Cloning the food supply has disastrous consequences in this freaky…

In Patrick Smith's multi-award-winning animated short film Masks, a race of sadistic masked men chow down on a seemingly helpless species of smaller folk. When a scientist devises a way to clone the squeaky little people, the masked men think they've hit on an endless food supply—one that will radically change the… » 3/12/13 11:06am 3/12/13 11:06am

Voyager 1 outlives the magnificent death of the sun in this…

Production studio PostPanic and director Mischa Rozema crafted this gorgeous bit of artificial space porn, Stardust, in memory of graphic designer Arjan Groot, who passed away in 2011. It envisions the journey of Voyager 1 as it moves ever farther from our sun and continues well beyond the lifespan of humanity. » 2/03/13 9:30am 2/03/13 9:30am

Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld points out the awkward side of…

Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld continues a be a real charmer of DC Nation, with a spark of '80s-era Saturday morning cartoons and a heft dose of genre-savvy. In the third installment, Amethyst and her trusty steed find themselves in an enchanted forest where every plant is sentient—and has no regard for privacy. » 1/20/13 4:30pm 1/20/13 4:30pm

Children who suck their thumbs get a terrifying visitor in the short…

Parents tell their children all sorts of terrifying tales to break them of unwanted habits. When the monstrous mother of the young protagonist of Ben Tillett & Jake Cuddihy's Suckblood can't beat the thumbsucking habit out of her, she calls upon the vile creature who murders children who can't keep their fingers out of … » 11/10/12 5:00pm 11/10/12 5:00pm

A pickpocket's inner demons are very real in this richly animated short

Jack is a pickpocket who sees demons everywhere he looks. But those demons are nothing compared the wicked spirit who plagues him every time he closes his eyes, a spirit who controls Jack's actions with a glowing voodoo doll. The reappearance of a lost love, however, may be enough to convince him to battle that spirit … » 9/30/12 10:30am 9/30/12 10:30am

The unmatched trippiness of Jim Henson's puppetry before the The Muppet …

It took several decades before the Muppets became the jovial mop-puppet hybrids we know and love today. Before they hung out with Alice Cooper and hosted wrestling competitions, the Muppets lived in a sometimes unsettling world full of hungry dismembered heads, Cookie Monster selling IBM computers, and Kermit extolling … » 11/20/11 4:15pm 11/20/11 4:15pm