Conan O'Brien Becomes An Animated Archer Character And Battles Mobsters

On a very special segment of Conan, late-night TV host Conan O'Brien didn't just have the voice of Sterling Archer, H. Jon Benjamin, on his couch to promote the new season of Archer. He actually became an animated Archer-style character and got involved in the spy's shoot-em-up hijinks. » 1/21/15 6:36pm 1/21/15 6:36pm

Holiday Travel Would Be More Bearable If Airports Looked like Star Wars

Then again, maybe it wouldn't. After all, in a world where Frankfurt, Germany is home to an Imperial Starport, All Terrain walkers, Lambda-shuttles, TIE fighters, and even the occasional Star Destroyer might amount to little more than quotidian traffic on an airport apron. » 7/06/14 1:42pm 7/06/14 1:42pm

Stuntmen in LED Suits Made This Impossible Parkour Run a Reality

The advent of CGI has allowed us to realize things on-screen we never thought would be possible—from living, breathing dinosaurs, to giant transforming robots. But it's become so over-used that over-the-top practical effects now draw the biggest wows from audiences, like Lexus' use of countless LED-suit clad stuntmen » 7/02/14 12:28pm 7/02/14 12:28pm

This Truck Is Not Real

This beautiful blue Scania truck rolling over a hilly highway is a demonstration of CGI software called OctaneRender 2.0. The future of animation and video games might be prettier than real life. » 4/01/14 10:21am 4/01/14 10:21am

ENZY in the hood is Kia’s loveable cartoon gang

If I’m reading this trademark application correctly, two weeks ago the KIA Motors Corporation, the same one located at 231, Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, applied for a trademark for the image above, to include the characters and the ENZY in the Hood logo. » 9/17/13 3:56pm 9/17/13 3:56pm

Turbo could be the sweetest surprise of the summer

Every once in a while, there's an animated film that has a totally bizarre premise, which should not work at all. And yet, the result is actually kind of great. Gnomeo and Juliet was one such movie, and so is Turbo, the story of a snail that wants to be a race car. Turbo could be the summer's most pleasant surprise. » 7/18/13 8:14am 7/18/13 8:14am

An engineer tries to flee a dark storm in this stylish steampunk short

There's a great paper cutout feel to Thomas Plaete's short film Nimbus Machina. An engineer in a monstrous steampunk vehicle must flee the storm he created. » 7/07/13 10:42am 7/07/13 10:42am

Let's Watch Some Mid-Century Cartoons About Cars

There big file in my brain labelled "Things I Are A Sucker For" is a large, sloppy thing, with photos of weird cars and bits of hot dogs and brochures for old '80s computers falling out all over the place. Also crammed in there, between torn-out photos of girls in long athletic socks with those three stripes and… » 1/07/13 3:40pm 1/07/13 3:40pm

'All Japanese Must Be Killed' Proclaims Sign Allegedly In Front Of…

China and Japan's dispute over the Japanese purchase of the Diaoyu Islands has started massive protests, shut down factories, and has threatened $340 billion in annual trade. A photo even purportedly showed an Audi dealer wishing all Japanese were dead. » 9/18/12 10:30am 9/18/12 10:30am

How’s This For A Flamboyant Drop Of The Checkered Flag?

Mark this airborne dance move as one of those antics which are dangerous looking, not that dangerous, but still dangerous enough never to be allowed in Formula One again that you’ll have to go back to the ’70s to see. » 4/03/12 10:00am 4/03/12 10:00am

The Mystery Machine Is For Sale For $3,200 In California

Well, it appears we've finally discovered the final fate of those meddling kids. After spending decades thwarting wizened theme park owners wearing rubber suits for the express purpose of insurance fraud, the Scooby Gang retired to the Bay Area. » 3/22/12 8:30am 3/22/12 8:30am

Watch this insanely great F1 stop-motion Lego animation

It’s another few days until Formula One returns from its extended summer vacation. Until then, revel in this painstakingly detailed stop motion animation of a race, done in Lego on a dream medley of Monaco, Zandvoort, Spa and the Nürburgring. There’s plenty of overtaking—of the unusual kind, some of it. » 8/22/11 12:30pm 8/22/11 12:30pm

The Mole and the Car: Automotive dreams from behind the Iron Curtain

In 1954, the Czech cartoonist Zdeněk Miler was tasked with creating educational films about the merits of Communist industry. Miler subverted the project to create Krtek (The Mole), and showed children behind the Iron Curtain the wonders of American cars, rockets, and skyscrapers. Not in vain: this Friday, Miler’s… » 4/26/11 3:00pm 4/26/11 3:00pm

"Shapeshifter" Transforming An Audi

To highlight its computer animation chops for corporate advertisers, design studio Charlex crafted this two-minute clip of a debadged Audi fracturing into Borg-like birds, fish and even a hunting cat that might be a Jaguar. » 1/31/11 10:00am 1/31/11 10:00am

The Best Indoor Car Race Without Any Cars

Three students at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta devised a way to hold a race in their dorm without any internal combustion machinery. It's just pure seat-of-the-pants driving, with a little Ken Block-wannabe action at the end. » 12/30/10 9:30am 12/30/10 9:30am

Subaru Creates Gigantic WRX-Powered Flipbook Animation

Subaru Canada set out to build an ad for the new 2011 Subaru WRX STI powered by the car itself, eventually settling on creating a giant flipbook animation around a racetrack. it's awesome. How they did it below. » 11/04/10 3:30pm 11/04/10 3:30pm

"Welcome to Southwest, You Tranny Motherfuckers!"

Imagine you're an AirTran pilot. You might be nervous about your job, or Southwest's corporate culture. Then you might see this video, where you're promised instruction on how to roll a 400-pound granny down the jetway. Helloooo, new corporate overlords! » 10/22/10 2:00pm 10/22/10 2:00pm

Sorry I’m Late: Lovely Stop-Motion About, Ahem, The Superiority of the…

London-based advertising man Tomas Mankovsky has created this short film about a man who is late. As in very, very late. » 5/21/09 12:00pm 5/21/09 12:00pm

How The Housing Market Fell: Animated Yellow Sports Cars And Big Garages

You might be asking yourself why Jalopnik is featuring an animation about sub-prime mortgages. Our answer? Because it's too cool not to and it has awesome mega-garages and yellow vintage-designed sports cars. So there. » 5/01/09 9:30am 5/01/09 9:30am