List of Oscar® 2013 qualifying Animated Short Films

by oscarshortfilms | created - 19 Aug 2012 | updated - 10 Jan 2013 | Public

This is the list of the short film that have had the qualification to compete for the Best Animated Short Film at the 85th Academy Awards.

1)*Paperman* (winner) 2) Adam and Dog 3) Head Over Heels 4) Fresh Guacamole 5) The Simpson: The Longest Daycare

Note: not all of these short films will be submitted to the Academy. This list was filled out with the films that have won an award for qualification in the festival circuit of the Oscars or that are commercially released in theaters.

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1. Paperman (2012)

G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.3
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An office worker meets the girl of his dreams and uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention.

Director: John Kahrs | Stars: John Kahrs, Kari Wahlgren, Jack Goldenberg, Jeff Turley

Votes: 28,061

2. Adam and Dog (2012)

TV-PG | 16 min | Animation, Short, Drama

6.9
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Adam, and a dog, in the Garden of Eden.

Director: Minkyu Lee

Votes: 2,072

3. Head Over Heels (2012)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, the couple must face their equilibrium.

Director: Timothy Reckart | Stars: Nigel Anthony, Rayyah McCaul

Votes: 2,004

4. Fresh Guacamole (2012)

Unrated | 2 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.4
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Transforming familiar objects into fresh guacamole.

Director: PES

Votes: 3,199

5. The Longest Daycare (2012)

PG | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Maggie Simpson spends the day in the Ayn Rand School for Tots.

Director: David Silverman

Votes: 4,159

6. The Eagleman Stag (2010)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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If you repeat the word 'fly' for long enough it sounds like you are saying 'life'. This is of no help to Peter. His answers lie in the brain of the beetle.

Director: Michael Please | Stars: David Cann, Tony Guilfoyle

Votes: 313

7. Tram (2012)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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It's the humdrum daily routine for Tram's conductress. As every morning, men get on the tram to go to work, one after another, all similar, quiet, grey, apathetic. And yet, on that day, ... See full summary »

Director: Michaela Pavlátová

Votes: 152

8. Dripped (2011)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

6.5
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Jack is a strange character. He steals paintings from museums to eat them. He feeds himself with the artistic process of the painter. But one day, the museums are closed and he will have to paint by himself to survive.

Director: Léo Verrier

Votes: 225

9. Romance (2011)

7 min | Animation, Short

7.1
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While on an airplane, a traveller's spirit plunges into a dream world. Here, under the influence of the unknown, the logic of his desires prevails, and a romantic saga takes shape. This ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Schwizgebel

Votes: 71

10. The Missing Key (2011)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Drama

8.0
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In a gloriously imagined 1920s world inhabited by people who have gramophones for heads, young composer Hero Wasabi has left Japan to study musical composition in Venice, accompanied by his... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Nix

Votes: 30

11. The Storyteller (I) (2011)

11 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.6
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7 year old Nirmala attempts to grapple with the demons of her grandfather's dementia when he forgets the details of her favorite story. Nirmala confidently takes up her grandfather's role ... See full summary »

Director: Nandita Jain | Stars: Rashid Karapiet, Nishi Malde

Votes: 11

12. The Pub (I) (2012)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Kemi lives and works in the murky slipstream of a North London pub. As the booze flows the line between who belongs behind and in front of the bar becomes increasingly blurred.

Director: Joseph Pierce | Stars: Nick Haversham, Jonathan Jaynes, Aneil Karia, Danny Kirrane

Votes: 73

13. Eyrie (2011)

4 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.1
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A young shepherd boy in the American West must learn to defend his dwindling flock from a ravenous eagle .

Director: David Wolter

Votes: 16

14. The Maker (2011)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.9
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A strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life.

Director: Christopher Kezelos

Votes: 1,506

15. Notes on: Biology (2011 Video)

6 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.1
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An animated account of an organism adapting to its environment.

Stars: Maria DeCotis, Will Madden

Votes: 60

16. Daffy's Rhapsody (2012)

PG | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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When Daffy Duck tries to express his life about being constantly hunted down through a performance, Elmer Fudd can't help but use this as an opportunity to finally successfully hunt Daffy.

Director: Matthew O'Callaghan | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy West

Votes: 115

17. Zergut (2011)

6 min | Animation, Short, Drama

6.3
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Within a refrigerator, a battle ensues as moldy, decaying foods forgotten in the depths of the back rise up against the fresh ingredients that reside in the front. Zergüt highlights beauty ... See full summary »

Directors: Alisa Lapidus, Natasha Subramaniam

Votes: 6

18. Venus (I) (2010)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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An erotic comedy in claymation.

Director: Tor Fruergaard | Stars: Laura Bach, Pilou Asbæk, Margrethe Koytu, Kitt Maiken Mortensen

Votes: 60

19. Dell'ammazzare il maiale (2011)

6 min | Animation, Short

7.3
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Add a Plot

Director: Simone Massi

Votes: 37

20. Wiggle Room (2011)

8 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.3
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Stop-Motion Animation film about what happens around the house when you're not there.

Director: Joey Shanks

Votes: 17