Oscar Shorts 2018 Animation
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FEBRUARY 17 - 21

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. Animated, Live Action – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.

Oscar Short Animation

DEAR BASKETBALL USA/5MINS/2017 Director: Glen Keane Producers: Kobe Bryant, Gennie Rim, Andrea Fairchild, Molly Carter, Dan Goodman and William H. Masterson III Synopsis: Basketball great Kobe Bryant collaborated with visionary animator Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams on an animated short film that explores what it means to achieve your dream, and then leave it behind. The animated film is an adaptation of Bryant’s NBA retirement announcement after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Narrated by Bryant, the film’s hand-drawn animation and emotional score will touch fans of all ages with its universal message about love and loss.

GARDEN PARTY FRANCE/7MINS/2016 Directors: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon and Lucas Navarro Synopsis: In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.

LOU USA/7MINS/2017 Director: Dave Mullins Producer: Dana Murray Synopsis: When a toy stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box.

NEGATIVE SPACE FRANCE/6MINS/2017 Directors: Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata Producer: IKKI FILMS, MANUEL CAM STUDIO, IKKI INC. Synopsis: My dad taught me how to pack.

REVOLTING RHYMES UK/29MINS/2016 Directors: Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer Producers: Martin Pope and Michael Rose Synopsis: REVOLTING RHYMES interweaves Dahl’s retellings of classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings. The all-star voice cast comprises of Dominic West, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Bertie Carvel, Rose Leslie, Bel Powley, Gemma Chan and Isaac Hempstead Wright. Based on the book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, REVOLTING RHYMES was directed by Oscar nominees Jakob Schuh (“THE GRUFFALO”) and Jan Lachauer (“ROOM ON THE BROOM”), co-directed by Bin-Han To and produced by Magic Light Pictures’ Martin Pope and Michael Rose (“THE GRUFFALO”, “ROOM ON THE BROOM”, “CHICO” and “RITA”). The animation was created at Magic Light’s Berlin studio and at Triggerfish Animation Studios in Cape Town.





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