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Saturday, February 23, 2013

2013 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

Presenting the Nominees for
Best Animated Short Films ...

Adam and Dog
Director: Minkyu Lee
Story: 
A lovely parable in a lush setting positing
how a dog became man's best friend.

 
 Fresh Guacamole
Director: PES (Adam Pesapane)
Story: 

A bowl of guacamole is prepared with unlikely ingredients -
including baseballs, light bulbs, and hand grenades -
all scooped onto poker chips. 


Head Over Heels
Directors: Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
Story: 

The life of a long married but now disconnected couple is cleverly
depicted through gravity-defying stop-motion animation.


The Longest Daycare
Director: David Silverman
Story: 

Marge Simpson drops off her youngest child, Maggie, at the
Ayn Rand School for Tots. After going through an elaborate
security system, she is carried past the "Room for Gifted Babies"
to one marked "Nothing special." Despite despiriting and comical 
events, Maggie's sense of wonder is not squelched.


Paperman
Director: John Kahrs
Story: 

A Sweetly moving and wordless romance in black-and-white where
sparks (and papers) fly when a man and woman meet on a  train
platform en route to their office jobs.


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