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Earlier this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the ten animated short films that are moving forward in the voting process for the upcoming 90th Annual Academy Awards next year.

In total, 63 short films qualified for consideration and members of the Short Films and Feature Animation branch will choose the final five nominees in the Best Animated Short Film category that will be officially announced on January 23rd, 2018, also known as Nomination Tuesday. The ceremony will be held on March 4th, 2018.

Here is the list of short films and their respective production companies:

Cradle – Devon Manney, Director (University of Southern California)
Dear Basketball – Glen Keane, Director, and Kobe Bryant, Writer (Glen Keane Productions)
Fox and the Whale – Robin Joseph, Director (Robin Joseph)
Garden Party – Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, Directors (MOPA)
In a Heartbeat – Esteban Bravo and Beth David, Directors (Ringling College of Art and Design)
Life Smartphone – Chenglin Xie, Director (China Central Academy of Fine Arts)
Lost Property Office – Daniel Agdag, Director, and Liz Kearney, Producer (8th in Line)
Lou – Dave Mullins, Director, and Dana Murray, Producer (Pixar Animation Studios)
Negative Space – Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, Directors (Ikki Films)
Revolting Rhymes – Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, Directors (Magic Light Pictures)

What do you think of the Oscar animated short shortlist? Do any favorites stand out for final consideration? Sound off in the comments below!

Edited by: Morgan Stradling

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  • I’ve only seen Lou and Dear Basketball, but they’re both very worthy contenders. Good to see them here.

  • Dimitris Koliniatis

    I was secretely hoping that “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” would be on this list :-/

    • Perhaps it is not because of its 22 minute length?

  • Renard N. Bansale

    My Nominees for Best Animated Short Film 2017:
    …..
    — “Dear Basketball” (dir. Glen Keane; wr. Kobe Bryant)
    — “Fox & the Whale” (dir. Robin Joseph)
    — “Life Smartphone” (dir. Chenglin Xie)
    — “Lou” (dir. Dave Mullins; pr. Dana Murray)
    — “Negative” (dir. Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata)

  • The only 1 of these I have seen is In a Heartbeat.