Short Films

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1. A Fantasy (1908)

2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

The first all-animated film in history, a series of scenes without much narrative structure, but morphing into each other.

Director: Émile Cohl

Votes: 1,932

2. The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mr Beetle seeks companionship from a statuesque dragonfly dancer, unaware that her ex-boyfriend, a slender grasshopper and an industrious cameraman, watches their every move. Will Mrs Beetle forgive him? Will he get away with adultery?

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz

Votes: 2,295

3. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)

Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The cartoonist, Winsor McCay, brings the Dinosaurus back to life in the figure of his latest creation, Gertie the Dinosaur.

Director: Winsor McCay | Stars: Winsor McCay, George McManus, Roy L. McCardell, Thomas A. 'Tad' Dorgan

Votes: 2,692

4. The Sinking of the 'Lusitania' (1918)

TV-PG | 12 min | Animation, Short, War

An animated dramatization of the notorious World War I German torpedoing of the ocean liner, Lusitania.

Director: Winsor McCay

Votes: 892

5. Ko-Ko's Earth Control (1928)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Koko the Clown and his dog Fitz walk into a building where levers that control various aspects of the Earth are located. After Fitz presses a particular lever, the world goes topsy-turvy and out-of-control.

Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 331

6. The Skeleton Dance (1929)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 3,741

7. Snow-White (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest. Cab Calloway sings "St. James Infirmary Blues."

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Cab Calloway, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 1,595

8. Three Little Pigs (1933)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder

Votes: 4,458 | Gross: $0.25M

9. Komposition in Blau (1935)

4 min | Animation, Short, Music

This is an abstract film in which every motion is in strict synchronization with music, so the description must be read in terms of the overall impression it gives. Within a deep blue ... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Fischinger

Votes: 500

10. The Band Concert (1935)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey and his band are determined to perform their music despite the interferance of Donald Duck and a powerful storm.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 2,451

11. Allegretto (1936)

3 min | Animation, Short

Short colour animated film showing shapes moving and set to a musical score. The shapes are coloured and primarily geometric in nature.

Director: Oskar Fischinger

Votes: 358

12. A Day in the Country (1946)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, Georges D'Arnoux, André Gabriello

Votes: 5,148

13. Peace on Earth (1939)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Two baby squirrels ask grandpa to explain what "men" are when he comes in singing "peace on earth, goodwill to men". Grandpa tells the story of man's last war.

Director: Hugh Harman | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Bernice Hansen, The Hollywood Choir Boys

Votes: 1,220

14. Blitz Wolf (1942)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Yet another variation on the Three Little Pigs theme, this time told as WW2 anti-German propaganda (the US had just entered the war), with the wolf as a thinly-disguised Hitler.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Sara Berner, Leone Le Doux, Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham

Votes: 1,150

15. Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

So White flees from the wicked Queenie, wins over the thugs from Murder Inc. and meets her overrated Prince Chawmin'.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Ivie Anderson, Mel Blanc, Ruby Dandridge, Vivian Dandridge

Votes: 1,256

16. Der Fuehrer's Face (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Short, War

Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash

Votes: 3,659

17. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery

A woman returning home falls asleep and has vivid dreams that may or may not be happening in reality. Through repetitive images and complete mismatching of the objective view of time and space, her dark inner desires play out on-screen.

Directors: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid | Stars: Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid

Votes: 9,638

18. Red Hot Riding Hood (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

The characters of the traditional fairy tale demand a new approach to the story as a sexy urban comedy with Red as an adult nightclub dancer.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Sara Berner, Daws Butler, June Foray, Frank Graham

Votes: 2,109

19. King-Size Canary (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A mangy cat on the verge of starvation finds a tiny canary and a bottle of 'Jumbo-Gro' fertilizer, which gives him an idea that leads to giant cats, dogs, mice and canaries chasing each other round Lilliputian towns and cities...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham

Votes: 1,477

20. Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950.

Director: Robert Cannon | Stars: Marvin Miller, Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,610

21. Neighbours (1952)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A surreal story of two neighbours' destructive feud over a flower.

Director: Norman McLaren | Stars: Grant Munro, Jean Paul Ladouceur

Votes: 2,765

22. Daybreak Express (1953)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Music

Set to a classic Duke Ellington recording "Daybreak Express", this is a five-minute short of the soon-to-be-demolished Third Avenue elevated subway station in New York City.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker

Votes: 776

23. Duck Amuck (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 7,508

24. The Tell-Tale Heart (I) (1953)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Crime

A madman tells his tale of murder, and how a strange beating sound haunted him afterward.

Director: Ted Parmelee | Star: James Mason

Votes: 1,648

26. The Red Balloon (1956)

Not Rated | 34 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov

Votes: 15,160

27. André and Wally B. (1984)

G | 2 min | Animation, Short, Family

A brainless android wakes up to be taunted by a large bee.

Director: Alvy Ray Smith | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 4,549

28. 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: 11,824

29. 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: 5,795

30. 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: 8,790

31. 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: 11,989

32. Geri's Game (1997)

4 min | Animation, Short, Family

Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.

Director: Jan Pinkava | Star: Bob Peterson

Votes: 20,894

33. 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: 26,912

34. 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: 11,840

35. 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: 13,667

36. 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: 16,494

37. 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: 21,056

38. 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: 18,339

39. 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: 11,570



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