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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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Irwin Miller | United States | 2017 | 3:00 A music video featuring the 3 person band, Bel Heir, portrayed as animal characters who travel through forests, western towns, aboard trains on a search for the West Coast and the light at the end of the tunnel. Along the way leave the woods behind and …Read more »

What Is Your Brown Number?

Vinnie Ann Bose | India | 2016 | 4:31 The film talks about how in India everyone wants to be light-skinned, and how there is a sense of idealism and beauty associated with fair skin, whereas it is negativity and repulsion that is associated with dark skin. Producer Nilima Eriyat Viewing Instructions

The Orange Crayon

2017 | 3:08 Late at night on a table, a box of crayons spills over and the crayons come to life. Each one represents a different emotion an artist might feel and are personified through the stroke that each produces. The story zooms in on a confident cyan crayon, and an orange crayon afraid to …Read more »

Cut Bait

Robert Walkine | 2017 | 3:10 Proverb “You must fish, cut bait, or get out of the boat!” To put food on the table a father and son duo must venture out to sea to catch some fish. Cut Bait is an animated short that examines an estranged father-son relationship with the comedic aspect of …Read more »


Li-Wei Chu | Taiwan | 2016 | 1:28:00 Chinese with English Subtitles Fido, ran into an animal city, where he met Barkley and other humans like animal friends. Fido accidentally finds out that the animal city is governed by a magician known as “God” who pretends to have infinite supernatural powers. Using dazzling tricks, the …Read more »

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Drew’s Dancing Drum

Brandon Chappell | United States | 2017 | 5:00 Facebook | Twitter Drew loves playing his drum for people until he is bullied by a boy named Malcolm. His dad encourages Drew to go on drumming and befriend the very boy that bullied him. (Recommended for ages 4-12) Cast Chance Chappell Adwoa Dora Joseph Del …Read more »

Tokri (The Basket)

Suresh Eriyat | India | 2017 | 14:46 Two insignificant lives lost and found in time. Animators Mukund Bhaleghare Adam Wyrwas Sanjay Patkar Swati Agarwal Producer Nilima Eriyat Viewing Instructions


Catherine Prowse, Hannah Quinn | United Kingdom | 2017 | 4:42 The story of a gardener in a Middle Eastern war zone, fighting the destruction around her with life-giving plants Cast Catherine Prowse Hannah Quinn Viewing Instructions


Qing Zheng | China | 2017 | 4:07 Crossing is a four-minute 2D animation about a man who overcomes his fear of death through the help of others. The story happens when the protagonist is dying. He transfers from the real world to a dream world to experience emptiness and loneliness. The protagonist cannot accept …Read more »

The Art Of Aping

Ananya Anil | India | 2017 | 4:49 Colonization, imperialization,  and globalization have left a deep Western imprint on us, Indians. While undermining our age-old methods, we have developed the mentality of following the West without thinking. The film talks about how Indians, today, are blindly copying from the West, aspiring to dissolve all the …Read more »