15 Amazing Animated Short Films You Must Watch

No matter how old you are, the inner child in you still loves to watch good animations.

Take away those irritating guidelines usually set out by a client or boss, and you’ll see the true potential of an animation artist with impressive results.

Here are 15 amazing animated short films with stunning visuals & great storytelling:

1. Starless Night

A cat loves the stars becomes very sad when they suddenly disappear one night. Her canine friend does something to make the night sky shine again!

2. Lavatory – Lovestory

An Oscar 2009 – Academy Awards Nomina.

3. “Cat’s Meow”

A funny animated short film by Jorge Garcia, presented as a senior thesis for Ringling College of Art and Design. Music by Brian Weitzeil, Sound Design by Steven Piperno

4. Oktapodi (2007)

Superb animated story & an Oscar 2009 Animated Short Film

5. 3D Short Animation – Forever Young

Forever Young is a musicial short movie about aging and youth, about reality and dreams. It shows a magic moment of an old woman. With the melody of her past the emotion of eternal youth fullfilled her. The last time or forever?

6. Space Alone

Everyone is looking for a friend. Even someone in space. This is a marvellous piece of animation by the Greek animator Ilias Sounas.

7. “Heavenly Appeals” a short film by David Lisbe

After many millennia of being tortured in Hell, Raymond K. Hessle has finally earned a chance to appeal his sentence of Eternal Damnation. Upon arriving at the “appeals” gate of Heaven he is greeted by the angel who will preside over his case. As he waits at the edge of paradise, he will finally have a chance to prove just how worthy he is.

8. Blind Date

This is a funny short animationd film by a student at Vancouver Film School.

9. Go To Sleep

Go to Sleep is the Animation Mentor graduate film of Luis Carlos Uribe. It’s a computer animated film that tells the story of Mandy and Frank, a married couple that’s been having some differences when it’s time to sleep.

10. Machu Picchu

Award Winning Cute Animation By Clement Crocq & Team. Magical animated story of the unexpected meeting between a young peruvian boy living with his lama and a pilot from the airmail flying above the boy’s house.

11. The Lonely Bachelor by Tony Varkey

A 2012 Animated Short Film that took a year to develop.

12. “Wild Dogs” – Animated Short by Catherine Hicks

An animated short made at Ringling College of Art and Design. Featured in the 2009 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.

13. Fishing With Sam 2009 – Animated Short Film

Written, Produced and Directed by Atle S. Blakseth. Music composed by Gaute Storaas

14. Big Buck Bunny

Big Buck Bunny was the first project in the Blender Institute Amsterdam. This 10 minute movie has been made inspired by the best cartoon tradition. A giant rabbit finds his happy sunny morning walk being disturbed by three rascal rodents. In a comical grand finale he gets even with them.

15. Truth behind Internet dating

A Funny Animation by David Hoffmann.

There are many animated short films on Youtube, so if you’ve ever seen one that’s worthy to be enlisted, feel free to share it with us in the comments. If you’ve made an animated short film as a part of your college project? Get in touch with us today & stand a chance to be showcased on our website! we’d love to showcase your work in the next series of best animated short films by students!

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