Magali Garcia’s I Need tells the story of a girl who is always looking for something else. Will she ever get what she wants?
Do you have a problem with flies? Don’t worry, because now you can kill them easily — the Mexican way. [No flies were forced to drink tequila during the making of this video.]
Amarillo by Ana Pérez López considers the banana, a fruit that has been part of our cultural history for centuries and is now threatened by extinction through monocropping and a looming epidemic. López is an MFA candidate at CalArts.
Our hero Speedy Gonzales, Mexico’s fastest mouse, gets a simplistic but interesting bio in this short video. It’s neat to see the initial cartoon version of the rascally rodent (photo), and his later pairings with Daffy Duck. And the quick coverage of the “offensive stereotype” issue gives us this great screencap of Warner Bros’ Official Cover My Ass Statement:
It started out something like this…
Moby and the Void Pacific Choir think everything has been going wrong In This Cold Place. Are they pointing out one Orange Cheeto guy as the guilty party? The so-called “alt reich” hates that shit! [The video by Steve Cutts features amazing homages to classic superheroes, animated TV series, old video games, and even modern anime (especially mecha).]
PREVIOUSLY ON MOBY HAZ THE SADZ VIDEO THEATRE:
Feeling stuffed and disgustingly fat after Cinco de Mayo? All those tacos, chips, salsa, cerveza, y tequila add up! We recommend crunches. [Video by Adam Rozanski.]
El Empleo/The Job by opusBou is an award-winning short animation from Argentina. Please don’t watch this before you leave for work, or you’ll be late for the bus.
Mardega explains the prehistoric origin of taco al pastor in Tacos Primitivos.
According to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz 2017 Calendar, it’s Gucamole Wednesday, and that’s why we’re sharing the best guacamole video ever:
A surrealist journey through colors and shapes inspired by the poem Romance Sonámbulo by Federico García Lorca. Visual poetry in the rhythm of fantastic dreams and passionate nights inspired by the biomorphism of Joan Miró. [short film by Theodore Ushev.]
“What are piñatas thinking about when they’re waiting on the ceiling of the mercado?” asks Lucia Ventura. She answers her own question with this “storyboard pitch for a short film about a paper maché donkey who chases after the one who got away.”
The word “Nazhé” means “seed” in the Mexican Zapotec indigenous language and inspired this short animation about the cyclical nature of life and death. [Video by Chilango artist Fafer Reyes.]
The Four Most Important Jews in History are back from the dead just in time for Dia de los Muertos. Can they all just get along? [Video by Abraham Luna.]
Smokey the Cholo, a veterano from East Los, shares his cultural knowledge — Guess you didn’t know so-and-so is a Mexican! — and plenty of, uhm, atmosphere. From Raul Aguirre, Jr. (NSFW language.)
Yesterday’s Most Pathetic Stereotypes Reimagined for the Digital Age of All our Cyber Tomorrows or Need a Sexy Latina or Bandit for your Animated Video
Next generation digitally-borne stereotypes for millennials and their kids!
Bandits, sexy Latinas, y mucho mas more…ACK!
Does your next CGI animation project need an ugly racist stereotyped Mexican gangster but you’re short on dinero? El Penumbra (The Darkness), a “Mexican Bandito,” can be yours for just $45!
Looking for a Yucatan oven-baked tamales for Dia de Los Muertos? It’s easy when have a magical animation kitchen.
Video creator Mariel Buenfil explains:
Everyman and Guardian, however, are the same person. Each of us must confront his own fear, or else the shapeless Guardian who controls us will close the doors on the possibilities of our lives. We have nothing to fear, tu sabes, but fear itself. (Also mind killer.)
A Bay Area taco makes the most of his mellow until a magical Crown of Bling gives him a more energetic lifestyle – for a while. But you Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game.
Let’s listen in as Lalo, at Pasadena’s KPCC, talks with Carol, at WGBH in Boston….
Blue bean, brown bean, we’re all beans inside, on BOTH SIDES of the Border. [This video by Belgian studio Plan 78 Animation is part of the 12 Minutes About Peace project.]
Somewhere in the Old West, there’s saloon with swinging door, a card game, a bad guy pie, a sheriff pie and a sweet little orphan pie with a bow in her hair. You won’t believe what happens next!
Cumbia de Piedra is an abstract chillaxed electro-cumbia video by Benetton’s Fabrica, for MOHS, the second album from violinist Jhon William Castaño Montoya. Animation by by Tomás Pichardo, from the Dominican Republic.
Down on the planet, it’s war. But for two astronauts from “enemy countries,” Orbitas is a trajectory for love. [Short video from Spanish animation school PrimeFrame.]
Creator Guy Trefler writes:
Not Mine is my graduate project in Graphic Design at the HIT college in Israel. My thesis is that nothing is original, therefore, none of the materials presented in the project were made by me. All of the 469 photos used in this video were taken out of Google’s image bank.
A wrenching tale of a desert crossing: A lone banana on a mission to el otro lado. Can Bonito make it?
You can search the Interwebs for days, but you won’t find a better rapping bananas, butter sticks and hotdog roll stop motion music video than Butter Ya’Self, featuring Butter Krust and Nana Splitz.
[NSFW adult lyrics.] Video by Julian Petschek.
Some crazy kids from CalArts 2014 created a stop-motion animated video starring food that talks about food and their teachers and parents and friends helped them. (Extra credit for eggplant love scene.)
How do animators give drawings The Illusion of Life? Cento Lodigiani explains:
The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s.