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“The story of an inventor who lives in a drab, colorless world. Day by day, he toils away in a harsh, dehumanizing job, his only savior being the memories of the bliss of childhood.”
“But at night, he works secretly on an invention that could help him relive those memories and spread their [...]

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CHRIS LANDRETH – Ryan

We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.Anais Nin

Well, this link is probably not going to stand the test of time, but the chance to have this movie up here is too good to lose it.
Ryan is a short movie realized by Chris Landreth, an animated tribute to Canadian animator [...]

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A Story Of Healing

Well, this is a little different from my usual stuff. And I just posted about it on Ticklebooth. But if this doesn’t deserve an exception, I don’t know what does…
In 1997, three plastic surgeons, four anesthesiologists, and five nurses made the long journey from America to a remote province in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. [...]

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GEZA M. TOTH – Maestro

click… clock…

Here’s another pick from an online showcase, this time the Portable Film Festival, from Channel Portable. The film didn’t won anything there, but it’s a good one.
“Five minutes before the Big Performance. The Maestro is getting ready for the execution behind the curtains. Time is slowly ticking away…” (Source: Filmunió)
The animated short movie has [...]

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SEJONG PARK – Birthday Boy

Black Bear, Black Bear,Snow falls on the mountain.

I feel terribly ashamed admitting it, but the first time I saw this movie I didn’t get it. Yes, I completely missed the point, even though I found the animation awesome. Luckily, I often give a second chance, and that’s why you’re not going to miss this masterpiece. [...]

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ALEXEI KHARITIDI – Gagarin

I guess there’s a political message under the superficial comedy layer of this short. Not that I care too much about it…
Gagarin (orig. Гагарин) is the story of a caterpillar who yearns to fly before the right time has come. The result will be catastrophic for the poor guy; laughable for anyone else.
This animated short [...]

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ASHVIN KUMAR – Little Terrorist

So I’m trying out my new shiny Blogger Beta 2.0 heh… This deserves a great clip! *tsk*
Sto provando la Beta 2.0 di Blogger, nuova di zecca. Ciò merita una grande clip! *tsk*

A little Pakistani boy chases his ball in a minefield, somewhere at the borders between Pakistan and India. The guards spot the kid, but [...]

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JOAN GRATZ – Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase

A great piece of claymation, where the works of more than thirty famous artists is merged together and morphed into each other. “A tour-de-force that compresses the history of modern art into seven minutes” according to the New York Times.
“Joan Gratz invented the animation technique known as clay painting. Working directly under the camera with [...]

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CORDELL BARKER – The Cat Came Back

We thought he was a goner…

“A pesky yellow cat becomes the bane of Mr. Johnson’s life as it constantly outsmarts his increasingly desperate attempts to get rid of it.” (Source: IMDB)
The short animated movie directed by Cordell Barker and produced by National Film Board of Canada was nominated to the Academy Awards in 1989, but [...]

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ZBIGNIEW RYBCZYNSKI – Tango

Experimental short movie by Zbigniew Rybczyński, winner of the Academy Award for the Best Short Animated Film in 1983.
Thirty-six characters from different stages of life interact in one room, moving in loops, observed by a static camera. (Source: Zbig Vision)
The author says: “I had to draw and paint about 16.000 cell-mattes, and make several hundred [...]

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NACHO VIGALONDO – 7:35 de la manana

A woman enters a bar… No, it’s not the typical joke: she just wants to have breakfast, like she’s used to do every morning. But something breaks in the daily routine. Oddly, no one talks. You can’t even hear a cellphone ring. And then this guy starts to sing a serenade. At 7:35 in the [...]

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Sharon Colman – Badgered

Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger…Missile! Missile!

A badger just wants that the world lets him sleep. But superior (fire)powers will make his rest distressing.
Animated short movie directed by Sharon Colman and animated by herself, with Ant Blades and Richard Jones. The music is by Peter Gosling.
Badgered features the voice talent of Rupert Degas, [...]

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RUAIRI ROBINSON – Fifty Percent Grey

Congratulations, you are dead!

Well, this is a classic, but being one of the short that pushed me on the downward spiral of short movie addiction, I feel like it can’t be missed up there.
The story revolves around a dead soldier who awakens in a grey environment, totally empty except for a TV set.
This movie by [...]

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MICHAEL DUDOK DE WIT – Le moine et le poisson

An exuberant monk is obsessed by a little fish that he’s not able to pick up. He’ll try with any means, day and night, but the fish will elude all his attempts, until the monk go nuts! Oh, and watch out for that bucket!!!
Le moine et le poisson (The Monk and the Fish) is [...]

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JEFF FOWLER – Gopher Broke

There’s no free lunch…

In this animated short movie, a hungry gopher hatches a clever plan to get a quick snack, but discovers that even the best laid plans can go utterly awry. He quicly learns that, no matter how hungry he may be, there is no free lunch.
Written and directed by Jeff Fowler, produced at [...]

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