Crafting a story in less than three minutes? Here are five touching animation graduation projects:

Threads, by Katie Reihman

Unicorn fantasy, from Ringling School of Art & Design Computer Animation

The Piano, by Aidan Gibbons

Touching grandfather story, produced at the University of Hertfordshire, UK

Clocktower, by Arenyth

Fantasy, from Ringling School of Art & Design Computer Animation

Benevolence, by Justin Lewis

Robot's new best friend, from Vancouver Film School

End, by Joe Ark Sun, courtesy of The Ringling College of Art