10 Animated Short Films Advance in Oscar Race
Originally, 33 pictures qualified in the category.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that 10 animated short films have advanced in the voting process; the final nominees will be narrowed down to 3 to 5. Originally, 33 pictures had qualified in the category.
The list below:
The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger, Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)
Coyote Falls, Matthew O’Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.)
Day & Night, Teddy Newton, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, directors (Magic Light Pictures)
Let’s Pollute, Geefwee Boedoe, story-design-animation (Geefwee Boedoe)
The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann, directors (Passion Pictures Australia)
Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary),” Bastien Dubois, director (Sacrebleu Productions)
Sensology, Michel Gagne, director-producer (GAGNE International LLC)
The Silence beneath the Bark, Joanna Lurie, director (Lardux Films)
Urs, Moritz Mayerhofer, director (Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg)
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