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?
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.
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