Funny and Creative Animated Videos

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The new year is just few days away; however, not all parties are planned, not all presents are packed and not all work is done. If you feel under the weather, bored or overwhelmed by the late shopping or working chaos, it’s just the right time to take a short break and get into the right mood.

To help you to achieve just that we’ve collected some excellent, funny and touching animated videos — for you, your colleagues, your friends and your family. You probably have seen some of them, but it doesn’t make them less funnier.

Enjoy the last days of the year 2007. Smashing 2008, folks!

Animated Videos

Kiwi! (YouTube)1 or Kiwi! (Quicktime)2
The story of a Kiwi who spends his whole life working towards achieving his dream. Very sad, indeed. But so beautiful, and so touching.

YouTube Video3

Scrat-Ice4 and Scrat-Shine5 (YouTube)
Scrat, probably the coolest squirrel ever, still doesn’t have any luck.

For The Birds6

Pixar — Lifted7 (MetaCafe)
Pixar’s latest short-film “Lifted”. Apparently, aliens also need to learn how to drive.

Pixar Lifted8

Funny Cat Cartoon9 (YouTube)
You probably shouldn’t show this video to your pets.

YouTube Video10

For The Birds – McFly11 (YouTube)
Morality: Whoever laughs last laughs best.

For The Birds12

Bonus

What Song Is This?13 (YouTube)
Can you guess what song is being sung here? It should become apparent at the middle of the video. Hint: don’t read the tags on the YouTube page. They contain spoilers.

YouTube Video14

The World’s Most Effective Speed Bump15 (Gizmodo)
Here’s the perfect way to slow down those doggone kids driving their noisy pocket rockets, invading the neighborhood at high speed without regard to the peace and personal safety of the local inhabitants. Don’t try this at home. Please.

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs
  2. 2 http://www.donysanimation.com/Kiwi.htm
  3. 3 http://www.donysanimation.com/Kiwi.htm
  4. 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU1IwEyD0zA
  5. 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnwU1FZYUQY
  6. 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU1IwEyD0zA
  7. 7 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/810697/pixar_lifted/
  8. 8 http://www.metacafe.com/watch/810697/pixar_lifted/
  9. 9 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJFF7QkwRaI
  10. 10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJFF7QkwRaI
  11. 11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drBL8cD_AzY
  12. 12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drBL8cD_AzY
  13. 13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbkNxYaULBw
  14. 14 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbkNxYaULBw
  15. 15 http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/boing/the-worlds-most-effective-speed-bump-326453.php

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  1. 1

    Mind blowing :|

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    I know what I’m doing as soon I get home from work today… !

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    Hahaha Scrat rules, it’s soooo funny :D

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  4. 4

    great list, but i can’t believe you guys forgot “Gopher Broke”

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    See, now you went and just did it…. I’m now going to be here for the next few hours watching this stupid computer….

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  6. 6

    We want more!

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  7. 7

    very short and poor list … smashing magazine should stick to what they do best and it’s apparently not covering animation news

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  8. 8

    Great list indeed, i’d like to add purple and brown as well.

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    thibaud, so why don’t you post something what you think IS funny? Everyone can just say – hey, it’s crap, move along!

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    u should see Knick Knack, also made by Disney/Pixar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcH08L8k3NU

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  13. 13

    Smashing Magazine ~ we smash you with the information that will make your life easier. really.

    unfortunatelly this is one of your posts that do not make my life easier, really…

    but thank you so much for THE GOOD STUFF!!!

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  14. 14

    This is great, I love scrat, thanks for posting!

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  15. 15

    Nice post!!

    One of my favourites:
    Sigg Jones

    Best Wishes!!!

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  16. 16

    thibaud, quit complaining.

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    I just have to love “lifted”. I guess, they invented the best user interface ever, over at Pixar ;)

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    @andrej… yeah seems they had a stay with microsoft… srry just a geek joke, couldn’t resist ;)

    Well the list is awesome… although “Kiwi” doesn’t fall to funny category ;( man that clip almost made me cry. Thanks smashingmagazine for this little yet wonderful New Years gift.

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  19. 19

    Hey guys HAPPY NEW YEAR ! :D Have fun with these vidz. m gonna hit the play button now :)

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  20. 20

    Please dont post articles like this anymore, I get enough crap in my RSS feeds.
    Thanks.

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  21. 21

    awesome,

    scrat is ace, id love to see how they plan these and come up with the ideas. Great stuff.

    Ash

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  22. 22

    John… I doubt smashing publishes articles specifically for you.

    Sorry

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  23. 23

    I dunno. I kinda miss the articles of usefulness already.
    While these are fairly amusing, this isn’t what most people come to this site for.

    Please don’t kill me. O_O

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  24. 24

    Great to watch this funny animation..

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  25. 25

    Those are definitely some of the greats!

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    Oh! Amazing simply….!

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  27. 27

    it is very interesting subject

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  28. 28

    HOW ARE YOU!!!

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  29. 29

    yes,very interesting,I like it,my little daughter also like it,hehe

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