We've recently completed our animated short film, "Sam and Piccolo". The film was primarily created in 3ds Max and the animation was done using CAT software. For the "surreal" landscapes and backdrops throughout the film, we used Vue 5 Infinite. Please visit the website at www.samandpiccolo.com and check out the teaser and other goodies.
Sadly, the full film won't be available yet simply because it is currently doing the film festival rounds (and most festival require entries that haven't been publicly released yet).
Check out the trailer anyway, but please note that the film's focus is on the story-telling of two friends, rather than any explosive cinematics!