The Employment (El Empleo)

The Employment (El Empleo) goes to a deeper level when it comes to the meaning of the human workforce. Directed by Santiago Grasso and written by Patricio Plaza, this brilliant five-minute animation produced by Opusbou Animations had already garnered 100 international awards and participated in 190 film festivals. It tells the story of a nameless working man performing his usual journey to work set in a bizarre world where human beings are used as inanimate objects. This simple yet strong representation convey the tedious nature of each job and how we utilize man power in the modern era.

The Revolution Will Be Animated

The Revolution Will Be Animated is a twenty-minute documentary created by Marie Lormant Sebag that presents multiple viewpoints on the concept of copyright laws and free culture. It focuses on Nina Paley, the creator of the animated film Sita Sings the Blues which is available for free download. The film captures well-selected footages of Paley while talking about the copyright problems that she had encountered while creating the said film. These experiences lead to her new advocacy of allowing free content dissemination to the public domain.

En Agosto (In August)

En Agosto (In August) is a 15 minute short film by Día-Fragma, Fabríca de Películas in asssociaton with Oruga Animations Studios. Released in 2008, this skillfully done in 2D and 3D animation drama had already garnered recognition from renowned film festivals including the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films. Written and directed by Andrés Barrientos and Carlos Andrés Reyes, the film tells the story of a city transformed by a great flood. A young shaman woman from the future senses a powerful premonition while an old man in the present time awaits the end of the world on a day prophesized by his deceased wife. Though vastly apart by time, the two characters are united by a single vision and reality.

Van Beuren’s Tom & Jerry – Redskin Blues (1932)

Many of you reading this would mistake this piece of work for MGM's classic "Tom & Jerry", but its not so. This is Van Beuren's Tom & Jerry episode of 1932 Redskin Blues. This particular episode is high on action, with "Boom-Bang" from guns and cannons ( a 1932 Mission Impossible we say) with the two iconic characters fighting of the 'Red-Indians'. Watching a movie like this would nowadays will do only one thing and excel in it: it will make you laugh and relive the good olden days. Nostalgia is the theme for this one!

Uncle Tom’s Bungalow

An old time classic coming from Warner Bros, "Uncle Tom's Bungalow", can be only described as all fun and laughter - exactly what the Looney Tunes are famous for and doing best. With a run-time of 08:33, it is great to see how the environment manages to look convincing with just sketches. On top of that the cartoon features some really epic "characters", from a little kid with the meanest expressions to the sleeping hounds. These little personalities sport varied voice-tones and emotions that words simply cannot do justice.

Superman: The Mechanical Monsters (1941)

Superman: The Mechanical Monsters (1941) can be termed as an all time classical era of the superhero. Like always, Superman in this particular series is also out there to protect Metropolis from the many arch-rivals always trying to destroy the peace of the world. The opening scene is the typical Superman signature style, with people shouting "Up in the sky" ,"Look, its a bird", "Its a plane", "Its Superman" accompanying this opening scene is drum-rolls and trumpets taking you to the old school of cartoon making techniques. What would really catch the viewers attention would be the way Superman is shown in the cartoon. Quite hilarious, at-least that is the case with people of 2011.


Mortys is a lovely short story about a little boy desperately looking to spend some quality time with his overworked mother. Growing up in the 21st century is not an easy feat for any young man; now add the fact that your mother is Death herself and you are faced with an entirely new set of family complications. With it's superb editing, stunning visuals, and some wonderful music compositions, it than comes with no surprise that today's animation has already traveled to and won awards at numerous festivals across Europe.


Little Emily is joyfully riding her kick scooter through the streets until, that is, she stumbles upon an unusually looking structure in a hidden part of the town. Trying to satisfy her curiosity Emily enters the failing magic shop, as it turns out to be, where she is quickly greeted by the shop's owner and given a magical mechanical stuffed rabbit. Eager to see what her new toy can do she rushes to her room and brings the rabbit to life expecting a breathtaking magic show. What she gets, however, is much more than she have ever bargained for. All in all, RabbitKadabra is a beautifully crafted four minute treat for kids and adults alike. So be sure to take a peek!

ARK (2007)

Grzegorz Jonkajtys has already contributed as a visual effects artist for films such as Sin City, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Blade III, Iron Man 2, and Star Trek, to name few. Ark, Jonkajtys' animation short, is an excellent representation of the level of skill and creativity that first led him inside of the Hollywood productions. Nominated for the Golden Palm for Best Short Film at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and the winner of the main prize at the 2007 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, the short takes us to the time when an unknown virus has led almost the entire human population to extinction leaving the few survivors to flee on ships in search of safe new land. Simply another classic creation.