Ten animated shorts have advanced in the Oscar voting process, including, not surprisingly, Pixar’s “La Luna,” which most auds won’t see until it plays in front of “Brave” next summer.
From the 10 finalists, Academy members from the short films and feature animation branches will select three to five nominees.
The 10 films, in alphabetical order by title:
— “Dimanche/Sunday,” Patrick Doyon, director (National Film Board of Canada)
— “I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat,” Matthew O’Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.)
— “La Luna,” Enrico Casarosa, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
— “Luminaris,” Juan Pablo Zaramella, director (JPZtudio)
— “Magic Piano,” Martin Clapp, director and Hugh Welchman, producer (BreakThru Films)
— “A Morning Stroll,” Grant Orchard, director and Sue Goffe, producer (Studio AKA)
— “Paths of Hate,” Damian Nenow, director (Platige Image)
— “Specky Four-Eyes,” Jean-Claude Rozec, director and Mathieu Courtois, producer (Vivement Lundi!)
— “Wild Life,” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, directors (National Film Board of Canada)