Header- Grooming Your Stardom

PICK OF THE WEEK: Fame in the 21st Century (An Explainer)

When we think about explainer videos, we tend to think about those that illustrate businesses, introduce new products or teach valuable lessons. Rarely, however, do we find an explainer video that talks about culture. But given how much cultural trends can influence all of the above (business, products, lessons), such videos can be useful to help us better understand our surroundings. And that opportunity for analysis–and how it’s cleverly brought to life via an explainer–is one of the things that we really liked about Luiz Stockler’s Grooming Your Stardom, which we’ve selected as our PICK OF THE WEEK.

Header- Simpsons

10 Incredible Simpsons Couch Gags Created by Guest Animators

Last night, the 27th season of The Simpsons came to a close. But, before it did, the top of the show featured a clever rendition of the show’s recurring opening sequence couch gag. This one created by the award-winning Polish animator Michael Socha, who uses black and white stick-figure-like animation to playfully pay tribute to IKEA’s iconic ready-to-assemble furniture.

Inviting guest animators to craft a novel (and often highly stylized) couch gag is something The Simpsons has been doing more and more in recent years. Notable “guests” have included Banksy, Guillermo del Toro and Bill Plympton. So today, to celebrate some of this incredible animation work, we wanted to highlight ten of our favorite Simpsons couch gags from over the years…

IdeaRocket Orbit Logo

The Friday Round-Up (from Angry Birds to a Zynga Animation Company)

If for some reason your alarm failed to go off on Monday morning, and you accidentally slept through this entire week, then here’s a look at some fun things that you might have missed…

Header- The Best of VR Animation

The Best of Virtual Reality Animated Videos

Consumer VR has only been out for a short while, but there’s already an impressive amount of content out there. So today we’re going to look at the best of virtual reality animated videos and the studios creating these animated shorts.