It has World War II intrigue. An unsolved puzzle hiding a historic fortune. A Rube Goldberg machine escape. And it's all gorgeously rotoscoped. The Thomas Beale Cipher, a short film by Andrew Allen, is worth your next ten minutes.

The Beale ciphers are real; the story in this short is not. But the rotoscoping gives it a look that's not quite like anything else I've ever seen. [The Thomas Beale Cipher via BoingBoing]