Best Animation Movies of 2023 (So Far)
My Year of Dicks
An imaginative 15-year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early '90s.
The Magician's Elephant
Peter is searching for his long-lost sister when he crosses paths with a fortune teller in the market square. His one one question is: is his sister still alive? The answer, that he must find a mysterious elephant and the magician who will conjure it, sets Peter off on a journey to complete three seemingly impossible tasks that will change the face of his town forever.
A wild ride of gender and self identity set to a backdrop of a freak-adelic fantasy world. Matty, a down-on-their-luck artist, is going through a break up when they are swept into an alternate unicorn dimension. After realizing that unicorns are in danger from a dark force, Matty must make the difficult journey toward enlightenment in order to save this strange new world.
On Halloween Night of 1968, an executive of the Builders League United Corporation mysteriously vanishes in Mortem, New Mexico. A private detective and washed-up war veteran team up to find him, yet the man they hunt is more dangerous than they can possibly imagine.
Legion of Super-Heroes
Kara, devastated by the loss of Krypton, struggles to adjust to her new life on Earth. Her cousin, Superman, mentors her and suggests she leave their space-time to attend the Legion Academy in the 31st century, where she makes new friends and a new enemy: Brainiac 5. Meanwhile, she must contend with a mysterious group called the Dark Circle as it searches for a powerful weapon held in the Academy’s vault.
Barbie: Skipper and the Big Babysitting Adventure
Barbie’s younger sister Skipper is a babysitting expert, but when her babysitting business hits a snag, she takes a summer job at a water park and tries out different jobs with some new friends. A birthday party at the park goes awry and Skipper’s babysitting skills save the day! The success renews Skipper’s confidence in her babysitting business, and she and her new friends start a babysitting squad.
Bad Luck Spot!
When bad luck finds its way into the Land of Luck, the elite team of hazmat bunnies spring into action.
Rock Dog 3: Battle the Beat
After touring the world, Bodi takes some time off and returns to his village. When he learns that the girl group, K-9, doesn't know who rock legend Angus Scattergood is, he is compelled to join the musical competition show, “Battle the Beat,” to inspire a new generation of rock stars. But after joining the show, Bodi quickly realizes he has bitten off more than he can chew when he becomes an overnight TV personality sensation.
Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration
This two-hour animated and live-action blended special pays tribute to the original Disney Animation’s “Beauty and the Beast” and its legacy by showcasing the fan-favorite movie, along with new memorable musical performances, taking viewers on a magical adventure through the eyes of Belle.
Lemon man vs the Multiverse
When the hero Lemon man gets sucked into a portal, he has to team up with different versions of himself to save the Multiverse from the deadly villain Broken hyena after he promised his dead friends to get revenge. but Lemon man and his team has a plan to stop him and save the Multiverse.
A room-scale VR creative documentary that uses multi-narrative and volumetric live capture to take the viewer on a journey into the mind of Lisa as she remembers her lost love, Erik. Within an empty void, fragments of past memories appear of their life together.
When the funniest Monster fish in the sea contest is announced in the town of Schmert, Charlie and his pals Mucus and Frankfish decide to enter the competition in hopes of comedic glory. However they have one big problem... None of them are funny. The crew's only hope is to set out on an adventure to locate a monster fish legend known as "The Masestro" who can teach them comedy and help them win the contest to become the funniest fish in all of Schmert!
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
A lost cat, a giant talkative frog and a tsunami help a bank employee without ambition, his frustrated wife and a schizophrenic accountant to save Tokyo from an earthquake and find a meaning to their lives.
The Smeds and the Smoos
In this animated intergalactic adventure, the red Smeds and the blue Smoos must learn to overcome their differences and work together to find young Janet and Bill – who eloped to escape their families’ long standing rivalries.
The Goddamn Tooney Lunes
A group of geeky teens in backwoods New Hampshire start a punk band as a way to make sense of their high school angst, raging hormones, and raucous personalities. When they accidentally attract a cult following and become local town legends, they struggle to balance their wayward persona with the looming pressures of adulthood.
2023 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation
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While aimlessly following a winter goose migration across the American south, a professor slips in and out of childhood memories that all surround a forgotten trauma. This short animated film explores the ways we are shaped; both by what we remember and what we forget.
Behold! A new block is born. At its edge, on top, sits a youth - not to jump off but to experience the relentless, temporary bombardment of beauty from all directions. (Pronounced 'Nirvitz') Music used: Pepsipurgatory (ME) - 'Rymkom' The Gerogerigegege – '??????? (The Gerogerigegege)'
Grillz & Mirrors
A short film based on attraction of grillz which characters are shown adapting to the powers the piece comes with and what they portray them as in their reality.
A Greyhound of a Girl
Mary O’Hara is a sharp and cheeky 12-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Granny is dying. But Granny can’t let go of life, and when a mysterious young woman turns up in Mary’s street with a message for her Granny, Mary gets pulled into an unlikely adventure. The woman is the ghost of Granny’s own mother, who has come to help her daughter say good-bye to her loved ones and guide her safely out of this world. She needs the help of Mary and her mother, Scarlett, who embark on a road trip to the past. Four generations of women travel on a midnight car journey. One of them is dead, one of them is dying, one of them is driving, and one of them is just starting out.
When You Get to the Forest
A woman finds herself lost in a strange forest.
An animated short film about two new friends.
The Ten Commandments of Banquet Serving
A lowly little banquet server named Jim tries to survive a wedding from Hell.
Spin & Ella
Spin and Ella is an animated short about superfairy Ella and her best friend Spider, who make spider thread drawings together in Branchtown.
Facial recognition technology morphs the Sophia Robot’s face with the faces of actors from film close-ups, producing a strange journey through uncanny emotional expressions.
SpongeBob SquarePants Presents the Tidal Zone
GrandPat travels through alternate dimensions and timelines to get home.
Portals of Glitch suck you into an eternal loop of experiencing bodies, minds and thoughts to respond to the very male-dominated world of video games.
A Performative Dance Piece
March with Dr. King and the thousands who journeyed to Memphis in support of the 1300 sanitation workers striking for higher wages and better working conditions.
When you're the legendary Puss in Boots, life and death go paw in paw. In this epic original short, Puss recalls one of his most daring deaths yet.
Images of a Mind
An animation of a man and eyes.
Unframed: Hand Puppets, Paul Klee
Let the puppets created by Paul Klee tell you the story of their maker in this unique puppet theater designed only with Klee’s textures.
Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine's Day Special
Harley and Ivy are celebrating their very first Valentine's Day together. Also follows the rest of the ragtag crew and how they spend the gushiest, mushiest, most romantic day of the year.
The Social Chameleon
Cosmo the Chameleon doesn't fit in with the other animals. No matter how hard he tries, he just can't seem to find his place in the jungle. Then, everything changes when he meets another chameleon who shows him how to live by his own true colors.
Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham
Explorer Bruce Wayne accidentally unleashes an ancient evil, and returns to Gotham after being away for two decades. There, Batman battles Lovecraftian supernatural forces and encounters allies and enemies such as Green Arrow, Ra's al Ghul, Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Two-Face and James Gordon.
We Lost Our Human
There's been a glitch — all the humans are gone! Can you help pampered pet siblings Pud and Ham journey to the center of the universe to fix it?
A woman's last moments before she is consumed by a darkness.
Scooby-Doo! And Krypto, Too!
Mystery Incorporated teams up with Krypto the superdog to investigate the disappearance of the Justice League.
Remove Hind Legs Before Consumption
In an insect food farm, millions of crickets are being bred, frozen, packaged, and fried. The ordinary, everyday process in the farm is a one-time catastrophe for the crickets and usually ends with their certain death. Nevertheless, one cricket survives and escapes.
After an agoraphobic scientist accidentally creates a baby-like plant creature, their connection threatens to upend his reclusive way of life.
17 years after Team power and The Zforce split, The island is now under attack putting the outlanders at danger. Jullian must find the lost members of team power and the zforce to help him save reality.
Pepsi Purgatory's directorial and animation debut
Learn colors with SpongeBob as he explores his environment.
A 3D animation adapting a portion of the song "Famous Prophets (Stars)" by Car Seat Headrest.
Ballmastrz: Rubicon follows the events of the second season of the Adult Swim series Ballmastrz: 9009. When secrets from Crayzar's past threaten the future of the planet, will he grow some balls and unite 'Team Earth,' or add humanity to the intergalactic endangered species list?
How I Got My Names
I never knew how to answer the question, "what is your name," because if truth be told, I do not have a name, I have five names... Using family album and hand drawn animation, How I Got My Names tells a personal story about dealing with a traumatic childhood while navigating the ever-confusing young adulthood.
An animated short film about teeth.
Animated short film about a man with a moustache and a man with a strange grin encountering color for the first time.
Your first day in school is never easy, let alone when you have ADD or ADHD. Hi! is the story of a little ADDer child who is encouraged by her mom to go to school by bus. An animation that raises awareness about ADD and helps children who find saying "hi" is not that easy.