I made a new short blender animation - just for fun. I used a displace modifier on a subdivided cube and animated the texture using an empty as a control object. I moved, turned and scaled the empty for five frames and then paused for 20. I then used a remesh modifier to turn the noisy mess of a mesh back into a bunch of cubes.
I like the jumpy animation - maybe I use it in a music video some time.
you can download the blend file here
blender 2.80 experiment 2 - array modifier