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The Mysterious Geographic Adventures Of Jasper Morello - an amazing animated tale of love and adventure, told in gothic steampunk style! Read all about it on Springleap: www.springleap.com/posts/view/the-mysterious-adventures-of-jasper-morello-video-friday

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) Directed by Anthony Lucas, Screenplay by Mark Shirrefs http://www.jaspermorello.com/gazette/

Steampunk animated short film, The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello is a bizarre animated steampunk short that follows the royal navigator of a government dirigible on a journey into the unknown, where the crew accidentally stumbles upon a savage, horrifying cure for their plague-infested world.

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello - Short Film (Mark Shirrefs - Anthony Lucas)

Bear with me: these short films are getting better and better. Here is "The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello."

This short film is set in a world styled after mid-Victorian England with Steampunk style, iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, where giant mechanical airships are the main mode of transport. The characters are animated in the style of Wayang (Indonesian shadow puppets) best described as silhouettes. The visual style of the characters is similar to that used by the 1926 film The Adventures of Prince Achmed (one of the oldest-surviving animated feature films).

Antony Lucas's "The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello" (2006) is short film is set in a world styled after mid-Victorian England with Steampunk style, iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, where giant mechanical airships are the main mode of transport. The characters are animated in the style of Wayang (Indonesian shadow puppets) best described as silhouettes, a visual that is similar to the one used by Lotte Reiniger in the 1926 film "The Adventures of Prince Achmed".

The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello - Must SEE Short film

The author's latest passion is for all things "steampunk." Movies, animations, books, music and fashion - all now have steampunk sub-genres. If you love science fiction, brass, leather, fine-wood and all things mechanical, it's like being a kid in a candy store. There have been a number of attempts to properly define the movement, and many have fallen short. Just what is steampunk?  And where did it come from?   What's up with the whole "Victorian" thing? The video below is one of the best explanations to date. So Steampunk is a movement loosely organized around retro-science fiction and fantasy expressed through the style, materials and craftsmanship of the Victorian era. Nowhere has that fantasy world been better captured than in the radical MASKS associated with the genre.   Ukrainian artist Bob Basset is the most celebrated.  The author's favorite blog, Boing Boing, has done a fine job of covering Basset's work here and here. Steampunk has definitely had an impact on fashion. The melding of fantasy Victorian with modern-day technologies - as the Victorians would have implemented them - creates an irresistible science fiction palate that is well-exploited by contemporary fashionistas.     One of the best media for Steampunk themed storytelling is animation. And the seminal animated short film in that regard (author's opinion) is "The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello." A personal favorite, included below. "A Gentleman's Duel" is another, outstanding animation - recently voted to the YouTube "recommended" list. Finallly, Steampunk has had a profound affect on music that we're likely to see more of as this movement continues to catch on. Abney Park is the Author's personal favorite Steampunk band. They're the whole package. When I was a boy, my father was a devoted deep-sea fisherman. He had an all-wood construction fishing boat that slept four. Among his collection of nautical instruments, he had one of those great metal and glass compasses in a wooden box with metal screws. It was mounted inside on it's own cool frame and the top of the box was lined with purple silk inscribed in gold thread. It made quiet an impression on me. He also had one of those bulky but very cool wrist compasses, with a weathered, leather strap. Steampunk makes me feel like I did then, handling his mechanical treasures. Just like I did the first time I saw Captain Nemo's fantastic ship in the early 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea film; or, watched the original Dune.

Video Friday on Springleap features the Lego story, animated, and told by the company itself. Enjoy!

The LEGO® Story As The LEGO Group celebrates its 80th Birthday, we take a look back at its history with this short animated film.

The LEGO® Story As The LEGO Group celebrates its 80th Birthday, we take a look back at its history with this short animated film. Find out more here, http://www.facebook.com/LEGOGROUP

The LEGO® Story(2012) - The Lego Group celebratesd its 80th birthday with this short animated film.

The LEGO® Story - How LEGO created a 3D Pixar-grade animated short movie to tell their brand story

In the 80th birthday Lego® Story video there's everything... including beautiful vintage sofas!

The #LEGO Group celebrates its 80th Birthday with this short film : 'The LEGO Story'

The LEGO® Story - an animated short film celebrating the company's 80th birthday.

The LEGO Story. Lego Celebrates 80th Birthday With Whimsical Animated Short.

The LEGO® Story – How It All Started…Highly Inspirational Video

Dashing, daring, courageous and...on the run from a chef. Oktapodi! Springleap blogs it: www.springleap.com/posts/view/video-friday-oktapodi?utm_source=facebook_medium=fb-post_campaign=fb-friday

TOO CUTE! Oktapodi – Cute Short Film Oscar 2009 Animated Short Film. Two cute octopuses help each other escape the clutches of a tyrannical restaurant cook. But, even once they’re out of the kitchen, their battle to stay together is not over.

"Oktapodi" is a 2007 French computer-animated short film that originated as a Graduate Student Project from Gobelins L'Ecole de L'Image. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Short Animated Film

▶ Oktapodi (2007) - Oscar 2009 Animated Short Film - YouTube. Kids write narrative story from one character's perspective. My kids LOVE this!

Oktapodi (2007) - Oscar 2009 Animated Short Film - YouTube (pode-se explorar a causa e efeito)

▶ Oktapodi (2007) - Oscar 2009 Animated Short Film - YouTube PERSISTENCE!

Oktapodi (2007) - Oscar 2009 Animated Short Film (a cute and funny short)

COOL DAZE | ▶ Oktapodi (2007) - Oscar 2009 Animated Short Film - YouTube

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fans Hope - TRAILER http://www.springleap.com/posts/view/comic-con-episode-iv-a-fans-hope

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Official Trailer #1 - Morgan Spurlock Movie (2012) HD

'Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope' Official Trailer. Directed by Morgan Spurlock.

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope -- the touted newish Morgan Spurlock flick

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Trailer... This looks awesome

Trailer for 'Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope'

Comic-Con episode IV: A fan's hope (trailer)

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope - Trailer zur Dokumentation

Link Ink: Morgan Spurlock’s Comic-Con Movie Trailer, Painting Memes and Dredd’s Voice

A line, a man, and a voice: La Linea! Springleap goes back in time to walk the line: www.springleap.com/posts/view/video-friday-la-linea-episode-1?utm_source=facebook_medium=fb-post_campaign=fb-friday

La línea, del autor italiano Osvaldo Cavandoli. ¡Divertidísimo! Animaciones sin palabras... pero los alumnos pueden hablar y contar lo que pasa.

La Linea (1971, Italia) - Episode 1 Série télévisée d'animation italienne créée par le dessinateur Osvaldo Cavandoli. Ce personnage a été créé en 1969 dans la série de films publicitaires Carosello pour la maison Lagostina.

La Linea Episode 1 מחר נפתחת במוזיאון ת״א תערוכה לילדים ״על קווי הדמיון״, על אחד המסכים שם מוקרנים סרטונים של מר קו. A children's exhibition, "Imaginary Lines", opens tomorrow in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art!

La Linea Episode 1 do autor italiano Osvaldo Cavandoli. ¡Divertidíssimo! Sem palavras... mas os alunos poden falar imaginando o que vai acontecendo

La Linea (de Osvaldo Cavandoli) Episode 1

La Linea 1 - Osvaldo Cavandoli

la linea - french cartoon

La Linea Episode 1