The greatest Academy Award (Oscar) winning Animated Short Films

Last updated on May 25th, 2018,

When looking for inspiration for your next project, a great place to start are short films, that have proven to know how a good story is told.

The Animated Shorts in this Article are some of the best you’ll see and guaranteed to stay in your mind for quite some time.

2011 – The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – Moonbot StudiosWilliam Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

2009 –  LogoramaH5, Autour de Minuit Productions – Nicolas Schmerkin

2008 – La Maison en petits cubesRobot & Oh! ProductionKunio Katō

2003 – Harvie KrumpetAustralian Film Commission, Film Victoria, SBS IndependentAdam Elliot

2000 – Father and DaughterMichaël Dudok de Wit

1999 – The Old Man and the SeaAleksandr Petrov

1996 – QuestTyron Montgomery and Thomas Stellmach

1989 – BalanceWolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein


This is the first of a series of Articles, featuring some of the most inspirational and touching Animated Short Films ever made. Stay tuned for more!

What Animated Shorts have you seen and come to love? Share your thougths in the Comments!

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