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Richard Feynman’s Ode To A Flower

(vimeo link) The more science you know, the more amazing our world becomes. An anecdote from a 1981 Richard Feynman interview for the BBC is illustrated by Fraser Davidson’s animation. -via Geeks Are Sexy

The Late Movies: Terry Gilliam’s Animation

Terry Gilliam is now a renowned director, but he got his start in illustration and cut-out animation — most notably for Monty Python. In the roundup below, I’ve collected some favorite Gilliam animated shorts. Warning: they are often crude and naughty. And Now for Something Completely Different A classic opener, featuring Conrad Poohs and [...]

Drop Motion Animation

Stop motion animation? Meh, that’s a dime a dozen. So Greg Condon decided to do something a bit different: drop motion animation! Take a look: Hit play or go to Link [Vimeo] – Thanks Greg!

NMA Explains the Lucasfilm Buyout

(YouTube link) Next Media Animation shows us their version of the Disney buyout of Lucasfilm. This is the dialog-free animation, which can be edited to fit your news copy, should you be a subscriber. What that means for us is that it’s longer than the finished news clips we are used to seeing from NMA. At [...]

Playing Cupid is a Tough Job

… especially if your aim is a bit off as this cute animation by Simon Bau, Clémentine Choplain, Marie Ecarlat, Benoît Huguet, Julien Soulage. With original soundtrack by Damien Deshayes. Check out the video over at The Presurfer: Link [...]

Diagnosing a Zombie

(YouTube link) This TEDEd talk by Tim Verstynen & Brad Voytek of the Zombie Research Society needed some animation because they get all scientific and stuff. Link -via Boing Boing

CG Animated Short – The Butterfly Effect

(Vimeo Link) There’s good looking CG animation and then there’s The Butterfly Effect, a short that is so gorgeous I want to tell the creators Dan Sumich and Passion Pictures to reel it in a bit, because they’re making everybody else look bad! It’s about a guy having a particularly bad day, let’s just leave it at [...]

Animated Tower

(YouTube link) This animation was made by people opening and shutting window shutters on the 11-story HESAV (Health High School Vaud) in Switzerland. It was produced by Guillaume Reymond for NOTsoNOISY. The second half of the video shows what making this was like from the other side. -via The Dailiy What Previously:More animations by Guillaume Reymond.

It’s Raining Tacos!

(YouTube link) What a pleasant idea -if you like tacos as much as the next person. This is the latest tune from Parry Gripp with animation by BooneBum. -via Geeks Are Sexy Previously: More from Parry Gripp

Let’s Fly Through (a Very Small Section of) The Universe

We’ve seen "fly through the universe" video clips before, but this one is the best yet! Miguel Aragon, Mark Subbarao and Alex Szalay created this animation above from the most recent data from the Sloan [...]