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Activision Brings The Uncanny Valley To Games Activision Brings The Uncanny Valley To Games

Activision may be perceived as a money-making machine that just throws out the same game every year, but the company is heavily invested in the future of gaming technology. Take for instance this new real-time face rendering tech the company …

Bill Gates’ Condom Contest Gets the NMA Treatment Bill Gates’ Condom Contest Gets the NMA Treatment
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As previously reported, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is looking for new innovations in the new round of their “Grand Challenges Explorations” initiative. One of these contests is for a $100,000 grant to develop a better condom, you know, …

Biggie Smalls Ghost to Appear on Animated TV Series Biggie Smalls Ghost to Appear on Animated TV Series

It’s been 16 years since Notorious B.I.G., born as Christopher Wallace, was gunned down in L.A., but it now appears that his spirit will live on. In cartoon form, at least. A company called Ossian Media this week announced a …

Why We Have to Die (Scientifically Speaking) [VIDEO] Why We Have to Die (Scientifically Speaking) [VIDEO]

“Mother, why do I have to die?’ “Well, Timmy, it’s because our cells stop replicating. And so that we’re not riddled with cancer by the age of two. Oh, and because I passed it down to you and you’re a …

Hugo Chavez Gets a Taiwanese Animation Sendoff Hugo Chavez Gets a Taiwanese Animation Sendoff

The coverage of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s death wasn’t complete until someone brought the whipping of aliens and cancer cereal to the mix. Thankfully, Next Media Animation has stepped up to the plate. Kudos.

Netflix to Debut First Original Series for Kids in December Netflix to Debut First Original Series for Kids in December

Continuing the massive push into the original content game, Netflix has just announced a partnership with DreamWorks Animation SKG for the release of its first-ever original series for kids. It’s called Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team), and is based …

FarmVille TV Show on the Way from Producer Brett Ratner FarmVille TV Show on the Way from Producer Brett Ratner

FarmVille is coming to the small screen. Director Brett Ratner has signed on to produce a half-hour animated TV series based on the hit Facebook-based virtual farming game. According to reports, he’s signed on to work with a Canadian production …

Gangnam Style Flip Book Is Cool Enough to Overcome Fact That It’s About Gangnam Style Gangnam Style Flip Book Is Cool Enough to Overcome Fact That It’s About Gangnam Style

I don’t know if Gangnam Style is completely dead yet. I’m not even going to comment on whether or not it should be. I don’t care if PSY said some anti-American crap one time. I also don’t care that this …

Mesmerizing Animation Drawn with Coffee, Ink, and White-Out Mesmerizing Animation Drawn with Coffee, Ink, and White-Out

Well this is truly mesmerizing. Artist Jake Fried, a Boston-based animator tickles your brain with this elaborate hand-drawn animation done entirely with ink, coffe, and white-out. The animation is a result of layering image after image, and the effect is …

An Internet Video on the Science of Productivity. HAH! (No, Really) An Internet Video on the Science of Productivity. HAH! (No, Really)

Sure, you could download an app to make you more productive, or you could promise yourself that you’re going to try harder to get things done. You could even get a bunch of other little things done before tackling your …

Wreck-It Ralph 2 Is All But Confirmed To Be In The Works Wreck-It Ralph 2 Is All But Confirmed To Be In The Works

Have you seen Wreck-it Ralph yet? If you haven’t, you need to go out to the movies this weekend and see it. It’s by far the best animated film of the year. It captures the kind of Disney magic that’s …

Cute “Dumb Ways to Die” Parody Promotes NASA with “Cool Things to Find” Cute “Dumb Ways to Die” Parody Promotes NASA with “Cool Things to Find”

A couple of weeks ago, a quirky little ad campaign for train safety went viral, generating nearly 30 million pageviews to date. Produced for Melbourne, Australia’s Metro Trains, “Dumb Ways to Die” featured cute little creatures finding unique ways to …

Melbourne Metro’s “Dumb Ways to Die” Campaign Is Rather Brilliant Melbourne Metro’s “Dumb Ways to Die” Campaign Is Rather Brilliant
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Trains are dangerous things. And if you’re not careful around them, you could end up dying in the dumbest way possible. That’s the message behind a new viral ad campaign for Melbourne, Australia’s Metro Trains. They’ve tapped a local artist …

Twitter Reminds You to Upload a Header Photo with an Animation Twitter Reminds You to Upload a Header Photo with an Animation
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Back in September, Twitter unveiled a pretty significant redesign of user profiles which gave you three different photos to worry about: your profile picture, your header photo, and your background image. The header photo is that giant new option that …

Science-Heavy Animation Looks at the Possibility of a Real Zombie Apocalypse Science-Heavy Animation Looks at the Possibility of a Real Zombie Apocalypse
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Retrograde Axonal Transport? Virus Specificity? Olfactory Nerve? If you’re unfamiliar with these terms, you may want to hit the virology books – because that’s exactly how the world is going to devolve into zombie chaos, according to AsapSCIENCE. They take …

Foreign Policy Debate Gets the NMA Treatment Foreign Policy Debate Gets the NMA Treatment

You can always count on the folks over at Next Media Animation to put a unique spin on current events. This month, they’ve been animating the Presidential debates – much to our delight. Last week’s town hall debate animation featured …

Kickstarter Has Given Birth To An Animation Renaissance Kickstarter Has Given Birth To An Animation Renaissance

Last week, Kickstarter said that 2012 was “The Year Of The Game.” They let it be known that gaming projects had raised over $50 million over the last eight months. It’s an impressive number, but Kickstarter has not just been …

Star Wars Detours Might Lead Us To The Dark Side Of Television Star Wars Detours Might Lead Us To The Dark Side Of Television
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I think we can all agree that the Robot Chicken Star Wars specials are pretty fantastic. The jokes are spot on, the characterization is flawless and the voice work is superb. The team that made those specials are back with …

Pixar Releases Open SubDiv On An Open Source License Pixar Releases Open SubDiv On An Open Source License
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Most people can probably agree that Pixar is one of the most influential animation studios of all time. Their films have been not only critical and commercial hits, but important to the progression of animation technology as well. The technology …

Disney 1-Ups Promotional Campaign for Wreck-It Ralph with New Poster Disney 1-Ups Promotional Campaign for Wreck-It Ralph with New Poster
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Here is the new poster for the Disney Pixar Animation Film to be released in November, Wreck-It-Ralph. As the release date gets closer and closer expect more promotions to be released, so far we have little to go on, aside …

“Bounty Gate” Gets The Taiwanese Animation Treatment “Bounty Gate” Gets The Taiwanese Animation Treatment

The folks over at NMA are at it again, this time with their own take on the New Orleans Saints “Bounty Gate” fiasco. The animation looks at the situation from a slightly skewed angle, but somehow still brings up some …