Disney Animation’s short film Paperman, which made its theatrical debut in front of the studio’s current feature Wreck-It Ralph, is one of 10 short animated films that have made the cut for Oscar consideration.
Fifty-six films were submitted in the short animated film category, and on Friday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the list of the ten films that are moving forward. With a shortlist of 10 titles, the short films and feature animation branch members will select from three to five nominees.
Nominations will be announced Jan. 10, and the 85th Academy Awards will be held Feb. 24.
The list of films consists of:
“Adam and Dog," Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films)
"Combustible," Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.)
"Dripped," Léo Verrier, director (ChezEddy)
"The Eagleman Stag," Mikey Please, director, and Benedict Please, music scores and sound design (Royal College of Art)
"The Fall of the House of Usher," Raul Garcia, director, and Stephan Roelants, producer (Melusine Productions, R&R Communications Inc., Les Armateurs, The Big Farm)
"Fresh Guacamole," PES, director (PES)
"Head over Heels," Timothy Reckart, director, and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, producer (National Film and Television School)
"Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”," David Silverman, director (Gracie Films)
"Paperman," John Kahrs, director (Disney Animation Studios)
"Tram," Michaela Pavlátová, director, and Ron Dyens, producer (Sacrebleu Productions)