10 shorts eligible for animated Oscar

Dec. 1, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Ten animated short films are eligible for Oscar nomination, Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday.

Forty-four pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The films that made it to the next round of voting are "Dimanche/Sunday" by Patrick Doyon, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, "I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat" by Matthew O'Callaghan, "La Luna" by Enrico Casarosa, "Luminaris" by Juan Pablo Zaramella, "Magic Piano" by Martin Clapp, "A Morning Stroll" by Grant Orchard, "Paths of Hate" by Damian Nenow, "Specky Four-Eyes" by Jean-Claude Rozec, and "Wild Life" by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby.

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles.

Oscar nominations are to be announced Jan. 24 and the winners are to be presented with the prizes Feb. 26.

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