A very witty French animation about what you see is not necessarily what is happening and a cautionary tale about CCTV cameras.
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Everything about these animations is beautiful and so simple, but takes a long time to create.
Kellogg's Storybook advert
A clever and quite complicated pop-up book, using stop motion animation for the hidden page turner.
Cirque du Freak - the Vampire's Assistant
The opening titles to the film "Cirque du Freak - The Vampire's Assistant" (2009). When you watch the film, you can see all the references that make up this animation, but this title sequence is far creepier than the film. A brilliant use of black and white, perspective and changing angle views all blending into a smooth animation.
Bear on stairs
This is a stop motion animation but instead of using an adjustable model with gradually altering poses, it uses 3D prints. Each frame is a completely new 3D printed image - both bear and stairs. The frames are photographed as normal, so when played back it's an animation. Of course a lot of 3D prints are required but it's an interesting development.
Yew - Between Up and Down - feat ARNO
A beautifully constructed animation by Frédéric HAINAUT & Simon MEDARD, using a clever combination of ink wash and line drawing.
Jeeves and Wooster
A perfect set of opening credit titles to the TV version of Jeeves and Wooster by P.G.Wodehouse. Not only does the music reflect the period, but the graphics do as well. Very simple coloured blocks turn into figures and then exit via further coloured blocks. It's very smoothly done and the characters and props are kept to a minimum, but while retaining the elements of the stories. Animation does not have to be very complex and detailed, it's the idea and interpretation that is key.
The Charge of the Light Brigade
The opening credits to the film "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1968) and further updates in the film which succinctly describes in animated graphics, the reason for the Crimea War in the mid-nineteenth century. Then illustrates the industrial supremacy of the Britain at the time and its position as the main world power and the subsequent war in the Crimea.