Animated shorts: IMDb Top 500

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1. Bee and PuppyCat (2013– )
Episode: Bee and Puppycat (2013)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Short, Action

It's a puppy and a cat. Could it get any better? Yes. Fishbowl Space.

Directors: Larry Leichliter, Kent Osborne | Stars: Allyn Rachel, Kent Osborne, Tom Kenny, Frank Gibson

Votes: 436

2. Duck Amuck (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 8,554

3. Presto (2008)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A stage magician's rabbit gets into a magical onstage brawl against his neglectful guardian with two magic hats.

Director: Doug Sweetland | Star: Doug Sweetland

Votes: 24,008

4. The Wrong Trousers (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wallace lets out his spare room to a penguin. The penguin and Gromit, Wallace's dog, immediately don't see eye-to-eye. Meanwhile, Wallace has invented a giant pair of robotic trousers, designed to take Gromit for walks.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 53,318

5. Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie (2007 TV Movie)

31 min | Animation, Comedy

Add a Plot

Director: Martin Billany | Star: Martin Billany

Votes: 208

6. Kroamschudd'n in Mariaparochie (1988 TV Short)

15 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An alternative story of the birth of Christ: what would have happened if Christ had been born in Twente, the Netherlands?

Director: John Croezen | Star: Herman Finkers

Votes: 121

7. Zoom Suit (2005)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

A 12 year old boy mistakenly winds up with a super high tech battle suit recovered from the alien crash landing at Roswell New Mexico. NSA, FBI and rogue agent Simon Bane are chasing the ... See full summary »

Director: John Taddeo | Stars: Roch Bordenave, Chris Childress, Rena Durham, Bruce Silverman

Votes: 92

8. Firefly and the Coffee Machine (2012)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Characters from a series of drawings by an eight year old girl are transformed into a vivid animated story.

Director: John Michael Wilyat | Stars: Valentina Cevallos, Ryan Chavez

Votes: 110

9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 49,685

10. Vincent (1982)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother.

Director: Tim Burton | Star: Vincent Price

Votes: 22,781

11. Skywhales (1983)

11 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

A race of aliens living on a floating island prepares to hunt the giant Skywhales whose origins are slowly unveiled.

Directors: Phil Austin, Derek W. Hayes | Stars: Robert Llewellyn, Bernie Evans

Votes: 127

12. The Town Santa Forgot (1993 TV Short)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A spoiled brat sends a very long list to Santa Claus who misdelivers the gifts to a town with the same name as the boy, who learns it's better to give than receive.

Director: Robert Alvarez | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Miko Hughes, Troy Davidson, Julie McWhirter

Votes: 288

13. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Movie)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez

Votes: 36,406

14. A Close Shave (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wallace's whirlwind romance with the owner of the local wool shop puts his head in a spin; Gromit is framed for sheep-rustling in a fiendish criminal plot.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Anne Reid, Justin Fletcher, Peter Hawkins

Votes: 40,587

15. The Torchbearer (2005)

25 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

In a twisted, labyrinthine metropolis, the machine that regulates the cycles of sunlight and darkness breaks down, forcing a dangerous intervention.

Director: Václav Svankmajer

Votes: 175

16. One Froggy Evening (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: William Roberts

Votes: 5,599

17. The Man Who Planted Trees (1987)

30 min | Animation, Short, Drama

The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley.

Director: Frédéric Back | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 5,708

18. Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman (1994 TV Short)

21 min | Animation, Short, Family

Comedian Louie Anderson tells a story of one Christmas when he was a kid, growing up in Wisconsin, and how he and his dad brought Christmas cheer to a woman who appeared to have none.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Louie Anderson, Edie McClurg, Justin Shenkarow, Debi Derryberry

Votes: 563

19. Paperman (2012)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An office worker meets the girl of his dreams and uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention.

Director: John Kahrs | Stars: John Kahrs, Kari Wahlgren, Jack Goldenberg, Jeff Turley

Votes: 32,817

20. For the Birds (2000)

G | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just deserts when a goofy bird drops in.

Director: Ralph Eggleston | Star: Ralph Eggleston

Votes: 31,091

21. Partly Cloudy (2009)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Babies both human and beast are created up in the stratosphere, by the clouds themselves. One cloud specializes in "dangerous" babies, creating a challenge for his loyal stork that has to deliver them.

Director: Peter Sohn | Stars: Tony Fucile, Lori Richardson

Votes: 21,443

22. Day & Night (2010)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Day encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods. But their suspicions soon turn to curiosity, and they are delighted to find the joys of their budding friendship.

Director: Teddy Newton | Stars: Muneer Lyati, Wayne Dyer

Votes: 18,287

23. What's Opera, Doc? (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 9,804

24. Rabbit of Seville (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bugs Bunny gives Elmer Fudd a close shave as they sing and act out Rossini's opera.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 5,180

25. Rabbit Seasoning (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Daffy Duck tricks Elmer Fudd into believing it's rabbit season; but Bugs Bunny uses a female disguise and faulty pronouns to fight back.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 4,265

26. Rabbit Fire (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Daffy Duck and Bugs argue back and forth whether it is duck season or rabbit season. The object of their arguments is hunter Elmer Fudd.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 3,866

27. Night of the Carrots (1998)

29 min | Animation, Short

Diego the bicyclist waits to check into the PGI hotel, where each room's inhabitant seems more bizarre than the last, and the rabbits on the top floor have discovered the secret of voodoo, ... See full summary »

Director: Priit Pärn | Star: Frank Boyle

Votes: 124

28. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Cathy Steinberg

Votes: 19,054

29. The House of Small Cubes (2008)

12 min | Animation, Short, Drama

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.

Director: Kunio Kato | Star: Masami Nagasawa

Votes: 10,818

30. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Duck Dodgers and Marvin Martian wage war over Planet X.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 5,968

31. More (1998)

6 min | Sci-Fi, Short, Animation

A worker in a factory learns a lesson about life. When is enough?

Director: Mark Osborne

Votes: 5,774

32. Well, Just You Wait! (1969)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The story about the beginning of the relationship of one of the most famous duos of country.

Director: Gennadiy Sokolskiy

Votes: 260

33. The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!! (2008 TV Short)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Short, Action

The Powerpuff Girls face their greatest challenge in this 10th anniversary special episode. There exists a Key to the World, which is handed from city to city on an annual basis. Whoever ... See full summary »

Director: Craig McCracken | Stars: Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, Elizabeth Daily, Tom Kenny

Votes: 336

34. Lifted (2006)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A teenage alien is trying to abduct a sleeping human, but doesn't know which switch to use.

Director: Gary Rydstrom | Stars: Sheb Wooley, Jack Angel

Votes: 19,115

35. The Cat Concerto (1947)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Tom Cat is a concert pianist who plays beautifully until he is interrupted by Jerry Mouse.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 4,267

36. Duck! Rabbit, Duck! (1953)

TV-Y7 | 7 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The final installment of the "Hunting Trilogy" once again has Elmer out hunting, while Bugs and Daffy try to con him into shooting the other.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 3,294

37. Feed the Kitty (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A bulldog, charmed by a kitten, tries to keep her hidden from his human guardian.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Mel Blanc

Votes: 3,218

38. Noël (1992 TV Short)

23 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The story of Noel, a cheerful Christmas ornament with a certain "happiness" that rubs off on the families he lives with.

Director: Masaki Îzuka | Stars: Charlton Heston, Larissa Auble, Roscoe Lee Browne, John Crenshaw

Votes: 224

39. Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The first of three Star Wars themed Robot Chicken parodies.

Director: Seth Green | Stars: Seth Green, Candace Bailey, Abraham Benrubi, Bob Bergen

Votes: 8,085

40. The Snowman (1982 TV Short)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Family

On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas.

Directors: Jimmy T. Murakami, Dianne Jackson | Stars: Peter Auty, David Bowie, Raymond Briggs, Mel Smith

Votes: 14,313

41. Big House Blues (1990)

TV-PG | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Ren and Stimpy, on the streets starving, are captured by the dog catcher. They end up in the pound and become frightened when one of the dogs tells them of the "big sleep".

Director: John Kricfalusi | Stars: Henry Porch, Bob Camp, Jim Smith, Brian Chin

Votes: 210

42. Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)

11 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect.

Director: Yuri Norstein | Stars: Vyacheslav Nevinnyy, Mariya Vinogradova, Aleksey Batalov

Votes: 6,999

43. Tyll the Giant (1980)

14 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

An Estonian folk tale about Tõll, the giant hero who lived on the Baltic Sea island of Saaremaa.

Director: Rein Raamat

Votes: 273