Category Archives: Animation

An animation showing the 1.255 light second distance between us and the moon (the Sun is about 8 light minutes from us) created by planetary scientist Dr. James O’Donoghue using NASA imagery. and that’s not all. To wit:

This is the distance between the Earth and Moon with the correct sizes and scales. The real-time speed of light is also shown.

(Image: ‘Moonrise over Earth’ by Detlev Van Ravenswaay)


A short by German animator Andreas Hykade that tells the story of a kiwi bird’s descent into addiction as he develops a yen for mysterious golden nuggets.

Part of today’s inebriated wildlife theme.


An award-winning short by Špela Čadež in which – attempting to remove an unresponsive badger from a dark road – two policemen realise the animal is alive but drunk on fermented pears. 

Then it wakes up.


A graduation short by animator Anna Rybak, based on a quote attributed to Winston Churchill.

Wait for it.


Geramn educational design studio  Kurzgesagt explores the supposedly healthy promise of GMO/synthetic fertiliser/pesticide-free organic food.

Previously: Will We Harvest The Sun?

A very impressive experimental short by Boris Labbé, who draws inspiration from sources like Hieronymus Bosch, Francis Bacon and Dante’s The Divine Comedy to create an impressionistic tale of Biblical proportions.

Voted the best animation of 2018 in a Cartoon Brew poll.

Online for a limited time only, so see it while you can.


An adorable 2019 Oscar nominated, short from Dreamworks TV wherein a small blue rodent attempts to protect himself and the fluffy bird he befriends from a cavalcade of predators in the Australian outback.


A minimalist allegory about life itself by Iring Freytag and Viktor Stickel which:

…tells the story of a child who has to leave its hut in order to find firewood in the cold world. The search becomes a life task.


An excellent short by director and former Pixar story artist Trevor Jimenez – one of ten 2019 Oscar nominated animations – featuring a young boy shuffled between the homes of his separated mum and dad in the wake of their divorce.


A frenetic stop motion short by Fabio Friedl of Swiss animation studio YK. To wit:

From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse. An attempt to capture the world in a nutshell.