Enlight has a new app out called Enlight Pixaloop. It creates animated photos that can bring your art to life. Any photo element: strands of hair, waves, clouds, or clothing can be animated. Pixaloop tools give you precise animation control so you can perfect your idea. Choose the speed of movement you want to create moving masterpieces: from the subtle flicker of a candle flame to Marilyn’s iconic billowing white dress to cascading waterfalls to two-way escalators. To animate a photo, place arrows to define motion within the image. Add anchors to gradually reduce the speed in the animated area. Freeze motion in parts of your photos to hold specific elements still and keep it real. Or get unreal and tease nature – reverse the direction of water or spills to defy gravity and flow upwards. App Store: Enlight Pixaloop – Free
Apple landed the rights to Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers, an animated movie that shows how a young girl’s life changes when she travels to Ireland with her father to kill the last pack of wolves.
If you’re of a certain age Liquid Television has a special place in your heart. If that doesn’t ring a bell, it’s a ground breaking animation series that ran on MTV in the 1990s that gave us shows like Beavis and Butt-head along with Æon Flux. The series featured shorts that defined a new style of animation and storytelling, and the full episodes haven’t been seen in their complete form since they were originally aired. That just changed because MTV posted the entire series on Archive.org where you can watch them all for free. If you haven’t seen the show before, clear your weekend schedule and start watching. If you remember the show, well, you’re welcome.