What’s Opera, Doc?, Chuck Jones (I had the unbelievably good fortune to actually see this on the big screen, before a screening of the Marx Bros’ A Night at the Opera and it is a completely different thing theatrically than it is on TV)
Quest: A Long Ray’s Journey into Light, Michael Sciulli and Melissa White
Balance, Wolfgang & Christoph Lauenstein
The Cat Came Back, Cordell Barker
Hare-Way to the Stars, Chuck Jones
Knick-Knack, John Lasseter
And because I get to break the rules occasionally, let me add For the Birds (Ralph Eggleston) and Duck Amuck (Chuck Jones, natch).
And let me just add that I am chagrined to have to leave out any of the Wile E Coyote/Roadrunner shorts, the ‘Into the Infinite’ sequence from 2001: A Space Odyssey, a representative Gumby short by Art Clokey (to say nothing of a representative Tom and Jerry), a representative Goofy short (probably How to Play Golf), a Svankmajer, a Hubley… yeah. I may come back and say the heck with it, 25, not 10.
Edit: AIEEE!!! I DIDN’T INCLUDE A WALLACE AND GROMIT!
Ordered by release date, Oscar’s rule of 40 min or under for run time
Fantasmagorie (1908) Emile Cohl
The Flying House (1921) Winsor McCay
Tulips Shall Grow (1942) George Pal
The Tell-Tale Heart (1953) Ted Parmelee
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) Chuck Jones & Ben Washam
Asparagus (1979) & Joy Street (1995) Suzan Pitt
Street of Crocodiles (1986) Stephen and Timothy Quay
The Man Who Planted Trees (1987) Frédéric Back
Feelings of Mountains and Waters (1988) Te Wei
Worlds of Tomorrow pts I & II (2015-2017) Don Hertzfeldt
Cockaboody (1974), Solar Walk (2018), Bimbo’s Initiation (1931), The Mascot (1933), Papageno (1935), The Old Mill (1937), Cat Soup (2001), The House of Small Cubes (2008), Darkness, Light, Darkness (1989), The Hand (1965 - Jiří Trnka), The Old Man and the Sea (1966), Franz Kafka’s a Country Doctor (2007), Coda (2013), Rabbit (1995), Malice in Wonderland (1982)
I changed mine to include Fantasmagorie, which film historians consider the first hand drawn animated movie (though there were other types of animation, cutouts, stop motion, made before this, such as Poor Pierrot from 1892).
and if you’d just like to go through and watch a bunch…
Running Man (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1989) Rejected (Don Hertzfeldt, 2000) Drawing on My Mind (Bob Kurtz, 1985) Second Reality (Future Crew, 1993) Magnetic Rose (Studio 4°C, 1995) Timmy’s Lessons in Nature (A&S Animation, 2001) Ruin (Oddball Animation, 2012) The Witness (PinkmanTV, 2019) [NSFW] Fukuro (Masahiro Ito, 2001) [NSFW]
An animated short with a scared piglet escaping traps and a clown nurse that I totally forgot the title and when it was made [NSFW]