Friday, March 30, 2007

Fruits VS Bugs: Episode 1

When money attacks... Fruits and Bugs.

Fruits VS Bugs: Episode 1

"The Influence Bug and Trooper Bugs head out to Bobby Nelson's house to influence him to steal. It's up to the secret agent fruits, the Agents of the Spirit, to stop them!

We used Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, Premiere, and Movie Maker.

Of course, this wouldn't be a TheAnimationEmpire video without a double-dose of nonsense and nostalgia. Look for references to Loony Tunes, Indiana Jones, Charlie's Angels, Spiderman, Star Wars Episode 2, Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Kart, The Simpsons, Yoshi, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jurassic Park, Kung Pow, The Matrix, Super Mario Brothers (Bros.) and, of course, a lot of secret agent themes. Our preview for Episode 2 even references Batman, Toy Story, and several more Star Wars themes.

Our work has been compared to Shrek, Disney, and Pixar films (Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Cars, etc.). We can tell the difference because we don't have their 80 million dollar budget. =^)"

Here is the new 3D animation that was recently featured on the home page of


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Extra Fruity - 3D Animation

When Money Attacks... 3D animation.

Here is Extra Fruity, a 3D Animation.

Extra Fruity means extra lame as lameness is a perfect description of this video. Look for references to Loony Tunes, The Fugitive, Hot Shots part Deux, Charlie's Angels, Spiderman, Back to the Future, Star Wars, Commando, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Check out their music video, Bucket Full of Cheese:

Here's their Short Short that is nostalgic and insulting, Punky Brewster VS Pippi Longstocking:

Do phones annoy you? Get... Mad At Phone:

And their 27-second short, Taking Care of Business:

Do you like Andy Samberg from Saturday Night Live? We blog about him several times a week:

Hey, want to watch more TheAnimationEmpire videos? Then head on over to The Animation Empire:

Google adds decorative themes to home page

When Money Attacks... Google.

Google adds decorative themes to home page

Option will plant search box in settings that change with time, weather


"Sprucing up its famously plain Web site, Google Inc. is offering a new option that plants its Internet search box in panoramic settings that change with the time of day and the outside weather.
The colorful graphics to be unveiled Tuesday represent the latest bit of pizzaz to be served up on Google’s home page as the Mountain View-based company caters to the digerati who want to customize everything from their cell phones to their computers."


Monday, March 26, 2007

Puppy Plays Virtual Soccer

When Money Attacks... Puppies.

Check out this video of a puppy playing Virtual Soccer on a Reatrix shadow-based touch system.

"Dog going crazy for the interactive soccer ball on the Reactrix interactive floor display."


Jeff Han starts a company - Perspective Pixel

When Money Attacks... Educational Research.

So much for education; the researcher who has been showing off his research with touch technology has started his own company to manufacture "the most advanced multi-touch system in the world."

Read all about it:

Good luck competing with the big boys!

Million Dollar Laptop

When Money Attacks... Laptops.

Here is a million dollar laptop!!!


"March 23, 2007 UK-based bespoke luxury goods creator Luvaglio has created the first million dollar laptop. That’s what the first of their luxury laptops will sell for. Full details of the laptop have not been released at this point, but it is known that it incorporates a 17" widescreen LED lit screen with a specially designed anti-reflective glare coating for clear and brighter image, 128GB of Solid State Disk space and a slot loading Blue-Ray drive. There is an integrated screen cleaning device and a very rare coloured diamond piece of jewellery that doubles up as the power button when placed into the laptop and also acts as security identification."

Can I trade in my old laptop?

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Microsoft i'm - Support Charities by sending Instant Messages

Support Charities by sending Instant Messages -

Every time you start a conversation using i’m, Microsoft shares a portion of the program's advertising revenue with some of the world's most effective organizations dedicated to social causes. Choose the one that best addresses the issues you feel most passionate about. As you can see, these are groups you know and groups you know can get things done. Because this isn't only about good intentions, it's also about great results.

Here is the list of causes: