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Web Animation Watch: 'The Acorn Princess', 'Magnum Bullets' and More

Welcome back to Web Animation Watch, AFA's regular round-up of new releases and our latest discoveries in the realm of online animation


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The Acorn Princess

Princess Cornelia and the Flower Prince have been betrothed for as long as they can remember. In that time they've become the best of friends- but that's as far as it goes. They both have feelings for another- Cornelia pines for the beautiful and brave guard captain Nutalia, while the Flower Prince has a secret of his own. Tough Nut Studios have created a beautiful piece of work here- a sweet romantic fairy tale that turns the usual gender stereotypes on their heads. Thanks to reader Alexis Holpin for the tip!


Powerwash (I Love You)

There's something almost hypnotically strange about this new film from Rory WTPerhaps its how the abstract visuals give way to something more traditional (but still simplistic). Or how its all set to the soundtrack of a regular domestic discussion between a British couple. Maybe it's the contrast between the mundanity of their very human conversation with the synthetic computerised voices used. We're not quite sure what it is exactly. But its pretty ace. Contains strong language.


Shergar

From this year's crop of graduate films from renowned animation school, The Animation Workshop comes this superb short from Cora McKenna.  It follows a juvenile delinquent named Conor as he and friends cause trouble on the streets of Dublin. It shows a side of Ireland that we rarely see on screen and a not immediately sympathetic protagonist- although we soon learn his home life never gave him much of a chance. The film's spiky, rough-around-the-edges style has animation to match, and the result is unmissable. Contains strong language and adult content.





Night Runner - Magnum Bullets (feat. Dan Avidan)

The fabulous Knights Of The Light Table- creators of the amazing Starlight Brigade music video are back. This music video from Night Runner shares some similarities in style with the previous film- it maintains a distinct 80s anime sheen. But it also has a distinct style of its own, with anthropomorphic animals playing out some kind of revenge thriller in a style that's part Miami Vice, part Bond movie opening sequence. It's stunning stuff.

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