Ben has worked in animation for over 20 years in the animation industry (how is this possible?) His independent short films have been screened around the world in multiple festivals such as Annecy and SXSW. He has worked as a Director, Storyboard Artist, Animator and Musician and has been involved with dozens of animated series, as well as a number of TV commercials. Get ahold of me!


2020-21 Vimeo Staff Pick, GIRAF 17,Future Vision Festival,Ottawa Internation Animation Festival,SPARK Animation Festival,Mobile Animation Festival2018 Annecy,Vimeo Staff Pick, Melbourne International Animation Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, Saguenay international Short Film Festival, Kyiv International Short Film Festival 2017 NW Animation Fest, SXSW, ANIBAR, PragueShorts, Titmouse 5-Second Day 2016 Animation Block Party,Titmouse 5-Second Day 2007 St. Louis International Film Festival, 2006 Animafest, Alice's 3-Minute Film Fest, ION Film Festival, 2005 SXSW, Big Bear Lake International Festival, Cinema Orange, VisionFest , Columbus International Film Festival, Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival, Milwaukee International Film Festival's Midnight Delirium Shorts, First Take International Student Film Festival, The Newport Beach Film Festival, The Holland Animation Film Festival, 2004 PIAF, Woodstock Film Festival

TV Series and Clients Include:

Walmart, MTV, Toyota, Hasbro, Disney, NRDC,PBS, Harvey Birdman, Wow Wow Wubbzy, Ed, Edd and Eddy, Perfectland, Where My Dogs At?, Fetch: With Ruff Ruffman, Plum Landing,Kit vs. Kat, Johnny Test, Rocket Monkeys, Breadwinners, Home, Future Worm, Motor City, Apple and Onion, Kinderwood, Baby Shark,Archibald

Articles and Links

Nightmare or reality? Why not both?

Sarcastic Animation-Living the Dream

Ben Meinhardt’s Meta Short ‘Living The Dream’ Is So Relatable It Should Come With A Trigger Warning

It should be easy

It Should Be Easy, the relationship between elders and technology told by Ben Meinhardt

Ben Meinhardt's excellent feculence

Treat Your Eyeballs with the Best of 5 Second Day Animations

It Should Be Easy & More

Im Kurzfilm “More” kackt ein Esel Luftballons

Dark Futures Film Club – It Should Be Easy

BS, endless amounts of BS

Wenn Menschen Angst vor Computern haben, dann ist das nicht unbedingt eine unbegründete Spinnerei, wie dieser Kurzfilm zeigt.

PerfectLand is an oddly appealing series of Flash-animated shorts created for MTV by Ben Meinhardt.