Animation

Nitro Warriors: Stop Motion Chase

Posted in Animation, Best of, Camaro, Car Chase, Chevrolet, Domestic Rides, Ford, Funny, General, Hoonage, muscle cars, Mustang, News, Rants & Raves, Rides by MrAngry | October 5th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

Nitro Warriors Stop Motion

It seems like just yesterday when I was rolling around on my parents floor playing with my favorite Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. These little die-cast buggers provided me with years of juvenile fun and helped lead me down my automotive path. “Nitro Warriors” is a short 2:35 stop motion film that was filmed entirely with an iPhone and an application called Stop Motion HD. It features a super-charged Ford Mustang against a rip-roaring Z06 Corvette. People, this is the stuff that childhood is made of. Click through and check it out.

Source: Youtube.com

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The Gift – A Sci-Fi Short Movie

Posted in Animation, Car Chase, General, Hoonage, Rants & Raves, Videos by MrAngry | October 2nd, 2012 | 2 Responses |

The Gift Animated Short

The car chase is to movies as kibbles are to bits. They belong together and when done properly they not only give the viewers a great experience, but give them that big-ole’ cherry on the top of their sundae. Not all chases however have to be real, in fact some of the best ones I’ve ever seen come to us in animated form. The movie “Akira” for instance had an amazing motorcycle chase, as did “Ruin”. This new one though, from the animated short “The Gift” does a pretty good job of keeping up with traditions.

Source: FireBallTim.com

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Ruin: The best 8-minutes you’ll spend today

Posted in Animation, Best of, General, Rants & Raves, Videos by MrAngry | March 21st, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

Ruin

I have no idea why we’re all fascinated with stories of a post-apocalyptic society, but the fact of the matter is, we are. Look at movies like “The Road Warrior”, “Book of Eli” or “The Road” and you’ll get the idea. Sometimes it’s nuclear war, other times it’s disease and yet other times still, it’s aliens that wipe out humanity. Whatever the case though, those who survive generally turn into bad-asses and repeatedly go on a quest to eek out a life the day after. “Ruin” depicts exactly this, and while a little far fetched perhaps, I can almost guarantee it’ll be the best 8 minutes of your day.

Source: Vimeo.com

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Nullarbor – This is one LONG road.

Posted in Animation, Best of, Funny, General, Rants & Raves, Videos by MrAngry | March 20th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

Nullarbor

Combine one big-ass road, a slow driver and a little bit of road rage and you’ve got the Nullarbor, Australia’s longest road.

Source: Hooniverse.com

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Suzuki Explains How A CVT Works

Posted in Animation, Educational, Mechanics, Suzuki by Kurt Ernst | August 11th, 2011 | 7 Responses |

In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll say this up front: I hate Continuously Variable Transmissions, and can easily equate them to the decline of Western civilization. They require no skill to operate, produce more noise than forward motion, have a higher failure rate than automatics or manuals and actually promote distracted driving. Ever try to text and drive a six-speed manual? It’s damn hard to do, but texting while driving a CVT is a piece of cake, and the same goes for any other distracted-driving chore. Read More…

Take A Virtual Lap Of The European Grand Prix Valencia Circuit

Posted in Animation, Formula 1, Videos by Kurt Ernst | June 25th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Pirelli is now the tire supplier for the Formula One series, and they’ve caught a lot of flack for tire wear among drivers and teams. This video takes you on a virtual lap of the Valencia circuit ahead of tomorrow’s European Grand Prix, and it also gives you a idea of the challenges faced by Pirelli’s engineers when designing F1 racing tires. In the United States, tomorrow’s race is covered by Fox Sports, which means that the video below is likely to be the best coverage you’ll see of the event. Enjoy. Read More…

Cars Not Included: Disney’s New “Planes” Trailer

Posted in Animation, Best of, Funny, Funny Videos, Movies, Rants & Raves, Videos by MrAngry | June 14th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Disney's Planes

Disney Pixar’s “Cars 2″ is set to hit theaters in only a few weeks on June 24th. The animated film reunites all of our favorite characters including Lightening McQueen, Mater and Mack as they travel around the globe for new adventures. The “Cars” franchise has turned out to be one of the most lucrative projects for Disney and because of this they’ve decided to spread their wings a bit. You see now they’ve created… wait for it… PLANES! Yep, that’s right Disney has gone out (without Pixar mind you) and aimed for the sky with their new (for DVD only) animated movie Planes.

“The team at DisneyToon Studios has done such an amazing job creating a heartfelt story filled with great comedy, adventure, and emotion,” Disney creative exec John Lasseter said in a release back when the project was confirmed in February. “I know audiences are going to love taking off into the wild blue yonder with these daredevil characters, as they experience a whole new kind of animated adventure.”

I am curious however as to what Rob Zombie thinks about his song “More Human Than Human” being used in a Disney flick. Times have changed I tell ya’, times have changed.
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Still Think Racing Cars Is Easy?

Posted in Animation, Cool Stuff, Racing, Racing Coverage by Kurt Ernst | May 28th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Image: Audi

If you’re not a fan of motorsports, it’s easy to look at racing as something that takes more bravery than skill or fitness. After all, how hard can it be to keep the gas pedal to the mat while steering through corners? That doesn’t take much strength, does it? Audi team driver Alan McNish would beg to differ, and he explains some of the rigors of endurance racing in the animated short below, entitled “Eliminating Luck.” I’m not sure I’d call the 24 Hours of LeMans “the equivalent of an entire Formula 1 season in one day,” but that still doesn’t take away from how grueling the race is. When was the last time you spent three hours jogging, or did 176 pound leg presses continuously for the same amount of time? Does holding a nine pound weight in each hand for three hours sound fun? How about fighting three times your body weight? That’s what McNish will do, repeatedly, during his LeMans race. If you still think it’s easy, you’ve never raced cars. Read More…

Differentials For Dummies

Posted in Animation, Best of, General, Promoted, Rants & Raves, Repair, Tips, Videos by MrAngry | April 1st, 2011 | 18 Responses |

Rear Differential

I’ll be honest, there is a very distinct possibility that I’ve posted this before, but quite honestly I don’t care because this video should be watched by anyone who drives a car. Rear differentials for some reason seem to confuse and mystify people as to what they do and how they function. Sure you hear people talk about them, but in reality few individuals actually understand them. The basic jist of a rear differential is to modulate the speed of the rear wheels so that an even rotation occurs between the tires when your automobile goes around a corner. This video not only shows, but explains exactly how a differential works in a manner that’s clear, concise and easy to understand. Wouldn’t it be great if everything could be explained this easily? Click through for the video.
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MotoCreeps: You Don’t Want Them After You!

Posted in Animation, Motorcycle, Videos by MrAngry | October 7th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

MotoCreeps – Yep, that’s what they’re called and they were created by stop motion animator Fred Stuhr. You’ve probably never heard of him but you’ve most likely seen other bits of his work. You see Fred Stuhr had done music videos for the likes of Danzig and Tool and had created commercials for such companies as Converse sneakers, Halls cough drops and Trident gum before he was killed in a car accident in 1997 at the age of 30. MotoCreeps was actually just a short promotional clip for an unfinished feature that Stuhr was working on when he passed away. We can see that Stuhr’s imagination would have treated us to some pretty wild stuff if the film had been complete. Thankfully though at least we all have a glimpse into the mind of this once amazing animator.

Source: Hemmings.com