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The animated series, Onimations, explores a variety of subjects, such as sociology, psychology, philosophy, zen and other areas that can advance our development as conscious beings.

To keep up with the animations, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Donations and commissions are welcome for this independent effort.


I'm Mehran Sanei, an Iranian-British animator based in Cambridge and Barcelona. Since 1999, I have worked in digital arts and animation, and in September 2022, I decided that going forward, I would focus my work on projects which have a positive impact on my life and others.

Onimations series are created in collaboration with authors, artists and organisations that I admire.

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The characters' overall aesthetic is influenced by traditional African masks.  Characters and other animation elements are created using micro-photographs of insects, slime moulds and small underwater critters. I want to express my gratitude to Paul Kämpf, Darcy Santos, Sarah LloydCai Song Da, Barry Webb, Tim Boomer, Elke Dahl, Martin Tin ReichenbachJason McCombe, Peta McDonaldEric Cho, Karstens Loupe, and Petter Lilleengen for kindly allowing me to use their incredible micro photography in these series.

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Aspidimorpha micro-photography by Paul Kämpf

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The colour schemes and textures of these series are inspired by the old Catalonian tiles in our apartment in Barcelona.



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