Thursday, April 28, 2016
Web Animation Watch: 'Ku'u Lei Melody', 'Alive', 'A Fox In Space' and more
The internet has done great things for animation. It's made it easier for animators to get their work out there than ever before. But with so much stuff out there, how are you supposed to know what's worth watching? Web Animation Watch is here to help once again! You're welcome.
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Disney's current series of Mickey Mouse shorts are fantastic, with some gorgeous animation that take's the Studio's most iconic character into a whole new style. This latest short to be released online entitled Ku'u Lei Melody is one of the best so far, with the Hawaii setting giving it some particularly gorgeous visuals.
Find The One.. Again is an impressive homage to Disney's recent output, looking not a million miles from Frozen or (particularly) Tangled. The cheeky twist here is, that this is actually an advertisement for Triumph, a popular brand of bras.
If you were a little disappointed by the Official Star Fox animation that was recently released, this Fan-made tribute might be more up your street. A Fox in Space is a retro-styled effort that has a irreverent sense of humour and a authentically old-school visual style.
Whether or not you're into games, this second short from Blizzard made to promote their forthcoming Overwatch is pretty badass. Alive introduces us to Tracer, one of the game's main characters and does so in style. We're even willing to overlook the dodgy cockney accent.
And finally a little treat from the world of TV that made it's way online before making it's TV debut. Fox has been releasing some of the most notable Couch Gags from The Simpsons before airing as a way to promote the show for some time. And even if the show is not quite what it once was, they've been attracting some of the cream of animation talent lately. Case in point, this from Disney veteran Eric Goldberg, who created this wonderful homage to Disney's past for last weekend's new episode.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.