Michael Rusakov is a Russian graphic designer that specializes in video design. His motion graphic pieces are stunning and created seamlessly. You can find many of his videos being used as custom introductions to YouTube videos.
I heard about this short animation a while back about a boy who receives a dog for a present. Though the film is short, the storyline is touching and keeps the viewer interested. The quality of the film is done beautifully by a group of students in Germany.