We Can’t Live Without Cosmos is a delightful story of two best friends and cosmonauts-in-training. By Konstantin Bronzit, a two time nominee, this is the biggest competition to frontrunner, World of Tomorrow.
World of Tomorrow shows a little girl who meets her clone from the future. Don Hertfeldt was nominated in 2001 and has a good chance of picking up the prize this year. This short is both remarkably unique in its animation style, and thought-provoking in its story.
Sanjay’s Super Team is the Disney-Pixar nominee of the year, and one of two computer-generated animations. It was presented before The Good Dinosaur and had the sweet story of a boy learning to understand his father’s Hindu prayer time.
Prologue is artistically beautiful, following a battle between Spartans and Athenians. The clip attached shows some of the wonderful drawings for the short. It’s bleak, it’s short, but certainly wonderful to watch. Richard Williams is Toronto-born, and was won twice before (1973, 1988).
Bear Story is the other computer-generated animation of the nominees, and comes all the way from Chile. Although cute in it’s animation style, the story follows a sad inventor who made a mechanical diorama that presents a similar story.