Chosin: Baptized by Fire!

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Jun 132016
 

Veterans Expeditionary Media and HOPR studios have created a chilling short film to convey the horror of the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir through the eyes of a young Marine during the Korean War.

True story from the Korean War! Baptized by Fire is a short animated film adapted from the graphic novel Hold the Line, and inspired by the true story of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines. While delivering mail to the grunts of Fox Company, Private First Class Billy French is trapped in a massive surprise attack launched by the Communist Chinese Army. French must prove his mettle when the company’s position is overrun by hordes of enemy troops.

About the Chosin Reservoir Campaign: In the winter of 1950, deep within the frozen mountains of North Korea, 15,000 U.S. Soldiers and Marines were surrounded and trapped by 120,000 Chinese soldiers. Despite the odds, the Marines refused to surrender and fought their way 78 miles to the sea and rescued 98,000 refugees. This tale of sacrifice and courage that contends with the story of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae as one of the most heroic feats in history.

Produced in partnership with Veterans Expeditionary Media and Hopr Studios.

 
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Worlds Apart

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Dec 272015
 

This is an exceptional short film.

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Worlds Apart tells the story of a young Central California family caught in an unimaginable situation. Told through the eyes of a child’s teddy bear, Worlds Apart is part cautionary fairytale and part science fiction thriller. The film has garnered fourteen Best Animation awards from festivals around the globe.

 

The Difference Between A Sweet Potato And A Yam

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Nov 272015
 

This helpful animated short created by Eva Hill explains the difference between a Sweet Potato and a Yam.

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When you go to buy potatoes you generally just have to pick a color or a name, because whether they’re red, russet or fingerling they’re all called potatoes in the end.

But their tuberous root cousins are named sweet potatoes and yams even though they seem to be as similar to each other as two different kinds of potatoes. So what’s in a name?

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The Garden Ape

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Jun 082015
 

The Garden Ape
Make your garden a wonderfully wild place to be, and maybe the garden ape will come for a visit!

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The Garden Ape” by Emma de Swaef and Marc James Roels of Marc & Emma (previously) is a short film featuring an adorable wool ape exploring a wild garden complete with a real snail, hedgehog, and more. The film was made for the Wonderlijk Wild campaign for Natuurpunt, which encourages gardening to provide a habitat for wild animals.

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Brain Divided

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Apr 042015
 

Brain DividedCheck out this incredibly well done CGI animated short film, by the talented Josiah Haworth, Joon Shik Song and Joon Soo Song! A guy meets a blind date in a restaurant and his brain goes into overdrive, with an epic struggle between the logical and inhibited left side and the emotional, impulsive right side.

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A guy meets a blind date in a restaurant and his brain goes into overdrive, with an epic struggle between the logical and inhibited left side and the emotional, impulsive right side. This animated short from Josiah Haworth, Joon Shik Song and Joon Soo Song of Ringling College of Art and Design is part of Cartoon Brew’s 4th annual Student Animation Festival.

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A Tale of Momentum And Inertia

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Jan 072015
 

A cool short and entertaining animated film.

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A rock creature does what he has to do in this really short story from House Special. I love how expressive his face is; it’s the exact opposite of the “stone face” you’d expect. And since it’s just animation, you can laugh without feeling guilty.

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Cluck Of The Bells

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Dec 242014
 

For your viewing pleasure… “Cluck of the Bells

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Our chickens’ world-wide debut. A little holiday treat brought to you by the best chicken choir this side of anywhere! Enjoy this musical gem. (Vocals by David Fuller, Animation by Daisy Church.) You can also find more holiday clucking at www.fullervoice.com/cluck Happy holidays!

 

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If Rudolph Took Place Today

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Dec 232014
 

The world has changed since 1964!

If the story of “Rudolph” happened today, things would probably go down a lot differently. This humorous parody by FatAwesome shows how in modern times people wouldn’t have taken Santa’s discrimination so lightly. All it takes is one elf with a smartphone, and Santa finds himself going viral online – and not in a good way.

 

 

The History Of Tattoos

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Dec 042014
 

If you have a tattoo, you’re part of a rich cultural history that dates back at least 8,000 years. Where did this practice of body modification come from, and how has its function changed over time? Addison Anderson tracks the history of getting inked.

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Huumans have marked their bodies with tattoos for thousands of years. These permanent designs—sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal—have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishment. Joann Fletcher, research fellow in the department of archaeology at the University of York in Britain, describes the history of tattoos and their cultural significance to people around the world, from the famous ” Iceman,” a 5,200-year-old frozen mummy, to today’s Maori.

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1st Squad, 3rd Platoon

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Nov 162014
 

This story of an only soldier to survive from his team will break your heart.

Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams and the eleven soldiers in his team were on a rescue mission in Barwanah, Iraq in the summer of 2005 when tragedy struck. By complete chance, Lance was told to move to another vehicle before taking off.

Only a short time later, a powerful explosion shook the ground. The truck holding his entire team was completely destroyed. Now, he must deal with being the only survivor of his crew everyday.

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