Thursday, November 6, 2014

10 Short Films Stand in the Oscars® Animated Short Flick Cut

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (science!, sorry, just felt like saying that), announced that 10 animated shorts will continue to go into the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards, out of 58 qualifying films.  And, hurrah, there's one Stop Motion flick!  The Bigger Picture is a fantastically awesome flick and visually stunning (though at the time of writing this I've only watch the trailer and the making of).  I do hope it gets some blog attention, that would be great.  What makes it so intriguing for me is that the entire thing is all done with actual scale props, meaning a insane amount of work, but a one-of-a-kind look.  In case you missed it you should go watch it here.  My other favorite is Symphony no. 42, which isn't Stopmo but 2d and also looks quite exquisite.

  • The Bigger Picture, Daisy Jacobs, director, and Christopher Hees, producer (National Film and Television School)
  • Coda, Alan Holly, director (And Maps And Plans)
  • The Dam Keeper, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, directors (Tonko House)
  • Duet, Glen Keane, director (Glen Keane Productions & ATAP)
  • Feast, Patrick Osborne, director, and Kristina Reed, producer (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
  • Footprints, Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)
  • Me and My Moulton, Torill Kove, director (Mikrofilm in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada)
  • The Numberlys, William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios)
  • A Single Life, Joris Oprins, director (Job, Joris & Marieke)
  • Symphony No. 42, Réka Bucsi, director (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest)
The Oscar® nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 15, 2015 live at 5:30 a.m. PT; and, likewise premier on February 22, 2015 being telecast from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The Bigger Picture Trailer: http://vimeo.com/87007946