Tsumiki no ie (2008) Online
As his town is flooded by water, an old man is forced to add additional levels onto his home with bricks (cubes) in order to stay dry. But when he accidentally drops his favorite smoking pipe into the lower levels of his home, his search for the pipe eventually makes him relive scenes from his eventful life.
Director/writer Kunio Kato became the first Asian to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film since the category was initiated in 1932.
The original Japanese title translated literally to English means "the house in little cubes."