Ein Service für die Oscar Tipper. Gerade bei den sogenannten „kleinen“ Kategorien tut man sich schwer, einen ratefreien Tipp abzugeben. Zumindest für die animierten Kurzfilme kann ich aushelfen. Soweit es ging, habe ich die Filme in voller Länge zusammen gesucht. Das ist mir bei drei Beiträgen gelungen. Die anderen könnt ihr zumindest ausschnittsweise sehen. Fröhliches Tippen.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story.
Every Sunday, it’s the same old routine! The train clatters through the village and almost shakes the pictures off the wall. In the church, Dad dreams about his toolbox. And of course later Grandma will get a visit and the animals will meet their fate.
In 1909, a dapper young remittance man is sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching. However, his affection for badminton, bird watching and liquor leaves him little time for wrangling cattle. It soon becomes clear that nothing in his refined upbringing has prepared him for the harsh conditions of the New World. This animated short is about the beauty of the prairie, the pang of being homesick and the folly of living dangerously out of context.
A Morning Stroll (Trailer)
When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we’re left to wonder which one is the real city slicker…
La Luna (2 Clips)
A young boy accompanies his father and grandfather to their unusual nighttime job.