The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation Reviews

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Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 7, 2013
Every film is a balance of style and storytelling, the ideas explored and the medium used to express them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
February 7, 2013
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 ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 6, 2013
'Paperman'... might be the most romantic movie of the year...
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 4, 2013
Of the three different contests for best short film - documentary, live action and animation - the live action nominees are the strongest category.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
February 1, 2013
If you're primed for the sudden shifts in tone, style, story and look, the payoff is one provocative and evocative film after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 1, 2013
A delightful set of films spanning genres, styles and the globe in just one outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 1, 2013
A strong field of Oscar contenders ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
February 1, 2013
The "Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2012" lack the consistency of last year's group ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 1, 2013
There are three separate annual compilations of Oscar-nominated shorts, with the animation reel always more popular than the live-action and documentary offerings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
February 1, 2013
This year's Academy Award nominees in the category of animated short film feel notably old-fashioned, quaint even.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
February 1, 2013
Once again, chock-full of bite-sized gems.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 31, 2013
As unreliable as the Academy Awards may be at every possible level, it's a relief to encounter the 2013 Oscar-nominated shorts ...
Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters
January 31, 2013
..."Adam and Dog," an 11-minute film written and directed by Minkyu Lee, stands out for sheer beauty and ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
January 31, 2013
While there are few genuine knockouts, the 2013 crop is an improvement over last year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 31, 2013
[They] will expand your worldview.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 31, 2013
I liked all five of the animated shorts ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jeff Shannon
Chicago Sun-Times
January 31, 2013
Each in its own way, these shorts are masterworks that will stand the test of time.
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
January 30, 2013
The roster of animated shorts is strong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 29, 2013
See the showcase of animated shorts, pick your favorite to root for Oscar night. I'm pulling for "Adam and Dog."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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