Stubble Trouble

Stubble Trouble is a 2000 animated short film, produced under Calabash Animation and was directed by Joseph E. Merideth, a former animator for Calabash and a teacher of animation for The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago.


The short is about a caveman who tries to impress a woman, however is rejected repeatedly by the woman due to his inability to keep a shaven face. The caveman attempts to shave his face using several items, including a sharp knife and a stone wheel. However, after shaving off his beard, the stubble grows back instantly.


Stubble Trouble was nominated for "Best Animated Short Film" in 2001 in the Academy Awards.[1]


  1. ^ "Browser Unsupported - Academy Awards Search | Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences". Retrieved 2022-05-30.

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