Oscar Nominated Animation Shorts (2012)
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ShortsHD working with Magnolia Pictures presents theatrical engagements of the Oscar (R)-nominated short films in two separate programs: live-action, and animated. Engagements begin February 10, 2012, at Landmark's Lumiere Theatre AND Landmarks' Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, plus Landmark's Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, and Camera 3 in San Jose, Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa. (Note that both San Francisco venues will show both programs: live-action
Feb 10, 2012 Limited
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Proves that it was still a good year for animation, even if audiences were underwhelmed by the mainstream feature fare.
Magic, whimsy, a fair amount of darkness (loneliness, aging, death, zombie apocalypses) and a wonderful mix of old-school cartooning and digital animation are on tap...
There are strong years for short films at the Oscars and there are weaker years, and 2012 appears to be one of the latter.
A consistently strong category that this year once again demonstrates a range of stunning styles from simple line drawings to computer-generated imagery.
Pixar's La Luna and the New York-set A Morning Stroll are the standouts in this program of Oscar-nominated animated shorts.
Not quite up to the standard established in recent years ... still an enjoyably brisk bunch
Four of the five nominated cartoon shorts are silent, and four of the five are at least partly in black-and-white.
There are stand-outs in both programs including a new short by Pixar (that will play in front of Brave this summer) and a stellar drama starring Ciaran Hinds from director Terry George.
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