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“Loom” by Polynoid

“Loom” is a visually awe-inspiring short about “a successful catch” by Polynoid, “the design/storytelling loving collaboration of Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Csaba Letay, Fabian Pross and Tom Weber.

Check out more of their stuff at their Vimeo page.

(via Twitch)

“Salesman Pete” by Marc Bouyer, Max Loubaresse and Anthony Vivien

The story seems to be little more than an excuse to string together weird and/or fun things together, but the animation and character designs are fantastic. There’s an almost seamless blend of 2D and 3D animation at play here, and I can’t help wondering what this team could do with a budget. Definitely check this out when you have seven minutes to spare.

Also check out “Meet Buck” by the same trio.

“Alma” by Rodrigo Blaas

“Alma,” by former Pixar employee Rodrigo Blaas, is a wonderfully creepy short from a couple of years back. Gorgeously animated and impeccably told, it wasn’t very surprising to learn that Guillermo del Toro and Dreamworks have optioned “Alma” to develop into a full-length feature, to be co-directed by Blaas and del Toro. While the resulting feature — if it should ever see the light of the silver screen — will almost undoubtedly have a more upbeat ending, I think it could work rather well, provided they keep the creepiness intact in the rest of the tale.

(Thanks to Mathew Hamilton Watts for reminding me about “Alma”!)

“I Met the Walrus” by Josh Raskin

This Oscar-nominated animated short from Josh Raskin takes a half-hour 1969 interview with John Lennon conducted by the 14 year old Jerry Levitan, distills it to 5 minutes, and crazies the heck out of it. The animation illustrators and even expands on Lennon’s words delightfully, making it an absolute joy to watch.

The pen illustrations were by James Braithwaite and the computer illustration by Alex Kurina.