Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and change by means of the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon. Animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation.

Animation can be recorded with either analogue media, a flip book, motion picture film, video tape, digital media, including formats with animated GIF, Flash animation and digital video. To display animation, a digital camera, computer, or projector are used along with new technologies that are produced.

Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures. Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, 30, or 60 frames per second.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Logan Himango | United States | 00:03:00 | 2021 English Animation Logan Himango Music Max Duggan Sound Design Rashaad Bacchus Alex Romo Limes & Cherries (Ben Bavonese)

Grandma’s Closet

Lisa Maydwell | United States | 00:11:00 | 2021 English Grandma shares stories with her granddaughter Kamilah about historic African American women using the magic in her closet. Co-director Qlogic Entertainment Cast Condra Ridley Ja’Taun T. Durden Kyndall Summers Writer Lisa Maydwell Producers Lisa Maydwell Midnight Black

Her Song

Éabha Bortolozzo | Ireland | 00:06:51 | 2021 English Eve learns of her Grandmother’s harrowing history in a Mother & Baby home. Woven through her past is the mythological and misunderstood figure of the Banshee, whose comforting presence inspires the strength she needs to tell her story. Produced by Radii animation Co-director Jack Kirwan Cast… Read more »

Yellowstone 88 – Song of Fire

Betsy De Fries | United States | 00:05:44 | 2021 English A remembrance of the Yellowstone fire that raged unabated for months engulfing the Park until a winter snow of intense severity extinguished the flames. That winter surviving Fauna exhausted from fire and weakened by hunger fall where standing. The cosmos turns and eventually life… Read more »

The Extinction Of Up

Randy Boyum | United States | 00:05:15 | 2021 English In the near future, when people only recognize each other by their shoes, two boys discuss weird things that are happening in their lives, including a sibling’s accidental weight gain, and a great-grandfather’s bizarre revelations about the past. Cast Randy Boyum Writer Randy Boyum Producer… Read more »


Timothy David Orme | United States | 00:04:10 | 2020 English A figure tries to turn into a tree again and again.

About Her

Wagner Cinelli | Brazil | 00:05:00 | 2020 English, Portuguese About Her deals with a sad and unfortunate worldwide issue: domestic violence against women. It is a silent animation movie. The images that alternate between past and present are enough to convey the message: we urgently need to talk about it. We must do it… Read more »

Tooth Fairies

Sara Dennis | United States | 00:03:22 | 2020 English Jeremy has been in love with the Tooth Fairy as long as he can remember. How far will he go to see her again? Cast Matthew Roeder Steve Sheehan Sara Dennis Writers Sara Dennis Steve Sheehan Producer Sara Dennis Original Score John Love Recording Engineer… Read more »


Julia Schultz | United States | 00:03:21 | 2020 English Stuck working in a circus for a cruel ringmaster, a child’s life is disrupted by a disobedient tiger cub. “Caged” is a story of breaking the cycle of abuse and finding new hope. Creator Julia Schultz Sara Meixner Mackenzie Keslin Anthony Srnka

The Call To Rise Free

The Rise Free Trust | United Kingdom | 00:00:59 | 2020 English The Call To Rise Free is a 1-minute animated short created and produced by The Rise Free Trust. The Call to Rise Free can be viewed as a secular prayer that incorporates Enlightenment values including reason and freedom. Together these ideals have increased… Read more »