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Immersed in Movies: Anatomy of a Scene for the Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • February 17, 2014 3:00 PM
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What were the most challenging scenes to animate in the Oscar-Nominated shorts? I posed this to all five directors: Lauren MacMullan (Get A Horse!), Daniel Sousa (Feral), Shuhei Morita (Possessions), Laurent Witz (Mr. Hublot), and Max Lang (Room on the Broom).

Spotlight On The Short Nominees

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • February 9, 2014 3:30 PM
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The two most interesting nominees this year for the Animated Short Oscar embody a division that has characterized animation for at least a century. Disney's Get a Horse! is a Hollywood cartoon in the best sense of the term. In contrast, while Shuhei Morita's Possessions showcases animation as an extension of traditional fine and graphic arts.

Immersed in Movies: Talking with the Shorts Oscar Nominees

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • February 3, 2014 2:30 PM
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I recently chatted with the Oscar nominees for Feral (Daniel Sousa), Get a Horse! (Lauren MacMullan), Mr. Hublot (Laurent Witz), Possessions (Shuhei Morita), and Room on the Broom (Max Lang). We discussed personal connections and challenges. Interestingly, all five of the films explore the theme of adjusting to change in our lives.

Immersed in Movies: Getting Animated About the Oscar Nominations

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • January 13, 2014 2:00 PM
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Will the studios totally dominate the best animated feature category or will there be room for one or two indies? And how many surprises will there be for animated short? Let's look at my predictions for Thursday's Oscar nominations.

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