Happy Friday, everyone! Here are some of the coolest animations and animation-related links that we’ve seen this week. Featured are a virtual advent calendar, a crazy dream, some singing donuts, Rebecca Sugar playing ukelele, and more. Check it out!

This is a beautiful short animated film for the song “Sometimes the Stars”, by Australian band The Audreys. The film was produced by Luke Jurevicius and directed by Ari Gibson & Jason Pamment:

And two great videos by Alla Kinda:

The Blue Umbrella Making-Of Holiday Calendar – A virtual advent calendar with footage from the making of Pixar’s short, The Blue Umbrella.

Rebecca Sugar’s Subtle Cartoon Chaos – This is a great interview with Rebecca Sugar, the first woman ever in the 21-year run of the Cartoon Network to create and run her own show. The interview also features interesting discussion about women’s roles in animation over the years.

Dave Donut’s Portfolio – We could have spent hours playing with this interactive banner on animator David Besnier’s blog.