The 12 best animations of the past 20 years

07. Log Jam

Without a doubt, one of our favourite entries. We defy you to watch this without cracking a smile. Director and Russian animator Alexei Alexeev first came up with the idea for this piece following a dream about three characters who simply wanted to make music. Log Jam was born and has since been turned into an incredibly successful series, each one as brilliant as the next. Alexeev has also gone on to set up his own animation studio in Moscow - we can't wait to see what he comes up with next!

08. Evian Roller - Babies

Another of Page's favourite TV ads, Evian Babies features a load of computer generated babies roller blading, dancing and rapping, promoting the 'Live Young' label. Moving into the uncanny valley here, Page comments: "It's wrong in so many ways, but memorable."

09. Intel - The Chase

Coming in at number nine is multiwindow piece The Chase for Intel. An action movie on a desktop, The Chase was created by Nexus directors Smith & Foulkes. The aim being to illustrate the power of the Core i5 processors, this 105-second chase spreads across a variety of programme windows, including Facebook, YouTube and Microsoft Office.

10. Oktapodi

If animation is your thing, unless you've been hiding under a rock somewhere for the past few years, you'll almost certainly have come across Oktapodi, by former Gobelins L'Ecole de L'Image students Julien Bocabeille, Francois-Xavier Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier and Emud Mokhberi. Created in 2007, this was the first film to come from Gobelins to be nominated for an Oscar.

11. Overtime

The last two entries on this list are what Page describes as her "all-time favourites". First up is Overtime, a surreal animation telling the story of a creator's puppets who struggle to carry on after their master has gone. A bizarre but very moving animation, this masterpiece was created by former Supinfocom students Damien Ferrie, Thibaut Berland and Oury Atlan.

12. Ryan

Directed by Chris Lendreth, Ryan is an animated tribute to Canadian animator Ryan Larkin. After creating some of the most influential animations of his time, Larkin fell on hard times, leading to drug and alochol abuse, taking him away from his beloved craft. This animation is so superbly done, both in its use of CG and storytelling that it resulted in Larkin returning to animating before he passed away in 2007.

Words: Kerrie Hughes

Creative Bloq's Kerrie Hughes is reporting from top animation, effects, games and transmedia conference FMX2015 in Stuttgart.

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