9 animated shorts that give Pixar a run for its money

Who needs Disney? You can watch the best computer-animated short films the Internet has to offer right here, for free.
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Summer blockbuster films aren’t always about the best actors and scripts, but the biggest explosions and special effects, which aren’t even real but are added by computers in post-production. Why pay outrageous ticket prices for the latest computer-generated imagery when you can see the best CGI for free?

Here are nine of the best CGI shorts that independent artists and animators have released in the last seven years. In these films, CGI isn’t used as a special effect to enhance live action; rather, the entire video is animated using computers. Some shorts tell moving stories; others feature thrilling action; still others will have you in stitches. In every category, these indie films give Pixar a run for their money.

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