Flash is for quitters!
Flash is for quitters!

It's a strange phenomenon, this Shapeshifter thing. Why would anyone use a program that limits you to 4 shapes instead of just using Flash? 'Cause Flash is for quitters, that's why! Ok, I'm sort of kidding, but seriously, it's a real challenge to create something amazing out of such a minimalistic structure. Our hats go off to all the kick-ass Shapeshifter people. You guys rock.

Animate in Style
Animate in Style

With our new Shapeshifter T-shirts, you can animate in style! The coolest thing in geek chic, Shapeshifter T-shirts tell the world how much you like sitting in front of your computer! And the Shapeshifter dog is so cute, even your girlfriend will want one! Just throw it in the dryer while wet and shrink it down to baby-T proportions! I personally own one for every day of the week. And you should too.

Man, it was hard!

Out of 8,500 animations entered into the competition, only one is taking home the Wacom On Screen Tablet. It was a really tough call and all of us at Aniboom wished there could be more. With that said – the winner is Jonathan Fontaine's POOR WORKER! For great timing/flow, minimalistic style that makes good use of Shapeshifter's structure and impressive directing skills (we love the sigh!) this is the full package. Way to go, Jonathan!

Tweaking and extending
Tweaking and extending

That’s what many of our 16 finalists have been doing these last few weeks. For one of them, all that effort will be paying off big, with a Wacom On Screen Tablet coming their way. Check back in tomorrow, August 6th, to find out who it will be!

WINNER'S CONSORTIUM: We were floored

UV was the first to notice this insane tribute to the 16 finalists by Jojo Aquino.  I mean, who would recreate scenes from 15 other movies? He must have somehow figured out a way to copy them..but how? Nope. We examined them movie by movie. This sh*t is for real, folks.  You're crazy, Jojo, and we love that!

Finals have begun!
Finals have begun!

The iPods have been awarded and now our 16 finalists will compete for the grand prize of a Wacom On Screen Tablet. This is no joke my friends. These suckers don't come cheap at $2499 each. So vote for your favorite short film and may the best animator win!


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