6 funny short animated films about death

death animation

Here I have selected 6 short animation films with death as the common theme. But rest assured, there is nothing to worry about. Most of these films address the subject with considerable humor and poetry.

Dji Death Fails

A funny and well animated short film by the talented team at Simpals! Dji is an unusual death. The Dark Knight has appeared in a different form. No, he is not white and fluffy. Dji is just terribly unlucky. All he has to do is to take the soul of a dying man. But the screenwriters prepared some obstacles for Dji. Will he manage to overcome them?

Moldova – 2012

Dji: Death Sails

Dji is a terribly unlucky death who doesn’t seem good at his job. This time he has to take the soul of a pirate stuck in the middle of the ocean, but that is easier said than done!

Moldova – 2014

Dia De Los Muertos

A beautifully animated, and heart felt, short film about a little girl who visits the land of the dead, where she learns the true meaning of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. Student Academy Award Gold Medal winner, 2013.

Produced by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, and Lindsey St. Pierre au Ringling College of Art and Design as their senior thesis. USA – 2013

This way up

This film follows two dour unfortunates as they battle a series of misadventures while trying to deliver a coffin to the graveyard.

England – 2014
Produced by Smith & Foulkes – Nexus Productions

The Lady And The Reaper

A sweet old lady is living alone in her farm, waiting for the arrival of death to meet her beloved husband again…

Spain – 2009

Reaping for Dummies

You never know when the Grim Reaper is going to come knocking – so if you don’t want to accompany him to the afterlife then it is best to take a few precautions. When a trainee reaper visits an almost abandoned Wild West town he thinks it is just another ordinary soul collection but he gets more than he bargained for.

Production team : Jonas Martin Larsen, Øyvind Fiksdal, Eilef Sandnæs, Eskild Carlsenet Yvonne Engbråten – facebook.com/ReapingForDummies
Norway – 2012/2013

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