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Animals is an animated web series that (almost) shares a name and a similar set of interests with this very website. The latest episode features a bizarre love triangle of three pigeons who get nice and awkward before stumbling upon some sort of dead mammal. I won’t ruin the surprise for you. Phil Matarese and Mike […]

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In the latest installment of Phil Matarese’s “Animals” (hey, cool name!) series of animated shorts, two New York City equines–one drawing a carriage, the other a police horse–charmingly discuss life in the city, their respective day jobs, and how to squeeze meaning out of life in a universe that brutally repeatedly denies your humanity and […]

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Here is “Roaches,” the  latest animation from Phil Matarese, the guy who brought you the charming mumblecore-style short about subway rats we covered last month. This time around it’s two cucarachas sippin’ on a Slurpee, talking to their insectoid idol–who just happens to be voiced by John Darnielle, leader of the Mountain Goats and one of […]

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In this charming, drolly funny animated short from filmmaker Phil Matrese, two NYC subway rats contemplate going to a party, munch on some questionable snacks, and play a little Deep Purple-inspired air guitar, all in a deadpan that wouldn’t be out of place in a Duplass brothers film. And then one of them dies. Subway […]

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