Animated Shorts – A Flurry of Creativity

The five animated shorts are all worth buying a ticket to see.  They will be hitting theaters soon. You can find out where and more about all of the shorts on their site.  So far, I’ve made it through four of the five animated films and am half-way through the live action...
Posted On 23 Jan 2013

Academy announces new Oscar ballot shakeup

Word went out to Academy members today about a big change in ballot procedure for three categories. Until now, members who wanted to vote for Best Documentary Feature, Live Action Short or Animated Short would need to trek to designated screening locations where they got their...
Posted On 12 Jan 2013

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:
Posted On 01 Dec 2011
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Watch clips of Oscar's Best Animated Shorts

Best Animated ShortMarket Research Check out these preview clips for the 5 Oscar nominees for Best Animated Shorts after the cut. Vote for your favorite above. Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures are releasing the three categories theatrically on Feb 11. (Separate...
Posted On 07 Feb 2011

Shortlist for Best Animated Shorts

From 33 titles, AMPAS has narrowed the list down to 10 films that will advance in the voting process for Best Animated Short. (thanks Kevin K.) “The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger,” Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio) “Coyote Falls,” Matthew O’Callaghan,...
Posted On 30 Nov 2010

Oscar-nominated shorts in theatrical release

Via press release: SHORTS INTERNATIONAL AND MAGNOLIA PICTURES PRESENT “THE OSCAR¬Æ NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2010″ LONDON, UK, 29th January 2010 ‚Äì Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures will once again bring the wildly popular Oscar¬Æ nominated short film programme...
Posted On 05 Feb 2010

Urs, short and simply gorgeous animation from Germany

Chunky slabs of brute beauty in a heroic style and earthy palette that must surely have been influenced by the paintings of Thomas Hart Benton. Many years Urs looked after his aging mother. But now he sets out for a dangerous journey: He carries her up a mountain to find a better...
Posted On 18 Sep 2009

Sebastian’s Voodoo

Nominated for an Annie this year in the Best Short category, Sebastian’s Voodoo might serve as animated allegory for how many of us feel in these last remaining hours before the the final pins are poked into some of our favorite films this year. This is also an segue into...
Posted On 21 Jan 2009