In order to cope with the battle around him, the soldier in this short film imagines a land where toy soldiers kill only balloons, shoot daisies from their rifles, and receive chocolate coin medals. But even in his imagination, he can't escape the horrifying truth about war and what it costs the people who fight.
Computer animation is one of those delightful intersections of science and art, but when we're cooing over concept art and character designs, it's easy to forget all the math that goes into bringing these movies to life. This video explains the calculations behind the characters.
Computer animation has come a long way since the first Toy Story movie. Last week, Pixar offered a rare behind-the-scenes look at the sophisticated system used on Brave and Monsters University.
We're completely enchanted by this disturbingly violent yet completely charming trailer for The Goon, a computer animated adaptation of Eric Powell's book, from producer David Fincher.
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