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King Penguin Crèche - The Biggest Day Care Facility on the Planet


f you have children you will no doubt have experienced the heart stopping moment when you realize the little one has wandered off and you cannot see them anywhere.

We Were Not Made For This World


Based on the story by award-winning cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier, We Were Not Made For This World is the story of a robot that searches for its creator in the desert outside the city where it was created.  It was created by Colin West McDonald as part of The Robot Scriptures, what will be a three p

intemporalité


Intemporalité is an experimental film made from a large number of photographs (technically its a Hyperlapse and timelapse combined).  The architecture of Paris is deliberately distorted by Didier Viodé but it retains its timelessness and beauty yet you will never have seen the French capital quite like this.  As another way to discover this amazing city it is quite something (even though I challenge anyone to become jaded with the real thing!

Sunday Short Movie: A Long Walk


You will probably not see a short film as moving or gripping as this for quite a while. This story is based on true events and focuses on an urban African-American neighborhood in the 1970s.

Can This Scaredy Swan Ever Become one of the Seven Swans a Swimming?


Life can present us with all kinds of issue.  For a swan, just about the biggest would be a fear of water – and this scaredy swan has just that phobia in this short by Burcu & Geoffrey.  Even though he shows a certain willingness to try, when it comes to the point of entry he doesn’t seem keen at all.  Yet will he overcome his scarediness and become one of the seven swans a swimming?

The Bristlecone Pine: Twisted Contortions of the Ancients


They have lived through millennia. Dispersed in sub-alpine groves in the Western United States some of these ancient trees are over 5,000 years old.  They contain in their ranks the oldest known individuals of any species on Earth.

The Suitcase


It is 1940 and the borders have been closed. It looks as if the regime will be able to round up those who stand against it at their leisure.

The Geminid Meteor Shower: From Phaethon to Earth


Here is the Geminid meteor shower of December 2014 from a slightly different perspective! Shane Gehlert of Blue Dog Films filmed some time lapse images over two nights in December 2014.

Amsterdam Light Festival 2014-15


In November 2014 freelance filmmaker Jack Fisher was invited to the Netherlands to make a time-lapse of the Amsterdam light festival.

Angels' Carol


It’s almost Christmas so that means it’s time for a flying giant white rabbit.  Of course.

Krampus: Santa's Sadistic Sidekick


The song lyrics have never been truer.  Oh You better watch out,  You better not cry,  You better not pout, I'm telling you why.  Yet it isn’t Santa Claus that you have to watch out for – it is his sinister and somewhat sadistic sidekick – Krampus.

A Little Amsterdam Love Story


This is just about as sweet as it gets, following a tiny denizen of the Dutch capital as he makes his way to that important first date.  Yes, that is pretty much it but this is delightful work by Andrey Koval with some lovely touches throughout guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  It makes you w

The Story of R32


When, in the future, old robots are discarded as they are replaced by more advanced versions, what will become of the obsolete?

Sans-Souci – Carefree Palace of a Make-believe Monarch


The Haitian Revolution (1791 – 1804) had left Haiti independent from its old colonial master, France which itself had only recently felt the convulsions of civil insurgency itself.

Why Do Cats Like Boxes So Much?


One question which gets asked time and time again is what, exactly, is the fascination that cats have with boxes?

Coldplay: Ink - Official Fans' Cut of the Interactive Video


A few weeks ago Coldplay released their first interactive music video.  Now based on Coldplay’s fans’ engagement, the makers of the video, Blind Inc, have been able to bring us the compilation which represents the most popular variation (out of a possible 300) that the video presented.  I am so happy they did this – I like the interactive version but really wanted to see which one came out on top!

Owl


A series of uncanny dioramas set in the English countryside. Owl is a mixed-media animation combining CG visuals, Infrared film photographs and marker pen sketches to unique effect.

Miss Alissa – A New Superhero


If you were given two weeks to create a new superhero, what would you do? Here is Martin Woutisseth’s take with influences from Harley Quinn, Bruce Timm, Faster pussy cat, Kill!

How to Pass GCSE English


In my other life I am a teacher so I thought I would share with you one of my latest videos.  I am obviously not in the same league as the animators that we feature on Kuriositas but I hope that the videos I make (based on PowerPoint presentations) find an audience and allow people to improve their English skills.

12 Dogs on 12 walls in 12 cities in 12 days


As Christmas approached the rush to be ready and get all the presents sometimes precludes a little thought.  Charities like Dogs Trust in the UK are faced with the annual prospect of rescuing hundreds of homeless or abandoned dogs whose prospective owners simply did not take time out to think through the responsibilities involved with creating a forever home for a canine addition to their household.


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