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?