Surviving Hothouse 8: Hothouse 8 was an epic challenge of two-headed-beast proportions. As always, six promising animators had the standard 12 weeks to create a one-minute animation from concept to release, but this time they had the additional challenge of incorporating some form of emerging technology into their project. It was the most intense edition of Hothouse to date, but have no fear—not only did everyone survive, they thrived! And that dreaded two-headed beast? Turned out to be no worse than a family pet.