10 Animated Shorts Move Ahead in Oscar Race

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards. Forty-four projects had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:

Dimanche/Sunday

Dimanche/Sunday

Dimanche/Sunday Patrick Doyon, director (National Film Board of Canada)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios LA, LLC)
I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat

I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat

I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat Matthew O’Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.)
La Luna

La Luna

La Luna Enrico Casarosa, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
Luminaris

Luminaris

Luminaris Juan Pablo Zaramella, director (JPZtudio)
Magic Piano

Magic Piano

Magic Piano Martin Clapp, director and Hugh Welchman, producer (BreakThru Films)
A Morning Stroll

A Morning Stroll

A Morning Stroll Grant Orchard, director and Sue Goffe, producer (Studio AKA)
Paths of Hate

Paths of Hate

Paths of Hate Damian Nenow, director (Platige Image
Specky Four-Eyes

Specky Four-Eyes

Specky Four-Eyes Jean-Claude Rozec, director and Mathieu Courtois, producer (Vivement Lundi!)
Wild Life

Wild Life

Wild Life Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, directors (National Film Board of Canada)

The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting in 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, New York and San Francisco in January 2012.

The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 5:30 a.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.