Is Pixar the only source of quality animation today? Not quite. Look no further than The Animation Show for examples of independent animation keeping the classic traditions alive with wit and insight. Yeah, there's a great Bill Plympton Guide Dog short, but some other contributions from newcomers with just as much enduring simplicity.
Nick Hilligoss' The Animator, posted above, is not included in The Animation Show, but it also deserves your attention. We recently invited Nick to join the Wonderland community, so I interviewed him for Stream. The story of his twenty year devotion to independent side projects suggests the determination of a passionate artist, and you can see that dedication in the film above.