This year, the nominees offer a more diverse array of frame-by-frame techniques than the features category, which is divided between stop-motion and CG films, all of them in 3D.
The animated short category reflects a broader range of animation sources and styles than its feature counterpart.
While devoid of instant classics, Oscar's toon shorts noms were clearly selected for concept and originality, making for a delightful survey when viewed together.
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Oscar for animated short film: The first honoree was Walt Disney's Silly Symphony "Flowers and Trees," the first animated film made with the three-strip…
A Pixar short is the main attraction amid a not-too-shabby lineup.
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