plains of Boovsland and in a deep sea battle in the depths of Lake Michigan. This all-new third season of Home Adventures Of Tip & Oh premieres Friday August 11th only on Netflix.Picking up where the hit 2015 animated film left off and building upon their enduring friendship, the coming-of-age buddy comedy follows Tip and overenthusiastic Oh as they navigate the crazily combined human and alien culture they live in, finding adventure everywhere they go.The voice cast is led by Rachel Crow as Tip and Mark Whitten (Rolling High) as the voice of Oh, along with Ana Ortiz (Devious Maids, Ugly Betty), Ron Funches (Get Hard, Undateable), and Matt Jones (Breaking Bad, Mom). The series includes tons of memorable and toe-tapping original music that highlight Rachel Crow’s extraordinary vocal talents.Season 3 features a super-special guest star…the one and only Cher! Check out the featurette below to get a sneak peek at the iconic celebrity as Chercophonie, a rock diva character who is as famous for her off-key tunes as she is for her outrageous fashion sense, along with plenty of insights into her experience voicing the role. You can also see the full-length music video, “Ooga Boo,” featuring Chercophonie, along with another clip, “You Do Boov.”

Rick and Morty Exquisite Corpse | Rick and Morty | Adult Swim

Take a trip through the Rick and Morty multiverse.

Direction: Matt Taylor - Titmouse. Music: "Thursday in the Danger Room (instrumental version)" from the album "RTJ3" by Run The Jewels.

It Should Be Easy

THE LION'S BLAZE [ Cartoon ]

New Form, an entertainment studio has released a pilot for Lion’s Blaze @ Studio Joho — an adult-targeted animated series inspired by videogames from Olan Rogers.

Lion’s Blaze is a 2D animated comedy adventure about a group of four friends that have been trapped in an arcade game for 15 years. Just when they think they have the game figured out, one of the friends gets killed. In order to bring back their friend and get out of the game’s world, the group has to go on an epic quest to collect the remaining five “stones of the Lion’s Blaze.”

Rogers, an actor, producer and popular YouTube creator also leads the voice cast, joined by the talent behind his upcoming TBS original Final Space, which includes Conan O’Brien, Gina Torres, Fred Armisen, Steven Yeun and Ron Perlman.

Rogers’ work would not be out of place on Adult Swim, and his latest pilot is certainly appealing to fans of adult animation. In Final Space, Rogers mixed his madcap sensibilities with sci-fi tropes, but here, many of his jokes stem from video game logic and its numerous inconsistencies. If you enjoyed the last pilot Rogers and New Form made together, you’ll probably dig this one, too. There’s no guarantee The Lion’s Blaze will land its own TV deal, but it can at least stand up as a fun and amusing addition to its creator’s digital library.

Super Magic Hats - Sleepless

'Sleepless' by Super Magic Hats, from the new album 'Wish'.

Hypnagogia is the transitional state between wakefulness and sleep... You start falling, then you're slowly running, you start dreaming of lunch, dancing, and shape-shifting into a guy with a million eyes.

Directed and animated by Lee Arkapaw and Tessa Chong

Big Chicken Small Movie to Life for KFC

I grew up in Marietta, GA and know the big Chicken Landmark well... so, I had to post this.

The Big Chicken, landmark extraordinaire and the pride of Marietta, Georgia, reopened on May 11, 2017. To honor the Big Chicken's return, we made a movie. Now, without further ado, KFC Films presents Big Chicken. Small Movie.

A new animated short, Big Chicken Small Movie, pays homage to Marietta, GA’s beloved 56-foot-tall steel fowl. In the film, a young boy who’s a bit of an outcast finds a friend in the gigantic steel chicken, and they go on an adventure in North Georgia.

For KFC franchisee owner and VP of marketing for KBP Foods Anthony Gianino, the film marks the culmination of an exciting project. The beloved “Big Chicken” KFC restaurant reopened to the public May 11 following a $2.2 million renovation.

“The Big Chicken has been a local pop culture icon since 1963. There was a board game in the 70s and for years the Marietta History Museum’s most popular souvenirs have been Big Chicken shirts, ornaments and even bird houses. On New Year’s Eve, Marietta doesn’t drop a disco ball, they drop a Big Chicken,” said Gianino. “And, now, there’s Big Chicken Small Movie -- a sweet celebration of a Georgia town and a giant steel chicken.”

From the beginning, the intention was to make this film as Atlanta-focused as possible. The creative team from Wieden+Kennedy Portland, KFC’s creative agency, is from the Atlanta-area, and Atlanta-based animation studio Awesome Inc was tapped to bring the short film to life.

“We were so excited when W+K reached out to us about the Big Chicken project,” said Awesome Inc founder/EP Ashley Kohler. “As a native Atlantan, I’ve grown up knowing and loving the giant KFC icon. Having this opportunity to work with a world-class agency on a local symbol, something dear to our hearts, was like winning the lottery. We can’t say enough about how collaborative, kind, and supportive W+K has been, how incredible the people we’ve met from KFC were, or how beautiful the renovation is at the franchise. We hope everyone gets a chance to see it at some point!”

For Awesome Inc, known for its TV and commercial work, Big Chicken Small Movie was the perfect blend of interests and the opportunity to honor the local monument in a charming, design-driven tale of friendship that launched on Sunday, August 6: National Friendship Day.

“I remember the first time I saw the big chicken. I was driving around Marietta doing errands and wham! There it was. I thought it was so amazing that I stopped to take a photo and post to my Instagram,” Awesome’s design director, Craig Sheldon, shared. “It’s been really fun and an honor to work on a short revolving around this iconic piece of Atlanta history. Wieden+Kennedy had a really inspiring vision for the project and it’s been a joy collaborating with them throughout the process.”


thank you for everyone who helped me making this film

Eusong Lee (director)
Visual Development, Story, Animation

Julian Kleiss (composer & musician)
FREE DOWNLOAD of the film music on

Dario Barrera(Voice)

Paul Fraser (Sound Designer)

Tomio Ueda (co-arrangement & mixing)

OPEN SHOW (2012)
San Diego Asian Film Festival 2012
TAAFI 2012







Advice from Frida Kahlo's Ghost

on the anniversary of her death here is some advice from Frida Kahlo’s ghost

Rotoscoped Horse by Carnegie Mellon University School of Art

Carnegie Mellon University professor Paolo Pedercini asked his animation students to reimagine an 1870s iconic film footage by Eadweard Muybridge of a galloping horse. Using a technique called rotoscoping which involves an animator painstakingly tracing over film footage frame by frame, the students did not disappoint. Their unique interpretations include a rainbow centaur, space aliens, Burger King, and even modern art by Piet Mondrian. Rotoscoping was used in the 1930s in films like Disney's Snow White and more recently in music videos such as Ah-Ha’s 1980s hit Take on Me.

Music Video King

Music Video - Grades - King


Grades - King / Official music video

Shot at Chichibu in Japan
Dancer / Laika Takasu
Director / Taichi Kimura
Producer / Takuma Hiramatsu
Animator / Rapparu
DOP / Kohou Kotake
1st AD / Ryosuke Asano
2nd AD / Anam Sekiguchi
Choreographer / Sayuki Kobayashi
Make up / Rie Furuya
Runner / Takumi Kidokou


1 on 1 Animation Kickstarter

1 on 1 Animation

Located in Van Nuys, California

My good friends Wayne and Mike have a Kickstarter to start a traditional animation school! Won't you support their effort? This is just what most newbie animators need and it is an "in-person hands-on" workshop!

Our goal at 1 on 1 Animation is to produce animators at a professional level. In a nutshell, that's IT.  That's what it all boils down to. Upon completion of the necessary classes, we want our students to be able to enter the animation industry and apply everything they have learned in order to animate confidently in any medium of animation. Be it computers, hand-drawn, stop-motion, or cut-outs. Our teaching method is as customized to your needs as we can make it, hence our name, 1 on 1 Animation. We have worked at various studios from Disney Feature Animation to Nickelodeon and Warner Brothers and many, many more. We want to pass on the fundamentals of animation that uencompass ALL forms of animated projects from E-cards to the film and gaming industries. We are an in-house school giving "1 on 1" attention.

1 on 1 Animation School

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Toon explosions

 i could watch this all day long...

The Mouse Tail - La Queue de la Souris

In a forest, a lion captures a mouse to devour. 
ut this one makes him a deal ... 


La Queue de la Souris
Dans une forêt, un Lion capture une souris pour la dévorer. Mais celle ci lui propose un marché...

Rendezvous - The Murf

While in gad school this past year, I got really behind on my emails.  This animated music video was in my email box - overlooked.  I am a big fan of such clean design.  Below, is the press release.
Pittsburgh based animator Scott Benson has made a breathtaking video, "The Murf", by live electronics duo Rendezvous, dealing with the story of creation, technological evolution, pondering the circle of life and the passage of time from past to future and back again. With beautifully crafted animation Benson connects the dots between the micro and the macro, between the story of humanity and that of the universe.

Key Lime Pie

somebody really likes key lime pie...

Red Medusa

Happy Friday!
Red Medusa made these 40 spots for Hrusteam snacks, a brand that’s apparently owned by Pepsi.

Hard-ons-Pretend It's Vanilla

Nothing like Hammer Revenge

Tarboy this

Tarboy is an animated short film about fighting robots, explosions and more fighting robots. Original score composed and performed by Hania Lee. See more on

Working In Flash

Undead Cyclops Boss from The Behemoth on Vimeo.

Frost King from The Behemoth on Vimeo.

Necromancer from The Behemoth on Vimeo.

Watch Dan Paladin work in Flash creating
characters for the game Castle Crashers

Happy End

The short is titled Happy New End and I love it. Jamie you are gonna like it too! The five directors, Jack, Kalkair, Pozla, Waterlili and Moke, are part of a collective that go by the name Bonzom.

Dave Cooper and Danko Jones - Bliss!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dave Cooper's art and now you can see it move in all it's glory~!
This music video made my day!
Animation by Nick Cross and Steve Stefanelli

99 Rooms

99 Rooms is a unique internet art project that interweaves wall painting, photography, animation and sound in a manner entirely unknown until now. Shortly after its launch in June 2004, more than two million individuals throughout the world have already visited this interdisciplinary composite work of art.

99rooms stemmed from the mystical, often apolocalyptically charming pictures created by Berlin artist Kim Köster within the countless vacated premises of East Berlin‘s industrial sector. Photos of these paintings were initially produced in digital form and then animated through a cooperative effort between Richard Schumann & Stephan Schulz and then subsequently complemented through a personal sounddesign from Johannes Buenemann. The final product of this year long effort is a scintillating intermediary world which invites the observer into an journey through its morbidly-beautiful rooms.

Mainzer Strasse 1,
10247 Berlin, Germany


Kim Köster (The Artist)
Richard Schumann (Art Direction)
Johannes Bünemann (Sounddesign)
Stephan Schulz (Flash / Programming)

Adventures of Jeffery

This is just plain silly to the point of ridiculous,
but it also got a giggle out of me.
If nudity offends - Don't watch.

We Feel Fine and I Want You To Want Me

I found the mix of Internet, graphics, animation,
social communities and communication so interesting.

We Feel Fine is an exploration of human emotion on a global scale.

Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from a large number of weblogs. Every few minutes, the system searches the world's newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling". When it finds such a phrase, it records the full sentence, up to the period, and identifies the "feeling" expressed in that sentence (e.g. sad, happy, depressed, etc.). Because blogs are structured in largely standard ways, the age, gender, and geographical location of the author can often be extracted and saved along with the sentence, as can the local weather conditions at the time the sentence was written. All of this information is saved.

The result is a database of several million human feelings, increasing by 15,000 - 20,000 new feelings per day. Using a series of playful interfaces, the feelings can be searched and sorted across a number of demographic slices, offering responses to specific questions like: do Europeans feel sad more often than Americans? Do women feel fat more often than men? Does rainy weather affect how we feel? What are the most representative feelings of female New Yorkers in their 20s? What do people feel right now in Baghdad? What were people feeling on Valentine's Day? Which are the happiest cities in the world? The saddest? And so on.

The interface to this data is a self-organizing particle system, where each particle represents a single feeling posted by a single individual. The particles' properties – color, size, shape, opacity – indicate the nature of the feeling inside, and any particle can be clicked to reveal the full sentence or photograph it contains. The particles careen wildly around the screen until asked to self-organize along any number of axes, expressing various pictures of human emotion. We Feel Fine paints these pictures in six formal movements titled: Madness, Murmurs, Montage, Mobs, Metrics, and Mounds.

At its core, We Feel Fine is an artwork authored by everyone. It will grow and change as we grow and change, reflecting what's on our blogs, what's in our hearts, what's in our minds. We hope it makes the world seem a little smaller, and we hope it helps people see beauty in the everyday ups and downs of life.

- Jonathan Harris & Sepandar Kamvar
May 2006

The interactive installation "I Want You To Want Me", by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar, commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, for their "Design and the Elastic Mind" exhibition.

I Want You To Want Me explores the search for love and self in the world of online dating. It chronicles the world's long-term relationship with romance, across all ages, genders, and sexualities, using real data collected from Internet dating sites every few hours.

The piece is presented on a 56" high-resolution touch-screen, hanging vertically on the wall, and was installed at MoMA on February 14, 2008, Valentine's Day.

Highlander Independent Animation Studio

I am a huge advocate for anyone doing their own thing - especially in animation.

Today, I got an email from the folks at Highlander Productions in Israel and they tell me they have secured their own distribution channel. Part of their strategy for the Highlander Studio is to locate great animated pitches which haven’t been produced for various bureaucratic reasons and develop them into animated series for this channel. Highlander is officially making a call out to independent animators and writers to send them animated projects and pitches for review. Below is the formal Press Release.

Highlander Independent Animation Studio - PRESS RELEASE
Like many among you we have lost count of the number of mind-blowing ideas that turned into promising pilots only to get buried under a pile of bureaucratic s**t. Instead of complaining (did that a lot too) we decided to find a way and fix what was broken. For the last year we have been working on a secret project that will eventually give us control over our own distribution channel. Originally, we intended it to be a channel for our content only. As our staff expanded we started to realize that for every talented fish we caught, there were thousand others that slipped our net. This is why we decided to open our doors to everyone out there that has created a mind-blowing idea, turned it into a promising pilot and wants it to realize its full potential (bureaucratic s**t aside). Like always, Highlander is only interested in the best that is out there. At the moment we are looking for series at an advanced stage of production (Pilot episode, trailer or teaser).

The general guidelines are:

· Audience: 7-114
· Average episode length: 1-10 minutes
· Full copyright owned by the sender
· The pilot and series have not previously been published, promoted or distributed
· Most importantly: Has to be creative, different, refreshing and watchable

If you have something that fits the bill, send it to:

If on the other hand, keeping in mind that rules are meant to be broken, you have something that does not fit the bill but you still think we would love it. Send it over too; just remember that you are going to be judged on extremely high standards for not obeying the rules.

Good luck,
The Highlander Team

Ready IM Fire

From Cartoon Network PR ~

With the chilly winter weather setting in, it’s tempting to curl up inside with some hot chocolate and fuzzy slippers. Now you can do just that while experiencing Cartoon Network’s newest multiplayer game, called “Ready IM Fire.” No actual snow necessary.

The innovative viral game allows users to first dodge snowballs tossed at them by a Cartoon Network character, then gives them a chance to retaliate and throw snowballs at a new targeted friend. These “throws” can then be instant messaged to a friend (by copying and pasting a link), who will in turn dodge their friend’s throws. It’s the fun of a hearty snowball fight without getting freezing slush on your face.

To launch their snowballs, players can choose from popular Cartoon Network characters such as Chowder, Ed (of Ed, Edd and Eddy), Lazlo (from “Camp Lazlo”) and Abby “Numbuh Five” Lincoln (from Kids Next Door).

The game officially launched on Monday,

December 17th and you can play it here:

Happy throwing!

If you want to dodge Angie's snowballs, click here