Free Animated Films: From Classic to Modern

Watch over 70 free ani­ma­tions online. The col­lec­tion fea­tures some clas­sics, plus some mod­ern gems. You’ll find a num­ber of ani­ma­tions of lit­er­ary clas­sics in the mix too. For more great films, please vis­it our com­plete col­lec­tion, 4,000+ Free Movies Online: Great Clas­sics, Indies, Noir, West­erns, Doc­u­men­taries & More.

  • 66 Oscar-Nom­i­­nat­ed-and-Award-Win­n­ing Ani­mat­ed Shorts Online, Cour­tesy of the Nation­al Film Board of Cana­daFree — A big col­lec­tion of prize-win­n­ing ani­mat­ed short films.
  • 6 Ani­ma­tions of Sto­ries & Poems by Shel Sil­ver­steinFree — Includes “Ick­le Me, Pick­le Me, Tick­le Me Too” from Where the Side­walk Ends.
  • 13 Exper­i­men­tal Short Films by Tezu­ka Osamu Free — Ear­ly ani­ma­tions by Tezu­ka Osamau, often called the Walt Dis­ney of Japan.
  • 30 Films from the 1970s by Com­put­er Ani­ma­tion Pio­neer Lil­lian F. SchwartzFree — Watch films by one of the first women artists notable for bas­ing almost her entire body of work on com­pu­ta­tion­al media.
  • A Coun­try Doc­tor Free — A Franz Kaka sto­ry retold in an award-win­n­ing ani­ma­tion by Japan­ese ani­ma­tor Koji Yama­mu­ra. (2007)
  • A Herb Alpert & the Tijua­na Brass Dou­ble Fea­tureFree — A pre­cur­sor to mod­ern music videos, this Oscar-win­n­ing ani­mat­ed film by John & Faith Hub­ley is set to the music of two pop­u­lar songs record­ed by Herb Alpert. (1966)
  • A Short VisionFree — Ani­mat­ed film direct­ed by Peter and Joan Foldes depicts the com­plete anni­hi­la­tion of the Earth and all life on it, pre­sum­ably after an atom­ic blast. The film became a sen­sa­tion after it was aired on The Ed Sul­li­van Show. (1956)
  • Ah Pook is Here - Free — A stop motion ani­ma­tion based on audio record­ings by William S. Bur­roughs, with music by John Cale. (1994)
  • Aller­gy to Orig­i­nal­i­tyFree — In the short, ani­mat­ed New York Times Op-Doc by Drew Christie, an offi­cial Sun­dance selec­tion in 2014, “two men dis­cuss whether any­thing is tru­ly orig­i­nal — espe­cial­ly in movies and books.”
  • Amer­i­can His­to­ryFree — An off-kil­ter stu­dent film from South Park cre­ator Trey Park­er. (1992)
  • Anémic Ciné­ma — Free — Mar­cel Ducham­p’s avant-garde film com­bines whirling opti­cal illu­sions, known as Rotore­liefs, with spi­ral­ing puns and com­plex word play. (1926)
  • Ani­mal FarmFree — A 1954 ani­ma­tion of George Orwell’s clas­sic com­men­tary on the Sovi­et Union. (1954)
  • Astro Boy: Birth of Astro BoyFree — The first episode of the ani­mat­ed series, Astro Boy, cre­at­ed by famed Japan­ese ani­ma­tor Osamu Tezu­ka. (1963)
  • Bat­tleFree — Sovi­et ani­mat­ed adap­ta­tion of Stephen King’s short sto­ry, “Bat­tle­ground.” (1986)
  • Breathdeath Free — Cutout ani­ma­tion film that inspired Ter­ry Gilliam and end­ed up on his list of The 10 Best Ani­mat­ed Films of All Time. (1963)
  • Cin­derel­laFree — One of the first films by the sil­hou­ette ani­ma­tor Lotte Reiniger (1922).
  • Cold War Pro-Cap­i­­tal­ism Ani­ma­tionsFree — A series of Cold War ani­ma­tions that explain why Amer­i­can cap­i­tal­ism is the best way to go. Films were fund­ed by the CEO of Gen­er­al Motors.
  • Con­fi­denceFree — Clas­sic ani­ma­tion from the Great Depres­sion shows how ani­ma­tors tried to get Amer­i­ca through a dark time. (1933)
  • Crime and Pun­ish­ment Free — Dos­to­evsky’s clas­sic work won­der­ful­ly ani­mat­ed by Piotr Dumala (2000)
  • Curi­ous AliceFree — In this film intend­ed for young kids, Alice falls asleep while read­ing a book. She encoun­ters cig­a­rettes, liquor, and med­i­cines, and real­izes that they are all types of drugs. (1971)
  • De Arti­fi­ciali Per­spec­ti­va, or Anamor­pho­sisFree — In this daz­zling short ani­ma­tion by the Broth­ers Quay, learn about the Renais­sance illu­sion­is­tic tech­nique known as anamor­pho­sis, in which a hid­den image only becomes vis­i­ble when viewed from a dif­fer­ent angle or in a curved mir­ror. (1991)
  • Der Erlk­ing — Free — A visu­al rep­re­sen­ta­tion of Goethe’s poem, The ErlK­ing, that uses sand-on-glass ani­ma­tion set to the music of Franz Schu­bert. (2002)
  • Der Fuehrer’s Face — Free — Dis­ney’s anti-Nazi pro­pa­gan­da movie fea­tur­ing Don­ald Duck. Won the Acad­e­my Award for Best Ani­mat­ed Short Film. (1942)
  • Des­ti­no Free — Walt Dis­ney and Sal­vador Dalí began work­ing togeth­er in 1946 on a project that was tabled, then final­ly revived and fin­ished in 2003.
  • Dimen­sions of Dia­logue Free — Jan Svankma­jer, a sur­re­al­ist Czech ani­ma­tor, influ­enced Tim Bur­ton, The Broth­ers Quay, and Ter­ry Gilliam him­self.  Gilliam puts this clay­ma­tion short on his list of The Ten Best Ani­mat­ed Films. (1982)
  • Drums WestFree — Cut-paper ani­ma­tion by Jim Hen­son. It is one of sev­er­al exper­i­men­tal shorts inspired by the music of jazz great Chico Hamil­ton. (1961)
  • Dum­b­landFree — A series of crude, Beav­is and Butthead-style ani­ma­tions by David Lynch (2002)
  • Ear­ly Japan­ese Ani­ma­tionsFree — A col­lec­tion of ear­ly Japan­ese ani­ma­tions that show where the Japan­ese ani­me tra­di­tion began. (1917 to 1931)
  • Edu­ca­tion for Death: The Mak­ing of the Nazi Free — Dis­ney’s WW II pro­pa­gan­da film looks at how the Nazi machine cor­rupts youth. (1943)
  • Every Child — Free — Eugene Fedorenko’s ani­mat­ed short about an unwant­ed baby cared for by home­less men. 1979 Oscar-win­n­er for Best Ani­mat­ed Short Film.
  • Fan­tas­magorie — Free — The first ful­ly ani­mat­ed film ever made. 700 draw­ings in 2 min­utes by Emile Cohl. (1908)
  • Father and Daugh­ter — Free — Michaël Dudok De Wit’s heart­break­ing short won the 2000 Acad­e­my Award for Ani­mat­ed Short Film.
  • Franz Kaf­ka — Free — Piotr Dumala’s won­der­ful 16 minute ani­mat­ed film based on Kafka’s diaries. (1992)
  • Free­dom Riv­er — Free — A short ani­mat­ed film nar­rat­ed by Orson Welles. A para­ble about mankind get­ting along. (1971)
  • Glass Har­mon­i­caFree — The only ani­mat­ed film ever banned by Sovi­et cen­sors. (1968)
  • Granny O’Grim­m’s Sleep­ing Beau­tyFree — 6 minute ani­mat­ed black com­e­dy. Short­list­ed for the 2010 Oscar for Best Ani­mat­ed Short Film.
  • Gul­liv­er’s Trav­els — Free — Amer­i­can cel-ani­­mat­ed Tech­ni­col­or fea­ture film, direct­ed by Dave Fleis­ch­er. (1939)
  • Gum­ba­siaFree — First clay ani­ma­tion pro­duced by Art Clokey, who went on to cre­ate the clas­sic series, Gum­by. (1955)
  • Here There be Tygers — Free — A Sovi­et ani­ma­tion of a short sto­ry by Ray Brad­bury. Direct­ed by Vladimir Sam­sonov (1989).
  • How a Mos­qui­to Oper­ates — Free — One of the sur­viv­ing works by famed ani­ma­tor Win­sor McCay. (1912)
  • How Ani­mat­ed Car­toons Are Made — Free — One of the ear­li­est, truest looks at how car­toons were made in the ear­li­est 20th cen­tu­ry. Fea­tures ani­ma­tion pio­neer Wal­lace Carl­son. (1919)
  • Humor­ous Phas­es of Fun­ny Faces - Free —  Made by James Stu­art Black­ton, this short film is con­sid­ered the first ani­ma­tion ever made. (1906)
  • HungerFree — Direct­ed by Peter Foldes, Hunger is one of the first com­put­er ani­ma­tion films. It won a Spe­cial Jury Prize at the 1974 Cannes Film Fes­ti­val and was nom­i­nat­ed for an Acad­e­my Award for Best Ani­mat­ed Short Film. (1974)
  • I Touch a Red But­ton Man — Free — A short film by David Lynch and Inter­pol. Orig­i­nal­ly shown at the Coachel­la 2011 Fes­ti­val.
  • Is It Right to Be Always Right?Free — Nar­rat­ed by Orson Welles, this Oscar-win­n­ing film direct­ed by Lee Mishkin is a para­ble that com­ments on divi­sions in the Unit­ed States. (1970)
  • Jazzmos­phereFree — An ani­mat­ed film on the rela­tion­ship between images and sound, cre­at­ed by Michel Gondry and Jean-Louis Bom­point. (1988)
  • King and Octo­pusFree — Tim Bur­ton’s short ani­ma­tion made dur­ing film school at CalArts. (1978)
  • Licht­spiel Opus 1Free —  The first avant garde ani­ma­tion shown in pub­lic, by Ger­man artist Wal­ter Ruttmann. (1921)
  • Logo­ra­ma — Free — François Alaux and Herve de Crecy’s 17 minute film, Logo­ra­ma, won the Oscar for Short Film (Ani­mat­ed) in 2009.
  • Madame Tut­li-Put­li — Free — Oscar-nom­i­­nat­ed ani­mat­ed short film by Mon­tre­al film­mak­ers Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczer­bows­ki. (2010)
  • Mal­ice in Won­der­landFree — An acid trip adap­ta­tion of Lewis Car­rol­l’s Alice in Won­der­land. Vince Collins did the ani­ma­tion with graph­ic design by Miwako. (1982)
  • Math­mag­ic LandFree — A 27-minute edu­ca­tion­al fea­turette by Dis­ney was nom­i­nat­ed for an Oscar and wide­ly shown in Amer­i­can schools. “We have recent­ly explained math­e­mat­ics in a film,” said Walt Dis­ney “and in that way excit­ed pub­lic inter­est in this very impor­tant sub­ject. (1959)
  • Mick­ey Mouse in Viet­namFree — An under­ground, anti-war ani­ma­tion co-cre­at­ed by Mil­ton Glaser. (1968)
  • Mona Lisa Descend­ing a Stair­caseFree — Joan Gratz’ 1992 Oscar-win­n­ing ani­ma­tion pro­vides a chrono­log­i­cal trip through the his­to­ry of mod­ern art, begin­ning with Impres­sion­ism and pass­ing through Cubism and Sur­re­al­ism en route to Pop art and hyper-real­ism. (1992)
  • Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side) — Free — Spike Jonze col­lab­o­rates with Olivia Le-Tan and Simon Cahn to pro­duce stop motion film set in Shake­speare and Com­pa­ny in Paris (2011)
  • Neigh­bors — Free — Nor­man McLaren ani­mates live actors with tech­niques nor­mal­ly used to put drawings/puppets into motion. Oscar win­ner. (1952)
  • Night on Bald Moun­tainFree — An eery, avant-garde pin­screen ani­ma­tion by Alexan­der Alex­eieff and Claire Park­er, based on Mussorgsky’s mas­ter­piece. (1933)
  • Opti­cal PoemsFree — Avant-garde short ani­ma­tion by Oskar Fischinger. Fea­tures hand­made shapes, sus­pend­ed by fish­ing line, mov­ing in sync with Franz Liszt’s “2nd Hun­gar­i­an Rhap­sody.”
  • Princess Iron FanFree — The first ani­mat­ed Chi­nese fea­ture film. Made dur­ing WW II, when Chi­na was under Japan­ese occu­pa­tion. (1941)
  • Pri­vate Sna­fuFree — World War II pro­pa­gan­da car­toons cre­at­ed by Dr. Seuss, Frank Capra & Mel Blanc. (1943)
  • PurlFree — Direct­ed by Kris­ten Lester, this Pixar short fea­tures an earnest ball of yarn named Purl who gets a job in a fast-paced, high ener­gy, bro-tas­tic start-up. (2019)
  • Qua­si at the Quack­aderoFree — A trip­py ani­mat­ed film by Sal­ly Cruik­shank. Vot­ed one of the 50 Great­est Car­toons of All Time. (1975)
  • Rea­son and Emo­tion Free — Walt Dis­ney uses some neu­ro­science to explain the forces behind World War II. (1943)
  • Red Hot Rid­ing Hood Free — A rebel­lious ver­sion of Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hood cre­at­ed by Tex Avery. Ranked 7th on list of The 50 Great­est Car­toons. (1943)
  • Ryan — Free — Oscar-win­n­ing ani­mat­ed short from Chris Lan­dreth based on the life of Ryan Larkin, the influ­en­tial Cana­di­an ani­ma­tor. (2004)
  • Seder MasochismFree — Direct­ed by Nina Paley, and loose­ly fol­low­ing a tra­di­tion­al Passover Seder, the events of Exo­dus are retold by Moses, Aharon, the Angel of Death, Jesus, and the director’s own father. But there’s anoth­er side to this sto­ry: that of the God­dess, humankind’s orig­i­nal deity. (2018)
  • Sher­lock HoundFree — Hayao Miyaza­ki direct­ed six episodes of the ani­mat­ed series that fea­tured a cor­gi Sher­lock Hound and ter­ri­er Doc­tor Wat­son going on adven­tures across a steam­punk Lon­don. (1984)
  • Sisy­phusFree — An Oscar-nom­i­­nat­ed Hun­gar­i­an short film direct­ed by Mar­cell Jankovics, based on the myth of Sisy­phus. (1974)
  • Sita Sings the Blues — Free — New prize-win­n­ing ani­mat­ed film by Nina Paley. (2008)
  • Snow WhiteFree — Snow-White, also known as Bet­ty Boop in Snow-White, comes from Max Fleis­cher’s Fleis­ch­er Stu­dios. An inno­v­a­tive film that fea­tures scenes roto­scoped over footage by Cab Cal­loway, it was vot­ed #19 of the 50 Great­est Car­toons of all time by mem­bers of the ani­ma­tion field. (1933)
  • So Much for So Lit­tleFree — Leg­endary ani­ma­tor Chuck Jones cre­ates a car­toon tout­ing the virtues of uni­ver­sal health­care. (1949)
  • Sovi­et Toys — Free — Dzi­ga Ver­tov, best known for his land­mark film A Man with a Movie Cam­era, also made the Sovi­et Union’s first ever ani­mat­ed movie. (1924)
  • Spe­cial Deliv­ery — Free — Hilar­i­ous sto­ry won 1978 Oscar for Best Ani­mat­ed Short Film.
  • Stalk of the Cel­ery Mon­sterFree — A short ani­ma­tion Tim Bur­ton made while in film school at CalArts. (1979)
  • Steam­boat Willie — Free — The first Dis­ney car­toon that intro­duced sound ani­ma­tion and Mick­ey Mouse to the larg­er world. (1928)
  • Sto­ry of One Crime — Free — The direc­to­r­i­al debut of Fyo­dor Khitruk, the ani­ma­tor of some of the great­est ani­ma­tion ever pro­duced in Rus­sia. (1962)
  • Sto­ry­time — Free — The debut ani­ma­tion film by Mon­ty Python leg­end Ter­ry Gilliam. (1968)
  • Street Musique — Free — Influ­en­tial ani­mat­ed film by Ryan Larkin. (1972)
  • Super­man — Free — Max Fleis­cher’s short ani­mat­ed movie. Nom­i­nat­ed for the 1942 Acad­e­my Award for Best Short Sub­ject: Car­toons. Oth­er shorts that fol­lowed can be viewed here. (1941)
  • Super­man: The Mechan­i­cal Mon­sters — Free — Film cap­tures the era’s char­ac­ter­is­tic ambiva­lence in rec­on­cil­ing the need for progress with the fear of tech­nol­o­gy. Find more episodes in this series at Toon­a­mi Dig­i­tal Arse­nal. (1941)
  • Thank You, Mask ManFree — Lenny Bruce com­e­dy rou­tine about the Lone Ranger gets turned into an out­landish ani­mat­ed film. (1968)
  • The Ant and the Grasshop­per — Free — Ear­ly stop ani­ma­tion film by the great Russ­ian ani­ma­tor Ladis­las Stare­vich. (1911)
  • The Cam­era­man’s Revenge Free — This very ear­ly silent era stop-motion film was made by Ladis­las Stare­vich in impe­r­i­al Rus­sia in 1912. He used real insects to cre­ate the sto­ry. (1912)
  • The Cathe­dral — Free — “The Cathe­dral” is the title of a sci fi short sto­ry by Jacek Dukaj. It was turned into a short ani­mat­ed movie by Tomasz Bag­ińs­ki and nom­i­nat­ed in 2002 for the Acad­e­my Award for Ani­mat­ed Short Film. (2002)
  • The Cave — Free — A short clay­ma­tion film ani­mat­ing the famous cave alle­go­ry in Pla­to’s Repub­lic. (2008)
  • The Cen­taurs — Free — An incom­plete work by Win­sor McCay. (1921)
  • The Crit­ic Free – Mel Brooks 1963 ani­ma­tion fea­tures an old Yid­dish watch­ing abstract ani­ma­tions. Hilar­i­ous film won Oscar. (1963)
  • The Curi­ous Adven­tures of Mr. Won­der­birdFree — A low bud­get release of the influ­en­tial ani­mat­ed film The King and the Mock­ing­bird, cre­at­ed by Paul Gri­mault and Jaques Prévert. This ver­sion was nar­rat­ed by Peter Usti­nov. (1952)
  • The Dan­ish Poet — Free — Ani­mat­ed short film writ­ten, direct­ed, and ani­mat­ed by Torill Kove and nar­rat­ed by Liv Ull­mann, won the Acad­e­my Award in 2006.
  • The Dot and the Line — Free — Chuck Jones’ ani­mat­ed film cel­e­brates geom­e­try and hard work. (1965)
  • The Dream of a Ridicu­lousFree — Won­der­ful ani­ma­tion of Dos­to­evsky’s sto­ry by Oscar-win­n­ing Russ­ian ani­ma­tor Alexan­der Petrov. (1992)
  • The Employ­mentFree — A prize win­ning com­men­tary on why we’re dis­en­chant­ed by work today.  (2011)
  • The Fam­i­ly That Dwelt Apart Free — Based on a short sto­ry pub­lished by E.B. White in The New York­er in 1937. (1983)
  • The Fan­tas­tic Fly­ing Books of Mr. Mor­ris Less­more — Free — Oscar-win­n­ing film by Moon­bot Stu­dios pays homage to a bygone era when ele­gant­ly print­ed books inhab­it­ed our world. (2011)
  • The Hap­py Prince — Free — A faith­ful ren­der­ing of an Oscar Wilde chil­dren’s sto­ry. Fea­tures the voic­es of Christo­pher Plum­mer and Gly­nis Johns. (1974)
  • The Hob­bitFree — This short ani­ma­tion by Prague-based ani­ma­tor Gene Deitch was the first film adap­ta­tion of Tolkien’s clas­sic. (1966)
  • The Hole — Free — A 15-minute ani­mat­ed film by John Hub­ley and Faith Hub­ley that won an Acad­e­my Award for Best Ani­mat­ed Short Film in 1962. Fea­tures the voice of Dizzy Gille­spie. (1962)
  • The Idea — Free — Cre­at­ed by Czech film­mak­er Berthold Bar­tosch, The Idea has been called “the first ani­mat­ed film cre­at­ed as an art­work with seri­ous, even trag­ic, social and philo­soph­i­cal themes.” (1932)
  • The Giv­ing Tree — Free — An ani­mat­ed adap­ta­tion of Shel Sil­ver­stein’s won­der­ful chil­dren’s book. (1973)
  • The John Lennon Sketch­bookFree — Oscar-win­n­ing ani­ma­tor John Cane­mak­er brings to life the draw­ings and doo­dles of John Lennon. (1986)
  • The Junky’s Christ­mas — Free — Short clay­ma­tion film star­ring (and writ­ten by) William S. Bur­roughs. Dan­ny the Car­wiper spends Christ­mas Day try­ing to score a fix, but finds the Christ­mas spir­it instead. Pro­duced by Cop­po­la. (1993)
  • The Leg­end of Robert John­son — Free — Ani­ma­tion of the famous blues­man­’s fabled deal with the dev­il. (2011)
  • The Mas­cot Free — This 1934 film by the Russ­ian ani­ma­tor Wla­dys­law Starewicz pio­neered a num­ber of stop ani­ma­tion tech­niques, mak­ing it a sem­i­nal film in the his­to­ry of ani­ma­tion. (1934)
  • The Meta­mor­pho­sis of Mr. Sam­saFree — A won­der­ful sand ani­ma­tion of the clas­sic Kaf­ka sto­ry, The Meta­mor­pho­sis. Made by Car­o­line Leaf. (1977)
  • The Mir­a­cle of Flight Free — A cutout ani­ma­tion by Ter­ry Gilliam. Made in the style of (but sep­a­rate­ly from) Mon­ty Python. (1974)
  • The Night­mare Before Christ­mas — Free — Christo­pher Lee nar­rates a beau­ti­ful ani­ma­tion of Tim Burton’s poem, Night­mare Before Christ­mas.
  • The NoseFree — Cre­at­ed by Alexan­der Alex­eieff and Claire Park­er, this ani­ma­tion uses an amaz­ing pin­screen tech­nique to adapt Niko­lai Gogol’s clas­sic sto­ry. (1963)
  • The Old Man and the Sea — Free — Alek­san­dr Petrov won the Acad­e­my Award for Short Film for this film that fol­lows the plot of Ernest Hemingway’s clas­sic 1952 novel­la. Made of 29,000 images paint­ed on glass. (1999)
  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Free — Exper­i­men­tal film cre­at­ed by Lar­ry Jor­dan, an inde­pen­dent film­mak­er who tried to mar­ry “the clas­sic engrav­ings of Gus­tave Doré to the clas­sic poem by Samuel Tay­lor Coleridge through a clas­sic nar­ra­tor: Orson Welles. (1977)
  • The Romance of Trans­porta­tion in Cana­daFree — Cre­at­ed by influ­en­tial Cana­di­an film­mak­er Col­in Low, this ani­ma­tion won a Short Film Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val. (1952)
  • The Sand Cas­tle — Free — Short ani­mat­ed film about the sand­man and the crea­tures he sculpts out of sand. 1977 Oscar-win­n­er for Best Ani­mat­ed Short Film.
  • The Self­ish Giant — Free — An Oscar-nom­i­­nat­ed ani­mat­ed ver­sion of Oscar Wilde’s chil­dren’s sto­ry by the same title. (1971)
  • The Sin­gle LifeFree — A short Oscar nom­i­nat­ed ani­ma­tion about how music–particularly vinyl records–can trans­port us to mag­i­cal places. (2015)
  • The Sink­ing of the Lusi­ta­nia — Free — Ear­ly ani­ma­tor Win­sor McCay doc­u­ments in 12 min­utes the sink­ing of the RMS Lusi­ta­nia. (1918)
  • The Skele­ton DanceFree — A Sil­ly Sym­pho­ny ani­mat­ed short sub­ject pro­duced and direct­ed by Walt Dis­ney and ani­mat­ed by Ub Iwerks. It was vot­ed #18 of the 50 Great­est Car­toons of all time by mem­bers of the ani­ma­tion field. (1929)
  • The Spir­it of ’43 — Free — Dis­ney pro­pa­gan­da film made for the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment. Fea­tures Don­ald Duck. (1943)
  • The Star of Beth­le­hemFree — Made by leg­endary Ger­man ani­ma­tor Lotte Reiniger, this short uses sil­hou­ette ani­ma­tion to tell the Christ­mas sto­ry. (1956)
  • The Sto­ry Of Men­stru­a­tion Free — Walt Disney’s sex ed film was shown to mil­lions of Amer­i­can stu­dents from the 1940s to the 1960s. (1946)
  • The Sto­ry of Stuff — Free — Ani­mat­ed fact-filled look at the under­side of our pro­duc­tion and con­sump­tion pat­terns. (2007)
  • The Tale and the Fox — Free — Ladis­las Starevich’s clas­sic ani­ma­tion of a Ger­man folk­tale adapt­ed by Goethe. (1937)
  • The Tell-Tale Heart — Free — Ani­mat­ed ver­sion of Edgar Allan Poe’s clas­sic from 1953. Nar­rat­ed by James Mason.
  • There Will Come Soft Rain — Free — A Ray Brad­bury sto­ry adapt­ed by Uzbek direc­tor Naz­im Tyuh­ladziev. Sec­ond video down. (1984)
  • The World of Stain­boyFree —  A series of flash ani­ma­tion shorts cre­at­ed by Tim Bur­ton and ani­mat­ed by Flinch Stu­dio. (2000)
  • Tin Toy — Free — John Las­seter cre­at­ed this Oscar-win­n­ing short film in 1988 at Pixar. It was the begin­ning of the com­pa­ny’s tran­si­tion into being a pre­mier ani­ma­tion stu­dio.
  • Tom Waits for No OneFree — A Tom Waits music video made with pio­neer­ing ani­ma­tion. Made with 5,500 roto­scoped frames, the film help John Lamb win an Oscar for Sci­en­tif­ic & Tech­ni­cal Achieve­ment. (1979)
  • Toot, Whis­tle, Plunk and Boom — Free — Dis­ney’s music edu­ca­tion film. First car­toon released in widescreen Cin­e­maS­cope. Wins 1954 Acad­e­my Award for Best Short Sub­ject (Car­toons). (1953)
  • UCLA Silent Ani­ma­tion Archive Free — Col­lec­tion of the ear­li­est ani­ma­tions from the silent era.
  • Vin­cent — Free — Tim Bur­ton’s ear­ly ani­mat­ed film hon­or­ing Vin­cent Price, actor in Amer­i­can hor­ror films. (1982)
  • Voy­age to Next — Free — Direct­ed by John Hub­ley and Faith Hub­ley, this short ani­mat­ed film fea­tures the voic­es of Dizzy Gille­spie and Mau­reen Sta­ple­ton, and the char­ac­ters won­der whether the world can avoid annihilation.(1974)
  • Vin­ni-Pukh — Free — Sovi­et ani­ma­tions of Win­nie the Pooh, cre­at­ed by the inno­v­a­tive ani­ma­tor Fyo­dor Khitruk. (1969–1972)
  • Walk­ing — Free — Oscar-nom­i­­nat­ed ani­mat­ed short film by Ryan Larkin. (1969)
  • Why Man Cre­ates Free — Saul Bass’ Oscar-win­n­ing ani­ma­tion on the nature of cre­ativ­i­ty. (1963)

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