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Watch the Oscar nominated Animated shorts online

Just like last year, I have been able to find most of the Oscar nominated Animated shorts online. I have been generally happy with the Oscar nominations this year. However, I think Atonement deserved a best picture nomination (update: it did get nominated, what was I smoking?) and I think Kate Blanchett did NOT deserve a nomination for Elizabeth. The animated Oscar shorts nominees are quite strong. Certainly, a lot stronger than last year.

Moya lyubov (My Love)Moya lyubov (My Love) Part one, two & three – A moving painting that captures love in all of its longing. And like some of the other nominees, the style of animation is so bloody unique. This short would be tremendous on the big screen with all of those moving pixels/ paint strokes. No English translation available but the visual imagery tells the story for the most part.

Meme Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven) - oscar nominated short
Meme Les Pigeons Vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go to Heaven) – The only 3D animation in the bunch which comes as a surprise as it has become the dominant form. I think the slapstick story fits that style perfectly.

Peter & the WolfPeter & the Wolf (Part one, two & three) (divx version) – A cute story about a little boy with no fear. Again, the technique is tremendous. I am not sure it is all claymation. Some of the background and even some of the objects look 3D. It is especially hard to see the difference when watching it online.

Madame Tutli-Putli - oscar nominated shortMadame Tutli-Putli – The plot and scenes move along slowly, giving us enough time to invest attention on every detail of the frame. In my opinion, in terms of style, this short is heads above the rest. And that may well be the case with any animated film you compare it to. It is simply that good.

i met the walrusTrailer for I met the Walrus & Official site – Couldn’t find the film online. It looks like an elongated motion graphics experiment coupled with some choice quotes about war and peace.

Great selections, one from every animation sub-genre. I am having a harder time finding the live action shorts, any tips would be appreciated.


10 Responses to “Watch the Oscar nominated Animated shorts online”

  1. Casady on January 22nd, 2008 6:57 pm

    Thanks so much for this site! I can’t believe how difficult it has been to find a theater screening the nominated short films in NYC. BTW, Atonement IS nominated for Best Picture this year, so cheer up. Also, you are one of the few people I’ve heard of who has even SEEN Cate’s performance in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Impressive.

  2. ajit on January 22nd, 2008 7:24 pm

    hi casady, thank you.

    The bigger question is whether the Oscar committee was able to see Elizabeth cause I doubt it.

  3. editblog on January 23rd, 2008 9:42 am

    Very good find. Good luck on those live action shorts. I’m sure Apple will sell them to us later!

  4. Andy on January 24th, 2008 9:05 am

    A very good selection of short films, it will be difficult to choose between them. My top three would be Meme Les Pigeons, Peter & the Wolf and
    Madame Tutli-Putli (in no particular order).

    The feature animation film nominees are also an excellent selection

  5. Karsten on February 5th, 2008 8:24 am


    The links to “Peter & The Wolf” does no longer work. I downloaded the divx version, but I’m not sure how to put it up for others to see.

    Thanks for the nice assembly, btw.


  6. Kiki on February 7th, 2008 12:18 am

    Check — both the animated and live-action shorts nominees are showing on big screens in about 50 cities starting February 14. DVDs will be available around the same time…. or maybe after the awards? They aren’t showing up on Amazon just yet, but the same distributor has sold them for the past two years as two separate DVD collections.

  7. Adam on February 19th, 2008 4:45 pm

    All of the nominated animated and live action short films are now available for purchase from iTunes. I’ve been unsuccessful locating the documentary shorts. Any leads on those?

  8. Linda on February 29th, 2008 3:14 pm

    All the live-action and animated nominated shorts are available on iTunes and are at theaters across the US. Go to for links to the films on iTunes USA and iTunes UK as well as to the link to Magnolia Pictures release on Landmark Cinemas.

  9. Rohan R on February 11th, 2009 11:22 am

    I happened to watch the short film “Madame Tutli Putli”. I am amazed at the depth of abstracts theme the creator(s) have thought of, & the excellent execution of the same, creating, thus, a masterpiece eternal. The backgrounds, the setup & the sound put together does marvels to the viewers (brings shivers)! It is, indeed, a job well done! My hearty compliments to the creator(s)!

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