Animated short films

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1. An Optical Poem (1938)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Music

Mental imagery of music is visualized with two-dimensional shapes dancing to the rhythm of Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

Director: Oskar Fischinger

Votes: 530

And 'Mashenkin concert'

2. Brain Divided (2013)

TV-PG | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A nerdy man goes on a blind date to a restaurant. The place is great and the girl is beautiful. If only the two sides of his brain (seen here as two tiny creatures running the brain's command center) could work together for once.

Directors: Josiah Haworth, Joon Shik Song, Joon Soo Song | Stars: Andrew Racho, Kristen Gish, Sarah Young, Christine Kim

Votes: 852

And 'Sheep in the island'.

3. Destino (2003)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short

The story of Chronos and his ill-fated love for a mortal woman named Dahlia, as she dances through surreal scenery inspired by Dalí's paintings.

Director: Dominique Monfery | Stars: Jennifer Esposito, Dora Luz

Votes: 3,925

And 'Sheep in the island 2'.

4. Father and Daughter (2000)

8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A father says goodbye to his young daughter. Time passes and the daughter moves through life age by age, but within her there is always a deep longing for her father.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit

Votes: 5,567

And 'Capitalist sharks-prophets and lessons'

5. For the Birds (2000)

G | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just deserts when a goofy bird drops in.

Director: Ralph Eggleston | Star: Ralph Eggleston

Votes: 27,902

6. Harvie Krumpet (2003)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kamahl, John Flaus, Julie Forsyth

Votes: 8,019

7. Mariza (2008)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When the old fisherman tries to convince his donkey to climb the steep winding road of their Greek island, he finds Mariza to be one suborn ass. But the old man knows that no one can resist Zorba's dance.

Director: Constantine Krystallis

Votes: 109

8. Oktapodi (2007)

TV-G | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two Octopi fight for their lives with a stubborn restaurant cook in a comical escape through the streets of a small Greek village.

Directors: Julien Bocabeille, François-Xavier Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier, Emud Mokhberi

Votes: 3,123

9. Paperman (2012)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An office worker meets the girl of his dreams and uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention.

Director: John Kahrs | Stars: John Kahrs, Kari Wahlgren, Jack Goldenberg, Jeff Turley

Votes: 30,428

10. Peter and the Wolf (1946)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Short, Family

Animated version of the fairy tale of the Russian boy Peter and his hunt for a raiding wolf, presented to the music of Sergei Prokofiev.

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Sterling Holloway, Ivan, Mischa, Peter

Votes: 2,704

11. The Chubbchubbs! (2002)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A janitor at an alien nightclub gets his wish to be a singer.

Director: Eric Armstrong | Stars: Brad Simonsen, Mortonette Jenkins, Jeff Wolverton, Peter Lurie

Votes: 3,749

12. The Colors of Evil (2012)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Children often pick on one another, but Vivian has had enough. After being tormented on a daily basis by her schoolmate Nancy, Vivian uses her knowledge of the dark arts to summon a demon ... See full summary »

Directors: Alyse Miller, Phillip Simon | Star: Victoria Fragnito

Votes: 157

And 'Cupido-Love is blind'.

13. The God (2003)

4 min | Animation, Short

An Indian deity is disturbed by a mere fly.

Director: Konstantin Bronzit

Votes: 571

14. The Lost Thing (2010)

Not Rated | 15 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A boy finds a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.

Directors: Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan | Star: Tim Minchin

Votes: 3,306

15. The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation (2005)

G | 28 min | Animation, Short, Biography

The Moon and the Son, a 30-minute autobiographical animated film by John Canemaker, explores the difficult emotional terrain of father/son relationships as seen through Canemaker's own ... See full summary »

Director: John Canemaker | Stars: Eli Wallach, John Turturro, Mary Bringle, Peter Schlosser

Votes: 586

16. The Wind in the Willows (1949)

Approved | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Disney "Mini-Classic" version of the tale. First released as a double-feature: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

Directors: James Algar, Jack Kinney | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, J. Pat O'Malley, John McLeish

Votes: 1,416

17. Mr Hublot (2013)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mr Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion.

Directors: Alexandre Espigares, Laurent Witz

Votes: 4,461

18. Get a Horse! (2013)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey, Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow go on a musical wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete tries to run them off the road.

Director: Lauren MacMullan | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Russi Taylor, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 4,399

19. Day & Night (2010)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The personifications of daytime and nighttime learn to get along.

Director: Teddy Newton | Star: Wayne Dyer

Votes: 15,970

20. Fresh Guacamole (2012)

Unrated | 2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Transforming familiar objects into fresh guacamole.

Director: PES

Votes: 3,659

21. Adam and Dog (2012)

TV-PG | 16 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Adam, and a dog, in the Garden of Eden.

Director: Minkyu Lee

Votes: 2,166

22. The Longest Daycare (2012)

PG | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Maggie Simpson spends the day in the Ayn Rand School for Tots.

Director: David Silverman

Votes: 4,500

23. Feral (2012)

Not Rated | 13 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.

Director: Daniel Sousa | Stars: Elsie McKendry, Brett Tobasky

Votes: 864

24. La Luna (2011)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

A young boy helps his father and grandfather harvest stars from the moon.

Director: Enrico Casarosa | Stars: Tony Fucile, Krista Sheffler, Phil Sheridan

Votes: 12,353

25. Wild Life (2011)

TV-PG | 14 min | Animation, Short, Western

Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. Intertitles compare his fate to that of a comet.

Directors: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby | Stars: Adam Blackwood, Luba Goy, Anthony Bekenn, Keith Dinicol

Votes: 757

26. Let's Pollute (2009)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In the spirit of 50's & 60's educational films, 'Let's Pollute' is a modern satire on how pollution is our heritage and keeps our economy growing strong, while instructing us how to be better polluters for a better blighted tomorrow.

Director: Geefwee Boedoe | Star: Jim Thornton

Votes: 550

27. Madagascar, a Journey Diary (2010)

TV-PG | 12 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A journey diary that redraws the trip of a European traveler confronted with Famadihana customs.

Director: Bastien Dubois

Votes: 579

28. Logorama (2009)

R | 16 min | Animation, Short, Action

Police chase an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles comprised entirely of corporate logos.

Directors: François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain | Stars: Bob Stephenson, Sherman Augustus, Aja Evans, Joel Michaely

Votes: 5,535

29. Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty (2008)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

It's night; a wide-eyed fearful child is in bed. When her granny enters the room, the child pretends to be asleep. Granny O'Grimm isn't fooled; she pokes the child with a walker and picks ... See full summary »

Director: Nicky Phelan | Star: Kathleen O'Rourke

Votes: 1,508

30. The Lady and the Reaper (2009)

TV-G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Action

All alone in her room, a solitary elderly widow lying on her deathbed yearns to reunite with her beloved late husband, nevertheless, the road to the afterlife can be long, while on the other hand, today's modern medicine works miracles.

Director: Javier Recio Gracia | Stars: Miguel Angel Perez, Eva Molina

Votes: 2,406

31. Presto (2008)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director: Doug Sweetland | Star: Doug Sweetland

Votes: 21,747

32. This Way Up (2008)

TV-G | 9 min | Animation, Short

On their way to deliver a coffin to a graveyard, a grim duo of undertakers go through hell and back, as formidable and tangled obstacles stand in the way.

Directors: Adam Foulkes, Alan Smith

Votes: 1,502

33. Lavatory Lovestory (2007)

TV-G | 10 min | Animation, Short

In the strangest of places, a lonely public lavatory attendant who dreams of romance will find excitement and perhaps love, when a chivalrous secret admirer keeps leaving flowers in her tip jar. But, what good is an invisible lover?

Director: Konstantin Bronzit

Votes: 1,575

34. The House of Small Cubes (2008)

12 min | Animation, Short, Drama

To save his house from rising flood waters, an old man uses bricks to build it higher, then he relives events from his past while searching for his dropped pipe.

Director: Kunio Kato | Star: Masami Nagasawa

Votes: 9,966

35. My Love (2006)

26 min | Animation, Short, Drama

In nineteenth-century Russia, a teenage boy in search of love is drawn to two very different women.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov | Stars: Aleksandr Palamishev, Aleksandra Zhivova, Evgeniya Kryukova, Nina Ruslanova

Votes: 1,352

36. The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

20 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Kevin Duhaney, Yôji Matsuda, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 3,679

37. Balance (1989)

7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk.

Directors: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein

Votes: 4,705

38. Invention of Love (2010)

10 min | Animation, Short, Drama

An inventor tries to impress the woman he loves. Will she love him back?

Director: Andrey Shushkov

Votes: 956

39. French Roast (2008)

TV-PG | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In a fancy Parisian Café, an uptight businessman discovers he forgot to bring his wallet and bides his time by ordering more coffee.

Director: Fabrice Joubert

Votes: 2,604

40. The Periwig-Maker (1999)

15 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Europe; the plague years. A wigmaker, locked in his shop, observes the events and writes about them in his journal. Mostly, we see shrouded bodies, and a young girl who lives in the tavern ... See full summary »

Director: Steffen Schäffler | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Alice Fairhall, Roger Law, Daren C. Evans

Votes: 512

41. Heavenly Appeals (2009)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

After many millennials of being tortured in Hell, Raymond K. Hessle has finally earned a chance to appeal his sentence of Eternal Damnation. Upon arrival at the "appeals" gate of Heaven he ... See full summary »

Director: David Lisbe

Votes: 74

And 'Devil'.

42. Best Idea Ever (2010)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A different take on the famous anecdote of Sir Issac Newton and the apple that fell on his head. What must have happened before he actually got the concept of gravity is what this short film explores.

Director: Arpan Jolly

Votes: 22

44. Sunday (I) (2011)

9 min | Animation, Short

On a typically boring Sunday a small boy goes to church with his parents before being taken to a relative's house for a family lunch. Still bored he amuses himself by placing a coin on the ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Doyon | Stars: Chantal Baril, Natalie Hamel Roy, Jacques Lavallée, François Sasseville

Votes: 1,012