Ten Notable Animated Shorts Between 2000-2009

2002 – Mount Head (頭山)

This richly textured short by Koji Yamamura was nominated for an Academy Award — and was beaten by The Chubbchubbs! (I cannot believe it). It tells the story of a man who is so stingy that instead of throwing the cherry pits, he eats them, resulting in a cherry tree growing on his head.

2003 – Harvie Krumpet

If you’ve seen Mary and Max, and haven’t seen this — what are you waiting for?

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Here. There. Everywhere. Punished soul that usually watches what nobody wants, but sometimes gets lucky.

8 Responses

  1. Jennifer says:

    Are you familiar with Don Hertzfeldt’s amazing “Everything will be Okay?” He’s probably the only animator who deserves more than one spot on this list, and I’d have given that short a nod as well. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IUX0Qy-IDM

  2. ghost says:

    @jennifer, it felt unfair to add more than one Don Hertzfeldt’s short… or a Koji Yamamura one. But yeah, I’ve seen Everything will be okay, Lily and Jim, and The meaning of life.

  3. Mirella says:

    Damn, Harvey Krumpet. I saw that in an Animation Festival… and oh boy was that awesome/depressive… also the little song of “God is better than futbol, God is better than beer” stayed with me for some time… of course the impact of it all was taken from me because I was distracted by Geoffrey Rush’ sexy sexy voice doing the narration :P

    That said… I freaking love the Danish Poet and Logorama :D

    • amy says:

      @Mirella, Harvey Krumpet has been playing on and off on iSat xD just… FYI. Did you get to see Mary and Max?

      • Mirella says:

        @amy, Oh I have noticed! I just catched on iSat some time ago even if it was almost ending :P
        And I did watch Mary and Max :D

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