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Learn To Lose

Another dance-able tune from Bakermat. Besides just being a fun music video, the premise is one we should all remember: Don’t be afraid to lose.

It’s the principle of risk – when you take a chance you may fail, but then again you may succeed. If you don’t risk then there is no possibility of success.

Animation by Studio Plumeau and Pegbarians.

Frog – Christopher Conforti


The ChubbChubbs!


Why do Mondays feel like this?

This simple animation tells a simple tale of gladiatorial combat – with a twist.

A man finds himself thrown into combat against a mysterious other figures. In a battle to the death, two stories emerge.

A bit of a Tron look with a Star Wars feel. Created by Allan and Richard Duan.


The tune is a hypnotic electronic down-beat cruiser by Lorn, aka Marcos Ortega.

The year 2100. In an effort to combat overpopulation, the postmortem social network “Anvil” is released.

The video carries a certain elegance in the flow of it. Possibly from the way that, using only three colors, the scenes are filled and complex and easily morph through the story.

Animation by Antoine Caëcke and Hélène Jeudy.

Three Little Pigs – Green Jelly

I’m an old-school metal-head and grew up on Sabbath, Zepp, Rush, and the like, and this tune is right there. That it is an adult satire of a children’s tale by a band that can laugh at itself turns it up to 11.

Rocketh on, verily.



Another short from the incomparable National Film Board of Canada and the animation legend Bretislav Pojar.

Bretislav Pojar’s animated short explores the human phenomenon of resorting to violence over reason. […] Winner of the 1973 Grand Prix du Festival for Short Film at the International Film Festival in Cannes.

Alien Flipbook

A quick one today.

This is the simplest form of animation, the precursor to it all. That said, this short shows a sophisticated version of the art to celebrate 40 years of the Alien franchise.

Which reminds me – it’s about time I did a rewatch of the series…

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