These are the five films nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.




Dimanche

Directed by Patrick Doyon

A young boy endures a boring Sunday with his family.

Grade: B-




The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Directed by William Joyce

After a hurricane, a man discovers a wonderful world full of flying books.

Grade: A-




La Luna

Directed by Enrico Casarosa

A young boy has a very special job on the moon.

Grade: B+




A Morning Stroll

Directed by Grant Orchard

Three variations on a legendary chicken-spotting.

Grade: A-




Wild Life

Directed by Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby

An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier in the early 20th century, but is unprepared for the difficulties involved.

Grade: B




Haiku Verdict

Flying Books is best,
but Stroll pits chickens versus
zombies for my fav.




c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
The 2012 Oscar-nominated short films are playing now in select cities.
Dimanche: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1895334/
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1778342/
La Luna: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1957945/
A Morning Stroll: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1964446/
Wild Life: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2097943/

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