The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation
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The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation
Adam & Dog - (director: Minkyu Lee, USA) The story about the dog of Eden. What happened in those first days of Creation that made Man and Dog so inseparable? The dog, as he lives through this curious world, encounters a strange creature; a human being named Adam - and with that discovers a new found connection to the world. Fresh Guacamole - (director: PES, USA) Learn how to transform familiar objects into Fresh Guacamole! Head Over Heels - (director: Timothy Reckart, UK) After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. When… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you're primed for the sudden shifts in tone, style, story and look, the payoff is one provocative and evocative film after another."
‑ Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"There are three separate annual compilations of Oscar-nominated shorts, with the animation reel always more popular than the live-action and documentary offerings."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Every film is a balance of style and storytelling, the ideas explored and the medium used to express them."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Of the three different contests for best short film - documentary, live action and animation - the live action nominees are the strongest category."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"..."Adam and Dog," an 11-minute film written and directed by Minkyu Lee, stands out for sheer beauty and ambition."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, PopMatters
"A strong field of Oscar contenders ..."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"This year's Academy Award nominees in the category of animated short film feel notably old-fashioned, quaint even."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The five films the Academy anointed as nominees for this year's Best Animated Short category take to heart the old saw that a picture is worth a thousand words ..."
‑ Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
"A delightful set of films spanning genres, styles and the globe in just one outing."
‑ Alison Gang, San Diego Union-Tribune
"I liked all five of the animated shorts ..."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"The "Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts 2012" lack the consistency of last year's group ..."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"As unreliable as the Academy Awards may be at every possible level, it's a relief to encounter the 2013 Oscar-nominated shorts ..."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"'Paperman'... might be the most romantic movie of the year..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Once again, chock-full of bite-sized gems."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"The roster of animated shorts is strong."
‑ Betsy Sherman, Boston Phoenix
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