Simon Tofield is an English animator with four cats who has made a series of cartoons about one particularly pesky cat who resorts to very human-like tricks to get his way. In this episode (his most popular) simon's cat is trying to wake his master. Unfortunately, his master is fast asleep and the cat will therefore have to try new ways to rouse him from his slumber. I have added an extra page for Simon's Cat here.
British filmmaker Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception) is now a major player in Hollywood and this 1997 short short film, Doodlebug, displays the darker tone that would serve Nolan so well in his successful feature film career. In Doodlebug, we find a ragged man tormented by a bug in his ratty apartment. It has a nice twist that also highlighted Nolan's fondness for visual effects. Nolan went on to make his first feature film, Following, soon after.
Neill Blomkamp was born in Johannesburg (Joburg), South Africa, but emigrated to Canada when he was 18 and ended up working as a 3D animator in America. His life changed after making Alive In Joburg, which so impressed Peter Jackson (Lord Of The Rings, King Kong) that Blomkamp was invited to turn his short film into a feature film: District 9.
What Facebook Is For is part of Mike Booth's Some Grey Bloke animation series (for which I add a page here). Mike Booth is an English animator who lives in Spain, but has maintained his very dry, British sense of humor. What Facebooks Is For is an excellent example of how simple the comedy short film can be. You just need to be funny.