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Animated shorts up for an Oscar

The Wrap has announced the contenders for Best Animated Short film at the 83rd Academy Awards. Pixar’s “Day and Night” is nominated, but the studio has not won an Oscar in this category since their 2002 win “For The Birds.” Another short “The Cow Who Wanted to be a Hamburger” animated by Bill Plympton and ran alongside his film Idiots and Angels is also up for the award. Warner Brothers also makes the list with their short “Coyote Falls,” starring Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, scheduled to run in December with the new Yogi Bear film. Here is the complete list of nominated shorts:

The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger, Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio)
Coyote Falls, Matthew O’Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation Inc.)
Day & Night, Teddy Newton, director (Pixar Animation Studios)
The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, directors (Magic Light Pictures)
Let’s Pollute, Geefwee Boedoe, story-design-animation (Geefwee Boedoe)
The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann, directors (Passion Pictures Australia)
Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (“Madagascar, a Journey Diary”), Bastien Dubois, director (Sacrebleu Productions)
Sensology, Michel Gagne, director-producer (GAGNE International LLC)
The Silence beneath the Bark, Joanna Lurie, director (Lardux Films)
Urs, Moritz Mayerhofer, director (Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg)

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