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2022 Oscars Challenge: [Short Film #12] “Bestia” (One Nomination)

SHORT #12 OF 15 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS | 2022 OSCARS CHALLENGE“BESTIA”MARCH 23, 2022VIMEO DAY 45 OF 48 Best Animated Short FilmProduced by Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz Best Animated Short Film Hugo Covarrubias — 1st time Nominee — Tevo Díaz — 1st time Nominee — CHANCES PERSONAL PREDICTIONS EXPERT PREDICTIONS The life of a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile in … Read More 2022 Oscars Challenge: [Short Film #12] “Bestia” (One Nomination)

2022 Oscars Challenge: [Short Film #10] “Boxballet” (One Nomination)

SHORT #10 OF 15 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS | 2022 OSCARS CHALLENGE“Boxballet”MARCH 23, 2022VIMEO DAY 44 OF 48 Best Animated Short FilmProduced by Anton Dyakov Best Animated Short Film Anton Dyakov — 1st time Nominee — CHANCES PERSONAL PREDICTIONS EXPERT PREDICTIONS Delicate ballerina Olya meets Evgeny, a rough boxer who personifies “strong but silent.” With very different lives and worldviews, will they be brave enough … Read More 2022 Oscars Challenge: [Short Film #10] “Boxballet” (One Nomination)

2022 Oscars Challenge: [Short Film #6] “The Windshield Wiper” (One Nomination)

SHORT #6 OF 15 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS | 2022 OSCARS CHALLENGE“The Windshield Wiper”MARCH 23, 2022YOUTUBE DAY 44 OF 48 Best Animated Short FilmProduced by Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez Best Animated Short Film Alberto Mielgo — 1st time Nominee — Leo Sanchez — 1st time Nominee — CHANCES PERSONAL PREDICTIONS EXPERT PREDICTIONS Inside a café, after lunch and while smoking a whole pack of … Read More 2022 Oscars Challenge: [Short Film #6] “The Windshield Wiper” (One Nomination)

2022 Oscars Challenge: [Short Film #5] “Affairs of the Art” (One Nomination)

SHORT #5 OF 15 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS | 2022 OSCARS CHALLENGE“Affairs of the Art”MARCH 23, 2022YOUTUBE DAY 44 OF 48 Best Animated Short FilmProduced by Joanna Quinn and Les Mills Best Animated Short Film Joanna Quinn PREVIOUS NOMINATIONS 70TH ACADEMY AWARDS (1997)Best Animated Short Film“Famous Fred”NOMINEE Les Mills — 1st time Nominee — CHANCES PERSONAL PREDICTIONS EXPERT PREDICTIONS Welsh housewife Beryl muses on her … Read More 2022 Oscars Challenge: [Short Film #5] “Affairs of the Art” (One Nomination)

2022 Oscars Challenge: [Short Film #1] “Robin Robin” (One Nomination)

SHORT #1 OF 15 94TH ACADEMY AWARDS | 2022 OSCARS CHALLENGE“robin robin”FEBRUARY 26, 2022NETFLIX DAY 19 OF 48 Best Animated Short FilmProduced by Dan Ojari and Mikey Please Best Animated Short Film Dan Ojari — 1st time Nominee — Mikey Please — 1st time Nominee — CHANCES PERSONAL PREDICTIONS EXPERT PREDICTIONS When her egg rolls into a rubbish dump, Robin is raised by a … Read More 2022 Oscars Challenge: [Short Film #1] “Robin Robin” (One Nomination)

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Animated Shorts Draw Closer to 94th Academy Award Nomination

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) SHORTLIST: “Affairs of the Art” “Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice” “Bad Seeds” “Bestia” “Boxballet” “Flowing Home” “Mum Is Pouring Rain” “The Musician” “Namoo” “Only a Child” “Robin Robin” “Souvenir Souvenir” “Step into the River” “Us Again” “The Windshield Wiper” Eighty-two films qualified in the category. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Animated Shorts Draw Closer to 94th Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Draw Closer to 93rd Academy Award Nomination

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) SHORTLIST: “Burrow” “Genius Loci” “If Anything Happens I Love You” “Kapaemahu” “Opera” “Out” “The Snail and the Whale” “To Gerard” “Traces” “Yes-People” When it comes to the Best Animated Shorts category, Disney+Pixar usually rules the day. This year they have two shorts competing. To bet against either of them is foolish. “Burrow” was my pick from the get-go and “Out” is … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Draw Closer to 93rd Academy Award Nomination

2020 Oscars Challenge: Best Animated Short Films

The front-runner for this year’s Best Animated Short is the Sony Animations short, “Hair Love,” which played in front of “The Angry Birds Movie 2” and later “Jumanji: The Next Level” and was also my personal favorite. Pixar has it’s own short in contention with “Kitbull.” The rest of the contenders are foreign entries.

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Oscars Watch: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

Ten films will advance in the Animated Short Film category for the 91st Academy Awards.  Eighty-one films had originally qualified in the category.  Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are: “Age of Sail” “Animal Behaviour” “Bao” “Bilby” “Bird Karma” “Late Afternoon” “Lost & Found” “One … Read More Oscars Watch: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

As with most years, the front-runner for Best Animated Short is Pixar’s “Lou,” which played before “Cars 3” and addressed bullying on the playground. A few others I feel have a good chance are “Dear Basketball,” “Garden Party,” and “In A Heartbeat” as it looks like they are out of the box animations with some interesting subject matter. “Cradle” – Devon Manney (University of … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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2016 Oscars Challenge: Best Animated Short

SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM || Not only are Disney and Pixar known for representing in the Best Animated Feature with most of their releases, they also clean up when entered into the Best Animated Short category as well. Last year, Disney’s “Feast” won and Pixar has had at least 11 short films nominated by the Academy. So putting “Sanjay’s Super Team” at the top of … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: Best Animated Short

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

Not surprising at all is the fact that Pixar’s short, “Sanjay’s Super Team” is at the head of the pack for Best Animated Short. I’ve also heard “World Of Tomorrow” is quite good. Other than that, I have not seen any of these films and can pass no judgment, although I look forward to seeing all the ones that get nominated. It’s interesting to … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 88th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 20 Animated Features & 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

The animated feature films have been narrowed down to twenty. Three to bank on are “Big Hero 6” because of the Disney factor, “The Lego Movie” which is widely popular this year and making a run for the animated film to beat, and “How To Train Your Dragon 2” which is also popular and following the original that was nominated for an Oscar as … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 20 Animated Features & 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

2014 Oscars Challenge: Oscar Nominated Shorts – Animation

“Get A Horse!” – Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim Disney usually takes home the Best Animated Short award, and with “Get A Horse!” an animated short that not only brings back the beloved Mickey Mouse with all classic voice work used from previous recordings, chances are it will be taking home yet another Oscar. Seeing Mickey battle longtime rival Peg-Leg Pete over Minnie, what starts … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: Oscar Nominated Shorts – Animation

2014 Oscars Challenge: Short Film #1: Get A Horse!

Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim Disney usually takes home the Best Animated Short award, and with “Get A Horse!” an animated short that not only brings back the beloved Mickey Mouse with all classic voice work used from previous recordings, chances are it will be taking home yet another Oscar. Seeing Mickey battle longtime rival Peg-Leg Pete over Minnie, what starts off as a … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: Short Film #1: Get A Horse!

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2013 Oscars Challenge: Short Film #4: Fresh Guacamole

FRESH GUACAMOLE The shortest animated film of the category, “Fresh Guacamole” uses stop animation to depict two hands making a dip out of the most random of objects like a bomb, dice, and Christmas lights. What is lacking from “Fresh Guacamole” is any sort of connection or emotions. Sure, these aren’t required to produce a successful short, but this short lacks ingenuity or originality, … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: Short Film #4: Fresh Guacamole

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2013 Oscars Challenge: Short Film #3: Adam And Dog

ADAM AND DOG Next to “Paperman”, this is my second favorite animated short of the year, depicting a curious dog roaming around a new world filled with dinosaurs and open fields, when he happens upon the first man, presumably Adam. They share their time together, keeping each other (silently) company until the first female (can we assume Eve) shows up. There are strong Biblical … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: Short Film #3: Adam And Dog

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2013 Oscars Challenge: Short Film #2: Head Over Heels

HEAD OVER HEELS Reminiscent of Pixar’s “Up”, “Head Over Heels” delivers a short animated film about an aging couple forced to live upside from one another. The love is dwindling in their relationship as they hurdle through space, but it takes some innovative thinking and a lot of heart to bring these two together. There were really too many parallels between this short and … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: Short Film #2: Head Over Heels

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

The list of the ten films in contention for Best Animated Short was released today, one of which is already a favorite of mine, “Paperman”, which played in front of “Wreck-It Ralph” last weekend. Here is the complete list: “Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films) “Combustible,” Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.) “Dripped,” Léo Verrier, director (ChezEddy) “The Eagleman Stag,” Mikey Please, director, … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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For Your Consideration 2011: “La Luna”

With the name Pixar attached, this Animated Short already has the upper hand. What a great way to honor the late Steve Jobs if the company he helped produce were to take home the Oscar this year. BEST ANIMATED SHORT Enrico Casarosa (Producer)

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2011 Oscars Challenge: Day & Night (short)

2011 Oscar Challenge: “Day & Night” (short)

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2010 Oscars Challenge: Wallace & Gromit – A Matter Of Loaf and Death

WALLACE & GROMIT – A MATTER OF LOAF & DEATH Up For: Best Short Film, Animated As the only short film I will be viewing this year, I do not have much to compare this film to. However, this film was solid. Nick Park definitely has enough background to achieve an Oscar from his work. The story of the film is predictable and meant … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: Wallace & Gromit – A Matter Of Loaf and Death