I saw a few different animation projects on my reader today that looked great. The first is this trailer for a 3-D film called The Lost Thing. According to their website, it’s a fifteen minute short film based on a illustrated book by Shaun Tan. I’ve never heard of the book, but after watching this I think I’ll look it up. Here’s the synopsis:

“A boy discovers a bizarre looking creature while out collecting bottle tops at the beach. Realising it is lost, he tries to find out who owns it or where it belongs, but is met with indifference from everyone else, who barely notice its presence, each unwilling to entertain this uninvited interruption to their day to day lives. For reasons he does not explain, the boy empathises with the creature, and sets out to find a ‘place’ for it.”

If you want to find out more about it, here is a link to their website, www.thelostthing.com (which also looks incredible). Check out the trailer below!

The second was this awesome fan made opening title sequence for AMC’s The Walking Dead (which airs October 31st). It seems like this show is getting a lot of hype, so I’m curious to see what it’s about (I’m guessing zombies…). Unfortunately I haven’t had the time (or the money) to read the comic. Hopefully I’ll get a chance before Halloween. The title sequence was created by Daniel Kanemoto, a commercial director, who apparently really knows his shit. Great job Dan!

THE WALKING DEAD “Opening Titles” from Daniel Kanemoto on Vimeo.

This last one was really freaking cool. It’s titled Salesman Pete and the Amazing Stone from Outer Space directed by Marc Bouyer. Here’s the synopsis:

“Pete is a nice and clumsy salesman. But he’s also a deadly super secret agent with a microprocessor implanted into his brain by some mad scientists from the government ! He has to secretly stop a bunch of bad guys who stole a magic stone that can change anything into seafood!”

I love the animation style of this, and I hope to see more adventures of Pete in the future. Here’s a link to their Vimeo page for more information. Take a look at the trailer and enjoy!

Salesman Pete from Salesman Pete on Vimeo.

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