Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Oscar Animated Shorts Nominees

Are playing in select cities. If you get a chance, check them out on the big screen.

The nominees are:

“I Met the Walrus”
Animation and line drawings set to a recorded interview with John Lennon in 1969 (which some kid recorded after having snuck into John's hotel room).

“Madame Tutli-Putli”
National Film Board of Canada (yah) makes a very strange puppet/animation mix.

“Même les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven)”
This one is pretty amusing. A priest is trying to sell the afterlife to someone who is about to die anyways.

“My Love (Moya Lyubov)”
Animated painting (oil on glass). The story is mediocre, but the animation is definitely unique.

“Peter & the Wolf”
This one is my favorite. Not sure of the techniques, but it is a well told story (no dialog) that mixes humor and horror, comedy and drama wonderfully.

Some are also available online:

Ticklebooth has a list.
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