You should really still read Ernest Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about an aging fisherman's battle with a massive marlin. But if you can't be bothered, this animation serves as the most enjoyable CliffsNotes you'll ever find for The Old Man and the Sea.

Marcel Schindler's short film was illustrated completely by hand, and while it doesn't capture all the nuances of Hemingway's masterpiece, college would be a lot more enjoyable if animations existed for all great literary works. Although, illustrating Anna Karenina is a one-way ticket to carpal tunnel's syndrome. [Vimeo via Coudal Partners]