I’m fascinated by animation. Ever since I saw Fantasia as a child, I understood that talented animators could create a new and fantastic world using their art. I developed a love for animated shorts when I watched The Animatrix, a collection of amazing animated short films based in the Matrix universe.
So when I heard that 15 of Japan’s top animators created 1-minute shorts for NHK, I had to see what they came up with.
Ani*Kuri15 (アニ＊クリ15) is a series of fifteen 1-minute shorts that aired on the Japanese TV station, NHK between May 2007 and 2008. Intended as companion pieces to the Ani*Kuri program and as filler between regularly scheduled programs, the shorts were broadcast in three seasons of 5 episodes. Each short was directed by a different director and the episodes were collected and uploaded to the official Ani*Kuri15 website in 2008.
Source: Ani*Kuri 15, Wikipedia
If you’re interested in animation, even if you’re not a fan of anime, then I wholeheartedly recommend watching these shorts.
EDIT: Here‘s a link to watch “A Gathering of Cats” on YouTube.