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Variety reports that 10 animated shorts from this past year have been nominated for the Oscar, which includes an entry from Michel Gagne!
A huge congratulations to you Michel !!!
The complete list includes...
Bill Plympton Studio's "The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger" (Bill Plympton)
Warner Bros. Animation's "Coyote Falls" (Matthew O'Callaghan, Sam Register)
Pixar's "Day & Night" (Teddy Newton)
Magic Light Studios' "The Gruffalo" (Jakob Schuh, Max Lang)
"Let's Pollute" (Geefwee Boedoe)
Passion Pictures Australia's "The Lost Thing" (Shaun Tan, Andrew Ruhemann)
Sacrebleu Prods.' "Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage" (Bastien Dubois)
Gagne Intl.'s "Sensology" (Michel Gagne)
Lardux Films' "The Silence Beneath the Bark" (Joanna Lurie)
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg's "Urs" (Moritz Mayerhofer).
I stand corrected. At AN Night this evening I was informed that these 10 animated short films are not Oscar nominees, but films that are eligible to be nominated. Next time I need to read through these articles more thoroughly, sorry about that.
At AN Night last night I was talking with an artist who's currently at Warners working on animated short films they're producing. He was excited to learn that "Coyote Falls" was nominated for an Oscar. Unfortunately, that is not quite the case as I erroneously reported. It's Oscar nomination eligible. But it deserves to be nominated!
So let's check it out. Here it is in all of its 3D glory, the Road Runner and Coyote carry on the Looney Tunes tradition.
Here's Michel Gagne's film "Sensology". It's eligible for Oscar nomination this year. I posted the video in another thread but would like to include it here.
I met Geefwee Boedoe years ago when he was a student at Cal Arts. He was interesting and unusual, and here he is with an interesting and unusual film that's eligible fo Academy Award nomination.
This version of "Let's Pollute" is the only one I could find on YouTube, as it's narrated in French, but you still can get the message of this little movie loud and clear in any language.
Bill Plympton's entry, "The Cow Who Wanted To Be A Hamburger", is a very different look for him. The film in its entirety isn't on YouTube, but a clip from it is that gives an idea as to its content.
Here's a look at another animated short film that's qualified to contend for the Oscar.
Joanna Lurie's "The Silence Beneath the Bark".
Here's some footage from "Urs" by Moritz Mayerhofer.
A little more of the film that picks up where the above video leaves off.
A couple of clips from another of the animated short films eligible for Oscar nomination.
This is "Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage" by Bastien Dubois...
A look at another Oscar contender in the Animated Short Film category, "The Lost Thing" from Passion Pictures Australia.
I noticed that a couple of the videos are no longer available through the embedded YouTube links, so I hope that you did got a look at them when they were up.
Here's "The Gruffalo" from Magic Light Studios.
A link to pictures and more info about The Gruffalo can be found here:
Aside from the two films I previously embedded that've been taken off of YouTube, this is the last of the 10 animated short films eligible for Oscar nomination.
Last but certainly not least.
Pixar's "Night and Day"...
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