Oscar Hopeful The ChubbChubbs Free to Download

As part of its Oscar Showcase, Movielink http://www.movielink.com/ will offer a free download of Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Academy Award-nominated short, The ChubbChubbs. This is the first time the film will be available online for high-speed Internet users.

The ChubbChubbs, which screened in theaters prior to Sony’s Men in Black II over the summer, is the first digitally animated short film produced by Imageworks, the award-winning character animation and visual effects division of Sony Pictures Digital.

The film takes place on the planet Glorf, where unlikely hero Meeper tries to warn the patrons of the Ale-E-Inn of an impending invasion of the toughest creatures in the Universe.

Movielink’s special Oscar Showcase section will also include pay downloads of previous Academy Award-winning and nominated films such as Braveheart, As Good As It Gets, Jerry Maguire, Philadelphia, Platoon and Erin Brockovich. Downloads range between $2.95 and $4.99.