The New Transformers Is Off To A Shaky Start, And That's Just Prime

An untested leader, a gung-ho cadet, a rebellious youth and a hulking brute stranded on Earth with a hundred or so of the galaxy's toughest Decepticons. I haven't been this excited about a new Transformers animated series since Beast Wars. » 3/21/15 2:11pm 3/21/15 2:11pm

The Most Fun Spin On A Big Bad Wolf And A Little Pig We've Seen In Ages

What happens when a little pig spots a big bad wolf shopping for pork at the local market? They enter into mortal combat, of course. But this animated short quickly goes from intense to adorable. » 3/20/15 3:20pm 3/20/15 3:20pm

The Way This Animated Short Film Plays With Perspective Is Hilarious

This short film is incredibly short and deceptive simple, but what it does in under two minutes is great fun to watch. An alien arrives on Earth and changes the perspectives of a man and his dog — not just metaphorically, but visually. » 3/03/15 12:40pm 3/03/15 12:40pm

Backpacks And Purses For When You Long to Look Like a Cartoon

These insane optical illusion bags are the work of Jump From Paper, and they are perfect for the days when you're feeling just a tad 2-dimensional. Even though they're a little too pricey to be for just a Halloween costume. More below. » 2/20/15 1:30am 2/20/15 1:30am

A Breathtaking Short Film About An Airship Raided By Pirates

As the short film Cloudrise opens, we see two lovers on the verge of tragedy. Their airship is on fire, and they're still high above the clouds. But as we learn what happens before — and after — that moment, their story becomes richer and far more exciting. » 2/17/15 12:40pm 2/17/15 12:40pm

A Soul-Snatching Job Goes Hilariously Wrong For Unluckiest Grim Reaper

Dji is a Grim Reaper sent on an errand to retrieve the soul of a man dying in the hospital. Should be easy, right? Well, everything that could possibly go wrong does in this slapstick short film. » 1/05/15 2:31pm 1/05/15 2:31pm

My Mum Is An Aeroplane Is The Most Charming Cartoon You'll See All Week

It's a rare film that can instantly transport you to childhood, but the animated short My Mum is an Aeroplane does just that. As the title suggests, it's about a boy whose mother is an actual airplane and the adventures she has on an average work day. » 12/05/14 9:40am 12/05/14 9:40am

What If Siri Really, Really Hates Her Job?

What if Siri were actually a being with thoughts and feelings—and a growing sense of frustration every time someone says something moronic into their iPhone? This short animation goes inside your phone to show what Siri really thinks about us and her role as a computerized servant. » 12/03/14 5:30pm 12/03/14 5:30pm

A Brilliantly WTF Cartoon About Evil Teddy Bears Who Slaughter Unicorns

Sangre de Unicornio (Unicorn Blood) is an awesomely demented cartoon about a pair of teddy bear brothers who hunt unicorns for their blueberry-flavored blood. And the bizarre tale of brotherly love and betrayal is set to a perfect sludge metal soundtrack. » 12/02/14 8:00am 12/02/14 8:00am

We Want To Hug This Short About Two Kids With Competing Imaginations

If you need a good happy-cry, take a few minutes to watch Playground, the sweetly animated short film by Ryosuke Oshiro. A boy who has always considered himself a "lone wolf" gets into a competition of imagination with a classmate who, like him, dreams of superpowers, magical forests, and grand cities. » 11/27/14 1:31pm 11/27/14 1:31pm

Two New Episodes Of Bee And PuppyCat Are Here—And It's Still Amazing

We fell in love at first alien encounter with Natasha Allegri's animated short Bee and PuppyCat, and now it's an ongoing animated webseries. Two new episodes have arrived, giving us another of the duo's space temp jobs. » 11/06/14 5:05pm 11/06/14 5:05pm

Stephen King's Toy Soldiers Story Is A Beautifully Weird Soviet Cartoon

In Stephen King's 1972 story "Battleground," a hitman ends up in a deadly battle against against a troop of toy soldiers, and in 1986, a Soviet animation studio turned it into a strangely lovely piece of science fiction noir. » 11/01/14 11:00am 11/01/14 11:00am

Todd McFarlane Reveals Concept Art From A New Animated Spawn Project

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has announced that a new Spawn animated project is on the horizon, and shared a few peeks at the concept art, including two of the characters and a grimy city street. » 10/24/14 2:40pm 10/24/14 2:40pm

This Tale Of An Owl Starts As A Nature Film—And Ends As A Revenge Flick

At first, The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl seems to be an animated nature film, explaining the life and ecology of its subject. But after the cartoon turns tragic, it becomes clear that you don't want to mess with this burrowing owl. » 10/22/14 1:20pm 10/22/14 1:20pm

Star Wars Rebels Does What We've Only Dreamed Of—Stealing A TIE Fighter

Well, Star Wars Rebels certainly knows how to have fun. What started out as a rather dull story of sibling rivalry between Zeb and Ezra turned positively gleeful when our characters kind of accidentally steal a TIE fighter and use it to mess with the Empire. » 10/21/14 2:45pm 10/21/14 2:45pm

Watch The Book Of Life Director's Day Of The Dead-Themed Student Film

Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez wowed us with his stunning visuals and his portrayal of the Mexican Day of the Dead. And it's clear from his student Emmy-award-winning short film that he's been playing with these designs and themes for a while. » 10/20/14 1:20pm 10/20/14 1:20pm

Two Comet Chasers Pick Up An Alien Hitchhiker—And It Just Get Weirder

In this fun-filled animated short, Aurore and Liam are driving to Lake Frost to glimpse a comet. But after they pick up an alien hitchhiker, it becomes clear that the only beings headed their way are of an extraterrestrial nature. » 10/17/14 3:20pm 10/17/14 3:20pm

This Must-Watch Passover Animation Borrows Its Style From Ancient Egypt

Nina Paley is best known for her Ramayana-inspired animated feature Sita Sings the Blues, and now she's working on an unorthodox retelling of the Passover story. And this segment, in which the Angel of Death takes the firstborn of Egypt, is a visual stunner, taking imagery from those Egyptian graphics. » 10/14/14 12:20pm 10/14/14 12:20pm

Behold The Test Footage For The Guardians Of The Galaxy Animated Series

After the massive hit that was Guardians of the Galaxy, it makes sense that Marvel and Disney will be bringing an animated series based on the characters to TV. In this test animation, Rocket Raccoon mans the big gun as he takes out a flying drone. » 10/10/14 3:05pm 10/10/14 3:05pm

What Do You Get When Your Fairytale Princess Is Tone Deaf? Unicorn Puke

When a unicorn comes across an adorable young princess in the woods, he's delighted, until he realizes the horrifying truth about this particular royal. Unlike those Disney animated princesses, this one can't even carry a tune. In fact, her voice is rather deadly. » 10/06/14 1:20pm 10/06/14 1:20pm