"La Maison en Petits Cubes" Kunio Kato's Oscar Winning Short

I want to share with all of you the short animated film that won the oscars in the animation category this year, in case that you missed it. It's one of the most beautiful shorts I've ever seen, and thats the sort of esthetic that I want to achieve someday. I love knowing that traditional looking animations aren't dead yet.

Also here's one of Kunio Kato's other works, a short series called "The diary of Tortov Riddle", it's worth watching, since it has a very unique style and feel.

My Easter picks

Since the Teasury slot is always full, I'm doing a little sellection of my easter favorites here:

BuncakeBakery's Candy Bunnies
These cute (kawaii!) little bunnies come in
a variety of colours and flavors.

BlissForest's Easter bunnies
Ultra soft fleece bunnies, ideal for children! They come in many
colors and patterns, and there's even a ninja one!

AshleyBug's Easter cards
These really cool vintage looking cards come in a set of four,

ideal for an easter gift or anytime

LittleAshop's Bundle Bunny Daisy
Perfect gift for a baby, looks so soft
and each bunny is one of a kind

Chetanddot's Gentle Bunny
Sweet little wool rabbit, hand sewn.

TheThumbCinema's Easter Flipbook
A little of self-promotion here ;) These flipbooks shows a lively
animation of the easter bunny jumping around

Patapon in a bottle

Patapon is an awesome and original game for the PSP, also it's my favorite. So I was searching some stuff related to it on Etsy and I came across with this:

How awesome is that? A handmade miniature of a Patapon in a bottle, I'm sure that anyone, even not familiarized with the game would love to have it in their collection ;) It's creator Zelas also has buttons and anime related stuff.

And if you're curious, here's a video of the actual game:

LittleCritter's unique handmade dolls

I don't remeber how I ended up in LittleCritter's shop but I was instantly amazed by how bizarre and cool her dolls look. Every single one of the critters have their own original and funny name along with a story! It's easy to see that they were made with much love and care, since they're hand sewn and made with unique and odd fabrics speccially chosen by the creator.

If you want to be updated on her creative process, visit her blog at: http://www.littlecritters00.blogspot.com

Welcome to The Thumb Cinema!


Hello, I'm Fernanda Frick! I'm an animation student from Santiago, Chile and I'm also a Etsy seller. I opened just some months ago under the name of "The Thumb Cinema" which has the mission of bringing the wonderfull world of animation to your hands through flipbooks.

Here's what you can expect from me and my blog:

  • Features of some of the fantastic items that I find around Etsy, probably along the lines of Illustration, Art, plushies, sculptures and geek stuff, but of course if something catches my eye it will be featured anyway :)

  • Sharing tips on marketing and social networking (twitter, facebook, blogs etc)

  • Also, since animation is my passion, I may post ocassionally cool animated videos from the web, which yu will probably enjoy even if you're not familiarized with it.

  • And of course, I'll post progress of my own works but I'll try not to bore you enough with it ;)

At first you'll see features of my current favs, but if you want to suggest something you can reach me by comments or email.