Oscars 2014 — Best Animated Short

Classic Disney resurfaces with Get a Horse!, the short film before Frozen including original Mickey Mouse voiced by Walt Disney. Despite the incredible beauty of Feral, there’s a slim chance anything will beat Disney’s 3D entry.

  1. Get a Horse! – A look back at classic Disney. Mickey, Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow venture together until Peg-Leg Pete gets in their way. In one of the best uses of 3D, this is a sure bet to win.
  2. Feral – One of the most uniquely beautiful animated shorts of the year, a wild boy found in the woods is brought into civilization where he is alienated due to his coping strategies.
  3. Mr. Hublot – This withdrawn man must deal with having to share his home with the intrusion of Robot Pet.
  4. Room on the Broom – A witch allows multiple animals on her broom when a dragon attacks.
  5. Possessions – Dazzling Miyazaki-like imagery triumphs as a man comes across a small shrine where things come to life due to spirits in the area.

Oscars 2014 — Best Documentary Short

The Documentary Short category can be a difficult one to predict as most people don’t have the opportunity to see the nominees and we don’t get many other award shows as predictors. Each of the nominees focus on transformation this year. Both CaveDigger and Prison Terminal are strong contenders, but that isn’t to discount the powerful, emotional turns in Lady in Number 6 or Facing Fear. Karama seems to be a good companion piece to feature length documentary nomination The Square that focuses on the Egyptian revolution.

For all trailers, click the title of the documentary.

  1. The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
  2. CaveDigger
  3. Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
  4. Facing Fear
  5. Karama Has No Walls