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‘ThunderLOLcats’ Parodies Wacky Internet Culture

Are you bewildered by Internet fads like LOL Cats, "Invisible Sandwich," and Dog Fort? And are you a fan of the classic '80s cartoon 'Thundercats'? If so, you gotta check out the 'ThunderLOLcats' animated short from Cartoon Network's 'Mad.'

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Cthulhu vs. Siths
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Carrot Cthulhu Battles ‘Star Wars’ Sith in Adorkable Animated Video [VIDEO]

It's evil against evil when H.P. Lovecraft's tentacled monster Cthulhu takes on George Lucas's baddy space priests from 'Star Wars.'

This surprisingly adorable stop-motion animated video was crafted by YouTuber Komelsky and his kids. Creating Cthulhu out of carrots was a real stroke of genius, we think. But who wins when the evil Jedi come to destroy the infamous Lovecraftian horror?

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Touching Animated Shorts From 9/11 Initiative Honor Lives Lost [VIDEOS]

Working with the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, the oral history project StoryCorps is on a mission to record at least one story honoring each of the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center that occurred on February 26, 1993 and on September 11, 2001.

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Even Angry Birds Need a Therapist [VIDEO]

All that flying through the air and crashing into things has apparently taken an emotional toll on one of the feathered warriors from 'Angry Birds,' and he's even sought therapy to cope.

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10 Costumes Fit for Committing a Crime

Another day, another person disguised as a fictional character commits a crime. The other day, Gumby was busted for trying to rob a 7-11 and now, Darth Vader has robbed a gas station and taking off on a bike. Guess they never did fin

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Freddie Mercury’s Birthday Honored With Google Doodle [VIDEO]

To commemorate what would have been Queen singer Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday this weekend, Google published a Mercury-ized doodle on their homepage, along with an accompanying animated video. The clip imagines the late star (who passed away in 1991 due to AIDS complications), cavorting through a heavenscape packed with 8-bit objects and some of his most iconic outfits.

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The Steve Jobs Taiwanese Animation Is Here! [VIDEO]

We all know that Apple was founded when Steve Jobs took a technicolor trip through a forest and was bonked on the head with a Newtonian Apple logo of inspiration, before going on to literally give birth to a bulky Macintosh computer. Well, that's how Taiwanese animation team Next Media Animation remembers it at least.

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Amazing Animated Short Uses 500 People and 1500 Photos [VIDEO]

Israeli filmmaker Eran Amir created a pretty dazzling 100-second short by having 500 people hold up 1,500 synced photographs, thus creating a stop-motion, picture-in-picture effect.

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Man Gets a Reverse Haircut in Clever Short [VIDEO]

A drastic haircut can be a traumatizing experience. But what if you could get your old look back in a snap?

Tom Offer Westort and his friend Peter Simon got inspired by Tom's decision to shear off all his head and facial hair and created this clever stop-motion video in which his extreme haircut is shown in reverse. Watch Tom go from totally bald and clean-shaven to his old shaggy-haired self in 30 seconds.

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Who Needs an Arcade? People Play Life-Sized ‘Human Pinball’ on City Streets [VIDEO]

Sure, human pinball may not be as fast paced as human foosball but it's still really fun to watch.

The below short, a stop-motion animation clip put together by the people behind NYC's Animation Block Party Film Festival, imagines what it would look like if people were the bumpers and balls in a massive game played out on city streets.

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‘Happy Feet 2′ Movie Trailer – Baby Penguins Break It Down [VIDEO]

'Happy Feet,' the 2006 animated film featuring singing and dancing penguins and a subtle environmental message, took in almost $400 million worldwide and won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. Now the flightless fowl are back for 'Happy Feet 2.'

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Who Needs Paper? Animated Ad Drawn on 900 Fake Fingernails [VIDEO]

To help market the new Picanto, the smallest car in its fleet, auto manufacturer Kia put together a stop-motion animation film -- on fingernails.

The project took 1,200 bottles of nail polish and 900 artificial nails. Artists spent two hours painting each one, working around the clock for 25 days straight to create the world’s first nail art animation.

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‘Animation Hotline’ Web Series Turns Voicemails Into Quirky Animated Shorts [VIDEOS]

With smartphones becoming veritable mini-computers and many people opting for texting over actual phone calls these days, voicemail is on its way to becoming a thing of the past.

Artist Dustin Grella, however, still appreciates the medium: his quirky web short series Animation Hotline features stop-motion animated renderings of voicemails he receives. Each short is created on a chalkboard and takes about 12 hours to complete.

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Animator Re-Imagines ‘Mad Men’ Opening Credits [VIDEO]

Can't wait until 2012 for more 'Mad Men'? We've got two suggestions to whet your appetite: Emotions with Jon Hamm, a Tumblr dedicated to the expressive man behind stoic lead Don Draper, and this animated re-imagining of the show's opening credits, from the mind of illustrator Paul Rogers.

The sleek, colorful images of the characters' favorite props (a typewriter, a pack of Lucky Strikes, Don's Coupe de Ville, Joan Holloway's pen necklace, etc.) are enough to make ousted art director Sal Romano jealous.

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Watch the Beastie Boys’ New Video for ‘Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win,’ Directed by Spike Jonze

The Beastie Boys' new music video for 'Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win,' the group's single with Santigold, reunites the group director Spike Jonze (the man behind the lens of their acclaimed 'Sabotage' video) and features the Boys as action figures in stop-motion animation.

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