World of Tomorrow


World of Tomorrow

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Stick-figure animations embark on a kaleidoscopic journey through an abstract vision of the future.

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Critic Reviews for World of Tomorrow

All Critics (7)

When a film can be prophetic, humorous, elegant, simple, quirky, and ambitious all at once, without ever devolving into incoherence, that's something worth viewing.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Has just about the densest screenplay of any film of any length made in the English language in the 21st Century.

Jan 6, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Nominee for Oscar Best Animation Short 2016

Jan 28, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It's a bittersweet and thoughtful meditation on life...

Jan 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Hertzfeldt crafts a vision of the future with more detail and depth than any feature length sci-fi in recent memory.

Jul 27, 2015 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

...a morbidly witty retort to our continual quest for a fountain of youth.

Jul 6, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for World of Tomorrow


Nominated for Best Short Animated Film at the Oscars. Twisted and mind-bending sci-fi in a minimalist animated style. Young Emily (Emily Prime) is visited by her future cloned self who explains all the weird and wonderful technological developments of the future. Satiric and droll especially when Emily Prime, who sounds like a toddler, drops non sequiturs about all the advanced topics the older Emily tries to teach her. It raised my eyebrows, got a chuckle a couple times, but was not my favorite.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

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One of the best animated shorts I've seen in a very long time. Packs more emotion and meditative-insight in 17 minutes than most films that are six times longer. A truly haunting piece of art that is available on Netflix right now.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

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