Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ VR mock-doc is live on Pixel phones

Big-budget VR tie-ins are nothing new. Dunkirk got its own version from Intel, Blade Runner 2049 has one that debuted at Comic-Con and even Spider-Man got his own virtual reality "experience" when the reboot launched last year. Wes Anderson's Isle of...

The Last Jedi’s Finale Recreated as a 16-Bit Video Game

Fans are heavily divided on The Last Jedi, the latest installment of the Star Wars saga. Some fans love it, some hate it. In fact, viewers are evenly split on the topic. At the time of this writing, the movie has a 50% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Half of the fans hate what Rian Johnson has done, while half love it. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, I think we can all agree that Star Wars can be pretty awesome as a video game. You will likely agree once you see the video below. If you still have not seen the movie, this will obviously spoil things, so you have been warned.

Animator John Stratman recreated the final scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in glorious 16 bit style. In other words, it looks just like a Super Nintendo game. These videos always make me wish that modern movies had retro video games that release alongside of them, because I would play them all. This is no exception. Stratman really did an amazing job on this video.

So what do you think? Better than the actual movie? Worse? This video is sure to be the coolest thing you’ve seen all day.

[via Gizmodo]

Researchers develop method for real-time speech animation

Researchers at the University of East Anglia, Caltech, Carnegie Mellon University and Disney have created a way to animate speech in real-time. With their method, rather than having skilled animators manually match an animated character's mouth to re...

Funko x Fantastic Mr. Fox: For DIY Wes Anderson Animation

Fantastic Mr. Fox is still one of my favorite Wes Anderson movies, if not one of my favorite stop-motion animated films of all time. It was clever, hilarious, well-directed, and visually impressive. As a fan of the film, I’m not quite sure how I missed these neat collectible figures when they first came out. The fact that they’re already discontinued makes me want to cuss.

These Funko Legacy Collection figures look just like the characters from the movie, so I really want to get a set, and act out some scenes. There are figures of the quirky and endearing Ash, complete with a sock on his head, Kylie, sporting his dandy fishing hat, Rat and his beady little eyes and a bottle of cider, and of course the fantastic Mr. Fox himself.

They’re already in the Funko vault, but you can still find some on Amazon or eBay.

Link Wants All the Money in “Race for Rupees”

How many hours have you spent smashing pots in the various Legend of Zelda games in your endless quest for rupees? Too many. Even though there have been many short films, comics and cartoons about Link, they always leave this activity out for some reason.

Smashing pots for rupees is what it’s all about. Everyone knows that. Animator Callegos Yavolitak created Race for Rupees, a fan film that celebrates this. It is nice to know that we’re not alone in our obsession to destroy and gain in-game virtual wealth.

This is a fun little film and very well done. It’s sure to bring a smile to the face of any Zelda fan.

[via Dorkly via Neatorama]