With the Oscar awards nominees announced and the awards ceremony set for February 2011, the nominees for Best Animated Short are being screen in both Los Angeles and New York City early this month with release on iTunes and Movies On Demand later the same month. On February 11, the nominated shorts will be screened at the Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles, Regency Theatres’ South Coast Plaza in Santa Ana and at New York’s IFC Center. In addition to the five animated shorts nominated, distributor Shorts International will also be including two bonus films which are highly commended — “The Cow That Wanted To Be A Hamburger” and “Urs”. The total running length will be 85 minutes, and all content is unrated. See a trailer for the full slate of Oscar Nominated Shorts (Animation, Live-Action & Documentary) at this link.
Here’s the late of nominees and the two bonus films, along with cast, crew and trailers.
Day & Night (trailer)
Distributor: Shorts International
Running Time: 6 minutes
Writer/Director: Teddy Newton
Producer: Kevin Reher
Synopsis: When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other’s unique qualities – and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world – the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective.