This video comes from brothers Ryan Mayers and Matt Mayers. Matt Mayers is the husband of Stephanie Mayers, the swell gal who helps keep the Festival Five and Kindiefest trains running on time. This features a cute kid (Matt's and Stephanie's daughter), a feel-good message, and, most importantly, a very important dessert. Very. Important.
In case you're one of the few who either didn't a) see Wreck-It Ralph or b) see the news of this a few days ago, Disney uploaded the full animated version of its Oscar-nominated short film Paperman on YouTube. That means you're lucky enough to see the gorgeously-animated dialogue-free 6-minute short that originally aired prior to Wreck-It Ralph last fall for the first time. I suppose there are things one could quibble about (must those characters' eyes still be so darn huge?), but as an example of storytelling (and melding of CGI and hand-drawn animation techniques), it's beautiful.
I've featured the work of Candela y Los Supremos here on the site before, but I will be honest that it is hard for me to get past the language barrier -- singing in nothing but Spanish (or perhaps Portugese) makes it difficult for me to properly evaluate.
The music is infectious pop, though, so I'm gonna post this video, the leadoff single from the band's brand new album Animaladas (out tomorrow, Oct. 16, in Spain, and a week later worldwide, I believe). It's for the song, "El Desalojo del Piojo," which roughly translates to "The Eviction of the Louse." That translation makes the constant hair-mussing of 7-year-old Candela make a lot more sense.
If you want to listen to more, PlayGround has you covered.
Candela y Los Supremos - "El Desalojo del Piojo" [YouTube]
"Nid Scho Widr," for those of you not living in Switzerland or up to speed on your Romansch, means "Not again!" In this case, it's an expression suitable for the marmots and hedgehogs populating this stop-motion animation from this now-disbanded Owl Studios (a quartet of Swiss animation students). Gotta say, though, those marmots and the hedghog all look a lot like Sid from the Ice Age movies. Must be the eyes.