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2017’s Oscar®-Nominated Animated Shorts A Strong Collection

It’s almost Academy Awards time, and I’ve been diligently seeing as many of the nominated films as possible, including the animated shorts. This year’s animated shorts are generally strong all-around, at least animation-wise; story-wise, the bag is a little more mixed. Here’s a brief overview of the Oscar®-nominated animated shorts, …

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Success Approaching In The Distance

Animator Florian Grolig has slowly been building up a resume of award-winning animated shorts, from 2007’s “Weiss”—which won “Best Animation” at the Monterrey International Film Festival, among other awards—to his latest work, “In The Distance” (2015), which recently won the First Prize in the International Competition at the Animasyros 8.0 …

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Quick Reviews: Shaun The Sheep Movie and The Gift

Two quick reviews of films that came out the weekend of August 7, 2015, one for the family and one for adults (and mature teens) only: Shaun The Sheep Movie (2015) Shaun The Sheep Movie, the latest from Aardman Animation, is an utterly charming and funny film that will please both …

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