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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Mark Mckeown | United Kingdom | 2015 | 4 m ACEDIA: A State of torpor Unconcerned with your condition or position. A Malaise An experimental, musical, animated short video. A surrealistic, semi-autobiographical musical journey through a young man’s troubled mind unreeling in a mysterious, expressionistic city. Surrealistic/expressionistic in tone, ACEDIA fuses 2D and 3D techniques stills and… Read more »

The Bate

Jeanne Pépin-Michel | Canada | 2016 | 2:43 Facebook Leo sees his day of hunting deranged by a mysterious man. Animation Christopher Carletti Writer Benoit Mineau

HEARsmart – Tinnitus

Samuel Lewis | Australia | 2017 | 2:36 Website | Facebook |  Twitter Writer Samuel Lewis Producer Jane Sewell Cast Eve Gilbert Animator Felix Colrave Samuel Lewis

A Tale of a Sassy Little Girl

Francesca Nobili | United States | 2017 | 2:40 Website On Halloween night, a little girl receives a spooky visit. Writer Francesca Nobili Producer Francesca Nobili

Ovarian Cyst!

Aron Fromm | United States | 2019 | 1:15 An anthropomorphic Ovarian Cyst fights crime in New York City with his terminally ill nine-year-old sidekick Lymphoma Lad. Cast Noah Geldberg Writer Aron Fromm Producer Aron Fromm

The Adventures Of Water Bottle John: Fighting For Your Afterlife

A courageous water bottle traverses the great kitchen to recycle himself for eternal life, all the while being taunted by a pessimistic yogurt cup, content with a life in the trash.

Don’t Be Afraid of Bears

Jill Johnston | United States | 2014 | 3 m 16 s Theriophobia is a fear of the beast. Naturalist Barry Lopez defines it as “[f]ear of the beast as an irrational, violent, insatiable creature.” Reflection on childhood memories and fears induce impressions of the beast within and reciprocity of species. Cast Anna Chicco, voice artist

Plush Assassin

Anca Mihai | United States | 2017 | 2:22 In a little girls room, a plush fox fights against the villainous house cat in order to protect all toys.

Wagilia’s Adventure

David Taylor  |  United States | 2018 | 8:35 Everyone longs to be free. Free to live their lives as they choose. This book is a beautifully illustrated under the sea adventure of good versus evil. The story of Wagilia, our hero, and his fight to be free from the bullying and oppression of Malmoo,… Read more »


Leila Mullison | United States | 00:05:19 | 2020 A ghost tries to go about their morning by putting on a mask, but their discontent complicates their ordinary routine. Composer Tony Dlugosz