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Web Animation Watch: Christmas Edition 2017



It's that time again! Time for our annual Christmas edition of Web Animation Watch,  our round-up of the great and the good in online animation, both new and not so new. This time we've gone a bit festive!




Lynx & Birds

From the UK's Blue Zoo Animation (recently awarded a Children's BAFTA for Best Independent Company) comes this suitably festive animation. Featuring a lovely visual style and a fantastic sense of design, it's a Christmassy treat! Blue Zoo describe the short: "In a timely story about love triumphing over fear, we created a short festive animation that would rival any Christmas advert in the cuteness stakes!" And they're not wrong! Check out the making of here.



Blue Zoo's "Lynx & Birds" from Blue Zoo on Vimeo.


Loui The Penguin


Get ready for a Christmas cuteness overload. And what could be cuter than a penguin in a Santa hat delivering presents? How about a planeload of penguins in Santa hats delivering presents? In this seasonal short from Carse & Waterman Animation, we join Loui the penguin as he tries to deliver his first gift. The short is made for a charity called Alice, whose goal is " to help vulnerable families by providing accessible service ensuring those most in need build confidence, take control and find purpose" Find out more here.




Justino


This may be a commercial- for Spain's Christmas Lottery- but it's a charming and beautifully made one. It tells the story of a security guard who works the graveyard shift at a Mannequin factory. He uses the mannequins as a creative way to bring joy to the co-workers he rarely sees. As Christmas approaches, his day-shift co-workers find a way to pay him back. This short captured Spain's imagination when it premiered in 2015, and it's easy to see why.




Simon's Cat: A Christmas Yarn


This year's festive edition of Simon's Cat won't let you down. Every episode is reliably cute and funny, and this one is no exception... with bonus festive trimmings!  This year, everyone's favourite kitty is up to mischief with Simon's Christmas jumper!




Turkey Dash


Aardman Animations and Paypal teamed up for the charity Turkey Dash. The British public 'trained' turkeys by donating to the charity of their choice? But who won? Watch the race to find out!





We'll be back with more Web Animation Watch in the new year!

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