The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced another shortlist for the upcoming Oscar season. The list of animated short films has been whittled down from 37 to 10 that will move on to the next round of voting. The final number of nominees will be five in this category, so half of the ones below will find their way to the Oscar ceremony on March 7, 2010.
Here are the films in alphabetical order:
â€œThe Cat Piano,â€ Eddie White and Ari Gibson, directors (The Peopleâ€™s Republic of Animation)
â€œFrench Roast,â€ Fabrice O. Joubert, director (Pumpkin Factory/Bibo Films)
â€œGranny Oâ€™Grimmâ€™s Sleeping Beauty,â€ Nicky Phelan, director, and Darragh Oâ€™Connell, producer (Brown Bag Films)
â€œThe Kinematograph,â€ Tomek Baginski, director-producer (Platige Image)
â€œThe Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte),â€ Javier Recio Gracia, director (Kandor Graphics and Green Moon)
â€œLogorama,â€ Nicolas Schmerkin, producer (Autour de Minuit)
â€œA Matter of Loaf and Death,â€ Nick Park, director (Aardman Animations Ltd.)
â€œPartly Cloudy,â€ Peter Sohn, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
â€œRunaway,â€ Cordell Barker, director (National Film Board of Canada)
â€œVariete,â€ Roelof van den Bergh, director (il Luster Productions)
Brad Brevet from Rope of Silicon has compiled a bunch of video previews for most of the animated shorts. Check out the preview for the Wallace and Gromit short “A Matter of Loaf and Death” after the jump and check out the rest here.
[Source: Deadline Hollywood Daily]