animation

These Action Figures Show How Sucky It Still Is For Most Women In The Workplace

Women and minorities are still making about three-quarters of what white men make and it’s pretty much bs at this point. What can we do about this damn glass ceiling anyway? The numbers have been getting slightly more equitable than a few years ago but it’s still not good. On top of pay inequality, studies… More »


Watch: Disney-Pixar Releases First Animated Short Film About American-Indian Family: ‘Sanjay’s Super Team’

Disney-Pixar has released clips of the upcoming seven-minute short film Sanjay’s Super Team that originally debuted in June at the Academy International Animated Film Festival in France.

In true Pixar tradition, the short will be screened in theaters before the release of the Disney-Pixar movie The Good Dinosaur in November.

The… More »


If You Can Get Through This “To This Day Video” Without Crying, You Are A Stronger Woman Than I

Shane Koyczan was bullied as a kid. But rather than internalize that pain, he did something creative and powerful with it. He put together the “To This Day” Project, which enlisted several dozen animators and illustrators to create small segments that would be put together in one 8-minute visual poem. “My experiences with violence in… More »


Tavi Gevinson Voices The Animated Short “Cadaver”

Adorable Rookie mag EIC Tavi Gevinson has taken on a new role — that of actress extraordinaire. Here, she lends her voice to the main character, a tentative medical student who begins dissecting a cadaver only to have it come alive. Gevinson narrates the whole film, and shares credits with Kathy Bates and Christopher Lloyd. Not… More »


Michel Gondry Makes An Animated Film About A Haircutting Mouse, Continues To Be Weird

Did I ever tell you guys about the time I met Michel Gondry? It was at a party for a magazine I used to work for, and he was exactly what you might think he would be like. Very charming and French, but also, slightly pervy and weird. He took a bunch of pictures with… More »


Marcel The Shell With Shoes On Returns!

Our old friend Marcel the Shell with shoes on is back! And he’s got a bunch of new things to tell us, about how he travels (by bug), where he sleeps (in a slice of bread) and what he’d like his nickname to be (Ace, of course). Marcel happily illuminates life on the small side… More »


The Woman Who Beat Up Her Subway Groper Gets Animation Treatment

We get some weird email here at The Frisky and the weirdest one I’ve received today is definitely the main item from yesterday’s Today’s Lady News column … animated. Yes, someone animated the news item about 22-year-old Shyane DeJesus, the woman who beat the crap out of a man who groped her on the New… More »


MTV’s Liquid Television Brings Back Winter Steele

Every Sunday back in the day, before MTV’s alterna-video show “120 Minutes,” the network would run “Liquid Television,” a show featuring the latest and greatest in animated shorts. While “LTV” isn’t back, it does live on — online. And we’ve found the entire season of one of our favorite shorts, “Winter Steele.” In it, bad… More »


“What Do You Do?” Week: Lauren, Awesome Animator

This week, we’re spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky readers, and we’re amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.More »


Why Is Shrek In A Fashion Editorial?

We are pretty consistent fans of uber-cool fashion mag V and its gentlemanly counterpart, VMan. That said, what in God’s name were they thinking with this Shrek editorial? I guess it’s a little funny? Kind of? But it’s mostly just perplexingly behind the times and a total non sequitur. We get that the ten billionth… More »


Little White Blob Goes On A Musical Adventure

Look, I don’t know anything about the singer in this video, JP Nataf, although I understand what the title means — “Come Tell Me.” But I do know that the little white blob-thing that stars in it is extremely cute. As for the lyrics, perhaps our Leo will tell us what the heck this… More »


Oh The Faux Possibilities!

Plastic surgery just isn’t good enough anymore if you want to be an in-demand actor. Image Metrics is literally changing the face of performers through 3-D imaging, and just like a great pair of fake boobs, they’re even better looking than the real thing. The demo is so lifelike, you’ll swear you’ve known… More »