A great video from Portland Oregon based Carlos Stevens. "Rock Dog Opening" has terrific traditional character animation backing up a contemporary look to classic cartoon design along with an intriguing and powerful storyline. Superb work from an amazing artist and everyone involved.
Just out from New York City based Dress Code. A true story of a young man who was addicted to Coca Cola and his struggle to overcome the physical and mental debilitation of withdrawal. Dress Code balances their production between commercial projects and original content. You can follow the studio on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Just out from Blender Animation Studio. This is an absolutely terrific teaser for an anticipated feature length film. It's based on the classic comic series Agent 327 from Dutch artist Martin Lodewijk. Funding is being sought to produce the project into a full blown movie.
A minimalist style enhanced with quirky wine bottle sound effects along with a multipanel narrative makes "Merlot" a fun and charming visual experience. Showcased by the recently completed Future Film Festival that takes place annually in Bologna Italy. Created by Marta Gennari and Giulia Martinelli.
One thing about CalArts. There's never a shortage of superb storytellers within the ranks of their Character Animation Program. Here's the latest from an excellent student prospect. You'll thoroughly enjoy this third year film "The Concussion Fairy" just out by Henock Lebsekal. The artist is also on Tumblr.