Animated - 7/9 - Big Story Group
“Alma” is a short animated film about a young girl who sees a doll that looks exactly like her in the window of a toy shop. The locked store opens up mysteriously when Alma throws a snowball at it. Something’s not right when she rights a toy tricycle ridden by a little man who furiously tries to leave the toy shop. Once inside, the look-alike doll keeps moving, forcing Alma to work extra hard to touch it. When she finally reaches the doll, she becomes trapped inside of it. Written and directed by Rodrigo Blaas (Finding Nemo). Return to Thumbnail View.(Larger Player)
“Ernest and Celestine” is the story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine. Below th snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in winding tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer. When she nearly ends up as breakfast for bear Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. Ernest and Celestine is from the creators of The Triplets of Belleville.
Directed by Stéphane Aubier, Benjamin Renner and Vincent Patar. Written by Gabrielle Vincent (book) and Daniel Pennac (screenplay). Starring Forest Whitaker, Lambert Wilson and Pauline Brunner. Return to Thumbnail View.
WINNER César Award for Best Animated Film
NOMINATED for Best Animated Feature Oscar®, The Academy Awards®
“Mr. Hublot” is an animated short film featuring Mr. Hublot. His half-human, half-machine world is a busy, visually breathtaking delight. The obsessive-compulsive recluse accountant – a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character, scared of change and the outside world – takes a chance and adopts a lost, robotic puppy, only to find it overtaking his sanctuary and turning his world upside down. Directed by Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares. Written by Laurent Witz.. Return to Thumbnail View.
NOMINATED for 2014 Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film
Sscreen test for Mr. Hublot
“Get A Horse!” is a never-before-seen, hand-drawn theatrical animated short featuring Mickey, Minnie and their friends Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow. When Peg-Leg Pete shows up and tries to run them off the road, the unexpected happens. The short features archival voice recordings of Walt Disney as Mickey Mouse. Veteran animation director Lauren MacMullan (The Simpsons) delivers a rustic-looking nod to vintage Mickey Mouse cartoons and plays before the Disney Animation movie “Frozen” in theaters. Return to Thumbnail View.
NOMINATED for 2014 Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film(Larger Player)
The Annie Awards are presented annually by the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood. The Annie is the American award for accomplishments in animation, originating in 1972 when legendary film talent June Foray recognized that there were no awards organizations in the industry devoted to animation. The Annies have been presented by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood since 1972. Originally designed to celebrate lifetime or career contributions to animation, it has given awards to individual films since 1972 and films and individuals since 1992.
“Allergy to Originality” is an animated short film about the conversation two men have regarding whether anything is truly original — especially in movies and books. Writers on Wikipedia’s ‘Plagerism’, ‘Originality’ and ‘Mark Twain’ could not have said it better. Written, directed & illustrated by Drew Christie. Return to Thumbnail View.
An official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.(Larger Player)
“I Hate You Red Light” is a tone-perfect interpretation of “The Wonderful World of Disney” show introduction. The short film, created by 2-D animators J.M Walter and M. R. Horhager, is a tribute produced in a faux-1950s Disney style by filming a live action prologue in the style of a the original Disney show intro. The short features co-director J.M. Walter as “Walt”. Return to Thumbnail View.