Short video animations from around the world, the majority of them about animals. In Oi! Get Off Our Train from the UK, a young boy dreams of taking a train around the world and picking up animals whose habitats have been wrecked through human exploitation; director Jimmy T. Murakami does a good job of using varied textures to depict different landscapes. In Banjo Frogs, an Australian video by Nick Hilligoss, a frog is taken by truck to a dump where it tries to make music; the video implicitly compares its underappreciated performance to disregarded sites such as dumps. In Chris Elliott and Gerald Conn’s UK video Samba Paloma, street musicians are upstaged by pigeons that set up their own street band. The public-service spot Put to Sleep asks viewers to save pets through adoption; its powerful clay animation, created by 15-year-old Ryan McCulloch, makes use of shadows that suggest film noir. The Japanese video A Small Persimmon Tree: “Mokkii” features spare and expressive black-and-white drawings, but its main character, a tree that wanders about with a face on its trunk, is both anthropomorphized and irritatingly cute. In Joe Fournier’s Polar Lust polar bears dream of playing cool jazz in the big city, as if that were a higher aspiration than living in the wild, yet the video’s dark blues blend well with the slow jazz—also by Fournier—on the sound track. In the French video Pictopolis, by Guillaume Lenel, a human icon departs from a street sign and drifts into a chaotic, collagelike city of building facades and abstract forms.