London-based duo Becky & Joe's brilliantly funny but utterly creepy animation Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 2 has been nominated for a 2014 Lovie Award for Internet Animation.

After racking up almost 14 million views on YouTube with the two-year-old original, Becky & Joe seem to have decided its time for the next instalment of Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, this time ditching the creativity theme to instead focus on the daunting subject of time.

Using a mixture of animation techniques including puppetry, stop-motion and digital, Becky & Joe have brought the familiar characters back to life and introduced a new character called Tony The Talking Clock (above) for the disturbing sequel, which hit the web on Wednesday.

The duo have previously made music videos for Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and have also designed window displays for Selfridges.