2013 Oscar Shorts - Animation
March 1 -
"All five of the animated nominees are a joy to experience.... these shorts are masterworks that will stand the test of time." —Chicago Sun Times
"...the animated category is full of whimsical marvels.... All 10 nominees are best appreciated on the big screen..." —Seattle Times
"...if you're primed for the sudden shifts in tone, style, story and look, the payoff is one provocative and evocative film after another." —Los Angeles Times
Animated Shorts (Family-Friendly!)
The Longest Daycare (dir. David Silverman, USA/English, 5 minutes)
Maggie Simpson attends the Ayn Rand Daycare Center, where she finds a caterpillar and faces off against her nemesis.
Adam & Dog (dir. Minkyu Lee, USA/non-dialogue, 16 minutes)
A playful dog exploring the newly created world comes upon the first man.
(Parents, there is some minor cartoon nudity in this short. Adam & Eve appear “au naturale” and are not covered by leaves or vegetation.)
Fresh Guacamole (dir. PES, USA/English, 2 minutes)
An unseen cook uses a series of unusual ingredients to prepare a bowl of guacamole.
Head Over Heels (dirs. Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, UK/English, 11 minutes)
The emotional distance between a long-married husband and wife has resulted in an unusual living arrangement.
Paperman (dir. John Kahrs, USA/English, 7 minutes)
A young man working in an office tries desperately to attract the attention of a girl in the building across the street.
The Gruffalo’s Child