creative commons animation

Sintel

Sintel

Sintel is a next in a series of visually stunning and captivating short animation films initiated by the Blender Foundation. The previous - Big Buck Bunny and Elephant's Dream - have been a huge success and associated The Blender name and the Foundation itself with the highest quality animation worldwide. Sintel tells a story of a young girl on a long and dangerous quest to save her best friend, a baby dragon. With plenty of time to tell the story (this short is little over 14min - the longest of all three), the team had a chance to fully showcase both their creative and technical skills and the capabilities of their animation software, Blender. Fast action scenes, fires, landscapes & complicated facial features - all you could expect from a multimillion animation studio, but done by a small, international team of creators working on open source, free software with a budget of $550k.

The Story of Bottled Water with Annie Leonard – How Manufactured Demand pushes what we dont need and destroys what we need most

The Story of Stuff Project is behind the original animated video "Story of Stuff", which has earned more than 10 million views since it's release in December 2007. "Story of Bottled Water" is a short, simple, informative and at the same time entertaining animated short that exposes the hidden dangers and irrationalities of drinking bottled water most of us don't think about when we spend $1 or more at the store. Watch it and pass it on!

MUTO – a wall-painted animation by BLU licensed under Creative Commons

When I first came across this animation I couldn't believe how much work and imagination went into creating it. There is really no storyline or a clear message - "Muto" is just "an ambiguous animation painted on public walls" - yet for over 7 minutes it keeps you glued to the screen waiting for what creature is going to come out of the animator's brush next. To allow everybody to freely share this animation, Blu has licensed it under CC. Enjoy.
Elephant's Dream

Elephants Dream

There are times when we just seem let our minds create a world of our own, although most of the time, our own worlds are never understood by other people. That's what Elephant's Dream is all about. Rendered and animated from Creative Commons licensed works and sources, Elephants Dream has been dubbed as the world's first 'open movie'. It has also been linked here some months ago. However, it still hasn't lost its charm and power to evoke a lot of emotions from it's viewers' minds. With over half million downloads and still counting, it's one short animation that you should check out; most especially if you are into those movies which make you think deeply.