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Watch Cartoons Underground 2022 Highlights Reel below to get excited about what's coming up this year!

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Out of this world
Wild Times

In 2022, a total of 16 works were selected from an incredible 1,681 entries submitted from 96 different countries - the highest number of submissions received in the history of the festival. The final selection of films is made of of many high quality films telling unique stories, evoking powerful emotions, tackling mature themes and challenging the animation medium.



Super Humans
Impossible Dreams
Young Ones

Celebrating a decade of animation at Cartoons Underground, we had an exciting line up of 13 carefully chosen films from over 1,000 submissions from 83 countries, and 5 student films from Singapore. Exclusively for our 10th year, we looked back with five films that our audience loved from past editions.

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I love you too
asian focus
oh memories...

Pandemic year brought Cartoons Underground international online! 5 day festival featured panel discussions, 360 world to explore, and jaw dropping films carefully selected out of 1,321 entries submitted from 88 different countries.


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Filmmaker Interview – Experience Old Hong Kong With Esther Cheung’s In Passing

By cartoonsunderground | October 10, 2019

Esther Cheung is an artist who is based in Toronto and is a recent Sheridan College graduate. In Passing is a film that she worked on during her final year there, it portrays 70s Hong Kong through the eyes of her parents. With a strong liking and appreciation for Art and Cinema, she finds Animation…

CU19: Film Selection

By cuprogramme | September 4, 2019

Cartoons Underground is happening on 9th November, 6PM at Kult Yard! Get Your Tickets Here!  This year, 19 works are selected from 1,416 entries submitted from 80 different countries. Out of these 19 films, 6 student films coming from LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Technological University, will compete for the ‘Best Singapore Student…

CU19: Thank you for your submissions!

By cuprogramme | July 3, 2019

See the film selection of CU19 here! We received a total of 1,416 entries for our 8th annual Cartoons Underground in Singapore. The selection process has started and the official film selection will be announced in August 2019. Selected films will be presented in 2 sections: International Competition and Singapore Student Animation. There will also…

2018 Cartoons Underground

By cartoonsunderground | October 8, 2018

Southeast Asia’s first and largest underground animation festival is back! Get Your Tickets Here!   We are back! Cartoons Underground celebrates more than half a decade of independent, underground, adult-friendly animation for you adult-kids! Get ready for heart palpitating scenes, and plots that will drive you to the edge of the seat! In our 7th year,…

Have a chat with the poster designer for CU 2018 – Ben Tan!

By cartoonsunderground | September 9, 2018

    Ben Tan, the poster designer for Cartoons Underground 2018 Name: Ben Tan Where do you live: Singapore 1. Tell us more about how you got started as an artist? I think this is a rather premature question because I’m not really an artist, or at least not yet- I’m only 19. But I…

An Interview With Tiffany Lim

By mrwriterperson | August 14, 2018

Title: Artist Interview: Tiffany Lim Writer: Matthew Bates Date: Monday, 2nd July 2018 _________________________________________________________________________ Introduction In order to learn more about Singapore’s budding talent, Cartoons Underground dives behind the scenes with Tiffany Lim, an artist who has garnered an impressive resume at the age of 24. Having worked with several notable organizations in Southeast Asia,…