Watch A Single Life: An Oscar-Nominated Short About How Vinyl Records Can Take Us Magically Through Time

In 2015, the Dutch ani­ma­tion stu­dio Job, Joris & Marieke, got an Oscar nom­i­na­tion for this delight­ful ani­mat­ed short, “A Sin­gle Life.” It’s a two minute tale about how music–particularly vinyl records–can trans­port us to mag­i­cal places. And we mean real­ly mag­i­cal places.

See­ing that we don’t believe in spoil­ers, we’re not going to say any­thing more–other than “A Sin­gle Life” has been screened at more than 200 fes­ti­vals and received more than 40 awards. And, what’s more, it will be added to our col­lec­tion of Ani­mat­ed Films, a sub­set of our col­lec­tion 4,000+ Free Movies Online: Great Clas­sics, Indies, Noir, West­erns, Doc­u­men­taries & More.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

If You Could Spend Eter­ni­ty with Your Ash­es Pressed Into a Vinyl Record, What Album Would It Be?

How Vinyl Records Are Made: A Primer from 1956

Pro­fes­sor Ronald Mal­lett Wants to Build a Time Machine in this Cen­tu­ry … and He’s Not Kid­ding

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