Alma – Rodrigo Blaas (2009)
This is quite a well-known film, but I thought I should include it in my list of recommended viewing as it conveys the atmosphere I'd like to achieve with my animation. The surreal, not really real feeling of the shop full of dolls is just unsettling enough that you have an inkling of unease, but you don't know what's going to happen.
Asides from the atmospheric merits, this film is very technically impressive! The somewhat mis-proportioned Alma fits in perfectly with the surroundings despite the fact that they are very different stylistically. Also, the awards this animation has - really speak to it's quality.