I came across this animation sometime after it was posted 5 years ago and it still holds up as one of my favorite pieces. Created by CRCR in France, it's a music video that utilizes live action pixelation and 2D animation.
The dynamic style and fast paced transitions keep it energetic and exciting to watch. It's like a comic book come to life in the coolest and most terrifying ways possible. Through a combination of great actors and animators, it's an extremely successful and exciting animation to watch.
The creatures are clearly drawn, but they have such an organic feel that it's almost believable that they'd be in this universe. One of my favorite parts that's also extremely subtle is how they recreate the tattoos on the chest and then have those animate off as well. Some great inspiration right here.