Disney's 'Paperman' Among 10 Short Animated Films Up for Oscar Consideration

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Three to five nominees will be selected from the current shortlist.

Disney Animation’s short film Paperman, which made its theatrical debut in front of the studio’s current feature Wreck-It Ralph, is one of 10 animated shorts that have made the cut for Oscar consideration.

Fifty-six films were submitted in the short animated film category, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday released the list of the 10 that are moving forward. The short films and feature animation branch members will select from three to five nominees from that shortlist.

Nominations will be announced Jan. 10, and the 85th Annual Academy Awards will be held Feb. 24.

The shortlist of animated shorts seeking an Oscar nomination are:

“Adam and Dog," Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films)

"Combustible," Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.)

"Dripped," Leo Verrier, director (ChezEddy)

"The Eagleman Stag," Mikey Please, director, and Benedict Please, music scores and sound design (Royal College of Art)

"The Fall of the House of Usher," Raul Garcia, director, and Stephan Roelants, producer (Melusine Productions, R&R Communications Inc., Les Armateurs, The Big Farm)

"Fresh Guacamole," PES, director (PES)

"Head over Heels," Timothy Reckart, director, and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, producer (National Film and Television School)

"Maggie Simpson in 'The Longest Daycare,' " David Silverman, director (Gracie Films)

"Paperman," John Kahrs, director (Disney Animation Studios)

"Tram," Michaela Pavlatova, director, and Ron Dyens, producer (Sacrebleu Productions)