Pixar-style animated short from Japan delivers flying pigs and lightsabers

If you’ve ever wanted a peek inside the world of everyday Japan, Tokyo Cosmo, a new animated short, may be one of the most stunningly accurate looks you’ll ever get.

Rendered in a style very similar to the work of many Pixar classics, the four-and-a-half-minute clip, directed by Takahiro Miyauchi and Takuya Okada, takes us inside the home of a woman with a fantastic imagination. Her imagination is so powerful that a simple household nuisance soon becomes an epic struggle. Things get so crazy we even get to see a courageous flying pig, a city-destroying monster and a giant lightsaber.

Source: Pixar-style animated short from Japan delivers flying pigs and lightsabers

‘Gather the Gems!’, Made with Blender, is Free for 3 days | BlenderNation

Endre Barath is a Blender artist who works for the independent game studio Alpha-Tauri Interactive in Hungary (see some of Endre’s work here on BlenderNation). They use Blender for all their game assets, and for the next three days they’re offering their top game ‘Gather the Gems!’ for free. The offer is valid through March 30.

‘Gather the Gems!’, Made with Blender, is Free for 3 days | BlenderNation.

Sintel, Big Buck Bunny and Tears of Steel on Wuaki

Wuaki is a streaming service like Netflix, Love Film and Amazon Prime. I found it when I was clicking through the apps on my Panasonic Viera TV, and found that the three Blender-made short films were all there. You can also access them on the web interface. Oh, and they’re free to rent and watch, so you can’t get better than that.

Free Movies | Wuaki.tv - Chromium_001

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