Posts Tagged ‘animation’

Joy of Books

December 12, 2012

We thought we’d covered this before, but evidently not.  It’s certainly a delight not to miss:

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore

June 1, 2011

This site contains a preview of the iPod app version of the award-winning short film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore. TOTD hasn’t seen the app itself, but it looks like an interesting blurring of the line between animated film and story book.

Changing Education Paradigms

January 14, 2011

Here’s a thought provoking talk that will make you think about our education system. The accompanying animation by Cognitive Media is entertaining too.

[Thanks to BJ for this suggestion]


January 5, 2010

I expect that most of us have owned, or possibly tried to make, a flip book at some stage in our lives. Here’s a searchable, if not very browsable, database of 5680 flip books. Look in the History, Typology and and Viewers sections for some nice video clips. DIY enthusiasts will enjoy 7 1/2″, Julia Featheringill’s flip book showing an extending tape measure!

If You Have a Cat You’ll Love This….

November 18, 2009

Appparently if you have a cat this video is extremely funny. If you don’t you’ll probably wonder what all the fuss is about. With over 45 million combined hits on Youtube, here is Simon’s Cat!

Procrastination is the thief of time!

September 21, 2009

Do you ever find yourself doing everything except the thing you’re actually supposed to be doing? Why not put off your important stuff a little longer and spend some time procrastinating with the help of this very funny video.

(Thanks to C for suggesting this)


May 24, 2009

As the weather heats up (fingers crossed) here’s a timely warning about what can happen if you eat too much ice cream…

and just  because we at TOTD like it,  here’s Morph with a weird popping turtle-come-tortoise thing! It’s the only way to travel…

Pib & Pog

February 13, 2009

As it’s Friday, lets end the week with something light-hearted. Pib and Pog is a witty pastiche of classic children’s programmes. Created by Aardman Animations, the people who bought us Wallace and Gromit, Pib and Pog bring a whole new meaning to mischief as their pranks become ever more outrageous.

Just the thing to send us giggling into the weekend.

1066 And All That

December 2, 2008

Has anyone ever wondered how the Battle of Hastings would have been presented had the Normans been able to make use of computer animation? Well take a look at this interesting piece I discovered a while ago:

This edited account of the events of 1066 is certainly an interesting way of interpreting primary sources. The music will also appeal to fans of the Age of Empires series.


August 4, 2008

Don’t miss this gem: