Some of this year’s animated shorts (e.g. The Fantastic Flying Books…, Wild Life) have been made available in full online, but where they haven’t I’ve included a trailer. (Also, be sure to check out the links to interviews.)
Featuring traditional hand-drawn animation, this Canadian short from director Patrick Doyon is about a boy who plays with coins on a train track whilst visiting his grandparents.
You can download it from the National Film Board of Canada and there is an interview with Doyon in Animation Magazine.
A story about the healing powers of storytelling, it follows a man who loses his books in a hurricane, only to find them somewhere else.
A coming of age fable about a young boy who is taken out to sea on a boat by his Father and Grandfather.
Based on an event recounted in Paul Auster’s book ‘True Tales of American Life‘, which tells the story of a New Yorker’s early morning encounter with a chicken.
The story of a dapper young remittance man sent from England to Alberta in 1909.
An interview with Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby at Living in Cinema and the official PDF press kit at the National Film Board of Canada.
Also check out this interview at Cartoon Brew.