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10 Animated Shorts Move Ahead

December 3, 2010
10 Animated Shorts Move Ahead BEVERLY HILLS — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards. Thirty-three pictures had originally qualified in the category. Below are the 10 nominees in alphabetical order.



  • The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger, Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)
  • Coyote Falls, (pictured) Matthew O’Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.)
  • Day Night, Teddy Newton, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, directors (Magic Light Pictures)
  • Let’s Pollute, Geefwee Boedoe, story-design-animation (Geefwee Boedoe)
  • The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann, directors (Passion Pictures Australia)
  • Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary), Bastien Dubois, director (Sacrebleu Productions)
  • Sensology, Michel Gagne, director-producer (GAGNE International LLC)
  • The Silence Beneath the Bark, Joanna Lurie, director (Lardux Films)
  • Urs, Moritz Mayerhofer, director (Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg)

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