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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Andy “A Dog’s Tale”

Jamy Wheless | United States | 00:07:30 | 2023 An uplifting story of how one puppy overcomes a series of obstacles to find his purpose in life. Cast Matthew Wilder Writer John Kelly Producers Jamy Wheless Jean Schulz

Gretel Redux

Thomas Muschitz, James Barany | United States | 00:37:00 | 2023 English This narrative in an animated retelling of Gretel, a dark fable shot on location in the Driftless region of Wisconsin in 2012. This rotoscoped interpretation is a psychological tale about survival and madness, as two young children struggle to make their way out… Read more »

The family Roots

Shihyun Wang | Taiwan | 00:15:00 | 2023 Chinese An animated tale of how a family moved to Taiwan over a 5000 year journey. Cast Shihyun Wang Kenneth HO Writer Shihyun Wang Producer Shihyun Wang


Doug MacDougall | Canada | 00:14:55 | 2023 English Renowned psychiatrist Dr. Z. Freund helps recently incarcerated Hansel and Gretel come to terms with social anxiety, abandonment and their life of crime in a court-mandated Zoom therapy session in this irreverent tongue-in-cheek film. Cast Anna E. Gant Valentyn Colton Doug MacDougall Sydney Maloney Writer Doug… Read more »

Luke and Oscar

Antoine Priou | France | 00:01:45 | 2023 A fox is preparing to meet an opponent for a boxing match. But he will have a surprise. Writer Antoine Priou Producer Antoine Priou Music Jean Marie Pinel Maxime Desoutter 2d Animation Carlos Rodriguez Mix and Sound Design Jean Marie Pinel Storyboard Antoine Priou Carlos Rodriguez Production… Read more »

Hybrid Brad

Edward Borlenghi | United States | 00:30:00 | 2023 English An earthly and unearthly tale about an Alien named Rex who creates a hybrid son using a Human donor egg, and by the time he’s a teenager the son, Brad, wants to live on Earth. Brad has telekinetic and telepathic powers, and his telepathic connection… Read more »

The Life

Chi Fan Wang | Taiwan | 00:02:42 | 2023 English My thesis project is called The Life. It is a 2D animation with a sprinkling of 3D motion graphics and some VFX. The overall style is vivid, colorful, and full of courage. The story illustrates a young man’s search for the meaning of life, using… Read more »

Praise the Maker

Ashante P.T. Stokes | United States | 00:11:50 | 2023 English Two men take different approaches to their hardscrabble neighborhood until life’s vagaries intervene. Cast Ashante P.T. Stokes James Arthur Williams J.P. Valenti Nell Carr Ace Cross Crook Writer Ashante P.T. Stokes Producers Thomas E. Stokes III QuentonStokes-Brown


Antje Lindner | Germany | 00:03:07 | 2023 No Dialogue The animation “Identität/Identity” is a cinematic reflection on the connections between geographical location and regulatory adaptation, reality and the need to survive, solidity and changeability, and questions the characteristic of real national character. Using the colours of the German flag as an example – black… Read more »

Walk the Beach

United States | 00:03:17 | 2023 English A child walks on the beach for the first time, chaos. Cast Kathleen O’Malley Writer Veronica Gillotti