I don't have a great deal to say about "SuperBot," an animated short that is also serving as a pilot from Argentina's Trexel Animation. Well, other than it's cute and it's short, and it's 3 minutes of magnifying-glass fun. Seems to me it would make a nice interstitial series.
Bilingualism for kids is so 2011, right? It's all about design literacy, amiright?
Wait. Are you telling me that bilingualism is still in for kids? But design literacy is too, I swear.
Thank goodness for Mister G, who lets both types of literacy have their day with his new video for "Cocodrilo." The fun design is courtesy of director Leo Antolini and animator Andrea Cingolani. Kinetic bilingual typography for the win!
Mister G - "Cocodrilo" [YouTube]
Charlie Hope, who in her warm-hearted simplicity and clear voice, I sometimes think of as the latter-day, female equivalent of Raffi (though with a Juno and without the Daniel Lanois connection), has a new album coming out next month. She's just released her first video from Sing As We Go , an animated video for "From You," and it's a tender, computerized felt-like creation from UK animator Charlotte Blacker. (We are big Charlotte Blacker fans 'round here.) It bodes well for the album as a whole.
Charlie Hope - "From You" [YouTube]
Here to clear up the matter (or not) is the latest video from the band, illustrated by Wilde himself, of course. A video that encourages close pictoral analysis.
Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke - "Bigga Bagga" [YouTube]
I wish I could say that I bugged Caspar Babypants for a video for the song "The Stump Hotel" from his album I Found You! , but I'm not that prescient (although I'm willing to make a bad pun). This new video from Mukpuddy, though, puts to good use Chris Ballew's buggy narrative. Love the very happy banana slug pie.
Caspar Babypants - "The Stump Hotel" [YouTube]
Oh, here's a heart-warming tale of a friendship between a bird and a porcupine animated by David Chao. Then why is it called "Pig Box"? (I had to Google the answer to that one.) I don't even know why the pig/porcupine didn't break into a rendition of "Hakuna Matata" like I kept expecting him to. -- that question I don't think can be answered properly.
But you should watch the video -- perhaps you will come up with a better answer than I've been able to provide.
"Pig Box" [Vimeo]