Toy Stories: Home Is Where We Start From

Maud: Kalulushi, Zambia

Julia: Tirana, Albania

Tangwizi: Keekorok, Kenya

Reanya: Sepang, Malaysia

Stella: Montecchio, Italy

Chiwa: Mchinji, Malawi

Toy Stories: Home Is Where We Start From

Photography by: Gabriele Galimbert

Toy Stories, by Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti, captures a number of young children’s lives through their prized toys, artfully arranged around them in the homes where they live. It’s an intimate and revealing look at the world’s diverse cultures as experienced by children.

Toy Stories is the kind of work that traverses many levels: it’s a study in photography, socio-economic situations, anthropology and finally, childhood. To the extent that a child’s toys are viewed in terms of a means of play, their use as transitional objects opens pathways to the capacity to be alone and distinctions between “me” and “not-me,” as well as the use of illusion, symbols and objects later in life.

Years later, they will walk out from home looking for the world. For many, an optimistic idealism will witness the real world’s cruelties and heartbreaks, and yet some will find much room for hope.

Toy Story 3: Trailer

Toy Story 3: Partysaurus Rex

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The Snowman: A Magical Journey of Adventure, Friendship, Death and Loss

The Snowman: A Magical Journey of Adventure, Friendship, Death and Loss

The Snowman is a magical, classic animated short film directed by Dianne Jackson, based on the best-selling children’s story by Raymond Briggs. The film premiered on the United Kingdom’s BBC Channel 4 on Christmas Eve 1982, and has aired every year since then. The Snowman won the 1983 BAFTA TV Award for Best Chilcren’s Program and was nominated for a 1983 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

The Snowman tells the wordless story of a young boy whose snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve and takes him on a series of adventures, only to melt into nothingness by dawn of the next day. It is a beloved holiday tradition; for many children of the 1970s and 1980s it was the first program they ever saw that addressed the issues of death and loss.

The Snowman: A Magical Journey of Adventure, Friendship, Death and Loss

A sequel to the silent Christmas classic The Snowman, titled The Snowman and the Snowdog, is scheduled to air this Monday on BBC’s Channel 4, more than 30 years after the original film’s premiere.

A Sequel to The Snowman: The Snowman and the Snowdog

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From Little Tuffy of Chicago: A Very Happy Holiday Season to All!

From Little Tuffy of Chicago: A Very Happy Holiday Season to All!

About 2 years ago, an acquaintance showed up at my door with a tiny ball of fur, an eight week-old brown poodle that he’d bought at an outdoor flea market in downstate Illinois. A little pup who had probably been raised abusively in a terrible puppy mill. Although I had no intentions of ever having a pet in my northside Chicago apartment, I relented and took little Tuffy into my home, and soon thereafter into my heart. Needless to say, Tuffy has brought endless joy to this quietly retired senior citizen.

Wishing You a Joyeux Noël

Joyeux Noël is a delightful, humorously cheerful one-minute animated short film. It was created by the people from the Barcelonian motion graphics house United Fakes, who would like to wish all of you a very happy holiday season!

Wishing You a Joyeux Noël

Kug Fu Tuffy: A Happy Kung Fu Christmas from Little Tuffy of Chicago

Little Tuffy Frolics at Wiggly Field with His Best Friend, Miss Olive

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First Date: What a Hot and Sexy Surprise!!

First Date: What a Hot and Sexy Surprise!!

1st Date is a wickedly funny, sexy two-minute ink on paper animated short film by animator and comic book artist Nils Knoblich. The film follows a man’s dramatic crisis over his beloved mustache. Arthur has finally managed to land a date with beautiful Liza, but then things suddenly take a totally unexpected turn. While at first everything on his first date seemed to run smoothly, soon his mustache starts to get out of control. However, the end of the date turns out to be a very hot and steamy, sexy surprise!

First Date: What a Hot and Sexy Surprise!!

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Five Shots of Scrooge’s Anti-Christmas Bah, Humbug!

Five Shots of Scrooge’s Anti-Christmas Bah, Humbug!

This is a group of five nine-second animated short films on the topic of Christmas that was created by Treat Studios, a London-based collective of young animators.  The general theme of the animated shorts was to surprise people with something really Anti-Christmas, and to transform something boring into something amazing.  The films are really fun to watch and will surely provide you with much merriment!

The Christmas Trees

Santa’s Little Workshop

The Pole Dancer

The Reindeer

The Christmas Carol Singers

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A Back to School Extravaganza: The Classroom (3D Camera Flythrough)

A Back to School Extravaganza: The Classroom (3D Camera Flythrough)

Classroom (3D Camera Flythrough) is a 3D computer generated flythrough animation by Israel’s Studio Aiko.  This spectacular 3D classroom rendering is not a video of an actual classroom.  Classroom by Studio Aiko is an example of attention to detail and long hours of getting it right.  You can watch the video over and over just to see where or if they messed up.  Maybe a graphic element will be reversed or an object won’t be quite in line with its physical properties, but you probably won’t find anything.  With our current ability to produce ultra-realistic CGI, at what point will we go so far that we can no longer distinguish our realities?

Although the video itself is impressive, what really steals the show is Studio Aiko’s portfolio of amazing work.  From architectural fly-throughs to animated music videos this group is the whole package.

A Back to School Extravaganza: The Classroom (3D Camera Flythrough)

The Super Hot Movies Surrealistic Promo

Hot Movies Promo is another amazing 3D-CGI animation from Israel’s Studio Aiko, directed by Omry Hanegby.  As with Classroom, Hot Movies Promo is a magnificent, dazzling surrealist vision of augmented reality.

The Super Hot Movies Surrealistic Promo

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Backwards: A Love Story So Backwards It’s Got To Be Told in Reverse!

Backwards: A  Love Story So Backwards It’s Got To Be Told in Reverse!

Backwards is a witty, captivating four-minute 2-D animated short film by the directionally challenged director Aaron Hughes, who accidentally directed this film completely in the wrong direction!  Two lovers meet through a personals ad, and the backwards odyssey of their twisted romance leads viewers to a very surprising ending (or beginning).

Backwards: A Love Story So Backwards It’s Got To Be Told in Reverse

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