Best animated short films

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1.
The Revenge of a Kinematograph Cameraman (1912 Short Film)
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A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema... (12 mins.)
 
2.
Magical Maestro (1952 Short Film)
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A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor... (6 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
 
3.
Duck Amuck (1953 Short Film)
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The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator. (7 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
4.
Hedgehog in the Fog (1977 Short Film)
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A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs... (11 mins.)
Director: Yu. Norshteyn
 
5.
Crac (1981 Short Film)
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The industrialization of Montreal, as seen from the point of view of a rocking-chair. (15 mins.)
Director: Frédéric Back
 
6.
Tango (1981 Short Film)
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Subsequent characters appear in a poorly-decorated room, intertwining but never colliding, all possessed by never-ending rituals. (8 mins.)
 
7.
Vincent (1982 Short Film)
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Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother. (6 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
8.
Dimensions of Dialogue (1983 Short Film)
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A three-part depiction of various forms of communication. 'Factual Discussion' depicts three heads (made up of fruit... (12 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
9.
Street of Crocodiles (1986 Short Film)
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A man closes up a lecture hall; he reaches into a box and snips the string holding a gaunt puppet. Released... (20 mins.)
 
10.
The Man Who Planted Trees (1987 Short Film)
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The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley. (30 mins.)
Director: Frédéric Back
 
11.
Balance (1989 Short Film)
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A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk. (7 mins.)
 
12.
Geri's Game (1997 Short Film)
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Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself. (4 mins.)
Director: Jan Pinkava
 
13.
The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
While American popcorn-eating tourists wobble around Paris and pigeons are too fat to fly, a starving French gendarme is desperate for food... (25 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
 
14.
The Old Man and the Sea (1999 Short Film)
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An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. (20 mins.)
 
15.
For the Birds (2000 Short Film)
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A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just desserts when a goofy bird drops in. (3 mins.)
Director: Ralph Eggleston
 
16.
Father and Daughter (2000 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A father says goodbye to his young daughter. In time the daughter grows old, but within her there is always a deep longing for her father. (8 mins.)
 
17.
Destino (2003 Short Film)
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To a song of love lost and rediscovered, a woman sees and undergoes surreal transformations. Her lover's face melts off... (7 mins.)
 
18.
The Hell (Two Kinds of Life) (2006 Short Film)
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(34 mins.)
Director: Sang-ho Yeon
 
19.
The Danish Poet (2006 Short Film)
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A woman ponders over the strange coincidences that made her forefathers and -mothers meet and create the premises for her becoming the person that she is. (15 mins.)
Director: Torill Kove
 
20.
The Little Matchgirl (2006 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A poor young girl has a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. Desperate to keep warm, the girl lights the matches she sells, and envisions a very different life for herself in the fiery flames. (7 mins.)
Director: Roger Allers
 
21.
The Employment (2008 Short Film)
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A man prepares and goes to work in a bizarre world, where the meaning of human workforce is taken to another level. (7 mins.)
 
22.
The House of Small Cubes (2008 Short Film)
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To save his house from rising flood waters, an old man uses bricks to build it higher, then he relives events from his past while searching for his dropped pipe. (12 mins.)
Director: Kunio Kato
 
23.
Skhizein (2008 Short Film)
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Having been struck by a 150-ton meteorite, Henry has to adapt to living precisely ninety-one centimeters from himself. (13 mins.)
Director: Jérémy Clapin
 
24.
Barking Island (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Constantinople, 1910. Too many stray dogs in the streets. The newly installed government, influenced by an occidental model of society... (15 mins.)
Director: Serge Avedikian
 
25.
Day & Night (2010 Short Film)
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The personifications of daytime and nighttime learn to get along. (6 mins.)
Director: Teddy Newton
Stars: Wayne Dyer
 
26.
Invention of Love (2010 Short Film)
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An inventor tries to impress the woman he loves. Will she love him back? (10 mins.)
Director: Andrey Shushkov
 
27.
The Lost Thing (2010 Short Film)
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A boy finds a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to. (15 mins.)
 
28.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life. (15 mins.)
 
29.
Paperman (2012 Short Film)
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After meeting the gal of his dreams on a commuter train, an office worker uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention after spying her again in a skyscraper window. (7 mins.)
Director: John Kahrs
 
30.
The Blue Umbrella (2013 Short Film)
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Amidst the rain in a singing city, two umbrellas- one blue, one not- fall eternally in love. (7 mins.)
Director: Saschka Unseld