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The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 23, 2011
There are no handy publicity campaigns to introduce you to the five live-action shorts and five animated shorts nominated for Oscars, but I can help.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
February 10, 2011
Gone are the days of "selected shorts" on movie bills, but thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
February 10, 2011
They help dispel our often fatigued prejudices about that format as a haven for all things digital, 3-D, snarky and kid-marketed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 10, 2011
Its spirit is so easygoing that its visual complexity and emotional nuances may take awhile to register.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
February 10, 2011
There's no unifying theme here, except that there's surely a short here for every taste.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tim Grierson
Village Voice
February 8, 2011
Writer-directors Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan elevate a familiar storyline into something exceptionally moving that touches on friendship, loneliness, and the tragedy of how getting older numbs us to the wonders of the small oddities around us.