April 5th, 2021

overthehedge

Oscar-Nominated Shorts - Animated

We watched the 2nd Shorts category last night. Time for the review with links to the trailers except the weird French one which contains the whole movie (if you can stand it)!

"Opera" - I can't really describe it. We were both kinda like "Uhhhh. What was that?!?" I see it has some buzz, so it might be the winner. As for me...no thanks. I didn't even bother posting the trailer since it's totally lame and says nothing about the film.

"Yes, People" - Totally forgettable little film about life in Iceland (but nice animation).

"If Anything Happens, I Love You" - Extremely depressing film of our times as a couple grow increasingly apart. You later discover their child was killed in a school shooting with the title being the last thing the little girl texts to her parents.

"Genius Loci" - Another one where Kitty and I looked at one another and went, "What the fuck was that?!?"

"Burrow" - Winner of the "Furry Points Award" but probably not the Oscar. Cute little tale of a bunny trying to build its ideal home. It's from Pixar so you know the quality is spot on. It looks like another battle between independent film vs studio giant (although I read that the guy who did "Opera" learned his stuff at Pixar).

Honorable Mentions: Since the animated shorts are usually really short, they always tack on a few extras.

"The Snail and the Whale" - Cute little story of a snail that wants to see the world and the whale that takes him on his quest.

"Kapaumahu" - A Hawaiian folk tale told in native Hawaiian. Oooo! Woke points!

"To:Gerard" - Nice little film about an old man who dreamed of being a magician but never did, but he passes on that dream to a little girl.