The Oscar-Longlisted Animated Shorts of Film Year 2020 I've Seen, Ranked [and Where to Watch Them]

These are the animated shorts that were eligible for Oscars 2021 [see list here: bit.ly/3lenb9a]. Animated shorts are always a dependable source of surprise and delight. They can go from whimsical to craven, from funny to moody, obviously always straining to get out of the popular conception that they are solely children's entertainment. [Watch Shoko Hara's Just a Guy, her film about women in love with serial killer Richard Ramirez -- and be prepared to be disturbed.] Here are the ones I've seen for Film Year 2020, ranked -- with brief comments. And links to where I watched them.

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  • Opera

    1

  • World of Tomorrow Episode Three: The Absent Destinations of David Prime

    2

  • Wild Love

    3

  • Empty Places

    4

  • Maggie Simpson in Playdate with Destiny

    5

  • Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

    6

  • The Fabric of You

    7

  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea

    8

  • Minor Accident of War

    9

  • Burrow

    10

  • The Beauty

    11

  • Wind

    12

  • Freeze Frame

    13

  • Ciervo

    14

  • And Then the Bear

    15

  • From Our Family to Yours

    16

  • Symbiosis

    17

  • Kapaemahu

    18

  • Have a Nice Dog!

    19

  • Genius Loci

    20

  • Traces

    21

  • Grab My Hand: A Letter To My Dad

    22

  • My Life in Versailles

    23

  • The Tattooed Torah

    24

  • Windup

    25

  • Cops and Robbers

    26

  • The Torture Letters

    27

  • Song Sparrow

    28

  • Yes-People

    29

  • Am I a Wolf?

    30

  • Little Hilly

    31

  • Friends

    32

  • Loop

    33

  • Melting Heart Cake

    34

  • Float

    35

  • Sororal

    36

  • Tiger and Ox

    37

  • If Anything Happens I Love You

    38

  • To: Gerard

    39

  • Just a Guy

    40

  • Out

    41

  • Spanner

    42

  • The Lonely Orbit

    43

  • Harvest

    44

  • Canvas

    45

  • Dalia Is Still Here

    46

  • Umbrella

    47

  • Grandad Was a Romantic

    48

  • Kids

    49

  • Toomas Beneath the Valley of the Wild Wolves

    50

  • Bench

    51

  • The Snail and the Whale

    52

  • Smash and Grab

    53

  • The Coin

    54

  • Don't Know What

    55

  • Hamsa

    56

  • Cosmic Fling

    57

  • o28

    58

  • Lost & Crowned

    59

  • Almost There

    60

  • Petty Thing

    61

  • Crunch

    62

  • The Power of Hope

    63

  • The Wrong Rock

    64

  • Mime Your Manners

    65