2012’s Oscar Nominated Shorts – Animated

7:00PM Sat, March 31st, 2012
(PG, approx 80 min.)
28 S. Main St., Buffalo, WY
(Bring-n-Share Munchies at 6:00PM)
$36 season tickets or $9.00 at the door

Previews can be found on shorts.tv‘s website. (Possible spoilers, especially if you still don’t know who the winners are.)

A Morning Stroll
Director(s): Grant Orchard
Producer(s): Sue Goffe

When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we are left to wonder which one is the real city slicker.

Director(s): Patrick Doyon
Producer(s): Marc Bertrand

Every Sunday, it’s the same old routine! The train clatters through the village and almost shakes the pictures off the wall. In the church, Dad dreams about his toolbox. And of course later Grandma will get a visit and the animals will meet their fate.

Director(s): Enrico Casarosa
Producer(s): Kevin Reher – John Lasseter (Executive Producer)

“La Luna” is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Director(s): William Joyce & Brandon Oldenburg
Producer(s): Lampton Enochs Jr., Trish Farnsworth-Smith, Alissa M. Kantrow

Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) co-directors William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg present a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and MGM Technicolor musicals. Morris Lessmore is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.

Wild Life
Director(s): Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby
Producer(s): Marcy Page, Bonnie Thompson

Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. Intertitles compare his fate to that of a comet.

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