Oscars: Watch the Trailers for the Animated-Short Nominees (Video)

Feast Still - H 2015
Courtesy of Disney

Feast Still - H 2015

A dog, a pig and a girl who longs for a bicycle are at the center of this year's nominated shorts.

This story first appeared in the Feb. 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

The Bigger Picture
Daisy Jacobs, Christopher Hees

Tension arises between two brothers over care of their mother. The film’s stop-motion technique involves life-size characters moving among real objects in full size.

The Dam Keeper
Robert Kondo, Dice Tsutsumi

A blend of traditional hand-drawn animation and digital painting techniques, the short follows an emotive little pig with the responsibility for running his village’s dam.

Patrick Osborne, Kristina Reed

Disney’s Feast follows a man’s love life, told from his dog’s point of view through the meals they share. “I was interested in how food alone could reveal the changes in a person’s life,” says Osborne.

Me and My Moulton
Torill Kove

In this hand-drawn film, a 7-year-old girl longs for a bicycle so that she can be more like the other kids in her Norwegian town, but her parents see things differently.

A Single Life
Joris Oprins

Pia moves back and forth through the different years of her life by playing a mysterious vinyl record in this 3D animated short.