Academy Award Animated Short Films, 2009

Last week I posted about Logorama, and how cool it is. So I thought, well I might as well post about the other short films, since some are actually better than Logorama. Here is my take on the Best Animated Short Films of the Academy Awards.

5) Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty
By Nicky Phelan and Darragh O'Connell

A nice, different take on the Sleeping Beauty story. But nothing that really stands out from the pack. Also, I know this is a low-budget movie, but I also didn't like the voice of Granny O'Grimm, kinda sounded like someone acting and old lady voice (I could be wrong, however).

4) French Roast
By Fabrice Joubert

Cool, one shot film even though the camera hardly moves. It's a good idea that I wish more things could happen because certain instances do get a little long.

3) Logorama
By Nicolas Schmerkin

Now this is a really cool idea and it must have taken a while to create and finish. My only draw back is that it is hard to watch repeat viewings, once the coolness of the idea fades.

2) The Lady and the Reaper
By Javier Recio Gracia

Nice animated short, that's fun and has a good pacing. Reminds me of those fluffy Pixar animated shorts that they show before their feature length movies.

1) A Matter of Loaf and Death
By Nick Park
You can immediately tell by watching this that these animators have been in the game for a while. From the story to the minute detail of expressions in the characters all give rise to a good animated short. This should win because it is the best. However, Nick Park and Wallace and Gromit may have won too many accollades over the years which may backfire this time.

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