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40 Must See Cool Short Animation Websites

by brantwilson

on September 29, 2010

in Web Design

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In our previous article State of The Art Professional Animators’ Site Graphics we presented 40 examples of the best animators’ site. In this post, however, we are going to search for an insight into this industry and we’ll analyze the newest trends in this field in terms of not only the web-design, but also the media strategy applied for most of these sites.

40 Must See Cool Short Animation Websites

We have all been to (or at least heard of) animated short film festivals. These kind of festivals have been flourishing lately due, to a certain extent, to the fact that short film animations are less available on TV or on the internet for (more or less legal) downloading but most of all because they have brought a fresh, extremely original perspective to animation in general and shown that its public is not only the very young one and that very deep and controversial subjects can be approached by these means also. This kind of festivals has also offered an opportunity to young artists that specialize in computer animation and CGI to get into the public eye, which is a more than welcome phenomenon.

Precisely because of that, in order to take advantage of the popularity that these short films have gained, most of these animators have stated to look at using the web resources as well, for promoting their work and have built spectacular sites for each of these famous short animated films. On most of them one can watch the films’ trailers and buy the DVDs with the full film and other works by the same artist.

Creating a short, catchy and funny film doesn’t seem to be sufficient any more – one must also create a web-site of equal graphic value, in order to promote it properly. Most of these sites are extremely original examples of web-design and you’ll surely enjoy looking at this inspiring collection!

As a bonus, you’ll also get to see the wonderful short animations displayed on these sites, most of which have received prestigious prizes in the field.

Nathan Love Studio

Nathan Love Studio

Thee Wreckers – No Place Like Home

Thee Wreckers - No Place Like Home

Alma by Rodrigo Blaas

Alma by Rodrigo Blaas

French Roast by Pumpkin Factory

French Roast by Pumpkin Factory

Azureus Rising by Black Sun Entertainment

Azureus Rising by Black Sun Entertainment

Chump and Clump by Stephan Sacher and Michael Herm

Chump and Clump by Stephan Sacher and Michael Herm

Heavenly Appeals by David Lisbe

Heavenly Appeals by David Lisbe

The Passanger by Chris Jones

The Passanger by Chris Jones

Reach, the Film by Luke Randall

Reach, the Film by Luke Randall

Pigeon – Impossible by Lucas Martell

Pigeon - Impossible by Lucas Martell

Meet Meline by Sebastien Laban & Virginie Goyons

Meet Meline by Sebastien Laban & Virginie Goyons

Grisevagt – Christmas Piggy by Flemming Schmidt

Grisevagt - Christmas Piggy by Flemming Schmidt

TACHAAAN by La Fiesta (Pepe School Land)

TACHAAAN by La Fiesta (Pepe School Land)

The Morph by Aardman

The Morph by Aardman

The Monk and The Monkey by Francesco Giroldini

The Monk and The Monkey by Francesco Giroldini

The Pearce Sisters by Aardman

The Pearce Sisters by Aardman

Sebastian’s Voodoo by Joaquin Baldwin – Pixel Nitrate

Sebastian's Voodoo by Joaquin Baldwin - Pixel Nitrate

Oktapodi by Eric Riewer and Friends

Oktapodi by Eric Riewer and Friends

Urs – Filmakademie Baden

Urs - Filmakademie Baden

Rex the Runt Show

Rex the Runt Show

The Lady and The Reaper – Kandorgraphics

The Lady and The Reaper - Kandorgraphics

This Way Up by Smith & Foulkes

This Way Up by Smith & Foulkes

Angry Kid – Adom Films

Angry Kid - Adom Films

TVG Cgtom Team

TVG Cgtom Team

Big Buck Bunny by Sacha Goedegebure and friends

Big Buck Bunny by Sacha Goedegebure and friends

Presto – Pixar

Presto - Pixar

Brothers McLeod films

Brothers McLeod films

Tyson Hesse’s Animations

Tyson Hesse's Animations

Jessica Lozano

Jessica Lozano

Benoit Feroumont

Benoit Feroumont

Tele-Vision by Face B

Tele-Vision by Face B

Ben Hora by Sacrebleu Productions

Ben Hora by Sacrebleu Productions

Lanterne Obscure Portfolio

Lanterne Obscure Portfolio

Goldfish Crackers and more by Blur Studio Animations

Goldfish Crackers and more by Blur Studio Animations

$9.99 the movie – from Regent Releasing

$9.99 the movie - from Regent Releasing

Kiyamet by Ivan Ramadan

Kiyamet by Ivan Ramadan

Koff (Gokhanokur)

Koff (Gokhanokur)

A Matter of Loaf and Death by the producer of Wallace & Gromit

A Matter of Loaf and Death by the producer of Wallace & Gromit

Elephants Dream – First Open Source Animation

Elephants Dream - First Open Source Animation

Usavich on MTV Asia

Usavich on MTV Asia

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