Feast Leads Oscar Shortlist for Shorts

The good news for Disney is that the buzzy Feast made the Oscar shortlist for animated shorts; however, Pixar’s lovely Lava did not (perceived as too lightweight perhaps given the highest of standards applied). William Joyce, Glen Keane, and Bill Plympton are also in the running  (watch clips and trailers below).

Here is the complete list of 10 contenders:

The Bigger Picture, Daisy Jacobs, director, and Christopher Hees, producer (National Film and Television School)
Coda, Alan Holly, director (And Maps And Plans)
The Dam Keeper, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, directors (Tonko House)
Duet, Glen Keane, director (Glen Keane Productions & ATAP)
Feast, Patrick Osborne, director, and Kristina Reed, producer (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
Footprints,  Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)
Me and My Moulton, Torill Kove, director (Mikrofilm in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada)
The Numberlys, William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios)
A Single Life, Joris Oprins, director (Job, Joris & Marieke)
Symphony No. 42, Réka Bucsi, director (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest)

The Academy’s Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in New York and Los Angeles.

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist.  Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco in December.

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by ABC.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Clips, Events, Movies, Oscar, Shorts, stop-motion, Tech, Trailers, VFX, Virtual Production

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