Oscar Nominated Animation Shorts
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ShortsHD working with Magnolia Pictures presents theatrical engagements of the Oscar (R)-nominated short films in two separate programs: live-action, and animated. Engagements begin February 10, 2012, at Landmark's Lumiere Theatre AND Landmarks' Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, plus Landmark's Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, and Camera 3 in San Jose, Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa. (Note that both San Francisco venues will show both programs: live-action and animated, with alternating showtime schedules.) -- (C) ShortsHD
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Five delightful animated shorts..."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"There are strong years for short films at the Oscars and there are weaker years, and 2012 appears to be one of the latter."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Not quite up to the standard established in recent years ... still an enjoyably brisk bunch"
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Metromix.com
"One film stands out among the Animated Shorts, Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby's Wild Life."
‑ Gerald Peary, Boston Phoenix
"Proves that it was still a good year for animation, even if audiences were underwhelmed by the mainstream feature fare."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"A consistently strong category that this year once again demonstrates a range of stunning styles from simple line drawings to computer-generated imagery."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Paste Magazine
"Four of the five nominated cartoon shorts are silent, and four of the five are at least partly in black-and-white."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Magic, whimsy, a fair amount of darkness (loneliness, aging, death, zombie apocalypses) and a wonderful mix of old-school cartooning and digital animation are on tap..."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Pixar's La Luna and the New York-set A Morning Stroll are the standouts in this program of Oscar-nominated animated shorts."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"There are stand-outs in both programs including a new short by Pixar (that will play in front of Brave this summer) and a stellar drama starring Ciaran Hinds from director Terry George."
‑ Brian Tallerico, HollywoodChicago.com
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