Animated Shorts are absolutely amazing. The pure creativity and passion that goes into these works is hard to imagine. And to think, some of these shorts were completed by only one person!

I hope you will love these animated shorts as much as I do. And do tell us which your favorite ones are, or share your favorites if they aren’t in this list. Enjoy!

Oxygen

We follow Oxygen as he tries to make friends on the playground. Unfortunately for Oxygen, he is unaware of the many things that can go wrong when trying to interact with his other elementary kin…

 

Mac ‘n’ Cheese

When you find yourself running scared and running out of energy, there’s only a few options left to outrun your opponent through the southern desert. Stopping at nothing, watch these two guys wear each other out and rip through boundaries hitherto unbroken. Enjoy the ride!

Alma

Seizing the possibility of directing his first independent short film, Rodrigo Blaas asked some of the best artists in their field to take part in this independent project. In October 2010, it was announced that DreamWorks Animation is developing an animated feature film based on Alma. Short’s director Rodrigo Blaas is again set to direct the feature, with Guillermo del Toro executive producing it.

Oktapodi

How adorable are these octopi? In Oktapodi, these two cuties help each other escape the clutches of a tyrannical restaurant cook. But, even once theyre out of the kitchen, their battle to stay together is not over.

The Passenger

A one-man project created between 1998-2006. Find out how and why at http://chrisj.com.au

Get Out

Gary, is a madman, shut up in a padded cell which he refuses to leave. He has a phobia about doors and lives in an imaginary world where he feels secure. A psychiatrist uses different plots to try to get him to leave the cell, but with no success. Finally he has to employ force.

Pigeon: Impossible

A rookie secret agent is faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase.

Replay

In a destroyed world, the only glimpse of hope is the memory of a forgotten past. But be careful not to let your dreams control your mind…This is Replay an amazing animated short film.

One Life

This animation will make you think about your life.  The song is “old man” by Neil Young. Animation by Corey Hayes.

The Last Knit

When knitting becomes an obsession.

Kiwi!

Kiwi! has received a large following for its deep meaning and heart touching manner.

Skhizein (Jérémy Clapin,2008)

After being struck by a 150-ton meteorite, Henry has to adapt to living precisely 91 centimeters from himself.

MEET MELINE : THE 3D ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Meet Meline tells the story of a little girl whose curiosity is sparked by a mysterious creature as she plays in her grandparents barn.

Dailymotion – Dans la Tête a video from Esma-Movie dans la tete animation english

A story of of fate, love, and death. Highly enjoyable!

A Quoi Ca Sert L’amour? (Perils of Love)

This wonderful short follows the ups and downs of a young couple.

Les Dangereux – A Ninja Love Story

A vacationing ninja finds true love, but it’s much more than he expected.

Thought of You

One of the greatest parts of making this film is reading the comments left on Vimeo and Youtube.  I love the variety of interpretations and meaning – Creator Ryan Woodward

The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees (French: L’homme qui plantait des arbres) is a 1987 Canadian shortanimated film directed by Frédéric Back. It is based on the story of the same name by Jean Giono. This is a 30-minute film.