10 Awesome Animated Shorts

Posted filed under Animation, Featured.

There are so many great animations popping up on the web every day, it’s getting harder and harder to pick your favourites, but here are ten films totally worth your time.

We Cut Corners “Pirate’s Life”

As simple as it looks.The whole video is hand drawn frame by frame – markers on paper.
More at facebook.com/​wecutcorners, wecutcorners.net & delphilabel.com/​the-shop
And don’t miss the impressive making of the video.


DROPLETS is a movie about ideas. But it’s mostly a movie about the feelings, when you have no idea. Oppression, disorientation and fear can be paralyzing, but are often a very important element on the way to the perfect idea. The movie DROPLETS shows this feelings in an experimental way.
concept & animation – Simon Fiedler (sugarview.de)
sounddesign – Daniel Mauthe (danielmauthe.net)
music – Ben Krahl (benkrahl.com)

Mindshare – “Storytelling”

andymartin.info: Working in collaboration with the lovely people at ‘Fred & Eric’ I animated this type based informational short for ‘Mindshare’.

Animation Direction: Andy Martin andymartin.info
Design Direction: Fred & Eric fredanderic.com/​
Production: Fred & Eric fredanderic.com/​
Sound Effects & Mix: Wise Buddah wisebuddah.com/​

Space Oddity

Space Oddity from Andrew Ruttan on Vimeo.

Andrew Kolb’s “Space Book” animated to Bowie’s classic song.
Very special thanks to Andrew Kolb for drawing these delightful illustrations. I took them from his website, and hope he doesn’t mind me spicing it up. A very talented artist! Check out more of his amazing work at kolbisneat.com

Also thanks to David Bowie for his fantastic musical career. 35+ years of inspiring people all over the world. if you don’t own this song yet, check out:

Greenpeace – Ocean Action

From animateme.me.uk – More detailed information on the work that Greenpeace is doing to bring attention to the damage being done to the world’s oceans and marine ecosystems is at greenpeace.org.uk/oceans.


Ostracized by his village for being different, Fisher is a lonely being who lives in a small cabin at the edge of the sea. His world is turned upside down one day when in a twist of fate, he is forced out of his comfort zone and thrust into a journey of self discovery.
Directed By Yoram Benz, Music by Marcus Fischer (mapmap.ch).
Sound design by Yoram Benz, sound mixing by John Kelley.

Winner Best Animation Atlanta Shortstfest 2011
Official Selection Rome International Film Festival
Official Selection SoDak Animation Festival
Official Selection New York International Film Festival
Official Selection Shortsfest Atlanta
Official Selection Atlanta Underground Film Festival
Official Selection Costa Rica International Film Festival

Tabula Rasa

Pursue of synthetic utopia.
This is a personal project created as a final graduation work at my art gymnasium. The basic idea was to tell a simple story about the emptiness of human mind and the slavery of our own system which makes us artificial, though sometimes by sacrificing ourselves for simple and ordinary things we can make them magnificent. Hope you like it.
Short created by Arnoldas Vitkus – arnol2x@gmail.com
Music by Povilas Ramoska – povilasramoska@gmail.com find him on Soundcloud: bit.ly/​oOt5fM

Internet Story

„A fast-paced and experimental film told through fragments of internet videos, animations, blogs and news articles. A series of shocking events unfolds when a young man creates a public treasure hunt for his own amusement and a video blogger decides to pursue the riddles across country.“
@AdamButcherFilm More at adam-butcher.co.uk/​internet-story

Little Monkey

A young monkey, initiated by his master, will pass his transition to adulthood. He will have to fight fire, metaphor for his fear of growing up, by taming the sound of the sacred djembe, symbol of independence.
Graduation film at EMCA Angoulême, 2011.
Sound Design: Studio Elude
Music: Studio Pose
Copyright © EMCA 2011

Danton Diphthong: Episode 1

Danton Diphthong: Episode 1 from alex varanese on Vimeo.

The first 22-minute (!) episode of a weekly animated series produced once every ten months, entitled (what else?) The High-Fructose How-To Adventurequests of Danton Diphthong.
Join the titular Danton—an ambiguously foreign, ethically questionable and obliviously loveable product of the post-modern age—as he accomplishes various tasks and shares informative drops of wisdom that enlighten, entertain, and only rarely qualify as hate speech.