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Academy Announces Shortlist Of 10 Animated Shorts

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 10-film shortlist of animated shorts that will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards.

Here is the list of 63 animated shorts that had qualified for the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

  • Cradle, Devon Manney, director (University of Southern California)
  • Dear Basketball, Glen Keane, director, and Kobe Bryant, writer (Glen Keane Productions)"Dear Basketball" by Glen Keane.
  • Fox and the Whale, Robin Joseph, director (Robin Joseph)
  • Garden Party, Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, directors (MOPA)
  • In a Heartbeat, Esteban Bravo and Beth David, directors (Ringling College of Art and Design)
  • Life Smartphone, Chenglin Xie, director (China Central Academy of Fine Arts)
  • Lost Property Office, Daniel Agdag, director, and Liz Kearney, producer (8th in Line)
  • Lou, Dave Mullins, director, and Dana Murray, producer (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • Negative Space, Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, directors (Ikki Films)
  • Revolting Rhymes, Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, directors (Magic Light Pictures)

Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select five nominees from among these titles at branch screenings to be held in Los Angeles, London, New York, and San Francisco in January. The nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Pictured at top: “Negative Space” (left) and “Garden Party.”

  • Renard N. Bansale

    My Nominees for Best Animated Short 2017:
    …..
    — “Dear Basketball” (dir. Glen Keane; wr. Kobe Bryant)
    — “Fox & the Whale” (dir. Robin Joseph)
    — “Life Smartphone” (dir. Chenglin Xie)
    — “Lou” (dir. Dave Mullins; pr. Dana Murray)
    — “Negative” (dir. Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata)

  • Polecat

    Is “Revolting Rhymes” based on the Roald Dahl book of the same name? Because I loved that book as a kid.

    • Mesterius

      Yes it is.

      • Polecat

        Cool! Now I really have to see it.