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The Horror Short That Inspired del Toro’s Film MAMA

(YouTube Link) Guillermo del Toro is no stranger to horror, and his fantastically disturbing films find inspiration in the darkest corners of the human psyche. MAMA is the tale of orphaned children who survived in the wild thanks to a dark presence they call Mama, and the feature length film began as a short film so good [...]

The Hobbit, a Feature Length Movie Made by London Schoolboys

Suck it, Peter Jackson! A team of schoolboys from Tower House prep in southwest London have released their own feature-length version of The Hobbit: Seventy boys aged eight to 13 from Tower House School star in their [...]

Awesome CG Animated Short – A Fox Tale

(Vimeo Link) This beautiful animated short is called A Fox Tale, and it was created by four students from the French animation school Supinfocom Arles. The story is loosely based on Asian mythology, and features vibrant colors, gorgeous visual effects and charming character designs. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this short become a feature length film some [...]

How the Beatles Revolutionized Animation

A person would be hard-pressed to argue that the Beatles didn’t revolutionize music; even the youngest of today’s kids has heard a song by or inspired by the band. (My six-year-old, for her part, is a fan of the movie Across the Universe and her Kindergarten class performed “Yellow Submarine” at last year’s graduation.) But [...]

10 Famous Found Films

We just looked at 10 famous films that might be lost forever. But there’s hope! Here are 10 famous films that were missing before magically turning up. 1. The first version of John Cassavetes’ Shadows John Cassavetes shot his first film, Shadows, twice. Unhappy with the first version, he scrapped and reshot nearly sixty percent of it. Boston University [...]