One of my very favourite animated short films is Richard Condie’s The Apprentice. The 1991 short was Condie’s first film after his Academy Award-nominated The Big Snit*. I like this even better, but that will be a minority opinion.
This brilliant short is free (obviously, since this You Tube vid was uploaded by the National Film Board of Canada) but if someone wants to support stuff like this with cash, they can buy the DVD or pay for a download here.
I love the NFB!
*It lost to a cute short called Anna & Bella. Yeah, it was robbed.