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Oscar Shorts 2014: Animated

Last week I told you what I thought of the live action Oscar nominated shorts for the upcoming Oscars, which means this week we get to talk about the much more light-hearted animated shorts. I don't know what it is about animation that makes people opt for happier stories, but pretty much every year the… Continue reading Oscar Shorts 2014: Animated

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Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts 2013

Who's watching the Oscars tonight?  Before you do, let's take a minute to talk about the Oscar-nominated animated shorts, because frankly they're the best part of the Oscars. If you haven't yet, check out my reviews of the live-action shorts, too. But for now, it's time to get animated. Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"… Continue reading Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts 2013

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Oscar Shorts 2012: Animated

There's a theater in the University District called the Varsity, and every year right before the Oscars they do showings of all of the nominated short films. Words cannot describe how brilliant this idea is. Ever since I found out about it (which, admittedly, was only last year), I've been going. It makes you feel… Continue reading Oscar Shorts 2012: Animated