The Works of Mamoru Hosoda – Studio Chizu Review

ENG: Besides the well-known Studio Ghibli fantastic films, let’s take a look at Studio Chizu’s ones. Starting from “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” to the latest release “BELLE”, enjoy this analysis of 6 great animation movies directed by Mamoru Hosoda.

Warning: Contains spoilers!

RO: Pe lângă binecunoscutele filme fantastice ale Studioului Ghibli, să aruncăm o privire asupra celor realizate de Studioul Chizu. Începând de la “Fata care a sărit prin timp” și până la cea mai recentă lansare “BELLE”, bucurați-vă de această analiză a 6 filme de animație grozave regizate de Mamoru Hosoda.

teamLab exhibition in Japan

ENG: teamLab is an international art collective, an interdisciplinary group of various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, and the natural world.

teamLab aims to explore the relationship between the self and the world and new perceptions through art. In order to understand the world around them, people separate it into independent entities with perceived boundaries between them. teamLab seeks to transcend these boundaries in our perception of the world, of the relationship between the self and the world, and of the continuity of time. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity of life.

RO: teamLab este un colectiv internațional de artă, un grup interdisciplinar format din diverși specialiști, cum ar fi artiști, programatori, ingineri, animatori de grafică computerizată, matematicieni și arhitecți, a căror practică de colaborare urmărește să navigheze la confluența dintre artă, știință, tehnologie și lumea naturală.

teamLab își propune să exploreze relația dintre sine și lume și noile percepții prin intermediul artei. Pentru a înțelege lumea din jurul lor, oamenii o separă în entități independente, cu granițe percepute între ele. teamLab caută să transceadă aceste granițe în percepția noastră asupra lumii, a relației dintre sine și lume și a continuității timpului. Totul există într-o continuitate lungă, fragilă, dar miraculoasă, fără frontiere, a vieții.

Source (teamLab Biography)

A Shorter Letter


Video description: Check out this awesome CGI 3D Animated Short/Spot “A Shorter Letter” – by The Frank Barton Company – Tom, a seven-year-old boy who, with Santa’s help, realizes that he doesn’t need to have all the toys he asked for to be happy. With this film, DDB wants to raise awareness of the need to start consuming in a more sensible way; especially in a time of excess like Christmas.


Descriere video: Priviți acest grozav video de animație numit “A Shorter Letter” – de The Frank Barton Company – Tom, un băiat de șapte ani care, cu ajutorul lui Moș Crăciun, își dă seama că nu trebuie să aibă toate jucăriile pe care le-a cerut pentru a fi fericit. Prin acest film, DDB dorește să sensibilizeze publicul cu privire la necesitatea de a începe să consume într-un mod mai rațional; mai ales într-o perioadă de excese precum Crăciunul.



Video description: As in the workshop of the seasons, Autumn takes place near the scale model of the Earth, and using his tools, he must move his season on the planet!


Descriere video: În atelierul anotimpurilor, Toamna se așează lângă macheta Pământului și, cu ajutorul uneltelor sale, trebuie să-și mute anotimpul pe planetă!


The wait is over! The first 3 episodes of Arcane are available on Netflix, and the premiere was viewed by 1.5 million people on Twitch. The series follows two sisters trying to cope in different ways with what life throws at them, but it also beautifully captures the complex lives of people from Zaun and Piltover.

The opening ceremony of the Worlds 2021 Championship also paid tribute to these iconic characters.

Pentakill III: Lost Chapter – An Interactive Album Experience

Video description: The highly anticipated return of Pentakill is finally here with an epic virtual experience for the ages. Join Karthus, Mordekaiser, Sona, Yorick, Olaf, and Kayle to do battle with Viego and the Dissonant One, as the future of all Metal hangs in the balance…

Wave and Riot Games collaborated on this interactive album experience by providing a live augmented reality concert using motion capture technology.

Cyber Kicks

Video description: Created in two months by Kris Theorin using motion capture and other techno wizardry this personal project became a pulse-pounding foot chase through a neon-drenched cyberpunk city.

Credits: Directed, Animated, Edited, Sound Designed by Kris Theorin. “Up All Night” by Midnight Riot provided by Musicbed. Character Design and Modeling by Kris Theorin. Additional Models from KitBash3D, CGTrader, and TurboSquid.

Something’s Awry Productions

A Score To Settle

New information on the animated series Arcane has been released, starting with a short teaser.

Co-creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee introduce briefly the story setting, presenting the motivation behind this project.


puparium = the hardened last larval skin which encloses the pupa in some insects, especially higher diptera; a pupa enclosed in a puparium.

Shingo Tamagawa, an animator closely associated with the studio Sunrise, was afraid he’d start hating his drawings, and even the act of drawing, if he continued to pursue the path he was on. “No matter how hard your work,” he explains in the new documentary Three Minutes, Three Years: Making Puparia, “animation is something that is consumable.” Disillusioned, he stopped drawing for over a year. In that time, ideas slowly started accumulating for a new short film. After three years of solo production, his three-minute indie film Puparia was completed. He released it in November on YouTube, where it has since been viewed more than a million times

Source (How The Hit Short Film ‘Puparia’ Was Born From Frustration With The Anime Industry, CartoonBrew, 02.03.2021)