The Animation Pimp: Shit Yeah, It’s Cool – Animation Shorts You Need to See
Shakespeare performs his work for a mysterious and powerful critic in this early film from the world's greatest puppet animator.
Girls Night Out, Joanna Quinn, UK, 1989
The "girls" head out to a strip club after work to unleash their repressed passions and desires. Quinn's rough, almost punkish drawings aptly capture this unharnessed celebration of female desire.
Revolver, Filmtecknarna Studio, Sweden, 1993
The Fleischers, Victor Bergdhal, a minimalist score and domesticity are fused into a frightening, comical, annoying piece of loopy, dreamy genius.
Thou Shalt not Bear False Witness, Phil Mulloy, UK, 1995
Part of a series of blistering satirical attacks on the absurdities of The Ten Commandments. It'll probably offend you and that's good thing.
Smoked Sprat Baking in the Sun, Mati Kutt, Estonian, 1992
A fish opera! A fish opera! A fish opera! See it with Kutt's other opera, Button's Odyssey that features singing buttons and cows.
Please Say Something, David O'Reilly, UK, 2009
Takes a video game aesthetic and a cat and mouse story and squeezes it into a fresh and thought juicing narrative anti-narrative (or is that an anti-narrative narrative?).
Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor, Koji Yamamura, 2007
The Japanese masters' spellbinding adaption of a Kafka story about a burned out doctor's breakdown whilst on a call during a brisk winter evening.
Little Cow, Igor Lazin, Hungary, 2001
A cow sits in a tree singing about being a cow sitting in a tree. If you can't love this simple, silly ode to life, you should probably shoot yourself in the kneecap.
Teat Beat of Sex, Signe Baumane, USA, 2008
A very intimate, raunchy and personal depiction of various aspects of sex from a female perspective. You'll pee yourself, in a good way.