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.