The raw emotion and curiosity they inspire with a single image is amazing. This is almost Harris Burdick.
Check out this amazing short film from Aardman Animations, who were previously responsible for much light fare like the lovable Wallace and Gromit. This short film, directed by Luis Cook, is their first non-commercial film, surpasses all attempts I've ever seen at merging the fluidity of 3D with the dynamic of hand-drawn graphics. Usually, the two blend about as well as teflon on cast-iron, but I couldn't take my eyes off this piece: