animated short

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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.
Emerson Rosenthal
5.24.17
Animation

‘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.
Diana Shi
4.30.17
Art

[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.'
Nathaniel Ainley
1.17.17
Film

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.
Kevin Holmes
1.16.17
Art

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.
Nathaniel Ainley
1.6.17
Art

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.
Diana Shi
9.5.16
Art

Glimpse the Secret Life of Dogs in this Animated Short

“A Dog’s Life” shows that when humans are away, the dogs will play.
DJ Pangburn
5.1.16
Film

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.
DJ Pangburn
12.22.15
Film

A Ghost Visits Loved Ones in a Tender Animation

A Dutch filmmaker looks at the experience of those we leave behind in 'Jorka'.
Nathaniel Ainley
11.23.15
Film

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.'
Nathaniel Ainley
11.2.15
Film

Animals Have Stereotypes and Insecurities, Too

Illustrator Ana Mouyis explores cultural expectations in her furry animated film, 'Pussy!'
Nathaniel Ainley
9.23.15
Film

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.
Livia Holmblad
6.9.15
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