2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animated

2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animated

For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films:


Bao -- In Disney•Pixar’s “BAO,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. (Domee Shi and Becky Neimann-Cobb, USA, 8 minutes)

Late Afternoon – Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories. (Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, Ireland, 10 minutes)

Animal Behaviour – Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In “ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR”, the latest animated short from the Oscar®-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob’s Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist. (Alison Snowden and David Fine, Canada, 14 minutes)

Weekends – “WEEKENDS” is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto. (Trevor Jimenez, USA, 16 minutes)

One Small Step – Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. In the big city, Luna lives with her loving father Chu, who supports her with a humble shoe repair business he runs out of his garage. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams. (Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, USA, 8 minutes)


Wishing Box – 6 minutes

Tweet Tweet – 11 minutes

With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary (A and B) – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 24th.

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$10 | $8 matinee Student/Senior/Military discounts offered at Box Office only.
(Dir. Various, 2018, PG, 75 min.)

Thursday, March 7

2:00pm   Cinema Two
5:40pm   Cinema Two


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