Animation is such a hard skill to master and when it is done well, it can be spectacular. Here is our pick of 5 of the best from Vimeo’s animated short library.
Produced by a group of French animators and artists, this superb short features two grannies who go ‘Reservoir Dogs’ on a bank after their trip to the Stool Museum is cancelled.
2: Life is Beautiful
This multi-award winning 3D animated film written and directed by Ben Brand shows the inevitability of fate, from the perspective of an angry diminutive gentleman with spectacles.
3: The Guardian
Another award winning animation and another riff on fate. The Guardian takes inspiration from Kafka’s book The Trial and looks at the invisible forces that control us in life. Beautifully abstract drawings and incredible black and white animation.
4: Johnny Express
An oldie but a goldie. Johnny is a Space Delivery Man who travels to different planets to deliver packages.
Johnny is lazy and his only desire is to sleep inside his autopilot spaceship. His dozy antics turn a simple delivery into a galactic incident.
5: Bloody Dairy
Min Liu set out to create a GIF animation every day for 100 days, hand-drawn frame by frame. This is the result: a catalogue of the everyday and the extraordinary.