Friday The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 10 animated shorts, from the 37 that originally qualified, that will be screened for Oscar consideration. Five will be selected as the final nominees by the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members.


The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:
  • “The Cat Piano,” Eddie White and Ari Gibson, directors (The People’s Republic of Animation)
  • “French Roast,” Fabrice O. Joubert, director (Pumpkin Factory/Bibo Films)
  • “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty,” Nicky Phelan, director, and Darragh O’Connell, producer (Brown Bag Films)
  • “The Kinematograph,” Tomek Baginski, director-producer (Platige Image)
  • “The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte),” Javier Recio Gracia, director (Kandor Graphics and Green Moon)
  • “Logorama,” Nicolas Schmerkin, producer (Autour de Minuit)
  • “A Matter of Loaf and Death,” Nick Park, director (Aardman Animations Ltd.)
  • “Partly Cloudy,” Peter Sohn, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
  • “Runaway,” Cordell Barker, director (National Film Board of Canada)
  • “Variete,” Roelof van den Bergh, director (il Luster Productions)
10 Animated Shorts Move Ahead in 2009 Oscar® Race | Press Release | The Academy