Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (2015)

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Me and My Moulton (Torill Kove) - 14 minutes/Canada/English Feast (Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed) - 6 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees) - 7 minutes/UK/English A Single Life (Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins, Job Roggeveen) - 2 minutes/The Netherlands/Non-dialogue The Dam Keeper (Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi) - 18 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS: Sweet Cocoon - 6 minutes/France/Non-dialogue (A caterpillar about to undergo her metamorphosis finds her cocoon is much too small to squeeze into. Two helpful insects come to her aid.) Footprints - 4 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue (A gullible man goes on a quest to find a mysterious, destructive monster, only to arrive at a surprising revelation. Directed by Bill Plympton.) Duet - 4 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue (Animated in its entirety and directed by Glen Keane, DUET tells the story of Mia and Tosh and how their individual paths in life weave together to create an inspired duet.) Bus Story - 11 minutes/Canada/English (Our protagonist dreams of becoming a bus driver in order to cruise down quiet country lanes and connect with nature, her young charges and their parents. But her idyllic view of her new job is sorely tested after she meets her surly boss, named Killer, and discovers that winding roads can prove treacherous in winter, especially with a faulty clutch.) (C) ShortsHD

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Critic Reviews for Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

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[Feast is]...completely airless...

Feb 12, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

In the deeply moving 'The Bigger Picture,' Daisy Jacobs uses a fresh and unique animation style to tell a story that is full of humanity.

Feb 2, 2015 | Full Review…

True, most of these films deal with depressing subject matter like illness, loneliness and government suppression, but just about all of them inspire hope and belief in the human spirit.

Jan 30, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

If I were an Academy member, my vote would go to "Me and My Moulton," directed by Torill Kove, a previous winner in 2007 for her film "The Danish Poet."

Jan 30, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

I'm completely over the moon for Daisy Jacobs's hugely inventive work, "The Bigger Picture," which charts family dynamics in dealing with an aging parent

Jan 29, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

One source for all the nominated films.

Jan 29, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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