Our Top 15 Amazing Animated Short films for 2011 in ANIMATION STORIES Book

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We've worked hard all last year to find the best short animated films from around the world. We've searched the smallest and biggest animation schools and below are the results of our member nominated choices which made it into our animation book "Sketchozine.com Vol8: Animation Stories". These are viewers choice. Please browse hundreds more of great films by viewing our interactive book at www.sketchoholic.com/flipbook/animationstories.

Putting a story in 5 to 10 minutes is not easy, the films below were completed by only a handful of people who were not professionals, they were students that love the craft of telling a story and learned to use the tools that made it happen. We hope that you enjoy watching these films and you identify with at least one. 

Do let us know your favorite ones, also feel free to share your favorite short film if it’s not present in the list.












BackWater Gospel (2011) | Animation - Horror Thriller
As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die.
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Sintel - The Durian Open Movie Project (2010) | Animation - Fantasy

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Hambuster (2010) | Animation - Horror

ou may like having a good lunch in a quiet place as a park... But what if your lunch doesn't? In the street everyone can hear you scream, but honestly who cares?
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ROSA (2011) By Jesus Orellana | Animation - Fantasy Action

ROSA is an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind's last attempt to restore the earth's ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival.
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Best Idea Ever (2010) By Arpan Jolly | Animation - Comedy

Funny Story. True Story. A story told like never before. "Best Idea Ever" is a funny take on the actual anecdote of Sir Newton and the apple.
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Bear'n Wasteland (2010) | Animation - Comedy

A Cute Robot arrives on the North Pole to collect earthly things only to find a hungry polar bear..
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The Passanger (2006) by Chris Jones | Animation - Comedy

A bookworm sits down on a bus next to a goldfish that may be an alien.
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The Tale of Mr. Revus (2010) | Animation - Adventure Cute

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I live in the woods (2009) by Max Winston| Stop Motion - Horror

A woodsman's frantic journey, driven by happiness, slaughter, and a confrontation with America's God.
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Rooted (2011) | Animation - Romantic Cute

Two trees fall in love but unfortunately they can't hold each other.
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Invention of Love (2010) Animation - Romantic
A love story from the world of gears and bolts. Inspired by Lotte Reiniger works and Antony Lucas's Jasper Morello film.
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A Short Love Story in stop motion (2010) by Carlos Lascano| Stop Motion - Romantic

A couple of pencil-outlined birds escape from a little girl´s drawing, leading us through the life she dreams of.
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Legacy (2002) by Grzegorz Jonkajtys| Animation - SciFi

In 2030 patrolling alien spaceships received a powerful radio wave, originating at the blue planet. A recon mission has been sent to investigate the disruption, to question and possibly capture one of the ingabitants of the blue planet, also known as human.
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Rabbitkadabra (2011) | Animation - Cute

Little Emily wanders into a hidden part of town and stumbles upon a failing magic shop, where she is given a magical mechanical stuffed Rabbit. She brings him to life, expecting a magic show, but gets more than she bargains for....
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The Night of All Fears (2010) by Corallo Cyril| 2D Animation
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ROSA is an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind's last attempt to restore the earth's ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival.