February 19, 2008
Chris' Crowd Report for Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
This was from Chris after last night's movie.
I saw a special program showing the animated academy award nominated shorts today. There were about 10 - 20 people. There were no trailers. Here are the shorts, their descriptions, & my opinion on them.
The nominated Animated Shorts:
I MET THE WALRUS
In 1969, fourteen-year-old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room with his tape recorder and persuaded him to do an interview.
This was my favorite of the shorts, as i loved the animation & the reality comdinding with comedy. This is I Met The Walrus, my favorite short.
A timid woman boards a mysterious night train and has a series of frightening experiences.
The animation & visuals were very good, & the beginning was funny, but afterwards, It became disturbing & hard to follow. It was still good.
MEME LES PIGEONS VONT AU PARADIS (EVEN PIGEONS GO TO HEAVEN);
A priest tries to sell an old man a machine that he promises will transport him to heaven.
Hilarious & clever, Even Pigeons Go To Heaven & it's pixarish style gave me a fun experience with one lesson. Don't mess with death.
MY LOVE (MOYA LYUBOV);
In nineteenth-century Russia, a teenage boy in search of love is drawn to two very different women.
I admired the gorgeous animation & the clever story & visualizations, but it rambled on a bit too long. It also had some elements that children should never see....
PETER & THE WOLF
A young boy and his animal friends face a hungry wolf in Prokofiev's classic musical piece.
I liked this short with it's animation, story, & music. It was just too bad that I had to leave early before the ending, but I won't tell why.It was still good for what I saw.
I really liked these shorts. I hope you do too.
Step aside remy! There's a new pixar star in town, & his name is Wall-E!
Posted by cseeman at February 19, 2008 06:30 AM