Friday Night Flicks

9 Dec

Blog Post #230

I love animated short films — don’t you? Pixar, National Film Board of Canada, and Aardman Animations are a few of my favourite animation production companies. Short films such as Presto, Piper and La Luna from Pixar; The  Cat Came Back, George and Rosemary, and the Danish Poet from the NFB; and Wallace & Gromit, and Shaun the Sheep, from Aardman Animations are among the animated films I love best.

Today, I found some hilarious, amusing and sweet animated films on YouTube that had me grinning from ear to ear. Watch three of them below — Enjoy!

First up:

Les Pyramides d’Égypte

This award winning selection tells the story of an archaeologist who inadvertently discovers the secret of the Egyptian Pyramids in 1920’s Cairo.

Directed by Corentin Charron, Lise Corriol, Olivier Lafay, Nicolas Mrikhi Music by Kalina Świątnicka

 

Glued

This short animation film is about a mother determined to get her video game obsessed son “unglued” from his devices. Made by Alon Tako, Guy Elnathan, Daniel Lichter, and Sivan Kotek, as part of their 3rd year of animation studies at Bezalel Academy of the Arts. For more information about this film visit the Glued blog.

 

SOAR

This last film is a sweet story about a young girl who must help a tiny pilot get his aircraft up and flying again after he crash lands right in front of her.  This short film by Alyce Tzue, is the Gold Winner of the 42nd Student Academy Awards. Described as a cross between Miyazaki and Pixar, SOAR has won multiple motion picture awards and was Ms. Tzue’s thesis project created at the Academy of Art University.

Credits: Written and Directed by Alyce Tzue, music by Jack Gravina, produced by Anson Yu, VFX supervisor Derek Flood. Created at the Academy of Art University.

 

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