Thursday, November 6, 2014

10 Animated Shorts Advance in Oscar Race

The Academy has announced the 10 titles in contention for the Best Animated Short Oscar, and, lucky for us, we can see glimpses of each one online. Check out the trailers for each of the contenders, and then comment as to which looks the most promising.

The Bigger Picture directed by Daisy Jacobs

Coda directed by Alan Holly

The Dam Keeper directed by Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi

Duet directed by Glen Keane. This one made the rounds online a few months back, so a number of people will be glad to see it get some attention. It's also completely available online. 

Feast directed by Patrick Osborne. This will be featured before Disney's Big Hero 6 this weekend, and the studio usually gets a short in the race in this category. 

Footprints directed by Bill Plympton. This is another short that's completely available online. 

Me and My Moulton directed by Torill Kove

The Numberlys directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg. This is the one I am most looking forward to from this list, because Joyce and Oldenburg won an Oscar a few years back for the delightful The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. It's an homage to Metropolis, so that should be enough to get people excited. 

A Single Life directed by Joris Opins. 

Symphony No. 42 directed by Reka Bucsi

The Oscar nominations will be announced on January 15th. 

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