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Best indie animated films

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It’s the final Showdown of the year, and before we enter the world of tomorrow we want to celebrate the very best in independent animation. Leaving the big guns aside for a minute (Disney, Pixar, yes, even Ghibli—we’ll celebrate all the anime on another beautiful day), gather up the raw data on your favorite, small-scale indie animation, stop-motion magic, pencil textures, watercolor effects, 2D delights and other hand-made wonders from this fantastic planet of ours. From one-person projects to small production houses, shorts or features, bring out the memorable tale of tales, snails, monkey’s teeth, idiots and angels, and hedgehogs in the fog. PS: if anything happens, I love you.

Most mentioned

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • Anomalisa
  • Mary and Max
  • Song of the Sea
  • Coraline
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Persepolis
  • Klaus
  • Isle of Dogs
  • I Lost My Body
  • Loving Vincent
  • The Triplets of Belleville
  • The Breadwinner
  • The Secret of Kells
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Waltz with Bashir
  • Akira

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CharlesJimenez

CharlesJimenez 14 films

RigelDC

RigelDC 16 films

Sam

Sam 11 films

Mariner35

Mariner35 10 films

Mark

Mark 10 films

idksorry

idksorry 39 films

Frogge

Frogge 11 films

Noah

Noah 11 films

jakesp8

jakesp8 5 films

Kabir Omerovic

Kabir Omerovic 11 films

djaha

djaha 10 films

Cameron M.

Cameron M. 11 films

Seth Montpelier

Seth Montpelier 10 films

okrc

okrc 10 films

Zane

Zane 10 films

Ryan Terry

Ryan Terry 15 films

Cody F. Schmidt

Cody F. Schmidt 10 films

Josh Hickey

Josh Hickey 6 films

Stallings

Stallings 10 films

Kyle Bailey

Kyle Bailey 10 films

Erkki Lindpere

Erkki Lindpere 10 films

Tudor123

Tudor123 10 films

John Barlow

John Barlow 24 films

Matthias_S

Matthias_S 10 films

Shadowg

Shadowg 5 films

Andreas K

Andreas K 10 films

David

David 25 films

Davormkd

Davormkd 10 films

Jamie Nicholson

Jamie Nicholson 11 films

notapasta

notapasta 21 films

Maazou20

Maazou20 10 films

Danny Fain

Danny Fain 10 films

Jordan

Jordan 9 films

Nichtsbesondern

Nichtsbesondern 41 films

JTFX

JTFX 10 films

Alec Lai

Alec Lai 13 films

Fritz

Fritz 4 films

Nole

Nole 10 films

hamidrg2000

hamidrg2000 10 films

Em

Em 10 films

Fajar_Dhani

Fajar_Dhani 6 films

Alyn Shao

Alyn Shao 2 films

srdas

srdas 7 films

Paolo Alfar

Paolo Alfar 10 films

Phill Hill

Phill Hill 12 films

Mike Myers

Mike Myers 10 films

zakaby

zakaby 12 films

funnybair

funnybair 2 films

Laure

Laure 8 films

martinmo

martinmo 8 films

TB14

TB14 10 films

Logan

Logan 15 films

SundayCinema

SundayCinema 10 films

Jeff Estrada

Jeff Estrada 15 films

Tucker

Tucker 10 films

NatesTakes

NatesTakes 10 films

schylerb

schylerb 9 films

Henrique Marino

Henrique Marino 13 films

Chinochano

Chinochano 41 films

arbudu

arbudu 7 films

Nosegay

Nosegay 10 films

Dana Woolery

Dana Woolery 17 films

Niall Hassett

Niall Hassett 10 films

Ezra Walcott

Ezra Walcott 30 films

Overmayor

Overmayor 10 films

Dyllan Wayman

Dyllan Wayman 10 films

Superdorkmark

Superdorkmark 9 films

Gumby Badger

Gumby Badger 10 films

Vale

Vale 22 films

Zheddy

Zheddy 10 films

Brian

Brian 14 films

Pierce Bauer

Pierce Bauer 8 films

kjkirk

kjkirk 10 films

Chris Coke

Chris Coke 10 films

Vicente Vargas

Vicente Vargas 10 films

PinBoi Phelps

PinBoi Phelps 10 films

Kyle

Kyle 3 films

Shǎ guā

Shǎ guā 20 films

Forrest With2Rs

Forrest With2Rs 10 films

Ryan M

Ryan M 10 films

Yannick Jehoul

Yannick Jehoul 6 films