Big Buck Bunny is an award-winning animated short film released online by the Blender Foundation in 2008. A large and lovable rabbit deals with three tiny bullies, led by a flying squirrel, who are determined to squelch his happiness. Like the foundation’s previous film Elephants Dream, the film was made using Blender, a free software application for animation made by the same foundation. It was released as an open-source film under Creative Commons License Attribution 3.0.
The Red Turtle
Michaël Dudok de Wit’s gorgeous desert-island fable “The Red Turtle” is a rare, snowflake-singular work of art, made possible after producers at Japan’s celebrated Studio Ghibli fell in love with the director’s 2001 Oscar-winning short “Fathers and Daughter” and approached the helmer about collaborating on a feature. A nameless man set adrift by a storm wakes up on a deserted island. Finding fresh fruit and water, as well as variety of animals and a sweeping forest of bamboo, the man decides to leave the island. The man builds a raft from bamboo, and attempts to sail away. However, an unseen animal destroys the raft, forcing the man back to the island. Attempting to escape with another raft, his plan is foiled again by the unknown animal.
Piper is a 2016 computer-animated short film produced by Pixar Animation Studios. Written and directed by Alan Barillaro, it was theatrically released alongside Pixar’s Finding Dory on June 17, 2016. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 89th Academy Awards. The short involves a hungry baby sandpiper learning to overcome her fear of water. The inspiration came from less than a mile away from Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California, where Barillaro, a veteran Pixar animator, would run alongside the shore and notice birds by the thousands fleeing from the water but returning between waves to eat.
I Met The Walrus
I Met the Walrus is an animated film directed by Josh Raskin (known for his musical project Kids & Explosions) and produced by Jerry Levitan. It stars Levitan and John Lennon. The film’s pen illustration is by James Braithwaite and computer illustration is by Alex Kurina. The film is based on an interview of John Lennon by Jerry Levitan in 1969. Levitan, then 14 years old, tracked Lennon to his hotel room at Toronto’s King Edward Hotel after hearing a rumour that Lennon had been sighted at the Toronto Airport. Jerry made his way into John Lennon’s suite and persuaded John to agree to an interview. The animation is based on Levitan’s 30-minute recording of the interview, which was edited down to 5 minutes.
Sintel is a short computer animated film by the Blender Institute, part of the Blender Foundation. Like the foundation’s previous films Elephants Dream and Big Buck Bunny, the film was made using Blender, a free software application for animation created and supported by the same foundation. Sintel was produced by Ton Roosendaal, chairman of the Foundation, and directed by Colin Levy, at the time an artist at Pixar Animation Studios. You can learn to make similar films by a graphic designing course and by opting for graphic design and animation courses.