This is an Australian clay animation made in Melbourne by Adam Elliot. Winner of the 2004 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film, Harvie Krumpet is the biography of an ordinary man seemingly cursed with bad luck.
Canadian-American filmaker and animator Caroline Leaf mixed paint with glycerine to animate by painting directly on glass under the camera and manipulating the picture frame-by-frame. The film won two Genie Awards and was nominated for the Academy Award (Best Animated Short Film) in 1977.
A romantic comedy about two golden-agers proves that passion is not exclusively for the young. It tells of George’s affection for his female neighbour and the outcome of his decision to quit daydreaming and take action. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1988.
Cringe and wince as Bob’s surprise 40th birthday party backfires. Bob’s Birthday won the Best Animated Short Film Oscar in 1994 and was the precursor of the legendary Bob & Margaret series. In Canada, it was the highest rated Canadian made animation series ever. More info on the Snowden Fine website.
It is comprised entirely of corporate logos and features the police chasing an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles. Winner of the 2010 Academy Awards Best Animated Short film. Logorama website: Logorama. Logorama was directed by François Alaux and Hervé de Crécy in France.
Directed by Nicky Phelan and produced in Ireland. The film tells the story of a seemingly sweet old lady who terrifies her little granddaughter at bedtime with her dark version of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. It was nominated for best animated short film in the 2010 Academy Awards.
It was directed by Nick Park at the Aardman animation studio. A Matter of Loaf and Death was the big BBC TV hit of Christmas 2008 and features the voices of Geraldine McEwan, Peter Sallis and Sally Lindsay. It was nominated for best animated short film in the 2010 Academy Awards.