Short films

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FFS: Wrestling

Flix for (Not So) Short: Wrestling Isn't Wrestling


Mar 18
Regardless of your feelings toward Max Landis' work (last seen in Chronicle), the guy can put together an interesting, and informative pop culture video. The last time we saw one of his videos, he took on the famous Death of... read
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FFS: Power Rangers

Flix for Short: Power/Rangers, a super gritty MMPR fan film


No No Power Rangers
Feb 24
Last year, around the time Saban and Lionsgate announced they were working on a new Power Rangers movie, I wrote up a few ways to do it properly. One of those suggestions is to keep the grimdark stuff as far away as possible... read
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Flix for Short: The Missing Scarf


Oct 10
The Missing Scarf by Eoin Duffy was my favorite short from this past year's Oscar nominated animated short films - and I'm excited to say everybody can finally watch it online! Narrated by George Takei, The Missing Scarf fol... read
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Twilights

More Twilight films in the works...sort of


Oct 06
With all of the Young Adult properties out there now trying to fill the void Twilight left behind, you figure we'd never hear about the series again. Well, someone out there really wants to explore those films again. Luckily,... read
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Flix for Short: Space Cat Hob


Sep 26
In Space Cat Hob, we meet Hob, an anthropomorphic cat with a fancy space suit who has crash landed on a dangerous planet. Despite just wanting to do the right thing, Hob finds himself in trouble after trouble as he navigates... read
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FFS: The Shift

Flix for Short: The Shift


Sep 24
The Shift, written and directed by Francesco Calabrese, is a short film set in the 60s with a neat twist on science fiction films like The Stepford Wives and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. As a husband comes home from work ... read
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Flix for Short: The Planets


Sep 19
The Planets, by Andy Martin, is a wonderful short film "told in twelve parts." The short features 12 mini-stories, each on its own planet and each with its own brilliantly unique animation style. Towards the end the larger s... read
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Flix for Short: Manly


By Adventure Time writer Jesse Moynihan
Sep 03
Adventure Time writer and storyboard artist Jesse Moynihan teamed up with his brother Justin Moynihan to create this awesome Cartoon Hangover short film; Manly. In the short we meet Manly, the daughter of the emperor god of ... read
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Usagi Yojimbo

Watch this stop motion Usagi Yojimbo short, The Last Request


Aug 18
While Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently overturtlepowering the box office, let's not forget another anthropomorphic comic book hero, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo. Usagi, a rabbit samurai, once hung out with the turtles... read
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FFS: Duet

Flix for Short: Duet, a film by former Disney animator Glen Keane


Jul 16
Although you may not know Glen Keane, chances are you recognize his work. He designed characters from famous Disney Animated films like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast. Although traditional 2D anim... read
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FFS: The Gunfighter

Flix for Short: The Gunfighter, a western with Nick Offerman as the narrator


Jul 01
From director Eric Kissack and writer Kevin Tenglin comes The Gunfighter, a short western where a man walks into a saloon and soon everyone can hear the narration of the film. It's short, hilarious, and definitely worth a watch.  So much infidelity.  [via Short of the Week] read
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Flix for Short: Butter Ya'Self (NSFW)


A stop motion rap about food
Jun 27
Presenting: Butter Ya'Self, a stop-motion animation of food rapping about food. You're welcome. Butter Ya'Self was created by a bunch of people at CalArts, but specifically by Julian Petschek. The characters are all voiced b... read
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Flix for Short: Big Bang Dog


Jun 20
"Is it possible that it happened yesterday? He disappeared right before my eyes and everything remains just as different? Why do they multiply and divide? Only the dogs take this as a natural fact. Please don't go into the ... read
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FFS: O Futebol Classico

Flix for Short: O Futebol Classico, a Mickey Mouse short


Jun 17
To celebrate the FIFA World Cup kicking off in Brazil, Disney has crafted a new Mickey Mouse short entirely in Portuguese, O Futebol Classico. It's short, sweet, and funny. You don't even need to know Portuguese to like it!  JOSE CARIOCAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.   read
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FFS: Poulette's Chair

Flix for Short: Poulette's Chair, designed by Ghibli animator Yojiro Arai


Jun 11
Poulette's Chair, directed by Hiroyasu Ishida with character designs from Ghibli animator Yojiro Arai (From Up On Poppy Hill, The Secret World of Arietty) is a short and sweet animated short about a little girl and her living magical chair. There's not much to say as the film itself is less than five minutes, but the kinetic movement is absolutely splendid. Give it a watch, yeah? [via io9] read
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Street Fightah

You should watch Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist


Indestructible
Jun 04
So apparently Ultra Street Fighter IV Supreme Deluxe Pizza Extra Mushrooms with a Side of Cheesy Sticks released on Xbox and PS3 recently. In celebration of that, Machinima released a line of short films much like that ... read
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FFS: Secondary Education

Flix for Short: Secondary Education, a science themed Kamen Rider


May 27
Secondary Education, a short by Jon Truei, takes tokusatsu influences (namely Kamen Rider and Power Rangers) and gives them a science spin to provide a fun, educational adventure. It's sort of like Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus became a masked hero and fought a lobster man. You should give it a watch. [via io9] read
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Flix for Short: Phantom Limb


May 16
Phantom Limb is a wonderful animated short by animator Alex Grigg about a couple's struggles physically and psychologically after a motorcycle accident. The animation and design of the characters and settings is simple but s... read
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Flix for Short: Birder Dash


May 09
Birder Dash is the first animated short from Russian illustrator and artist Max Litvinov. It's a pretty cool little short, the animation style is full of repetitive yet somehow fresh movement - it feels more like a comic bro... read
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Flix for Short: Johnny Express


May 09
The year is 2150. Johnny is a great delivery man. He is however, incredibly lazy. All Johnny wants is to sleep in his automated space delivery ship. All he has to do is deliver the packages he's sent. However, his deliveries... read
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FFS: Steadfast Stanley

Flix for Short: Steadfast Stanley, a tale of a Corgi in the zombie apocalypse


OMG
May 05
Steadfast Stanley, a short film created by third year CalArts student John Cody Kim, is the story of a Corgi pup trying to find his lost boy in the zombie apocalypse. It's the most heartbreaking, yet heartwarming thing I've ... read
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Flix for Short: Francis


Apr 04
Francis is an animated short based off of a short radio piece for the (incredible) radio show This American Life. The original short story was written by novelist Dave Eggers and was later transformed into an animated short ... read
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Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace will be shown in select U.S. theaters


Mar 28
Katsushiro Otomo, the Japanese animation director most well known for his seminal film Akira, has a brand-new animated film about to his U.S. shores! Well, sort of. Short Peace is actually a collection of four short films pr... read
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Watch: BaneCat - a villainous cat that torments his owner


Mar 28
The Dark Knight Rises' evil Batman antagonist Bane has one of the most recognizable and most fun to parody voices ever. Enter: BaneCat, a short video about a villainous cat who torments his owner. It's a pretty funny little ... read
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Flix for Short: StormJumper


Mar 14
In StormJumper, an alien shaman attempts to use meditation and magic to escape from an annihilating planetary storm. I totally love everything about the visual style of StormJumper, from the character design to the color pal... read
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Trailer for French animated short Tempête Sur Anorak delights


Mar 14
Tempête Sur Anorak - or Storm Hits Jacket - is an upcoming French animated short film by animator and artist Paul Cabon. It's not everyday we see a trailer for a short film, and it's certainly that much more rare to se... read
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Flix for Short: A Day for Cake and Accidents


"This cake is cloying and thick like Summer"
Mar 07
A Day for Cake and Accidents is an animated short film, and a collaboration between artists Steve Reinke and Jessie Mott. The absurdest work focuses on a nonsensical birthday party, though some of the attendees seem preoccupi... read
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Check out this clip from animated short The Missing Scarf


Feb 25
The Missing Scarf is an animated short by Irish animator and filmmaker Eoin Duffy. I had the chance to see it when I recently saw a screening of the 2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films, and though it is a runner-up and... read
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Animated Short Films

A look at the 2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films


Reactions, predictions, and spoilers!
Feb 19
One easily overlooked part of the flurry of The Academy Awards is the shorts sections. Perhaps they seem less interesting or less consequential due to their bite-size nature, but to me, short films are often all the more acce... read






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