The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards. Fifty-six shorts had originally qualified in the category.
The 10 films are:
Daniel Sousa, director, and Dan Golden, music and sound design (Daniel Sousa)
Get a Horse!
Lauren MacMullan, director, and Dorothy McKim, producer (Walt Disney Feature Animation)
Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada)
Uri Kranot and Michelle Kranot, directors (Dansk Tegnefilm, Les Films de l’Arlequin and the National Film Board of Canada)
The Missing Scarf
Eoin Duffy, director, and Jamie Hogan, producer (Belly Creative Inc.)
Laurent Witz, director, and Alexandre Espigares, co-director (Zeilt Productions)
Shuhei Morita, director (Sunrise Inc.)
Requiem for Romance
Jonathan Ng, director (Kungfu Romance Productions Inc.)
Room on the Broom
Max Lang and Jan Lachauer, directors (Magic Light Pictures)
Chris Landreth, director (National Film Board of Canada with the participation of Seneca College Animation Arts Centre and Copperheart Entertainment)
The Academy’s short films and feature animation branch reviewing committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in New York and Los Angeles.
Short films and feature animation branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 shortlisted films. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in December.