A Haunting Tale of a Sinking Island, From Its Last House's Point of View

This animated short by Lynn Tomlinson goes through the history of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake. It functions almost like the house's life is flashing before its eyes, before it goes under the waves. It's like an even more depressing version of The Giving Tree » 3/31/15 12:34am Today 12:34am

When A Cockroach Falls For A Human, He Takes Over Her Boyfriend's Body

A solitary Roach lives in the walls of Joesphine's kitchen, accompanying her accordion playing on his melancholy violin. Then one night, he hits on an idea for how to woo her face to face. » 3/30/15 3:20pm Yesterday 3:20pm

What Happens When People First Realize That Their World Isn't Real?

The people in the proof-of-concept short film Sundays are living in a Matrix-like reality, but this isn't quite The Matrix. This is a story about people just beginning to realize something is awry with their reality. It's not only that they may be living in a simulation — it's also that the world they're inhabiting… » 3/25/15 2:30pm 3/25/15 2:30pm

Jane Goodall Talks About Her Belief In Yetis In This Animated Interview

"I'm a romantic," Jane Goodall says in this 2002 interview with Ira Flatow on Science Friday (animated by Blank on Blank). Here, she discusses both her observations and the places where her ideas have clashed with the scientific community — including her suspicion that ape-like cryptids actually exist. » 3/24/15 1:30pm 3/24/15 1:30pm

A Surprisingly Funny Western Where All Of The Characters Are Pies

Poisonberry Pete is an outlaw in a town whose residents are all pies, and when he storms into a saloon looking for, ahem, dough, it's just one of a number of baked goods-themed gags in this flaky fun short film. » 3/24/15 11:20am 3/24/15 11:20am

What Happens When Mythological Creatures Visit The Unemployment Office?

Olivier Beguin's Employee of the Month is a goofy but fun short film that follows a day in the life of a vocational office worker as she tries to connect zombies, mummies, fairies, and all other manner of mythical being with new jobs. After hearing their employment histories, it's clear that it won't be easy. » 3/23/15 3:20pm 3/23/15 3:20pm

A Haunted Wood Disturbs a Jogger In This Short

Line Signal, by John Panton and Meat Bingo, is under ten minutes long, but is wonderfully set up and paid off. Beautifully shot, and strangely complex, it really rewards re-watching. Piecing it all together — if its meant to be — is a rewarding exercise. » 3/22/15 9:02pm 3/22/15 9:02pm

The Most Fun Spin On A Big Bad Wolf And A Little Pig We've Seen In Ages

What happens when a little pig spots a big bad wolf shopping for pork at the local market? They enter into mortal combat, of course. But this animated short quickly goes from intense to adorable. » 3/20/15 3:20pm 3/20/15 3:20pm

See, This Is Why Cats Make Terrible Astronauts

In the fun short film Pasteurized, an alien scientist spends his days in quiet research in his lab — that is, until he attracts the attention of a feline astronaut on its way to the moon. » 3/19/15 11:40am 3/19/15 11:40am

This Oscar-Nominated Short About An Upside-Down Marriage Is Must-Watch

If you haven't gotten a chance to watch Timothy Reckart's Oscar-nominated short film Head Over Heels, make some room for it in your day. It's a strange and sweet stop-motion story about two married people who have drifted apart so thoroughly, each thinks the other one lives upside down. » 3/18/15 1:10pm 3/18/15 1:10pm

Hollywood, Make This Alien Whale Hunting Short A Full-Length Movie ASAP

Ruairí Robinson directed the critically panned Last Days of Mars and was once attached to direct the live-action Akira movie, but he's best known for his short films. Still, after seeing jaw-dropping this proof-of-concept teaser for The Leviathan, we want a feature-length version of Robinson's monster-hunting film. » 3/17/15 10:53am 3/17/15 10:53am

An Obsolete Robot Falls In Love With The Model Designed To Replace It

C-29 was content to move packages along the assembly line until one day, when a shiny new model appeared on the opposite side of the conveyer belt. What happens next is extraordinarily sweet — and more than a little sad. » 3/16/15 2:30pm 3/16/15 2:30pm

A Man Wanting Solitude And a Creature Wanting Company Find Each Other

In this animated short by Gavin C Robinson, we see the plights of a man in a busy city and creature in fairly empty forest trying to get what the other has. It takes a thermos full of tea for the two to fix their problems. » 3/15/15 9:00pm 3/15/15 9:00pm

Hilarious Parodies Of 1920s Films Featuring Dogs Instead Of People

In the late 1920s, somebody at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer had a really strange idea: making short comedy films poking fun of recent films by replacing all the human characters with trained dogs in clothes. Here are all nine episodes made between 1929 and 1931 known as the "barkies." » 3/13/15 3:00pm 3/13/15 3:00pm

What If You Found Out That Everyone Dreamed About You Last Night?

Here's a short film that plays like an ultra-violent Twilight Zone episode. Billy wakes up one morning to learn that his girlfriend had a really messed-up dream about him the night before — and she's not the only one. Strangely, that's not the weirdest thing that happens to Billy over the course of his day. » 3/13/15 10:20am 3/13/15 10:20am

Short Film About A Robot Adrift In Space Is A Meditative Work Of Art

The Long Slow Flight of the Ashbot may span just four minutes, but its monologue takes place over millions of years. A robot, floating about in space, contemplates its place in the universe, but only when it receives enough starlight energy to think. » 3/12/15 12:20pm 3/12/15 12:20pm

If You Could Relive A Relationship's Best Memories, Could You Move On?

Henry can't stop reliving his favorite memory of his girlfriend Sophie (played by Jena Malone) in the short film Memory 2.0. But his obsession may pay off when he realizes she's left a message for him inside his brain. » 3/11/15 2:20pm 3/11/15 2:20pm

Fan Series Grayson: Earth One Returns To Tell The Tale Of Jason Todd

It's been nearly two years since Hissoni Johnson's Nightwing-origin webseries made its début, but it's returned at last. However, it's not here to give you more Dick Grayson, actually, but to reveal the story of Jason Todd in a world where Batman works alone. » 3/05/15 7:40am 3/05/15 7:40am

This Disturbing Post-Apocalyptic Cartoon Won A Danish Academy Award

Ten years ago, a plague wiped out all of the women and children in a secluded mountain town and transformed the men into monsters. Now only two orphans, Albert and Jonas, remain, hiding from the monsters and telling tales of the girl who will save them all. » 3/04/15 2:00pm 3/04/15 2:00pm

A Charming Tale of a Girl, a Bear, And Her Family

I'm completely in love with Black Bear Moon, an animated short where a bear paperweight triggers childhood memories for a young woman packing up her life. » 3/01/15 9:09pm 3/01/15 9:09pm