1. Oh, Possum!

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    Oh, Possum! is a light-hearted hand-drawn animated short. It is directed by Los Angeles-based animator and illustrator, Justin Hilden.

    The story follows two brothers, Switch and Ellsworth, stuck atop a tree with a pack of mongrels snarling bellow. In an attempt to escape, Switch decides wrestling the dogs is the best course of action! Not but seconds later, Switch is playing possum and has entered an internal safe place to wait out the danger. It doesn’t take long for Ellsworth to join him there.

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  2. PADRE

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    PADRE is a short stop-motion film directed by Santiago Bou Grasso. It is the winner of 90 international awards and was selected in 265 international film festivals.

    Set in 1983 Argentinian at the end of dictatorship rule. A woman’s daily routine revolves around her elderly father. He was a General in the Argentinian dictatorship, though bedridden, he has reduced his daughter’s existence to subjection.

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  3. Buck Lewis

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    H.B. “Buck” Lewis is an animation artist, author, and illustrator. Since the late 1980s, he has worked in animation for leading studios Aardman, Blue Sky, DreamWorks, Pixar, Warner Bros., and Walt Disney. In 2005, he was inducted into the Walt Disney Features Hall of Fame.

    Lewis’s path into animation was a winding one. Born and raised in a small town in West Chester, Pennsylvania. In school, he became known for hiding away in the art room to draw. With the exception of his art teacher, Lewis didn’t know anyone who knew anything about art. When it was time to graduate, Lewis was unsure of what to do next. He was faced with the option of joining a biker gang or going to college. College wasn’t really looking like much of an option for him.

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  4. Taylor Krahenbuhl

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    Taylor Krahenbuhl is an American illustrator and concept artist. He is currently a Character Designer at Disney Television Animation. Where he is working on the animated series of Tangled.

    Born in Salt Lake City, Krahenbuhl studied at Brigham Young University, where he received a BFA in animation. He started working professionally one year into his course. Predominantly storyboarding and designing characters for smaller companies. He got his first taste of a large production, working with his mentor and college professor Ryan Woodward, doing value studies for the feature film Where the Wild Things Are (2009).

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  5. teeth

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    teeth is a gripping short film from co-directors Tom Brown and Daniel Gray, who together make up the animation studio Holbrooks. It had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2015. It was the winner of SXSW 2015: Special Jury Recognition, Amsterdam Film Festival 2015: Best Animation, 12th Calgary Underground Film Festival 2015: Best Animated Short, NY Shorts Fest 2015: Best Animation, and Annecy International Animation Festival 2015: Fipresci Award.

    The short is an unsettling tale of a man’s fixation with teeth. A misguided and intense focus which started in his youth and carried on to old age. His life events are chronicled through the loss of his teeth and how his obsessive efforts to amend what was damaged bring on yet further destruction.

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  6. David Maingault

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    David Maingault is a French character designer, illustrator, and storyboard artist. Maingault has worked for Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, and Ankama. He is currently a Character Designer at Cartoon Network.

    Maingault studied Animation at L’École des métiers du cinéma d’animation in Angoulême, France. His graduation film, Tacky, Sticky & Glutinous, depicted a man lost between his dreams and his frustrations. The short earned Maingault a lot of praise and was featured on many blogs. If you check out his Vimeo page you will find lots more great short and test animations he produced while studying.

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  7. Anthony Vivien

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    Anthony Vivien is a French visual development and color board artist. Vivien has worked as a visual development artist for Nickelodeon, Disney XD, and Brunch Studio.

    During an almost two years stint at Ankama Animation, he worked as Co-Author & Artistic Director on a series called Muffin Jack and Jeremy.

    He studied at The school of animation and CGI, Supinfocom (now known as MOPA) for 4 years. He, along with his friends Marc Bouyer and Mac Loubaresse, left dropped out the school to make a short movie called Salesman Pete and the amazing stone from outer space. The face-paced action of the short, and its particular brand of humour, reminds of the old LucasArt games, particularly Day of the Tentacle and Sam & Max Hit the Road. The trio went on to form S.T.E.A.K. Kollective.

    You can find more of Anthony Vivien’s work on Tumblr, as well as his older work on Blogger.