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15 best animated short films!

From our your younger siblings to grandparents, everybody love's animated movies. The best short animated movies are ones that make you think or smile or wonder for hours together. Positive stories that broaden your perspective on life giving it a fresh, new look. Funny stories that make you wonder whether could really be happening with u.
Following is the list of best animated short films according to me. Enjoy! :D

This Hilarious Animated Short Film Explains Exactly What Happens In Your Mind When You Meet Your Crush

Have you ever thought about what actually was going on in your mind when you were on a date? This is how our brain works when we go on a date to meet our crush. It's interesting how our left-brain and right-brain function when it comes to making decisions and taking actions.


Paperman (stylized as paperman) is a 2012 black-and-white 3D hand-drawn/computer animated romantic comedy short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by John Kahrs. A young accountant named George is standing on an elevated train platform in 1940s New York City, holding a folder, when he is hit by a flying piece of paper. The paper is chased by a young woman named Meg who lost it to a gust of wind from a passing train. The same thing happens to the man when a subsequent gust of wind from another incoming train dislodges one of the papers from his folder and blows it onto the woman's face. This leaves a red lipstick mark on the paper, much to the woman's amusement when he retrieves it. (See more)

Partly Cloudy

All day long, cheerful clouds in the sky make cute and cuddly babies, such as human boys and girls, kittens, puppies, and other creatures, and give them to storks for delivery to the expectant parents. However, one lonely gray cloud named Gus has the task of creating animals that are cute but not so cuddly. His delivery stork, Peck, gets the worst of it, being bitten by a crocodile, butted by a bighorn sheep, and pricked by a porcupine. When Peck sees that his next delivery is a baby shark, he grows more than a little fearful and flies away. (See more)




Lifted is a 2006 Pixar computer-animated short film directed by Gary Rydstrom. A young alien, Stu, is inside a spacecraft taking an examination in alien abduction. He must snatch a sleeping farmer named Ernie (who bears a striking resemblance to Linguini, the main human protagonist from Ratatouille) under the watchful eye of his impassive examiner, a gelatinous blob named Mr. B.(See more) Working from memory, Stu is expected to use an array of thousands of identical unlabeled toggle switches for this purpose and Mr. B gives no hints of which one(s) to use.




The race to space is on. As nations compete, we follow the progress of a single chimpanzee that's been recruited into the Space Program. His results might prove influential for the better of all mankind.

Swing of Change (2011)

This is a lovely story with great music and animation. In 1930s New York Harry, a racist barber, changes his mind at the arrival of a magical trumpet in his barber shop. A Graduation short film directed by Harmony Bouchard, Andy Le Cocq, Joakim Riedinger and Raphael Cenzi. (See more)


38th Student Academy Award Winner -Gold Medal Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science. A knight. A princess. A dragon. Three little kids. One school play. An epic battle for love and honor. Dragonboy is a collaborative thesis done by Lisa Allen, Bernardo Warman and Shaofu Zhang at the Academy of Art University.

Jack Jack Attack

Jack-Jack Attack is a 2005 computer animated short film produced by Pixar based on their film The Incredibles, and directed by Brad Bird. The short is based on the baby, Jack-Jack. From The Incredibles, the audience knows that Jack-Jack's babysitter Kari McKeen started experiencing difficulty with him shortly after hanging up the phone with his mother, Helen Parr (also known as Elastigirl or Mrs. Incredible). (see more)

Tangled Ever After 2012

Tangled Ever After is a 2012 American computer animated short film directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard. It is a sequel to the 2010 Walt Disney Animation Studios film Tangled. (see more)

Puss in boots the three diablos

Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos is a 2012 computer-animated short comedy film, and a sequel to Puss in Boots. It was directed by Raman Hui and features Antonio Banderas as the voice of the title character. The short tells a story of Puss in Boots on a mission to recover a princess' stolen ruby from the notorious French thief the Whisperer. Reluctantly accompanied by three cute little kittens called the Three Diablos, Puss must tame them before they endanger the mission.(See more)

Out of Bounds

Allan’s phobias and boundaries from his Asperger syndrome are challenged when he must brave the outdoors to save his only friend, a pet fish named Paul. (see more)

Changing Batteries

Watch this saddest story 3D animation from MMU, Malaysia. The title is 'Changing Batteries' - a story about an old woman that live alone with a robot. The ending is too sad to watch... Like their page at Video from:


In this big bad world, there are times that even cupids can go wrong. In this short film the cupid ties a connection between two totally different people who were not meant to be together! It is really funny when he tries to rectify what he did wrong.


In a bizarre world, a working man is awoken by his alarm clock. He shaves, dresses and has breakfast. An unknown man holds up his mirror. Three people make up his chair and table. A woman stands, at the door, working as his coat hanger. He hails a ride and rides piggyback all the way to work. At a traffic light, a group of humans riding humans await the light to change. There are two men hanging on a pole representing traffic lights. One opens his jacket and reveals a red shirt. Then he closes his jacket, so the other man can reveal his green shirt. He puts his coat and briefcase in a locker where a woman is hanging on the locker door working as his coat hanger and briefcase holder. He takes an elevator ride up, using a human counterweight. There, he begins his work as a doormat. His boss shows up, scrapes his feet on his back and enters his office. He continues to lay there in front of an office door. (see more)