An anthology film is a feature film composed of vignettes or {{Short Film}}s. Generally, the shorts have nothing to do with one another, but occasionally there is a theme, FramingDevice, or plot running through the stories, connecting them together. In animation, this kind of film is often called a "package film."

Anthology films are made for various reasons. They give short films exposure they wouldn't otherwise get, since shorts are no longer run by themselves in most cinemas. Anthologies also allow animation studios to practice and experiment without committing millions of dollars to a project. They allow a writer to explore a theme in multiple ways, or show the ways different directors will approach a subject. And sometimes, it really just makes for a neat story. Comedic ones often cross with SketchComedy.

An ''anthology film'' is different from ''an anthology of shorts'' in that all the films were intended to be released together. ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' is an anthology film; a collection of ''Silly Symphonies'' is not.

[[ Here's]] Wiki/TheOtherWiki's list of anthology films, but feel free to add examples below.

Compare VignetteEpisode for serial works.



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* Creator/{{Disney}} has made six package films, four of which were made during the war years. The company lacked the staff to make one big feature film, but still wanted to keep the animators busy and make movies, so they opted to release shorts. Disney's feature-length package films are:
** ''Disney/SaludosAmigos''
** ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros''
** ''Disney/MakeMineMusic''
** ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree''
** ''Disney/MelodyTime''
** ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad''
** ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'', though not officially regarded as a package film, basically fits the format in that it consists of multiple unrelated segments tied together with narration.
*** ''Disney/Fantasia2000'' also fits category, naturally.
** ''Film/TheReluctantDragon'' sort of falls into this, featuring several different animated and live-action segments under the guise of a "behind-the-scenes tour" of the Disney studios as they existed in 1941.
** ''Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' could also qualify, although it's more of a CompilationMovie.
*** Disney has also released several DTV package films, like ''Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AllegroNonTroppo'', a parody of ''Fantasia'', follows a similar format.
* ''Anime/TheAnimatrix''
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBigBadFoxAndOtherTales''
* ''Genius Party''
* ''Anime/HaloLegends''
* ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''
* ''WesternAnimation/AHerbAlpertAndTheTijuanaBrassDoubleFeature''
* ''Anime/MeikyuuMonogatari''
* ''Anime/{{Memories}}''
* ''Anime/RobotCarnival''
* ''Anime/ShortPeace''


[[folder: Live Action ]]

* ''Film/TheABCsOfDeath''
** the sequel ''Film/ABCsOfDeath2''
* ''After Sex''
* ''Film/AllHallowsEve''
* ''Aria''
* ''Film/BodyBags''
* ''Film/CatsEye''
* ''[[Film/CampfireTales1991 Campfire Tales]]'' (1991)
* ''[[Film/CampfireTales1997 Campfire Tales]]'' (1997)
* ''Film/AChristmasHorrorStory''
* ''Film/CloudAtlas''
* ''Film/CoffeeAndCigarettes''
* ''Film/{{Creepshow}}''
** ''Film/{{Creepshow 2}}''
* ''Film/DeadOfNight''
* Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)''
* ''Film/FourRooms''
* ''The Great New Wonderful''
* ''Film/{{Holidays}}''
* ''Film/IAmCuba''
* ''If I Had a Million''
* ''Immoral Tales'' and its spiritual successor, ''Three Immoral Women''
* ''Film/InAPPropriateComedy''
* ''Film/{{Intolerance}}'', 1916, making this trope OlderThanTelevision
* ''Film/TheKentuckyFriedMovie''
* ''Film/{{Kwaidan}}''
* ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'' and ''How To Irritate People''
* ''Film/{{Moonwalker}}''
* ''Film/{{Movie 43}}''
* ''Necronomicon: Book of the Dead''
* ''Film/NewYearsEve''
* ''New York, I Love You''
* ''Film/NewYorkStories''
* ''Night on Earth''
* ''Film/{{Nightmares}}''
* ''Film/ParisJeTAime'' and its American counterpart, ''New York, I Love You''
* ''Film/TheProfaneExhibit''
* ''Film/PulpFiction''
* ''Film/TheRisingOfTheMoon''
* ''Film/ScaryOrDie''
* ''ComicBook/SinCity''
* ''Film/{{Southbound}}''
* ''Film/TalesFromTheCrypt''
* ''Film/TalesFromTheDarksideTheMovie''
* ''Film/TalesFromTheHood''
* ''Tales of Halloween''
* ''Tales of Manhattan''
* ''Tales of Terror''
* ''Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her''
* ''Film/TrickRTreat''
* ''Film/TrilogyOfTerror''
** ''Film/TrilogyOfTerrorII''
* ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie''
* ''Film/{{Three}}''
* ''Film/ThreeExtremes'' - Horror anthology with three Asian directors.
* ''Film/TheUncanny''
* ''Film/ValentinesDay''
* ''Film/VaultOfHorror''
* ''Film/{{VHS}}''
** ''Film/VHS2''
** ''Film/VHSViral''
* ''Film/WhenDarknessFalls''
* ''Film/WildTales''
* ''{{Film/XX}}''
* ''Film/YesterdayTodayAndTomorrow''