10 Animated Shorts Move Ahead the Oscar Race

The Academy has named the 10 animated short films that will advance in the voting process for the Oscars. Forty-four pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films moving on to next stage are listed after the cut:

  • “Dimanche/Sunday,” Patrick Doyon, director (National Film Board of Canada)
  • “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios LA, LLC)
  • “I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat,” Matthew O’Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.)
  • “La Luna,” Enrico Casarosa, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • “Luminaris,” Juan Pablo Zaramella, director (JPZtudio)
  • “Magic Piano,” Martin Clapp, director and Hugh Welchman, producer (BreakThru Films)
  • “A Morning Stroll,” Grant Orchard, director and Sue Goffe, producer (Studio AKA)
  • “Paths of Hate,” Damian Nenow, director (Platige Image)
  • “Specky Four-Eyes,” Jean-Claude Rozec, director and Mathieu Courtois, producer (Vivement Lundi!)
  • “Wild Life,” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, directors (National Film Board of Canada)

The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting in screenings held in New York and Los Angeles.

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in January 2012.

10 Comments on this Post

  1. “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”- Excellent short! I bought this one off iTunes early this year. I wasn’t sure if they’d submit it but I am glad they did. This one deserves to get nominated, and possibly win.

    “La Luna”- Has this one even been released yet? I’ve been dying to see it, I’ve heard so much about it. It sounds terrific, and it’s from Pixar!

  2. “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”- Excellent short! I bought this one off iTunes early this year. I wasn’t sure if they’d submit it but I am glad they did. This one deserves to get nominated, and possibly win.

    “La Luna”- Has this one even been released yet? I’ve been dying to see it, I’ve heard so much about it. It sounds terrific, and it’s from Pixar!

  3. Congrats to Dimanche! That should win!
    And very happy to see Wild Life make the cut too!

  4. Congrats to Dimanche! That should win!
    And very happy to see Wild Life make the cut too!

  5. ajnrules

    La Luna will be released with Brave next summer, but they probably submitted the film in various festivals for Oscar eligibility. The only way to see it before the Oscars is to go to the special screening hosted by Cartoon brew over the weekend, or attend one of those Oscar nominated short screenings hosted by Shorts International. *sigh*

  6. ajnrules

    La Luna will be released with Brave next summer, but they probably submitted the film in various festivals for Oscar eligibility. The only way to see it before the Oscars is to go to the special screening hosted by Cartoon brew over the weekend, or attend one of those Oscar nominated short screenings hosted by Shorts International. *sigh*

  7. *sigh*
    I hate when studios do that. If it’s releasing next year, then just submit it next year. I’d hate to see something get nominated that hasn’t been seen made available to the public- even if it IS Pixar.

  8. *sigh*
    I hate when studios do that. If it’s releasing next year, then just submit it next year. I’d hate to see something get nominated that hasn’t been seen made available to the public- even if it IS Pixar.

  9. Goodness Gracious

    “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” is not only one of the best animated shorts I have ever seen, but also an inspired and forward-thinking interactive book app that has become one of my daughter’s favorite activities. I support it not only because it is incredible animated film-making but because it challenges the notion that technology is a threat to literacy.

  10. Goodness Gracious

    “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” is not only one of the best animated shorts I have ever seen, but also an inspired and forward-thinking interactive book app that has become one of my daughter’s favorite activities. I support it not only because it is incredible animated film-making but because it challenges the notion that technology is a threat to literacy.

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