Postmodern Jukebox and Singer Haley Reinhart Perform a Vintage Jazz Cover of The Cardigans’ Song ‘Lovefool’

Pop music cover band Postmodern Jukebox (previously) and singer Haley Reinhart recently performed a wonderful vintage jazz cover of The Cardigans‘ 1996 song “Lovefool.” The track is currently available to purchase online via iTunes.

The amazing Haley Reinhart returned to transform one of the ’90s biggest hits into one of the ’40s biggest hits in this Sinatra-esque, big band-plus harp remake of The Cardigans’ “Lovefool.”

The original “Lovefool” music video for comparison:

First Trailer Released for ‘Batkid Begins’, A Documentary About Miles Scott’s Make-A-Wish Adventures in San Francisco

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Batkid Begins (previously), an upcoming feature documentary by filmmakers Dana Nachman and Kurt Kuenne that explores how the courageous Miles Scott (a.k.a. “BatKid“) became a phenomenon in San Francisco with his Make-A-Wish Foundation adventures. The touching documentary is scheduled to release in select theaters on June 26, 2015.

One child. One wish. Millions touched. Who would have thought a 5-year-old boy who fought leukemia would transform a city and a nation for a day? No one. Not his family. Not his friends. Not the thousands of volunteers who came from near and far to help make his wish come true. But it did.

Batkid Begins is a documentary that takes you back to November 15th, 2013, the day San Francisco turned into Gotham City, and the day the internet was nice. More than a billion people took to social media to cheer on BatKid, even President Obama! In all, the #SfBatKid and #BatKid hashtags reached more than 1.84 Billion people on Twitter and Instagram. This wish and this little caped crusader resonated with so many people, including us, and we wanted to find out why.

Batkid Begins

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49 Animation Students Recreate Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Music Video With Beautiful Hand-Drawn Rotoscoped Footage

49 students from the Animation 1: Design from Animation class at the University of Newcastle each took 52 frames from Taylor Swift‘s music video for “Shake It Off” and recreated it using 2,767 frames of hand-drawn rotoscoped footage.

Students from Visual Communications and Natural History Illustration were each given 52 frames of Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off and using the rotoscoping animation technique – the students took the footage and subverted it.

“The students really got into the process,” said Jane Shadbolt, Lecturer in the School of Design, Communication and IT. “Some of them loved the song, and others hated it – but all of them were able to bring their own unique interpretation to it. It’s a great way to get a feel for how animation is put together from thousands of frames and get a feel for how movement happens on screen.”

The original music video for comparison:

Redrawing Taylor Swift - Shake it Off Rotoscoped

Redrawing Taylor Swift - Shake it Off Rotoscoped

Redrawing Taylor Swift - Shake it Off Rotoscoped

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Action Movie Kid and His New Superbaby Sister Resist the Evil Alpha Tots Academy Who Wants to Take Them Away

Dreamworks animator and father Daniel Hashimoto recently teamed up with Field Day to create a new special effects video for his ongoing Action Movie Kid series. The great video shows Hashimoto’s kids, three-year-old James and his new baby sister Sophia, using their superpowers to resist the evil Alpha Tots Academy who wants to take them away.

The devious leader of the Alpha Tots Academy was played by Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone in NBC‘s popular television comedy series The Office.

Raising kids is always an adventure, but what happens when your children have superpowers? Action Movie Kid goes on his grandest adventure yet as he bands together with his baby sister to resist the evil Alpha Tots Academy who wants to take them away.

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