In this black-and-white, 2D animated short, for which DanielSousa and DanGolden have been nominated, a boy found in the woods tries to adapt to his new environment when he is returned to civilization. The story draws on real-life accounts of abandoned children.
'Mr. Hublot' Trailer
Laurent Witz and AlexandreEspigares’ short achieves an inventive look using computer animation and stereoscopic 3D. Living in a world where people are partially made of mechanical parts, Mr. Hublot is a withdrawn, obsessive-compulsive man — until the dog Robot Pet arrives.
'Room on the Broom' Trailer
A witch, her cat and a few friends set out for an adventure on her broom in Max Lang and Jan Lachauer's animated short film Room on the Broom, based on the popular children’s book. The short combines computer animation with some miniature sets. Says Lang, “We looked a lot at classic stop-motion, but also at various toys to create a look that feels tactile and photo-realistic but also hand-crafted.”
“It is a peculiar theme in Japan that things possess a spirit,” says director ShuheiMorita of his film in which a man encounters goblin spirits. “I asked Mr. Keisuke Kishi, a model/sculpture art creator, to create some plots and image illustrations based on traditional Japanese ghosts.”
'Get a Horse!' Trailer
The Disney short, from LaurenMacMullan and DorothyMcKim, features Mickey Mouse in a new black-and-white 2D animation (led by EricGoldberg, who created the genie in Aladdin) designed to look like a restored clip from the ’20s — before bursting into colorful CGI.
After blind auditions, two rounds of battles and the mentorship of Coldplay's Chris Martin, coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Usher and Shakira pick their top three singers to vie for viewers' votes. View gallery
"Homeland's" Nicholas Brody became the latest casualty in a long line of shows -- from "M*A*S*H" to "ER" to "Walking Dead" -- that have offed main characters in the middle of a series run. View gallery