Good news for fans of animated shorts: the Oscar-nominated shorts will be more widely available to the general public this year than ever before. Magnolia Pictures and ShortsHD will release the Oscar-nominated shorts in a record 350+ theaters across the U.S. and Canada, as well as dozens of theaters in Europe and Latin America, on Friday, January 30th. Finds dates and locations on the ShortsHD website.
The nominated short films will also be available on Vimeo OnDemand, iTunes Stores in 54 countries, Amazon Instant Video, Verizon, and will be released across the United States on VOD/pay-per-view platforms.
This year’s five nominated shorts have a total running time of just 50 minutes, so it’s likely that the theatrical program will also include some bonus shorts that weren’t nominated, which is something that ShortsHD has done with past programs.