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One Ring To Rule Them All – Sort Of

This animation features mice and a plot line vaguely reminiscent of a classic work of popular fiction.
All in five minutes.


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Mirai

Saw Mirai, newly released today.

Not the sort of thing that makes it to our home region.

An episodic exploration of a four-year-old adjusting to life as his family welcomes his baby sister, Mirai.
The premise evokes Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, exploring familial relational dynamics across generations.
There are many familiar emotional situations portrayed.
The animation is beautiful.
Not really for small children, though the central protagonist is one.



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Flight Safety Video Featuring Lego Movie Characters

Australia is supposed to be fun-loving, so how come we never get entertaining flight safety videos like this one featuring the characters from the Lego Movie.


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The Vocal Talents Of Tara Strong (via Great Big Story)

You may not recognise Tara Strong, but you may be familiar with voice which features on a variety of animated shows.
In this video she introduces us to some of those characters and speaks about how to convey story and character through vocal inflection alone.


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What If The Real World Was A Studio Ghibli Production?

So, Japanese animation masters Studio Ghibli produced an ad for Oregon tourism.
What you end up is 90 seconds “based on actual events. More or less”.
I know lots of folks who’d want to visit this.


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The Wingfeather Saga Short Film / Series Trailer

The Wingfeather Saga is the collective title of a four book fantasy series aimed at younger readers written by Andrew Peterson (better known as a singing/songwriter).
Nearly two years ago a Kickstarter campaign aimed at funding a short animated trailer (which would serve to arouse interest in an animated series based on the books) raised an astounding $260,000 of a proposed $110,000 goal.
This enabled a trailer to grow into a fifteen minute short film, featuring more characters than had initially been hoped for.
So, not the short film is available for viewing.
Here it is.
“For twelve-year-old Janner Igiby, life in Glipwood is anything but adventurous. His only escape is the stories he reads at Books and Crannies. Janner’s dream of adventure becomes a perilous reality when his sister, Leeli, stumbles into a Fang of Dang and his little brother, Kalmar, finds a mysterious map that may lead to the powerful Jewels of Anniera.”

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