As promised, I went and took a look at the remaining Oscar-nominated Animated Shorts and was truly delighted by what I found. Story seemed to be key this year, though clever and voiceless had their place, as well. I've already shared Head Over Heels and the trailer for Disney's CGI/Hand Animation combo, Paperman. I haven't seen The Simpsons: The Longest Daycare (in which Maggie spends a day at the Ayn Rand School for Tots), though I believe Fox is planning on airing it this coming Sunday.
That leaves Adam and Dog, a sweet mythology about the first man's first best friend:
And Fresh Guacamole, an absurd little stop-motion cooking lesson, of sorts:
And in case you missed it, here's the full version of Paperman:
While I do have a favorite of the four, I'll wait to name it until I've seen The Longest Daycare.
Which of these is your favorite?