You don't need a spaceship, or even much time, to visit the alien worlds in these 12 whimsical animated films. Each planet has its own quirky personality, its own creature design, and a particular musical soundtrack.
We've featured some of the individual shorts from Andy Martin's Illustrated Aliens, but with their distinct visual and musical styles, all twelve shorts work together as a fabulous cosmic mixtape. Some of the shorts of silly, while others are more philosophical. Running though all of them is a striking sense of graphic and sound design—and strong comic timing. You're sure to come away from these 12 films with a smile on your face.
Planet One kicks things off with a happy song that has a surprising consequence:
Planet Two cycles through one world's Rat Race:
Planet Three has an unusual neon-colored ecosystem:
Planet Four reveals what robots talk about once they've taken over a planet:
Planet Five is a tour through a luminous evolutionary progression:
The claymation people of Planet Six just don't get along:
Meanwhile, the denizens of Planet Seven reflect on their absurdly peaceful lives:
Planet Eight is a dangerous to eat (unless you're a tree):
Peer pressure can be deadly on Planet Nine, where all kids have superpowers:
The dead of Planet Ten aren't as menacing as they seem:
On Planet Eleven, everyone is on the run:
And Planet Twelve is the perfect bookend, finishing the series off with an apocalyptic song: