Animation Xcess (2013)
Every year we get more than 2,000 entries and - trust us - there is some REALLY wild stuff in there. Animation is the art form that really cuts loose, supercharges and celebrates some of the wildest imaginations on the planet. It is THE vehicle to visualise the most improbable notions, the most radical of creative transitions and to throw up on the screen the most over-the-top ideas. Late Night Bizarre is a great wharf to tie some of those boats up at but not every uber-animation fits that vibe. Enter "Animation Xcess", a home for the extreme idea, the impossible-to-describe plot and the bona fide bubbling-over-the-brim excess of imaginative animating juice.
Beyond description. A gorgeously crafted, magic carpet ride of apparently random surrealist imagery that would have tied Salvadore Dali's imagination up in knots.
One of the most intense examples of plasticine animation we've ever received. WAY beyond anything that could be described or storyboarded.
United StatesRuntime: 4:20
A galloping cavalcade of full-speed, uber-morphing nudity.
United KingdomRuntime: 1:08
A mottled, psychedelic pastiche of high-speed naked salad munching, very naughty poses in giant ice cream sundae bowls and very odd goings-on amidst the fruit salad.
|Bullets For Breakfast
Mari Jaye Blanchard
A disturbing, eviscerating visual essay on the flesh tearing issue of body image.
United StatesRuntime: 2:54
Ho Geun Yoon
An explosive, savagely beautiful look at just how a dark revengeful angel - unleashed for all the right reasons - can consume and overpower its owner.
The best kind. A beautifully graphic depiction of the simplest of the karma sutra artforms.
11 outa 10 on the Bizarre-A-Meter. A weird little creature succumbs to a kind of animated decomposition before the entire scene is overrun by competing herds of teeth and wriggling thumbs.
An utterly demented, insanely constructed high-speed romp through a frenzied blizzard of constantly morphing images that have been dragged kicking and screaming from the animal depths.
United StatesRuntime: 5:02
|I'm Fine Thanks
Just coz you say it a hundred times doesn't make it so. Fine is very much in the eye of the beholder.
United KingdomRuntime: 4:30
Grace Nayoon Rhee
Never, ever stick your finger into a hairy, squishy thing. Walking on broken glass isn't a very good idea either. All these things should be left to the experts.
South KoreaRuntime: 6:06
There's lotsa different ways to express yourself and here are a few of the nosier ones.
The best way to close out this exploration of the extreme. The latest dark masterpiece from the crown price of extreme, Rosto.