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Review: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2012: Animated

By GERALD PEARY  |  February 8, 2012
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One film stands out among the Animated Shorts, Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby's Wild Life. They are old-fashioned animators, who hand paint their cels to tell this tale about a dandy who comes to Alberta with no idea of the rough cowboy life or the cruel Canadian winter. The runner-up? A Morning Stroll by England's Grant Orchard and Sue Gaffe, in which a joke involving a chicken knocking on a door is offered three times in three time periods and in three animation styles. Flashy and funny!

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