Oscar Nominations 83rd Academy Awards Short Film Animated (Trailers)

February 19, 2011

Editor’s update:
Click here to see the 84th Academy Awards (Short Film Animated) shortlist. The awards will be be presented in February 2012.


The 83rd Annual Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 took place on February 27th, 2011. There were the five films nominated for the Short Film (Animated) category :

Day & Night – Preview – directed by Teddy Newton (2010)

Day & Night follows two characters, Day and Night. Inside Day is a day scene with a sun in the center, and inside Night is a night scene with a moon in the center. Whatever goes on inside of Day or Night expresses normal events that typically occur within a day or night, respectively, and these events often correspond with actions or emotions that the characters Day or Night express. For example, when Day is happy he will have a rainbow inside him, and when Night is happy he will have fireworks inside him.

The Gruffalo – Trailer (2009)

An animated film based on the classic children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo tells the magical tale of a mouse who takes a walk though the woods in search of a nut. The film was directed by Jakob Schuh and Max Lang and animated at Studio Soi in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

Visit the Studio Soi blog for more info.

Let’s Pollute – Trailer (2009)

Let’s Pollute is an animated short created by Geefwee Boedoe and Tim Crawfurd. The film is a current day social commentary animated in a 1950’s and 1960’s educational film style.

The Lost Thing – Trailer by Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

Oscar winner. Directed by Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan. Starring Tim Minchin. A boy finds a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important. The Lost Thing is based on the highly acclaimed picture book by multi award winning author and illustrator, Shaun Tan.

Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary) – Trailer

Director : Bastien Dubois. Discover Madagascar through the eyes of an artist. Pages turn and drawings come alive to help us to discover the extraordinary variety of the Red Island.

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