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5.24.17

This Basquiat-Esque Animation Is About Coming to Terms with Fate

Ollie Magee's award-winning 'Fall' takes a primitivist approach to depicting everyday struggles.

4.30.17

‘Fight Club’ and Bret Easton Ellis Meet in a Dystopian Animation

A video by Josh Shaffner takes a trip back in time when the artist was a waiter in LA.

1.17.17

[NSFW] A Boatful of Senior Citizens Get Freaky in this Animated Short

High seas hijinks unfold on a party boat for swinging seniors in 'NSFWhale.'

1.16.17

Brilliant Text Animation Pits Bunny Against Robot

Nathaniel Akin's 'A Tax on Bunny Rabbits' uses text alone to create a charming and funny animation.

1.6.17

Sleepwalkers Will Know How This Animation Feels

Inspired by a García Lorca poem, Theodore Ushev’s 'Sonámbulo/The Sleepwalker' imagines the dreams of a sleepwalking gypsy through an abstract pattern sequence.

9.5.16

Neon Animation Captures the Worst Blind Date Since 'When Harry Met Sally'

Things are going smoothly in Zachary Zezima's 'It's a Date'—that is, until the story shifts into another dimension.

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5.1.16

Glimpse the Secret Life of Dogs in this Animated Short

“A Dog’s Life” shows that when humans are away, the dogs will play.

12.22.15

Miyazaki-Inspired Short Follows an AI's Coming of Age

Self-taught 19-year-old animator Ivan Gopienko creates one of the year’s best pieces on artificial intelligence.

11.23.15

A Ghost Visits Loved Ones in a Tender Animation

A Dutch filmmaker looks at the experience of those we leave behind in 'Jorka'.

11.2.15

Filmmaker Bends Reality in an Experimental Animated/Live Action Short

It's hard to separate the real from the fabricated in Jesse Collett's mind-bending 'Boom Is Life.'

9.23.15

Animals Have Stereotypes and Insecurities, Too

Illustrator Ana Mouyis explores cultural expectations in her furry animated film, 'Pussy!'

6.9.15

Seeking a Mahjong Player for the Apocalypse

Let Lei Lei's surreal collage animation 'Missing One Player' take you to the end of the world.

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