Animated Short

Via Pixar
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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...

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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.

Via Colossal
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This is darling. Like, stop-motion-animated, handmade-octopus-with-four-legs-turns-the-city-blue darling.

From Oh Yeah Wow.

By Unknown
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In which London's vermin improvise and relay their own version of the Olympic torch.

Brilliant.

[ohhaveyouseenthis]

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A pair of wildebeests consider one of life's great debates: Predator or log?

[birdboxstudio]

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Find six free minutes asap -- because cute dancing clouds.

[worldsbestever]

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Simon's cat assists with the window cleaning, as only a cat knows how.

[disneyshorts]

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The Frogs' Bollocks And Other Assorted Bollocks, by Stephen Ong, is totally ridic, and totally Not Safe For Work.

[drawn]

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StoryCorps' latest animated short, A Family Man, tells the story of John L. Black, Sr., who spent decades in the boiler rooms of the Cincinnati public school system to provide for his wife and 11 children.

After work, "he would fall down on the bed... he'd ask us to rub his feet," recounts his son, Samuel. "We hated it -- he'd been working 16-hour days. He'd take his socks off, he'd ask you to rub his feet -- you hate to walk past his bedroom, because he'd call you in and ask you to do that."

[storycorps]

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"Pendulum," a short yet powerful three-minute anime from Japanese comedian Tekken, recently aired on Japanese TV, and has since racked up nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube.

It'll be easy to see why once you watch it. Strike that: It'll be impossible to see anything once you watch it considering how obscured your vision will be by a thick coat of tears.

[kotaku.]

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Jorge Jaramillo and Carlo Guillot give Little Red Riding Hood the American McGee treatment in this macabre retelling of Charles Perrault's equality disturbing fairy tale.

[cartoonbrew.]

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ABCs Of Cinema illustrator Evan Seitz tackles Numbers in Film in his latest animated movie knowledge quiz. How many titles can you name?

[thd.]

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Wes Ball, a graphic artist best known for his work with HBO and his award-winning student short A Work in Progress, has spent the last two years working with his company, OddBall Animation, on a "passion project" called Ruin, described as "an animated short set in a post-apocalyptic universe."

Words can't do this stunning feat of CGI justice, which is probably why the entire short is completely free of dialog. Do yourself a favor and set the next 8 minutes aside to watch something truly remarkable.

[/film.]

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Simon Tofield's cat is up to no good once again in the latest installment of Simon's Cat, "Shelf Life."

[simonscat.]

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Animated Short of the Day: Good Books, an online book retailer that donates all its proceeds to Oxfam, recently collaborated with NYC-based creative studios Buck and Antfood to create this trippy promo based on the works of Franz Kafka and Hunter S. Thompson.

In a disclaimer, the company notes that the video is not endorsed by either estates, but they "humbly suggest" Thompson would have liked it. Considering there is enough contact high in this short to kill a wild horse, I'd say they're probably right.

[colossal.]