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


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.

By Daniel J. Hoag
The 2012 Oscar-nominated short films are playing now in select cities.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore:
La Luna:
A Morning Stroll:
Wild Life: