Tweety made the cut! So did Pixar, William Joyce, Wendy Tilby and the NFB. Here’s the official short-list of the ten qualified animated shorts that will be whittled down to five final nominees for this year’s Academy Award. Congratulations – and best of luck – to all!

A Morning Stroll
A Morning Stroll by Grant Orchard (Studio AKA)
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Dimanche / Sunday by Patrick Doyon (NFB)



I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat by Matt O’Callaghan (Warner Bros.)



La Luna by Enrico Casarosa (Pixar)
Read Cartoon Brew’s coverage of La Luna.



Luminaris by Juan Pablo Zaramella (JPZaramella Studios)
Read Cartoon Brew’s coverage of Juan Pablo Zaramella.



Paths of Hate by Damien Nenow (Platige Image) Poland
Read Cartoon Brew’s post about Paths of Hate.



Specky Four-Eyes by Jean Claude Rozec (Vivement Lundi)



The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg (Moonbot Studios)
Read Cartoon Brew’s post about The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.



The Magic Piano by Martin Clapp (BreakThru Films) Poland



Wild Life by Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby (NFB)
Read Cartoon Brew’s post about Wild Life.

The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting in screenings held in New York and Los Angeles. Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in January 2012.

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