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 Hublot is a withdrawn, obsessive-compulsive man — until the dog Robot Pet arrives.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.
DC Comics and VICE teamed up to give 20 acclaimed artists a white latex reproduction of Batman's famous cowl and cape and asked them to design what they envisioned the Caped Crusader wearing — this is what they came up with. View gallery
Zoe Saldana transforms into Ellen Ripley from "Aliens" while Nathan Fillion taps into his inner Captain Kirk and Chris Hardwick goes "Back to the Future" as Marty McFly in THR's tribute to graphic novels, with the help of illustrator and artist Reid Kikuo Johnson. View gallery