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Finals week is upon us. That means long days in the library, all-nighters, and STRESS. I get it, I’m right there with you. But all that stress and strain is unhealthy. Here to tell you how to take a chill pill is this educational film from Disney’s Triangle of Health series in the 1960s. Disney-nerds, this film was headed up by Erik Larson and animated by the nine old men. Everyone else, enjoy the ’60s-era wackiness and remember to take deep breaths, finals are not the end of the world!
via Cartoon Brew
Taiwanese filmmaker Counter656 created this awesome stop-motion animated film pitting video game hero Mega Man against booby traps, Gundam mechs, and Decepticon lieutenant Starscream. Given how little articulation some of those figures have, particularly Mega Man and Zero, this is excellently animated. Notice how expressive Mega Man’s face is and how natural his gestures are. Using action figure packaging backboards for walls and scenery was a clever move that gives the environment a nice MST3K feel. Good stuff all around.
When I got up this morning I had some expectations for my day. Class, laundry, homework, maybe a movie or some gaming tonight. What I did not expect was to watch a pair of Chinese animated shorts about a sentient steamed bun that can deliver an epic beat down in addition to singing and dancing. Super Baozi is a bun with a love of Bruce Lee and catchy pop tunes and nunchuck skills that would make Michelangelo envious. With his sidekick Fierce Fly, Baozi takes on enemies like Sushi Man and does a mean cover of “Dragon Fist” by Jay Chou (Kato of the recent Green Hornet film). Hit the jump and get ready for the crazy. Read the rest of this entry »