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Videos: Best Animated Short Film nominees

Earlier this week The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for their Academy awards. Here is the list of those nominated in the Best Animated Short Film.

  • Day & Night (Walt Disney) A Pixar Animation Studios Production Teddy Newton
  • The Gruffalo A Magic Light Pictures Production Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
  • Let’s Pollute A Geefwee Boedoe Production Geefwee Boedoe
  • The Lost Thing (Nick Batzias for Madman Entertainment) A Passion Pictures Australia Production Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
  • Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary) A Sacrebleu Production Bastien Dubois

I’ve seen a couple of them, but admit most I hadn’t even heard of. Hector Cortez, over at TheAnimationBlog.com has found two of the nominees’ films on YouTube.

Here is The Lost Thing:

Check out Hector’s blog to see Madagascar, carnet de voyage

Community Comments

#1 Dylan Murrows
January/27/2011
@ 11:32 am

Haven’t seen “Let’s Pollute” yet but looking forward to it– Geefwee Boedoe is a great designer and was the guy behind the Monsters Inc. titles.

As far as availability:
Day and Night can be purchased on iTunes.
A few of the shorts have dvds but only seem to be available in PAL for the moment.
The Gruffalo was actually on US television a month or so ago– so there’s hope to see it there again.

It’s a really nice lineup.
My pick is for The Gruffalo, but I could be wrong– and this year I wouldn’t mind.

#2 Pete Murphey
January/27/2011
@ 1:43 pm

The Lost Thing post is a trailer, not the full movie.

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