Special Delivery won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Alice Phelps heads off to the gym, reminding her husband Ralph to shovel the snow from the porch. Ralph ignores her and then later finds that the mailman has slipped, broken his neck, and died on their snow and ice covered porch.
The story follows the experiences of a rocking chair, from its creation from a tree through the various families whose homes it is used in. It won the 1981 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.
A 1983 Academy Award winner for Best Animated Short Film Short. Mayor Ed Koch sings a variation on the “Theme from ‘New York, New York'” in an entirely claymation animated film depicting a variety of locations and celebrities associated with New York City.
It was nominated for an Oscar. In Paradise the landscape is a lush tropical garden surrounding a dazzling castle in which an emperor is entertained by a bird whose plumage is a riot of colours. Outside, in the garden, an envious black bird dreams of becoming as desirable as the bird in the cage.
A character is drawn then brushed away only to return and endure repeated clashes with the creator. It won the Oscar for Best Animated short in 1991.
The story takes place over three days and focuses on how three groups of people (farmers, campers and hunters) use the same countryside in different ways. It was nominated for an Oscar and gained a Grand Prix at Annecy ’89 Animation Festival.
The Hill Farm Part 2
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A monk sees a fish and goes to get his net to catch it. The fish eludes him and the monk gets rather agitated as he tries increasingly extreme ways of catching the fish. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Animated Short Film at the 67th Academy Awards.
This movie is animated by painting on glass. It took Aleksandr Petrov and his son Dmitri Petrov two years to paint each of the 29,000+ frames. Petrov used his fingertips in addition to various paintbrushes to paint on different glass sheets positioned on multiple levels, each covered with slow-drying oil paints.
The Old Man and the Sea Part 2
A father says goodbye to his young daughter and leaves. As the wide Dutch landscapes change seasons so the girl grows older. It won the 2000 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.
Meeper, the janitor of an alien pub, has higher aspirations as a karaoke performer. The computer-animated short was directed by Eric Armstrong who won an Oscar for Best Animated Short in 2002.