best animated shorts

(Welcome to Let’s Get Animated!, a column that spotlights the best of film animation. In this edition: here are the most essential stop-motion animated movies.)

With every new Pixar movie comes the promise of another one of the studio’s beautifully constructed, deeply felt animated shorts. And the upcoming short paired with the highly anticipated Incredibles 2, the empty-nester fable Bao, looks like it will be all that and more. But it’s easy to forget that Pixar and Disney aren’t the be-all-end-all for affecting, cutting edge animated shorts. In fact, some of the best animated shorts may lie outside the realm of the two animation giants.

There’s a wealth of animated short films that have pushed the boundaries of animation and storytelling, both in and outside the Hollywood studio system. So let’s run down some of the best animated shorts that don’t come from Pixar or Disney.

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Anne V. Coates, the editor responsible for the single-greatest match cut in movie history, has died at the age of 92. Coates’ career spanned 60 years, in which she edited scores of films, including Lawrence of ArabiaOut of Sight, and many, many more.

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infinity war inspirations

Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo are revealing exciting new details about their highly-anticipated superhero sequel. In a new interview with /Film, the Russo Brothers divulge the surprising inspiration for Infinity War: ’90s crime movies. More on the duo’s Infinity War inspirations below.

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