A blog dedicated to animation that's less than thirty minutes long, from all around the world! Short animated films, TV pilots, music videos and adverts can be found here, as well as trailers from upcoming animated films.

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Dreamworks officially announces Rise of the Guardians:

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today named its all-star cast for Rise of the Guardians, featuring Chris Pine in the lead role of Jack Frost, together with Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. The film, scheduled for release on November 21, 2012, is based on “The Guardians of Childhood,” a series of highly anticipated children’s books by William Joyce.

Rise of the Guardians is being directed by Peter Ramsey and co-directed by William Joyce, produced by Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein, written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro and Michael Siegel.

“It’s a thrill to be working with such an all-star team of actors and filmmakers on Rise of the Guardians,” commented Bill Damaschke, Chief Creative Officer at DreamWorks Animation.  ”When we bring Bill Joyce’s imaginative vision to the screen in 2012, audiences will experience an incredible story with a truly epic sense of adventure.”

More than a collection of the well-known childhood legends, Rise of the Guardians tells the story of a group of heroes — each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world. This epic 3D adventure stars Chris Pine as Jack Frost, Alec Baldwin as North (Santa Claus), Hugh Jackman as Bunnymund (Easter Bunny), Isla Fisher as Tooth (Tooth Fairy) and Jude Law as Pitch (The Boogeyman).

I can’t wait to see Del Toro’s influence all over this.

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2D Mario in real life. This is AWESOME. Great use of stop motion.

This is one of the greatest things ever

"Fantasia: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice" by Walt Disney [1940, US] - Probably the most famous segment of Fantasia, it tells the story of a bright sorcerer’s apprentice [played by the one and only Mickey Mouse] who decides to get a broom to carry his water for him. Of course, it’s only a matter of time before something goes horribly wrong…

"Door" by Nina Shorina [Russia, 1986] - An excellent stop-motion piece about some unusual events in an average town.

"What Is That" by Run Wrake [UK, 2001] - I’m not quite sure what it is, but it’s certainly interesting anyway. :3

"Dog" by Suzie Templeton [2001, UK] - A child spared the details of a mothers death. A man grieving the loss of his wife. A son seeking comfort from a father who is too sad to give it. An aged dog suffering. A vet unable to make a house call. Death is not peaceful. The wish to protect a child from that knowledge. Will the son ever trust what his father says again?

"Father and Daughter" by Michael Dudok de Wit [2000, Holland/UK] - The tale of a father leaving behind his beloved daughter.

"Feet of Song" by Erika Russell [1988, New Zealand] - A celebration of the influence of African arts on world culture.