The short anime comedy Bureau of Proto Society takes us to a post-apocalyptic bunker, when the last remnants of humanity live isolated from the world. The bunker’s historians gather each day to try to debate how the world ended—and once you see their historical sources, you’ll understand their confusion.
With a title like Odin’s Afterbirth, you would hope that this short animated film brought plenty of over-the-top gore. And it doesn’t disappoint with its grotesque story of a viking heck-bent on revenge, even in defiance of the Norse All-father himself.
One of the saddest things about the live-action Jem & the Holograms movie is that Jem’s rival band, the Misfits, are nowhere to be found. That’s incredibly dumb—because the Misfits are an integral part of why the 80s cartoon was so amazing. And, if you believe the opening theme, their songs are actually better.
We were drawn into Chris Yau’s short film A Space Dogyssey because of the charming animation featuring a sweet-faced dog aboard a spaceship. But it’s the end of the dog’s journey that really brought a smile to our faces.
REW DAY begins at the end of a very, very bad day for its main character, then rewinds the tape, showing us everything that went wrong from dawn until dusk. We almost feel bad for laughing so much at this fellow’s misfortunes.
Hikari Toriumi’s short anime film Koishi doesn’t need color to be to be utterly luminous. In fact, its grayscale palette makes its tale of a boy in mourning all the more the more breathtaking.
In the short film Dodoba, a toad is discovered over the murdered body of a frog in an Edo period Japanese village. But while the townsfolk are convinced he is guilty, the toad tells a strange story about the true culprit.
In the short animated film An Object at Rest, we see a sleepy, anthropomorphized rock changing and moving over the course of eons. But the rock’s journey really speeds up — and its rest interrupted — once humans enter the picture.
You may think that the bored-looking bureaucrats sitting behind the windows at offices and agencies have to do nothing more complicated than stamping your paperwork, but the short film Office Kingdom reveals the truth: they’re fantasy warriors who must quest for that all-important approval stamp.
One of the most commonly-used pesticides in the world was recently declared a probable cause of cancer—but that doesn't mean what you think, and here are some stick figures to explain it to you.
An untested leader, a gung-ho cadet, a rebellious youth and a hulking brute stranded on Earth with a hundred or so of the galaxy's toughest Decepticons. I haven't been this excited about a new Transformers animated series since Beast Wars.
What happens when a little pig spots a big bad wolf shopping for pork at the local market? They enter into mortal combat, of course. But this animated short quickly goes from intense to adorable.
This short film is incredibly short and deceptive simple, but what it does in under two minutes is great fun to watch. An alien arrives on Earth and changes the perspectives of a man and his dog — not just metaphorically, but visually.
These insane optical illusion bags are the work of Jump From Paper, and they are perfect for the days when you're feeling just a tad 2-dimensional. Even though they're a little too pricey to be for just a Halloween costume. More below.
As the short film Cloudrise opens, we see two lovers on the verge of tragedy. Their airship is on fire, and they're still high above the clouds. But as we learn what happens before — and after — that moment, their story becomes richer and far more exciting.
Dji is a Grim Reaper sent on an errand to retrieve the soul of a man dying in the hospital. Should be easy, right? Well, everything that could possibly go wrong does in this slapstick short film.
It's a rare film that can instantly transport you to childhood, but the animated short My Mum is an Aeroplane does just that. As the title suggests, it's about a boy whose mother is an actual airplane and the adventures she has on an average work day.
What if Siri were actually a being with thoughts and feelings—and a growing sense of frustration every time someone says something moronic into their iPhone? This short animation goes inside your phone to show what Siri really thinks about us and her role as a computerized servant.
Sangre de Unicornio (Unicorn Blood) is an awesomely demented cartoon about a pair of teddy bear brothers who hunt unicorns for their blueberry-flavored blood. And the bizarre tale of brotherly love and betrayal is set to a perfect sludge metal soundtrack.