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…It’s Movie Monday: Ryan?


Ryan was “a Canadian animator. A gentleman panhandler. One of the pioneers of Canadian animation. Oscar nominee. Poor beggar. An artist unable to create. God observing the world. Fallen angel. Arrogant. Shy. Broken. Not destroyed.” 30 years ago, Ryan produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Years later, plagued by alcoholism and drug abuse, he was destitute on the streets of Toronto.

In this rather captivating and haunting short, called simply “Ryan”, Chris Landreth animates a tribute to Ryan Larkin.

    In Ryan we hear the voice of Ryan Larkin and people who have known him, but these voices speak through strange, twisted, broken and disembodied 3D generated characters… people whose appearances are bizarre, humorous or disturbing. Although incredibly realistic and detailed, Ryan was created and animated without the use of live action footage, rotoscoping or motion capture…but instead from an original, personal, hand animated three-dimensional world which Chris calls ‘psychological realism’.

[NFB – Ryan]

[Via: Drawn!]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Pioneer MiniCamino?


If you’re trying to get people to pay attention to your car, nothing does it quite like chopping the back half off of a Mini and turning it into a MiniCamino.

This Pioneer show car features an MS Design widebody kit in two-tone chocolate and white, a custom convertible kit, Recaros, a surfboard rack, an iPod dock, and enough Pioneer electronics to blow your neighbor’s ears out.

[Pioneer – Mini Pick-Up]

[Via: CarScoop]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Top Tune Solstice?

Top Tuner Solstice

With a name like the Top Tuner Solstice, how can this not be featured on Tuner Tuesday?

Answer: It can’t.

This Top Tuner Solstice is the end result of five of the best tuners in the industry, a blank canvas, and a blank check.

With an estimated street value of $500,000, you know that no expense was spared on this green and red goblin.

Top Tuner Solstice Details

Desired Customs’ Keith Losier handled the entertainment system, decking it out in Pioneer goodness, Seam Line’s Vito Lanniciello handled the suede red interior, Rowetech Automotive’s Simon Rowe installed the 500 hp, 2.0L, twin charged (it has both a turbocharger and a supercharger installed) crate engine, Phat Custom Rides’ Chris Nankoo created a one-of-a-kind custom body kit, and Henry’s Auto Body’s Serge Leger applied the Vivacious Candy Green paint that sets this Solstice apart.

Though it’s mostly for show and probably won’t go, it’s good to see what a half mil. will buy you if you’re stuck with a Solstice.

[Via: Serious Wheels]