November 21, 2009

5 of these 10 Animated Shorts will compete for Oscar glory...

...and here they are:

  • The Cat Piano, Eddie White and Ari Gibson, directors (The People’s Republic of Animation)
  • French Roast, Fabrice O. Joubert, director (Pumpkin Factory/Bibo Films)
  • Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty, Nicky Phelan, director, and Darragh O’Connell, producer (Brown Bag Films)
  • The Kinematograph, Tomek Baginski, director-producer (Platige Image)
  • The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte), Javier Recio Gracia, director (Kandor Graphics and Green Moon)
  • Logorama, Nicolas Schmerkin, producer (Autour de Minuit)
  • A Matter of Loaf and Death, Nick Park, director (Aardman Animations Ltd.)
  • Partly Cloudy, Peter Sohn, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • Runaway, Cordell Barker, director (National Film Board of Canada)
  • Variete, Roelof van den Bergh, director (il Luster Productions)


  1. I've only seen Partly Cloudy...anyone else seen any others?

  2. Thanks for the hook-up Sebastian!

    I found Partly Cloudy to be the best, maybe because I'm biased towards Pixar.

    The other ones I really liked were French Roast, The Cat Piano, and The Kinematograph (in that order).

    But they were all of high quality, so i could see any of the ten getting a nomination. I would place Runaway and Logorama as the two least likely to get nominated.