Best Short Animation

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1. Partly Cloudy (2009)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Babies both human and animal 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: 18,260

9/10

2. Riley's First Date? (2015 Video)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Riley, now 12, who is hanging out with her parents at home when potential trouble comes knocking. Mom's and Dad's Emotions find themselves forced to deal with Riley going on her first date.

Director: Josh Cooley | Stars: Pete Docter, Ben Cox, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Lane

Votes: 5,001

9/10

3. Missing Halloween (2015)

10 min | Animation, Short

A boy meets with his best friend to celebrate Halloween, making trick-or-treat.

Director: Mike Inel

Votes: 46

9/10

4. Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex (2012)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When Rex finds himself left behind in the bathroom, he puts his limbs to use by getting a bath going for a bunch of new toy friends.

Directors: Mark A. Walsh, Dylan Brown | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn, Corey Burton

Votes: 4,811

9/10

5. The Blue Umbrella (2013)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

Amidst the rain in a singing city, two umbrellas - one blue, one not - fall eternally in love.

Director: Saschka Unseld | Star: Sarah Jaffe

Votes: 7,703

9/10

6. Feast (I) (2014)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The love life of a man as told through the meals he gives his adopted dog, Winston.

Director: Patrick Osborne | Stars: Stephen Apostolina, Kirk Baily, Ben Bledsoe, David Cowgill

Votes: 21,195

9/10

7. Get a Horse! (2013)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey, Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow go on a musical wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete tries to run them off the road.

Director: Lauren MacMullan | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Russi Taylor, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 4,188

8/10

8. 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: 20,980

8/10

9. Room on the Broom (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

To the annoyance of her cat a kindly witch allows a dog, a bird and a frog who have helped her retrieve things she has lost to ride on her broomstick, making it top heavy. The broom is ... See full summary »

Directors: Jan Lachauer, Max Lang | Stars: Simon Pegg, Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Timothy Spall

Votes: 2,958

8/10

10. Boundin' (2003)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A sheep dances proudly in his southwestern landscape, until one day his wool is sheared and he is left naked. He's depressed and shy, until a cheerful jackalope comes along and shows him how to leap proudly and not to be ashamed.

Directors: Bud Luckey, Roger Gould | Star: Bud Luckey

Votes: 11,801

8/10

11. 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: 29,661

8/10

12. Tangled Ever After (2012)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Action

Rapunzel and Flynn Rider have their wedding, but Pascal and Maximus must recover the rings they lose in mid-ceremony.

Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Alan Dale, Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 15,201

8/10

13. Wind (I) (2013)

4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. However, the inhabitants have learned to deal with their difficult living conditions .

Director: Robert Löbel

Votes: 218

8/10

14. Inner Workings (2016)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The heart and mind of an office worker clash over sticking to a safe routine of work and daring to try new experiences in life to enjoy.

Director: Leonardo Matsuda | Stars: Tucker Gilmore, Raymond S. Persi

Votes: 3,519

8/10

15. 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: 26,828

8/10

16. Burn-E (2008)

G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

If BURN-E (a welding robot) had known how much trouble he'd be caused by WALL-E's pursuit of EVE, then he'd have taken the day off.

Director: Angus MacLane | Stars: Angus MacLane, Tessa Swigart, Ben Burtt, Jeff Garlin

Votes: 9,218

8/10

17. Toy Story of Terror (2013 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Woody and the gang are held up at a roadside motel and members of the group start to disappear from everywhere. Woody and set about getting to the bottom of the mystery.

Director: Angus MacLane | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Carl Weathers

Votes: 11,954

8/10

18. Jack-Jack Attack (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 5 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The Parrs' baby Jack-Jack is thought to be normal, not having any super-powers like his parents or siblings. But when an outsider is hired to watch him, Jack-Jack shows his true potential.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Bret 'Brook' Parker, Bud Luckey, Eli Fucile, Jason Lee

Votes: 13,188

8/10

19. Lifted (2006)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A teenage alien tries to abduct a sleeping human, but with so many switches to do so, it's nearly impossible.

Director: Gary Rydstrom

Votes: 16,431

8/10

20. Puppy! (2013)

Not Rated | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A minion finds a little lost alien, and he cares for it.

Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Bruno Dequier | Stars: Pierre Coffin, Steve Carell

Votes: 1,181

8/10

21. Day & Night (2010)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The personifications of daytime and nighttime learn to get along.

Director: Teddy Newton | Star: Wayne Dyer

Votes: 15,206

8/10

22. 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: 2,773

8/10

23. Mater and the Ghostlight (2006 Video)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In this short featuring the characters of the movie Cars, Mater is told the story of a Ghostlight, which causes him to be scared.

Directors: John Lasseter, Dan Scanlon | Stars: Larry the Cable Guy, Owen Wilson, Michael Wallis, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 6,841

7/10

24. The Longest Daycare (2012)

PG | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Maggie Simpson spends the day in the Ayn Rand School for Tots.

Director: David Silverman

Votes: 4,382

7/10

25. Adam and Dog (2012)

TV-PG | 16 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Adam, and a dog, in the Garden of Eden.

Director: Minkyu Lee

Votes: 2,137

7/10

26. Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

It's a post-Christmas play-date and the toys have to go up against the fearsome and aggressive new dino toys.

Director: Steve Purcell | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 8,429

7/10

27. 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: 2,108

7/10

28. Knick Knack (1989)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A snow globe snowman wants to join the other travel souvenirs in a hot party, but the glass dome that surrounds him gets in his way, despite all his efforts.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 11,935

7/10

29. Your Friend the Rat (2007)

G | 11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Remy and Emile plead the case for rats by illustrating the historical and scientific facts about the species and their interaction with humans.

Director: Jim Capobianco | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Peter Sohn, Lou Romano, Tony Russel

Votes: 4,552

7/10

30. La Luna (2011)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

A young boy helps his father and grandfather harvest stars from the moon.

Director: Enrico Casarosa | Stars: Tony Fucile, Krista Sheffler, Phil Sheridan

Votes: 11,521

7/10

31. Dug's Special Mission (2009 Video)

TV-PG | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Alpha, Beta, and Gamma try to keep Dug out of their way while they hunt for Kevin the Snipe. However, their instructions for his "very special mission" keep backfiring on them.

Director: Ronnie Del Carmen | Stars: Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo, Jerome Ranft, Edward Asner

Votes: 4,776

7/10

32. Harvie Krumpet (2003)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck.

Director: Adam Elliot | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kamahl, John Flaus, Julie Forsyth

Votes: 7,829

7/10

33. Tin Toy (1988)

G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Family

A tin one-man-band toy tries to escape a destructive baby.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 8,755

7/10

34. Mike's New Car (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mike's bought a new 6-wheel-drive car, and he can't wait to show it off to Sulley. Only problem is, Mike hasn't exactly mastered the controls yet, and they're pretty complicated.

Directors: Pete Docter, Roger Gould | Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman

Votes: 11,116

7/10

35. Panic in the Mailroom (2013)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Follows two minions who are up to mischief in the mailroom.

Directors: Fabrice Joubert, Mark O'Hare | Stars: Pierre Coffin, Steve Carell

Votes: 961

7/10

36. Despicable Me 2: 3 Mini-Movie Collection (2014 Video)

Not Rated | 13 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bringing laughs for the whole family, the mischievous Minions return in three new hilariously entertaining mini-movies.

Votes: 478

7/10

37. Toy Story Toons: Small Fry (2011)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A fast food restaurant mini variant of Buzz forcibly switches places with the real Buzz and his friends have to deal with the obnoxious impostor.

Directors: Angus MacLane, Dylan Brown | Stars: Lori Alan, Carlos Alazraqui, Tim Allen, Bob Bergen

Votes: 4,657

7/10

38. Luxo Jr. (1986)

G | 2 min | Animation, Short, Family

A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 11,766

7/10

39. 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: 13,625

7/10

40. Fresh Guacamole (2012)

Unrated | 2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Transforming familiar objects into fresh guacamole.

Director: PES

Votes: 3,507

7/10

41. Moby & the Void Pacific Choir: Are You Lost in the World Like Me (2016 Video)

3 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Max Fleischer-style animated video from the album "These Systems Are Failing" which questions the impact of technology on modern society.

Director: Steve Cutts | Stars: Moby, The Void Pacific Choir

Votes: 236

6/10

42. Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010 TV Short)

TV-PG | 17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Hiccup and the gang join Gobber on a quest to find a legendary boneclad Dragon.

Director: John Puglisi | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera

Votes: 2,812

6/10

43. Masks (2010)

8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Began as an audio experiment, 'Masks' illustrates modern exploitation, production and consumption in animated terms. In 'Masks' the audio came first, thus all images exist to tell the ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Smith

Votes: 22

7/10

44. Mr Hublot (2013)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mr Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion.

Directors: Alexandre Espigares, Laurent Witz

Votes: 4,302

6/10

45. A Single Life (2014)

TV-PG | 3 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When Pia plays a mysterious vinyl record single, she suddenly knows how to travel through time.

Directors: Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins, Job Roggeveen

Votes: 1,356

6/10

46. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011 TV Short)

TV-PG | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Sid, Eddie and Crash get in trouble with Santa and have to get their names off of the naughty list.

Director: Karen Disher | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah

Votes: 8,959

6/10

47. Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation (2011)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The toys throw Ken and Barbie a Hawaiian vacation in Bonnie's room.

Director: Gary Rydstrom | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kristen Schaal

Votes: 6,462

6/10

48. Red's Dream (1987)

G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Family

With a sale tag hanging from his seat, propped up in the corner of a bicycle store on a rainy night, Red the unicycle dreams about a better place.

Director: John Lasseter

Votes: 5,771

6/10

49. George and A.J. (2009 Video)

TV-G | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

After Nurses George and A.J. of the Shady Oaks Retirement Village witness Carl leaving with his house towed by balloons, other senior citizens around the city are inspired to make their own "escapes", much to George and A.J.'s chagrin.

Director: Josh Cooley | Stars: Jason Topolski, A.J. Riebli III, Steve Purcell, Peter Sohn

Votes: 1,665

6/10

50. Threads (2017)

TV-G | 8 min | Animation, Short

6.9