1st Annual Christmas Video Fest

Maria and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and I could think of no better way to celebrate it (and digest dinner) by sharing a few Christmas videos I’ve run across. Some are animation, some live action, but none is very long, and hopefully they’ll bring a smile to your…

Sayonara

Here’s a nice little film with the theme of sort of a post-apocalyptic global warming, that manages not to be depressing. Says the film’s blurb: “A short story about two unlikely friends saying goodbye. A young man named Charles just lost his home (to the rising ocean). He spends one last day with his best…

Strangers

This is an animation anthology based on the theme “Strangers” by a group called “Late Night Work Club.” The animations were done between 2014 and 2016, and vary in style, content, and clarity. Some I got and some I didn’t, but if you’re a big-time animation fan you may want to check it out. The…

Switch Man #Animation

This morning’s ridiculous animated laugh is entitled “Switch Man,” and is brought to you by the animation duo Hsun-Chun Chuang X Shao-Kuei Tung. It shows an ordinary superhero who changes form in his attempts to defeat Dr. Evil Mantis. Unfortunately for him, his power doesn’t always work out the way he hopes. Described by the…

Home Suite Home

Ever wonder what it would be like to spend every night traveling, each time in a different hotel? Amsterdam-based director Jeroen Houben’s “Home Suite Home” tells the story of a hotel inspector’s life as he passes through Paris. His life is rote; each encounter a variation of the previous one … that is, until an…

The Wound

This short is a brilliant little piece of animation from Russian filmmakers Anna Budanova, Mikhail Dvoryankin, and Anna Krizkaia. The theme shows how a small, childhood Wound, if left unchecked, can continue to grow. Awards: Special Jury Award International Animation Film Festival Annecy 2013 France The prize for the best animation Suzdal 2013 Best animation…