When Wilson is holding the radio up in the Forbidden Knowledge cinematic (~00:40), there is a hidden link that leads to a page with the machine that Wilson built. Clicking on the machine's lever will turn the machine on and go to a page with concept art on the Don't Starve website, along with a message from Maxwell. The concept art page is no longer active, but an archived version is found here.
The various images that fly around Wilson while he is being given "forbidden knowledge" by Maxwell include a Tie Fighter and the Death Star from Star Wars, an illustration of Gamera, various words such as "KLEI", mathematical formulas, molecular structure of caffeine, a Gundam-like mech, and a Vitruvian Man featuring Wilson.
The ending shot of Wilson being taken by shadow hands was nominated in the 42nd Annie Awards for Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Video Game.
The hidden web address can be seen in the top left.
The Death Star and Tie Fighter from Star Wars can be seen on the top left and middle left, respectively.
The foreground features the molecular structure of caffeine.
The foreground features a gear.
The foreground features an illustration of Gamera, with the Gundam-like mech behind.
The word Klei can be seen in the top right.
Brief frame of Maxwell's face as the device is activated.
Top view of Wilson's attic lab.
Pose sheet for Wilson in the short.
Animation of Wilson being taken into The Constant.
Aerial view of the short's stage in After Effects.
The End of the Beginning
Don't Starve: The End of the Beginning is the trailer for the Don't Starve update of the same name. The animation featured includes a rotating shot of Wilson holding a torch at the start of the trailer and a shot of Maxwell at the end where he reaches out to the viewer as if blocking the camera.
The end of the trailer contains a puzzle in the form of a piece of audio which, when decoded by the community, led to a link for an image teasing the Caves updates.
Wilson with his Torch.
Maxwell as seen at the end of the trailer.
Don't Starve: Underground is the trailer for the Don't Starve update of the same name. The beginning features a scene following a Rabbit up to and through a hole in the ground. At the end is a scene of Wilson holding a Lantern in the Caves while a Bunnyman sneaks up behind him.
It's Not a Rock!
Don't Starve: It's Not a Rock! is the trailer for the Don't Starve update of the same name. The beginning features a scene of an anxious Wilson walking through the caves with a Torch. The end features a scene showing a Boulder before panning to its shadow transforming into the looming shadow of Rock Lobster.
Strange New Powers
Don't Starve: Strange New Powers is the trailer for the Don't Starve update of the same name.
This trailer is notable for featuring the first cinematic animations created for Willow, Wolfgang, Wendy, WX-78, Wickerbottom, Woodie, Lucy, and Wes.
Don't Starve: Hungry for your Hunger is the trailer for the Don't Starve update of the same name. The beginning of the trailer shows Wilson mining in the Caves when a Slurper approaches him. The Slurper lunges towards the camera from Wilson's point of view. At the end of the trailer, Wilson is seen running in a panic with the Slurper latched onto his head.
The Stuff of Nightmares
Don't Starve: The Stuff of Nightmares is the trailer for the Don't Starve update of the same name. At the beginning of the video, Wilson is walking through the Ruins with a torch, when he suddenly trips and falls onto the floor which starts to glow. At the end, Wilson reaches the edge of the Ruins and drops his torch into the Abyss, just as Shadow Creatures start to swarm him.
The beginning reuses animation of Wilson carrying a torch from the It's Not a Rock! trailer.
A Moderately Friendly Update
Don't Starve: A Moderately Friendly Update is the trailer for the Don't Starve update of the same name. The end of the trailer features a scene where a repaired Damaged Knight emerges and fights off Shadow Creatures for Wilson. Wilson gives the allied Damaged Knight a thumbs up.
Six Feet Under
Don't Starve: Six Feet Under is the trailer for the Don't Starve update of the same name. At the beginning, Wilson builds a Meat Effigy and runs off smugly. At the end, a Depths Worm appears and lunges towards the viewer. Wilson is then seen resurrected at the Effigy.
All's Well That Maxwell
Don't Starve: All's Well That Maxwell is the trailer for the Don't Starve update of the same name. After Maxwell is shown waking up in-game at the beginning, a brief scene of him looking up from the Codex Umbra is shown. This is done similarly to how the other survivors' perks were showcased in the Strange New Powers trailer.
This trailer also features clips of the Klei-created horror mod, The Screecher. At the very end of the trailer is a jumpscare.
The Amazing Maxwell - The Final Act
The Amazing Maxwell - The Final Act is an animated short found at the end of the William Carter Puzzles and shows what happened to Maxwell and Charlie during their last act and at the moment of being taken into the Constant.
Concept art of Wilson. Includes recycled poses from concept art for Forbidden Knowledge.
Creation of Wortox short Background
From the Ashes
From the Ashes is an animated short featuring Willow. It was released as part of her character refresh for Don't Starve Together on May 7, 2019.
The short was made in 3-4 weeks. [Verification Needed]
The scene where Willow picks up Bernie and the camera torns in to her face was not made in 3D. To get such a scene, Willow spun in place, and the background (created specifically for such a scene) went from right to left, while at the same time the illusion that the camera rotated 90 degrees.
The Don't Starve: Hamlet Launch Trailer is the final trailer released for the Don't Starve DLC Hamlet.
A 1st For Everything is an animated short featuring Wes piloting a balloon mech to save Wilson from a Bearger attack. It was released as part of a mini April Fool's Day event in Don't Starve Together on April 1, 2020.
In the shot where Wes punches the Bearger, a piece of paper with a picture of a fish on it is seen taped to the balloon mecha's back. This is a reference to an April Fools Day tradition found in France, called poisson d'avril.
This short took less than two weeks to complete.