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Ten Animated Short Films Advance Toward Oscar Nominations

Ten Animated Short Films Advance Toward Oscar Nominations

The Academy short films and animation reviewing committee has picked ten animated short films to advance toward a nomination for the 84th Academy Awards®. The Academy qualified forty-four films. They screened the films in New York and Los Angeles. Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the ten titles on the shortlist at screenings in LA, NY and San Francisco in January. The nominations will be announced on January 25. 

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:
    •    “Dimanche/Sunday,” Patrick Doyon, director (National Film Board of Canada)
    •    “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios LA, LLC)
    •    “I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat,” Matthew O’Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.)
    •    “La Luna,” Enrico Casarosa, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
    •    “Luminaris,” Juan Pablo Zaramella, director (JPZtudio)
    •    “Magic Piano,” Martin Clapp, director and Hugh Welchman, producer (BreakThru Films)
    •    “A Morning Stroll,” Grant Orchard, director and Sue Goffe, producer (Studio AKA)
    •    “Paths of Hate,” Damian Nenow, director (Platige Image)
    •    “Specky Four-Eyes,” Jean-Claude Rozec, director and Mathieu Courtois, producer (Vivement Lundi!)
    •    “Wild Life,” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, directors (National Film Board of Canada)

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