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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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 »


Ryan Matthew Jolly | United States | 00:06:49 | 2020 English Waking up to a strange world, in an unfamiliar body. They must go on a journey to fulfill them-self. Composer Kate Madsen

Thirteen Stop Motion Videos by Jeff Danglo

Jeff Danglo | United States | 00:12:30 | 2020 I produce mini-short animations about one minute in length, thirteen submitted as a bundle. My videos explore human fallibility and the social changes resulting from the pandemic as everyday characters reveal their true nature, in realistic sets with Lego characters. Without a specific language, they are… Read more »

Apollo 11: A Trip to the Moon

Clayton Foy Udd | United States | 00:22:19 | 2020 English An animated re-enactment of the mission that first put man on the Moon on July 20th, 1969. Cast Neil Armstrong (Voice) Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (Voice) Michael Collins (Voice) Charlie Duke (Voice) Bruce McCandless II (Voice) Writer Clayton Foy Udd Producer Clayton Foy Udd

The Chair

Ronnie Cramer | United States | 00:06:54 | 2020 A woman encounters a chair with strange properties, but can’t decide if the experience is exciting or annoying. Created old-school style, using only pen and paper, and made up of 2,700 individual drawings.

Spike and Melody

Amabelle Johnson | United States | 00:02:19 | 2020 In this world, Paleco is a product that allows children to have customized dinosaurs as pets. Our main character, Melody, wants one for her birthday but her mom can’t afford it. However, Mom ends up finding a bootleg version, DinoGo, instead. But something doesn’t seem quite… Read more »