The latest Google Doodle celebrates the Apollo 11 anniversary

Google wouldn't let the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing go by without a Google Doodle. The company released its commemorative video Doodle today. The nearly five-minute animated clip follows Apollo 11 from launch, to the Moon and back,...

‘StarCraft’ gets the cartoon makeover nobody asked for

When you think of kid-friendly video games, StarCraft might not top the list. But that could change. A new version, StarCraft: Cartooned, reimagines every unit, structure, map, menu and mission with art by CarBot Animations. The usually dark game is...

Netflix is working on a ‘Cuphead’ animated series

Cuphead and Mugman are making their way to Netflix. The protagonists of the devilishly difficult Cuphead will star in The Cuphead Show, an upcoming original animated series on the streaming platform. The game's distinctive, beautiful art style should...

‘Invader Zim’ and ‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ movies are coming to Netflix

Netflix has revealed it will release two movies based on beloved Nickelodeon animated shows this summer. Viacom said in its earnings call last week it had sold the rights to Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus to the...

Artist Animates Super Mario Bros. in His Notebook

Do you love Super Mario Bros.? Then check out this very cool Super Mario Bros. level 1-1 stop motion animation that takes place entirely in a notebook. The animation was hand drawn by artist and YouTuber Kisaragi Hutae 6 and it really looks amazing.

Most of the elements like Mario, goombas, blocks, etc were made as cutouts, so he didn’t drive himself too crazy while making the video. The background was not. I can’t draw to save my life, and if I had to make a stop motion video on top of the drawing, it would look like a 3-year-old did it. Plus I don’t have the patience either, so stuff like this amazes me.

I think we have lost our sense of wonder when it comes to stuff like this. It’s really impressive when you think about it. This guy created a mini-movie/game inside of a notebook. When is the last time that you did that? You might say that Kisaragi has 1-upped you and me both with this project. Get it? That’s just a little mushroom humor from the Mushroom Kingdom.

[via The Verge via Geekologie]

‘Wired’ is a multi-scene movie painted and animated in VR

Movies that have been painted and animated with a VR headset are nothing new. Most, however, are single scenes that loop like an animated GIF. The camera might move around, highlighting small details, but there isn't much of a story. Wired, meanwhile...

Disney introduces Star Wars to kids with a series of animated shorts

If you've wanted to bring your kids into the world of Star Wars but weren't entirely sure if they were ready for the movies, Disney's upcoming animated shorts might be your answer. On November 30th, the company will debut six animated shorts on StarW...

Netflix will take on Roald Dahl classics like ‘The BFG’ and ‘Matilda’

Roald Dahl's stories are headed to Netflix, as the company just announced a major deal with The Roald Dahl Story Company. A number of the author's beloved stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG, are part of Netflix'...