I found a great blog by Ian Lumsden, an animation instructor in the UK: www.theanimationblog.org.
In his latest blog he reviews his personal favourite animated shorts he reviewed in the year 2009. It’s an interesting list, with a bunch of films I hadn’t heard of. Rather than reproducing his post, here is the direct link.
My favourites on his list are:
‘Milovan Circus’ by Gerlando Infuso – so much is packed into this 9 minute short. Great puppetry and music.
‘The Man with the Beautiful Eyes’ by Jonathan Hodgson, based on a Charles Bukowski poem and made for Channel4 in 1998:
This John and Faith Hubley short from 1974 called ‘Voyage to Next’ – a charming meditation on the state of the world, seen through the eyes of Mother Nature and Father Time:
A Jeff Scher short used as a music video, it seems, for a Bob Dylan rendition of ‘The Little Drummer Boy’. Don’t know the full story behind the short, but it sure is purty (and corny, but that’s Christmas for you I guess):