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Flix for Short: Lamp Life

Bo Peep's character was a huge draw for Toy Story 4 audiences. Her new look mixed with seeing her back in action (since Toy Story 2 in 1999) made her matter again. The one thing that was missing, however, is just where was she between the t...

 
 
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Flix for Short: What Did Jack Do?

In continuing a career as eclectic and unpredictable as David Lynch's, the American auteur has seen fit to release a short film to stream on Netflix, dropping with little fanfare yesterday on Lynch's 74th birthday. What Did Jack Do? is stre...

 
 
 
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Pixar heads to the real world on Disney+ with Inside Out

Disney+ launched on Tuesday, and with it came the very first episode of Pixar In Real Life. These are little short five minute episodes bringing some of the most memorable Pixar characters and moments and putting them into real-li...

 
 
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Battle at Big Rock is a new Jurassic World short film

We'd heard about the dino-surprise that would hit small screens this past weekend, but after premiering on FX last night, Universal has unleashed their new Jurassic World short film, Battle at Big Rock, on the Internet. And this ain't...

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

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 Superman arc f...

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

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. I don't under...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Tuck Me In

The winner of the 2014 Filminute one-minute-film festival, Tuck Me In is an awesome example of minimalist horror. After years and years of so-called scary movies that go on for way too long and show too much, this gives viewers just the ri...

 
 
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Flix for Short: The Missing Scarf

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 follows Albert the...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Space Cat Hob

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 his way throug...

 
 
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Flix for Short: The Shift

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 one day, he fin...

 
 
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Flix for Short: The Planets

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 story comes toge...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Manly

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 the universe an...

 
 
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Watch this stop motion Usagi Yojimbo short, The Last Request

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 during a coupl...

 
 
 
 
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Flix for Short: Butter Ya'Self (NSFW)

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 by real musician...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Big Bang Dog

"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 wrong door. The...

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

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 CARI...

 
 
 
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You should watch Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist

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 kickass MK Lega...

 
 
 
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Flix for Short: Phantom Limb

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 superb. Phantom ...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Birder Dash

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 brought to life, b...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Johnny Express

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 never seem to ...

 
 
 
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Flix for Short: Francis

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 by Richard Hick...

 
 
 
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Watch: BaneCat - a villainous cat that torments his owner

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 short, and the ...

 
 
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Flix for Short: StormJumper

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 pallet of the worl...

 
 
 
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Flix for Short: A Day for Cake and Accidents

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 preoccupied with impendi...

 
 
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Check out this clip from animated short The Missing Scarf

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 not actually a...

 
 
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A look at the 2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

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 accessible and feas...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Juste de l'eau

This lush animated short titled in French Juste de l'eau (or Just Water) is set in an anthropomorphic animal-version of Europe at the time of the discovery of new continents. As the explorers' ships come in to land, they are greeted by the...

 
 
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Flix for Short: A Handy Tip for the Easily Distracted

This short film by Miranda July is full of helpful ideas. Apparently a deleted scene from July's 2011 feature-length movie The Future, A Handy Tip For The Easily Distracted is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a handy way to shake o...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Jonas Cuaron's Aningaaq

Gravity is pretty high on a lot of people's Best of 2013 lists, and is expected to get some serious Oscar nominations in the upcoming awards season. Gravity was created by Alfonso Cuaron with his son Jonas Cuaron, and now Jonas and Time Wa...

 
 




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Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

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The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 

Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"

 

Sonic the Hedgehog"Super Sonic"

 

The Assistant"The unsung heroes"

 
 
 
 
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