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A Fun, Animated History of the Reformation and the Man Who Started It All

On October 31, 1517, a rebellious German monk named Martin Luther is said to have nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of Castle Church. This simple act of protest sparked a religious revolution that would split Western Christianity and shake the foundations of Europe's cultural identity. To commemorate the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Tumblehead Studios tells the story of the legendary Martin Luther in this whimsical animation.

To learn more about the Protestant Reformation, watch History 101: The Protestant Reformation and read How Martin Luther Started a Religious Revolution from National Geographic History Magazine.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.