Favorite Animated films

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1. Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)

11 min | Animation, Short

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: 5,792

2. 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: 5,170

3. Balance (1989)

7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk.

Directors: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein

Votes: 4,541

4. 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: 9,694

5. The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

20 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Kevin Duhaney, Yôji Matsuda, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 3,504

6. The Tell-Tale Heart (I) (1953)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Crime

A madman tells his tale of murder, and how a strange beating sound haunted him afterward.

Director: Ted Parmelee | Star: James Mason

Votes: 1,649

7. Crac (1980)

15 min | Animation, Short, Drama

The industrialization of Montreal (Canada), as seen from the point of view of a rocking-chair.

Director: Frédéric Back

Votes: 1,336

8. Father and Daughter (2000)

8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A father says goodbye to his young daughter. Time passes and the daughter moves through life age by age, but within her there is always a deep longing for her father.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit

Votes: 5,308

9. Byt (1968)

13 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A nondescript man is trapped in a sinister flat, where nothing seems to obey the laws of nature.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Ivan Kraus, Juraj Herz

Votes: 1,472

10. A Chairy Tale (1957)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An ordinary-looking chair refuses to be sat upon.

Directors: Claude Jutra, Norman McLaren | Star: Claude Jutra

Votes: 860

11. Special Delivery (1978)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Animation

A hapless husband neglects to clear the icy walk, which leads to the mailman slipping and breaking his neck. A comedy of errors results from his attempts to hide the body.

Directors: Eunice Macaulay, John Weldon | Stars: Sandy Sanderson, Jean Marchand

Votes: 872

12. The Wanderer (1988)

11 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A stranger comes to a peaceful village bearing gifts that bear a terrible price.

Director: George Ungar

Votes: 44

13. Samadhi (1967)

6 min | Animation, Short

An experimental short film by Jordan Belson which combines various colors and shapes.

Director: Jordan Belson

Votes: 213

14. One Man Band (2005)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Two buskers engage in a petty feud over a child's donation.

Directors: Mark Andrews, Andrew Jimenez

Votes: 13,669

15. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

91 Metascore

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ori Sivan

Votes: 52,614 | Gross: $2.28M

16. Creature Comforts (1989)

5 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

A humourous and thought provoking view of what animals in zoos might be thinking about their captivity and surroundings.

Director: Nick Park | Star: Julie Sedgewick

Votes: 5,839

17. Head Over Heels (2012)

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

Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, the couple must face their equilibrium.

Director: Timothy Reckart | Stars: Nigel Anthony, Rayyah McCaul

Votes: 2,111

18. 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: 26,915

19. French Roast (2008)

TV-PG | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In a fancy Parisian Café, an uptight businessman discovers he forgot to bring his wallet and bides his time by ordering more coffee.

Director: Fabrice Joubert

Votes: 2,556

20. The Employment (2008)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man prepares and goes to work in a bizarre world, where the meaning of human workforce is taken to another level.

Director: Santiago Bou Grasso

Votes: 2,795

21. The Little Grey Wolf Will Come (1979)

29 min | Animation, Short

Distant, well-worn memories of childhood are inhabited by a little gray wolf. Through astonishing imagery, the memory of all of Russia is depicted.

Director: Yuri Norstein | Star: Aleksandr Kalyagin

Votes: 2,976

22. Wild Life (2011)

TV-PG | 14 min | Animation, Short, Western

Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. Intertitles compare his fate to that of a comet.

Directors: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby | Stars: Adam Blackwood, Luba Goy, Anthony Bekenn, Keith Dinicol

Votes: 738

23. The Cat Concerto (1947)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jerry is determined to disrupt Tom's concert while Tom fights him with the piano without missing a single note.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

Votes: 3,584

24. Fallen Art (2004)

6 min | Comedy, Animation, Short

A volunteer soldier plummets to his death. A photograph is taken and sent by courier to a huge man, who adds it to his macabre collection.

Director: Tomasz Baginski | Stars: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Marcin Kudelka, Dariusz Toczek

Votes: 3,647

25. Winnie-the-Pooh (1969)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Long ago, it seems, last Friday, lived in one country a bear cub under the name of Winnie the Pooh. And why under the name? Because, above his door was the inscription: "Winnie the Pooh," ... See full summary »

Director: Fyodor Khitruk | Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Iya Savvina, Vladimir Osenev

Votes: 3,344

26. Kafuka: Inaka isha (2007)

21 min | Animation, Short

Surreal events occur when a hapless country doctor visits an ill boy one cold night.

Director: Koji Yamamura | Stars: Sensaku Shigeyama, Shigeru Shigeyama, Doji Shigeyama, Shime Shigeyama

Votes: 973

27. The Fly (1980)

3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A fine day in the life of a fly presented completely from the fly's point of view. A fine day until something dreary happens, that is.

Director: Ferenc Rofusz

Votes: 1,511

28. My Love (2006)

26 min | Animation, Short, Drama

In nineteenth-century Russia, a teenage boy in search of love is drawn to two very different women.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov | Stars: Aleksandr Palamishev, Aleksandra Zhivova, Evgeniya Kryukova, Nina Ruslanova

Votes: 1,296

29. The Critic (1963)

Approved | 4 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Star: Mel Brooks

Votes: 827

30. 78 Tours (1985)

4 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

A waltz played with an accordion starts a short story about the running time.

Director: Georges Schwizgebel

Votes: 475

31. Once Upon a Time there Lived a Dog (1982)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The action takes place on a Ukrainian farm. The elderly guard dog is not needed by anyone, and the owners decide to drive him away from the yard. The last straw that filled their cup of ... See full summary »

Director: Eduard Nazarov | Stars: Georgiy Burkov, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Eduard Nazarov

Votes: 2,710

32. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (1992)

20 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Dostoevsky's "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" tells the story of a desperate man disenchanted with the world and at the verge of committing suicide. But when a little girl comes his way ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Petrov | Star: Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy

Votes: 797

33. The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1965)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A simple line attempts to woo his true love, a dot, away from the unkempt squiggle she prefers. But he'll have to learn to bend before she'll notice him.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble | Star: Robert Morley

Votes: 1,257

34. The Man with No Shadow (2004)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A solitary man without a shadow rises from his desk, dons his hat, and leaves his apartment. He walks through a city to a large door, knocks, shows his invitation, and is admitted to a ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Schwizgebel

Votes: 416

35. Begone Dull Care (1949)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Music

Abstract images drawn directly onto the film are accompanied by three pieces of jazz performed by the Oscar Peterson trio.

Directors: Evelyn Lambart, Norman McLaren

Votes: 1,321

36. Genre (1996)

Unrated | 5 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

A hapless cartoon character is dragged through a spectrum of cinematic situations by his frustrated animator.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 1,419

37. Mermaid (1997)

10 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

An elderly monk, while training the young novice who will succeed him, recalls the mysterious lost love of his past - just as his young successor appears to be encountering her himself.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov | Star: Evgeniya Smolyaninova

Votes: 842

38. Three from Prostokvashino (1978)

17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Little Fedor brings a cat to home despite his mother's distaste for cats. He runs away with his talking cat, to make more friends on the way.

Director: Vladimir Popov | Stars: Oleg Tabakov, Valentina Talyzina, Mariya Vinogradova, Boris Novikov

Votes: 2,495

39. Jumping (1984)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A small child takes small leaps, which progress into huge bounds over buildings, forests and continents.

Director: Osamu Tezuka

Votes: 1,050

40. Pas de deux (1968)

G | 13 min | Animation, Short, Musical

Two ballet dancers perform a dance enhanced with surreal multi and after-image effect visuals.

Director: Norman McLaren | Stars: Margaret Mercier, Vincent Warren

Votes: 1,285

41. A Dream Walking (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Bluto each wants to save Olive as she sleepwalks onto a construction site. But most of their efforts go into preventing each other from being the hero.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 336

42. Au bout du monde (1999)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A family lives in a house that teeters precariously on the very tip of a mountain. The balance of the house is affected not only by the family that lives inside, but also their cow, dog, ... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Bronzit | Stars: Konstantin Bronzit, Loïc Burckhardt

Votes: 1,008

43. Winnie-the-Pooh and a Busy Day (1972)

21 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Vinni-Pukh is trying to help his friend donkey with huge depression which happened to be on his birthday

Directors: Fyodor Khitruk, Gennadiy Sokolskiy | Stars: Vladimir Osenev, Evgeniy Leonov, Iya Savvina, Erast Garin

Votes: 2,457

44. The Monk and the Fish (1994)

6 min | Animation, Musical, Short

A plump and exuberant monk goes fishing, and a playful fish eludes him. First the monk uses a rod and reel, then a net; over and over, he ends up fish-less and wet. Sleepless, he tries ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit

Votes: 1,018

45. The Mighty River (1993)

24 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

The environmental history of the St. Lawrence River and the impact of human exploitation of it.

Director: Frédéric Back | Stars: Paul Hébert, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 429

46. Lichtspiel Opus 1. (1921)

13 min | Animation, Short, Music

Against a dark background, several bright, curved or rounded shapes pulse towards the center of the screen, one at a time. They are followed by many other shapes, some irregular, some ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Ruttmann

Votes: 732

47. Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (1992)

TV-G | 7 min | Animation, Short

Two-dimensional clay animations melding and merging the work of 35 famous artists.

Director: Joan C. Gratz | Star: Jean G. Poulot

Votes: 657

48. Winnie-the-Pooh Pays a Visit (1971)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Winnie the Pooh and Piglet visit their friend the rabbit. After a hearty breakfast of honey, Pooh finds it hard to leave.

Director: Fyodor Khitruk | Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Iya Savvina, Anatoliy Shchukin, Vladimir Osenev

Votes: 2,664

49. Firing Range (1977)

10 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

A military scientist creates a mind-reading weapon for his generals on a remote island. After the demonstration, the generals are pleased. Little do they realize, both the weapon, and the creator of the weapon have a mind of their own.

Director: Anatoliy Petrov

Votes: 286

50. Komposition in Blau (1935)

4 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.9