1 - FRENCH ROAST
The front runner for Oscar glory and according to oddsmakers the heavy favorite. Fantastically staged long takes with clever foreground and background movements. Every minor camera shift is motivated and constantly telling the story. Brilliant.
2 - GRANNY O'GRIMM'S SLEEPING BEAUTY
A retelling of the Sleeping Beauty tale. The animation shifts to a 2D Disneyesque style for the retelling. The great part of this short is in the performance of old Granny O'Grimm. A perfectly paced upward spiral of lunacy...
3 - THE LADY AND THE REAPER
According to the Oscar synopsis it's about Death and a doctor battling for the life of an old woman
The lady and the reaper from Hormoz Zamanpour Siahkal on Vimeo.
4 - LOGORAMA
Yet another GREAT one... It's a world of trademarks where cops who are Michelin Men pursue a criminal Ronald McDonald. Give him what for Michelin Men.
Logorama from Marc Altshuler - Human Music on Vimeo.
5 - A MATTER OF LOAF AND DEATH
And lastly a trailer for a short featuring animation legends Wallace and Gromit. It's classic Nick Park style consisting of a mysterious woman, her poodle and a serial killer. It's good to have you back boys...