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The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation (2013)



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Adam & Dog - (director: Minkyu Lee, USA) The story about the dog of Eden. What happened in those first days of Creation that made Man and Dog so inseparable? The dog, as he lives through this curious world, encounters a strange creature; a human being named Adam - and with that discovers a new found connection to the world. Fresh Guacamole - (director: PES, USA) Learn how to transform familiar objects into Fresh Guacamole! Head Over Heels - (director: Timothy Reckart, UK) After many years of


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If you're primed for the sudden shifts in tone, style, story and look, the payoff is one provocative and evocative film after another.

February 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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A strong field of Oscar contenders ...

February 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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The "Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2012" lack the consistency of last year's group ...

February 1, 2013 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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There are three separate annual compilations of Oscar-nominated shorts, with the animation reel always more popular than the live-action and documentary offerings.

February 1, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Post
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This year's Academy Award nominees in the category of animated short film feel notably old-fashioned, quaint even.

February 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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As unreliable as the Academy Awards may be at every possible level, it's a relief to encounter the 2013 Oscar-nominated shorts ...

January 31, 2013 Full Review Source:
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Every film is a balance of style and storytelling, the ideas explored and the medium used to express them.

February 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The five films the Academy anointed as nominees for this year's Best Animated Short category take to heart the old saw that a picture is worth a thousand words ...

February 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

'Paperman'... might be the most romantic movie of the year...

February 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

Of the three different contests for best short film - documentary, live action and animation - the live action nominees are the strongest category.

February 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

A delightful set of films spanning genres, styles and the globe in just one outing.

February 1, 2013 Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Union-Tribune

Once again, chock-full of bite-sized gems.

February 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Times-Picayune

..."Adam and Dog," an 11-minute film written and directed by Minkyu Lee, stands out for sheer beauty and ambition.

January 31, 2013 Full Review Source: PopMatters

I liked all five of the animated shorts ...

January 31, 2013 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The roster of animated shorts is strong.

January 30, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

See the showcase of animated shorts, pick your favorite to root for Oscar night. I'm pulling for "Adam and Dog."

January 29, 2013 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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Audience Reviews for The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation

The five animated shorts nominated for an Academy Award this years, plus some bonus shorts to round out the running time. The nominees are the fun but slight 2-minute stop-motion "Fresh Guacamole"; the clever standalone Simpsons short "The Last Day Care"; Disney's romantic "Paperman"; "Head Over Heels," about a wife who lives on the ceiling while hubby takes the floor; and "Adam and Dog," about man's first encounter with his canine pal in the Garden of Eden. Curiously, none of the nominated shorts have any dialogue. The black and white "Paperman" looks great and is the prohibitive favorite, but my vote would go to "Adam and Dog" for the best combination of visual artistry and storytelling. Overall a bit of an uneven and even a weak field (comparitively speaking) make this a worthwhile but innessenial compilation.
February 22, 2013
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