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Cows that play the guitar, a human body with a bird’s head and a walking ball of flame – what’s that got to do with vegetarianism? I’m not sure, but I don’t care as I’m fascinated by this quirky animation from Passion Pictures & Strange Beast. Although it is a full blown product commercial it looks like a pop video for a hip indy band – which is a huge relief when you see most of what passes for animation in TV commercial world. You also get Macca singing the backing track as a bonus. Continue reading “Passion Pictures – Love Linda animation” »
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I have to hold my hand up and say that I’m not a great fan of sport (on TV or in real life), but I thought it was my patriotic duty to tune into at least some of the Olympic footage on the BBC. How glad I was as it was just at the time when they decided to show the full length version of this animation behemoth from Passion pictures.
At over two mins 30 The Stadium has everything that you would expect – the majestic horns at the beginning, the pitter patter sound in the rhythm track from Vangelis’ Chariot’s of Fire, the comprehensive shot list of iconic British landscapes, and the sense that Team GB is going to come home with a pocket full of gold. In short it pushed all the buttons in me that I thought were unpushable and made me feel good. If that what artistic endeavour is about – then this has suceeded! Continue reading “Passion Pictures – UK Stadium for BBC Olympics” »