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Posted in Film & Animation, General on November 16th, 2012 by Mister Trog

An Exploration of Transcendence

Okay… What the hell did I just watch? Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was both intense and interesting. Otherwise I would not have posted it here on Atomic Moo, but what the fuck was that? Coming to us via Geek Tyrant, check out this wild and wonderfully animated short film by Erick Oh. Mr. Oh is a California based animator (originally from Korea) who currently works for Pixar. Give the animation a watch and let us know what it meant to you.

Enjoy.

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A Real Life Wall-E!

Posted in Atomic Moo, Film & Animation, Nerd Craft on August 7th, 2012 by Mister Trog

So, there is a group of guys out there who’ve taken an enormous amount of time to make real life Wall-E robots. I think the Wall-E built in this video was created by Michael Senna, who’s created a very cool R2-D2 in the past, and has been shown as conventions and charity events since its creation. Once again, these guys make being a geek something wonderful.

Enjoy.

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Steve Jobs Dies at 56

Posted in Atomic Moo, Geek News, General on October 5th, 2011 by Mister Trog

Okay, the story of Apple CEO Steve Jobs passing away has been all around the internet, television, and radio all day and there isn’t much I could hope to add other than my own condolences and appreciation for everything the man accomplished in his short life. Yeah, 56 was way too young. As a designer/ illustrator my own twin brother, Chudd, relies heavily on his Mac (and so do I) for his illustrations and creative projects. Itunes, Podcasting, and iPods have become a large part of our lives and I promise you the iPod makes a 10 hour shift much easier to endure when it’s loaded with my own À la carte selections of songs and podcasts. Hell, even the very first computer I ever touched was an Apple. I learned basic and pascal programming on an old Apple IIe and Macintosh along with Chudd and Buttery Wholesomness in our junior year of high-school. And in the years since leaving high-school I have enjoyed the amazing animation work produced by Pixar and accepted these films as some of my favorite all time movies. It’s weird to think that I wouldn’t have had any of that if it weren’t for Mr. Jobs and his innovations. I may not be as tech savy as some other geeks but for me Steve Jobs has been and always will be a source of inspiration for what a single individual can achieve in a life time. And even though a lot of people bash Steve Jobs for some of the things he did while controlling Apple, with out a doubt he changed our world for the better and will be missed by fans like me.

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Pixar’s Brave, Teaser Trailer

Posted in General, Trailers on June 27th, 2011 by Mister Trog

Good evening, Elmoochadores! Pixar recently released a teaser trailer for their newest film, Brave. Here’s the synopsis,

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Thompson). An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida’s quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Coltrane).

After watching this teaser I can already tell that I’m going to like this flick. Which is unusual, because I have a deep fear of both red-heads and bears. huh… Anyways, check out the teaser trailer below and let us know what you thought.

Enjoy.

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Pixar Wars!

Posted in Geek Art on May 5th, 2011 by Uncle Chudd

Pixar Wars

One of the best things about having a site like Atomic Moo (believe me it’s not all the women and money… ’cause there ain’t any…) is being able to find and share awesome creative stuff like this illustration above. I feel that actively seeking out, viewing and sharing creative projects from others helps me out in my own work. If anything it makes me want to work harder and create more. Anyhow, I came across this Star Wars/ Pixar mash-up earlier, titled “Pixar Wars” (via GeekTyrant.com), and thought it looked pretty nifty. Naturally I’m a huge Star Wars geek (well, of the original trilogy at least), and I’m a huge Pixar fan as well. It was illustrated by Andrew Chesworth, an animator working out of Minneapolis. You can see more of his work on his blog, or on his website.

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