In La Luna -- which made its debut in theaters over the summer before Brave -- a young boy gets to go work with his Papa and Grandpa for the first time.
They row far out to sea in an old wooden boat, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait...
Stop-motion animator Hayley Morris was inspired to by her grandfather to capture the harrowing progression of Alzheimer's disease:
A drifting man struggles to pull objects from the roiling sea below him and scrambles to keep the objects from slipping through his fingers.
Undone is terrifyingly beautiful, and rightfully won Best Animated Short at the 2009 Slamdance competition.