The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9
Animator Jake Armstrong spent a year and a half animating this six-minute short in Flash. You'd never know, because there's nothing "labored" about it. A thesis film at SVA, Armstrong said of the film that he thought it would be much better with music; I think one of the best parts is the relative silence (they're in space, after all!).
Video is no longer available: www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8CordF1nl8
[via Short of the Week]