The five Animated Shorts nominated for the Academy Award® are:
French Roast - In a fancy Parisian café, an uptight businessman is about to pay the check when he finds out that he has lost his wallet. To save time he decides to order more coffee.
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty - Granny O'Grimm, a seemingly sweet old lady, loses the plot as she tells her version of 'Sleeping Beauty' to her terrified granddaughter.
THE LADY AND THE REAPER - A sweet old lady lives alone on her farm, waiting for death so that she can see her beloved husband once again. One night, she is invited to enter death's domain, but someone will ruin it for her.
Logorama - Spectacular car chases, an intense hostage crisis, wild animals rampaging through the city and even more in Logorama!
A Matter of Loaf and Death - Wallace & Gromit have started a new bread baking business, 'Top Bun' and converted 62 West Wallaby Street into a granary with ovens, robotic kneading arms and an old-fashioned windmill on the roof. The transformation is perfect.
Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that a dozen local bakers have 'disappeared' this yearbut Wallace isn't worried. He's too distracted and 'dough-eyed' in love with former beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell.
While they enjoy being the 'Toast of the Town,' Gromit soon realizes his master's life is in jeopardy, and turns sleuth to solve the escalating murder mysteryin what quickly becomes 'A Matter of Loaf and Death.'
Nick Park, Fabrice O. Joubert, Nicky Phelan, Javier Recio Gracia, H5
Studio: Shorts International
Screenplay: Fabrice O. Joubert, Kathleen O'Rourke, Javier Recio Gracia, Nick Park, Bob Baker
Official Site: www.shortshd.com/theoscarshorts/