On this week’s edition of Short Films For You! a fun bunch of favorites! Today’s bundle of shorts were originally reviewed as part of Horrible Imaginings Film Festival over the years.
Stellar short films from past articles and reviews have been made available online. Go check them out!
This week’s selection is much like last week’s in that they are films we’ve covered before and that have become available for the public to watch online easily. Each mini-review is a repost with the links to go watch the film for yourself. If there are any short film you’d like to see featured, let us know!
I had to take a short break from bringing you shorts due to simply too much work needing to be done. So, this week, I figured I’d bring you short films I’ve reviewed before that have become available to watch online.
Normally, we’d bring you a bunch of random shorts all under one theme and from a variety of filmmakers and producer. This week, I’m bringing you a fantastic group of short films about superheroes because well, it’s San Diego Comic Con and everyone has heroes on the brain.
You’ve seen some of the short films round-ups we’ve posted on this site, most of the time not being able to watch the films yourself. Mixing this with an idea taken partially from my habit of sharing short films on social media with the comment “Short film for you!”, I bring you our version of Short Film for You! Where we will share short films that you can watch online legally and easily. Please note that all links were live at time of posting, but may be removed in the future, so get on it and go watch these short films!
BOOTLEG FILES 795: “Duck Amuck Reanimate Jam” (2020 fan film that reimagines the classic cartoon “Duck Amuck.”).
LAST SEEN: On YouTube.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: None.
REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: Unauthorized remake of a copyright-protected work.
CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE: Nil.
In 2018, an unlikely project caught the fancy of animation addicts: a group of 90 animators were gathered together to reanimate the 1942 Warner Bros. cartoon classic “The Dover Boys at Pimento University.” Each animator was given a small slice of the cartoon to reanimate – the soundtrack of the original film remained and the scene had to adhere to the basics of the sequences’ actions, but the animators were able to redesign the characters and animation style in any manner they desired.
BOOTLEG FILES 790: “New Year’s Eve” (1948 Soviet animated short).
LAST SEEN: On YouTube.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: Not that I can determine.
REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: It fell through the cracks.
CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE: Maybe in an anthology collection of Soviet-era cartoons.
Here we are at the end of another year, and to say goodbye to 2021 I decided to lean back into the Cold War era and dig up a wonderful but obscure animated short from the Soviet Union that takes place on New Year’s Eve. The film, not surprisingly, is called “New Year’s Eve” and it is one of the most delightfully odd relics of the house that Lenin built.