Watched the Oscar nominated animated shorts last night. They were really enjoyable and my pick to win is the film ‘Madagascar’. It truly felt like a travel sketchbook come to life.
My other favorites were Shawn Tan’s ‘Lost Thing’ and Pixar’s ‘Night and Day’. Shawn Tan has drawn a couple of children’s books that I really like and it was a great surprise to see a movie by him.
I think ‘Night and Day’ is one of Pixar’s most creative efforts in the short film department (and that is saying a lot), not to mention the tremendous homage to Chuck Jones. Also while on the subject I am also rooting against Pixar in the full length animated file department. ‘Toy Story 3’ was great but ‘The Illusionist’ was sublime.