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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Julian Friedrich, Katharina Potratz | Germany | 2017 | 7:00 Sergam is a little boy. A refugee. His boat’s stranded on the coast. His mother didn’t survive. Instead, a young woman takes care of him and they both set off on their way through a nightmare. Producer Julian Friedrich

The Rice

Yingzong Xin | United States | 2016 | 1:53 Producer Yingzong Xin

The Polar Bear Story

Suisei Hoshii | Japan | 2013 | 11:41 A story that takes place at the far northern edge of the world, the North Pole, surrounded by ice‥ It was an entrance to a wondrous land. Brother and sister polar bears, Tomato and Nasu live in the brutal cold near the North Pole, at the edge… Read more »

Requiem for Greed

United States | 2017 | 38:00 A spoof on the recent financial crisis narrated by Adam Smith and Karl Marx. Writer Eugene Salganik

I Don’t Think People Do That

Spencer Dobson | United States | 2017 | 04:08 This is an animated short by Stand Up Comic Spencer Dobson about people and where they poop. Cast Spencer Dobson Writer Spencer Dobson Producer Spencer Dobson


JJ(Je Eun) Shim | United Kingdom | 2017 | 4:25 A little mole was working in a mine. A mole had a beautiful friend, a firefly. They worked together and shared food. They helped each other every day. There lived a big hand outside the mine. The hand provided them with a loaf of bread… 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

After Meteor’s Trail

Delphino S. Huang | United Kingdom | 2017 | 1:40 An animation tribute to advancement of technology, and spirit of exploration. Producer Delphino S. Huang

Don’t f With Me

Fiona Percival | Australia | 2016 | 16:43  Facebook | Twitter Over a thousand teenagers helped make this film by sharing their experiences. It’s voice acted by girls from all over the world who auditioned on Facebook. It’s about getting fucked up, fucked and fucked over and its called dont f with me. Writer Gemma… Read more »


Sami Natsheh, Arly Jones | Spain | 2017 | 19:53 Spanish with English Subtitles Facebook | Twitter Colors is the story of Tito, a blind boy who leaves the big city to spend a few days with his Grandmother Fina who he has never met before in a small town in Alicante. There, he finds… Read more »