One of my favourite short films is The Cat Came Back by Cordell Barker (see it HERE). What a beatiful, quirky film - love the shaky linework. Another National Film Board of Canada classic.
You can watch a fascinating masterclass with Cordell Barker HERE. He has some verrry interesting things to say about storytelling, discipline and economy. There is s fascinating comparison between animation with jazz music. Short filmmakers should take note.
(This post is bought to you by Steve Baker, animation filmmaker extraordinairre, who sent me the link to Cordell's masterclass.)