animation Archive

Video for High on Fire's "The Black Plot" will melt your face off!

If this retro, psychedelic D&D/Masters of the Universe animation meets a crank-boosted acid trip doesn’t blow your neck bolts, I don’t know what will. This animated short film/music video for Oakland doomy metal legends, High on Fire, was put together by “psychedelic nightmare” painter, Skinner (also from Oakland) and New York design and animation house, Hey Beautiful Jerk. For best results: View …

116 years of stop-motion animation in 3 minutes

Vugar Efendi takes viewers through a delightful survey of stop-motion animation from 1900 to today. How many of the 39 films featured can you name? The short commemorates the release of Kubo and the Two Strings (trailer below): Speaking of Kubo, you might also like this Regina Spektor cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps:  …

John Lennon on his first acid trip

In 1965, John Lennon, George Harrison, Cynthia Lennon, and Pattie Boyd were having dinner at a dentist friend’s house. The dentist put LSD in their coffee without telling them first. When he revealed what he had done, John was pissed off, and rightly so. “How dare you fucking do this to us?” he said. Rolling Stone’s Mikal Gilmore has the story and an animated …

Voice of Postman Pat, charming British claymation series, dies at 83

Ken Barrie, narrator of the British kids’ show Postman Pat, died age 83 this week. Barrie, who was born Leslie Hulme, provided the voice for Pat and many of the other characters in the animated series, as well as singing the famous theme song. His daughter, Lorraine Peterson, told the Press Association that he died peacefully at home in Denham, Buckinghamshire, of liver cancer. …