Oscar Animated (2012)

2012 Festival

Sun, May 6 @ 11:00 am

A package of the five animated shorts nominated for an Oscar in 2012 along with other award-winning animated shorts.

Films in this package

An Englishman moves to the Alberta prairie in 1909, but is singularly unsuited to it.  His letters home are much sunnier than reality.  Nominated for an Oscar.

When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we’re left to wonder which one is the real city slicker.  Nominated for an Oscar.

On a typically boring Sunday, a small boy goes to church with his parents before being taken to a relative’s house for a family lunch.  Nominated for an Oscar.

In the dangerous world of the Amazon Rainforest, finding a meal proves to be an impossible task for a little treefrog.  His luck changes when he meets a blue-bellied treefrog who shows him the ways of the jungle in this animated journey set to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8.  Won Best Animated Short at the 2011…

The Eyre Highway through Australia’s Nullarbor Plain has the longest stretch of straight road in the world – perfect for passing a slow motorist, but in this desolate landscape, will it be the tortoise or the hare who wins the day?  Won Best Animation Short Film at the 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival among others.

In the imaginary land of Cyberdesert, Plus and Minus struggle with a dependency on an outdated source of energy.  The mysterious self-sufficient Smart presents a new challenge for Plus and Minus and forces them to form an alliance – The Hybrid Union!

This mock animated documentary about the ecological plight of penguins in the Antarctic possibly foretells cataclysmic results for the rest of the world.

A fable of a young boy coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances when his Papa and Grandpa take him to work for the very first time.  Nominated for an Oscar.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

www.morrislessmore.com This award-winning film is a gorgeously animated allegory about the transformative power of story.  Inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, award-winning author/illustrator William Joyce and Co-Director Brandon Oldenburg use a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, and 2D animation) to present a poignant, humorous story…