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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 and animated, with alternating showtime schedules.) -- (C) ShortsHD


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Critic Reviews for Oscar Nominated Animation Shorts

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Five delightful animated shorts...

Full Review… | February 10, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

Proves that it was still a good year for animation, even if audiences were underwhelmed by the mainstream feature fare.

Full Review… | February 9, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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...

Full Review… | February 9, 2012
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

There are strong years for short films at the Oscars and there are weaker years, and 2012 appears to be one of the latter.

Full Review… | February 9, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

A consistently strong category that this year once again demonstrates a range of stunning styles from simple line drawings to computer-generated imagery.

Full Review… | February 26, 2012
Paste Magazine

Pixar's La Luna and the New York-set A Morning Stroll are the standouts in this program of Oscar-nominated animated shorts.

Full Review… | February 21, 2012
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Oscar Nominated Animation Shorts

The presentation included 9 films (the five nominees and, I guess, four bonus shorts), and I found it...notable...suspicious...that only one had any speaking beyond grunts. Many of them also seemed to deal with death. My favorite was probably the Canadian "Sunday" though each of the five nominees had something going for it. "The Flying Books" and "La Luna" were both gorgeous and "A Morning Stroll" was equal parts inventive, amusing, and messed up. "The Wild" had perhaps my favorite moment as the guy chats with his dog about God's intentions, but it also fell short of it's full potential. The bonus four seemed to mostly be going for laughs, which made them less memorable (though I will likely have the animated Aussie's ass crack burned into my brain for an unfortunate amount of time).

Xander Kennedy
Xander Kennedy

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