Absolutely Stunning. Is it from SQUARE? PRODUCTION I.G? No, the most perfect realization of the anime-style in 3D comes from a single young animator out of Spain.
Honorable MentionsBest Festival Film to Finally Drop OnlineThe Man with Beautiful Eyes Eleven years after hitting the festival circuit and winning the BAFTA for Best Animated Short, Jonathan Hodgson’s child-like animation is as beautiful as ever. And in a year that saw the Occupy movement and a growing distrust for authority, the story is more relevant than ever. Best Chase SequenceHambuster Chase sequences are always a crowd pleaser, but it’s much more difficult to make this classic movie staple feel fresh. How about being chased by a man-eating hamburger? Yeah, that’s new. Also spectacular is the creative action and camera work that you won’t see elsewhere in animation. Best Blatant Self-PromotionThe Thomas Beale Cipher We launched our film a year ago using a our now famous launch plan strategy. And while Jason and I were happy to exclude it, our fellow contributors convinced us it deserved a spot here, so here it is. Happy?