Oscar Animated

2011 Festival

Sun, May 8 @ 1:00 p.m.

The 5 Oscar nominees of 2011 and 2 highly commended animated shorts.

Films in this package


For many years Urs has had to look after his aging mother, but now he sets out on a dangerous journey.  He carries his mother up a mountain to find a better place for both of them, but she wants to stay at home.  Nominated for an Oscar.

Award-winning animator Bill Plympton pits idyllic farm living against modern farming realities in this hilariously provocative tale about a cow seduced by advertising.

A magical tale about a mouse who takes a stroll through the woods and encounters three predators who all wish to eat him – a fox, an owl, and a snake.  Based on the classic picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the plucky mouse has to use his wits to survive. …

As the pages of a journey diary turn, colourful pencil sketches come to life, revealing the majestic rolling landscapes of Madagascar and the people of the Malagasy culture.  Nominated for an Oscar.

In the spirit of 50’s and 60’s educational films, Let’s Pollute is a modern satire on how pollution is our heritage and keeps our economy growing strong, while instructing us on how to be better polluters for a better blighted tomorrow.  Nominated for an Oscar.

When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other’s unique qualities – and come to realize that each of them offers a different…

Based on the book of the same name by multi award-winning author and illustrator Shaun Tan, The Lost Thing tells the story of a boy who discovers a strange creature on the beach and decides to find a home for it in a world where people are too busy to notice it.  Won the Oscar…