Last night I saw the film 9 in the theater. It is a great mix of storytelling and animation. The feature-length film 9 is based on a short film of the same name. It was created by Shane Acker. He submitted the original short film to some film festivals, and that is where Tim Burton saw it and gave the film its big break. Burton is a producer in the feature-length film version of 9.
Here is the original short film.