Academy Award-Nominees: Best Short Film, Animated
- No Time for Nuts – I am so done with that rat thing from Ice Age. On the upside, this short ends with the implication that the thing dies of starvation.
- The Danish Poet – Adorable, sweet. I pick this one to win. Also the only nominee with words.
- Maestro – Supercute. I almost wish I hadn’t caught onto the ending of this ahead of time. Still, supercute.
- The Little Matchgirl – Sure, it’s pretty, but this story has always bugged me. There’s no apparent moral or character development. It’s just sad for sadness’ sake.
- Lifted – Pixar’s entry, full of plenty of clever sight gags, as expected. Just not a winner. Speaking of not winners, the show we saw included:
Additional Qualifying and Shortlisted Films
- One Rat Short – Probably the best animation of the lot. A little wierd, though.
- The Passenger – Eh.
- The Wraith of Cobble Hill – The very epitome of student film, and I mean that in a bad way.
- Guide Dog – If this one made the cut for the presentation of “Additional qualifying” films, I’ve got to wonder what qualified but was not good enough to show audiences.
- Gentlemen’s Duel – Though I loved the period Gundam suits, I counted four kicks in the groin, one ejaculation joke, countless jiggling boobs, a dog peeing on everything, and a nude butler.