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Oscars 2011 Poll: Who Will Win Best Animated Short

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Hot on the heels of the nominations for best animated feature we now know which films have been listed for Best animated short. The Academy have released a long list of shorts and we would like you to vote for the film that you think deserves to take home the little golden bloke. The films will be chopped down to 5 nominees before the awards are held on the 26th February next year.

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  • The External World by David Oreilly (19%)
  • Night Island by Salvador Maldonado (BreakThru Films) Poland (12%)
  • Papa's Boy by Leevi Lemmetty (BreakThru Films) Poland (11%)
  • Birdboy by Alberto Vasquez (Abrikim Studio) (9%)
  • The Tannery by Iain Gardner (Axis Animation) (7%)
  • Luminaris by Juan Pablo Zaramella (JPZaramella Studios) (6%)
  • Hamster Heaven by Paul Bolger (BreakThru Films) Poland (6%)
  • Nullarbor by Alister Lockhart (4%)
  • The Lost Town of Switez by Kamil Polak (Human Ark) Poland (4%)
  • Kahanikar by Nandita Jain (National Film and Television School) England (4%)
  • A Shadow of Blue by Carlos Lascano (3%)
  • The Magic Piano by Martin Clapp (BreakThru Films) Poland (2%)
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg (Moonbot Studios) (2%)
  • Vincenta by Samuel Orti Marti (2%)
  • Little Postman by Dorota Kobiela (BreakThru Films) Poland (2%)
  • Paths of Hate by Damien Nenow (Platige Image) Poland (1%)
  • Spirits of the Piano by Magdalena Osinska (BreakThru Films) Poland (1%)
  • Chopin's Drawings by Dorota Kobiela (BreakThru Films) Poland (1%)
  • A Morning Stroll by Grant Orchard (Studio AKA) (1%)
  • Daisy Cutter by Enrique Garcia and Rubin Salazar (Silverspace) (1%)
  • The Renter by Jason Carpenter (CalArts) (0%)
  • La Luna by Enrico Casarosa (Pixar) (0%)
  • Dimanche / Sunday by Patrick Doyon (NFB) (0%)
  • Wild Life by Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby (NFB) (0%)
  • Fat Hamster by Adam Wyrwas (BreakThru Films) Poland (0%)
  • Maska by Timothy and Stephen Quay (Sem-ma-for) Poland (0%)
  • Muybridge's Strings by Koji Yamamura (0%)
  • My Hometown by Jerry Levitan, Written and Narrated by Yoko Ono (Eggplant) (0%)
  • Romance by George Schwizgebel (NFB & Studio GDS) (0%)
  • Specky Four-Eyes by Jean Claude Rozec (Vivement Lundi) (0%)
  • Thank You by Cartoon Network (Pendleton Ward and Thomas Herpich) (0%)
  • The Smurf's a Christmas Carol by Troy Quane (Sony Pictures Animation) (0%)
  • The Monster of Nix by Rosto (0%)
  • Ente Tod Und Tulipe (Duck Death and the Tulip) by Matthias Bruhn (Richard Lutterbeck - Trickstudio) (0%)
  • The Ballad of Nessie by Stevie Wermers (Walt Disney Studios) (0%)
  • Grandpa Looked Like William Powell by David Levy (0%)
  • Correspondence by Zach Hyer (Pratt) (0%)
  • El Salon Mexico by Paul Glickman and Tamarind King (0%)
  • The Vermeers by Tal S. Shamir (0%)
  • Enrique Wrecks the World by David Chai (0%)
  • The Gloaming by Nobrain (Autour De Minuit) France (0%)
  • I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat by Matt O'Callaghan (Warner Bros.) (0%)
  • I Was the Child of Holocaust Survivors by Anne Marie Fleming (NFB) (0%)
  • Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest by Kevin Sean Michaels USA (0%)
  • Luna by Donna Brockopp (Rainmaker) Canada (0%)
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  • Vladimir Ezequiel Bellini

    Luminaris by Juan Pablo Zaramella………..!!!!!!!!

  • Matthew Hopley

    If everyone who voted had seen Night Island… they would have voted for it!

  • Where can I find link to the list of submitted shorts?

  • A Shadow of Blue by Carlos Lascano

  • A Shadow of Blue by Carlos Lascano

  • HamsterHeaven because its great!

  • the most beautiful and honest film: Kahanikar

  • Aleem Khan

    Night Island is INCREDIBLE 

  • Anonymous

    Papa’s Boy!!! its a funny charming character-driven film from the heart

  • Little Postman! – its visually stunning, very moving story – great painting animation!!

    • chiru yerra

      great work

  • All the best for “Little Postman by Dorota Kobiela”. Loved it.

  • All the Best….

  • Hamster Heavan – bring back 2D animation! Love it!

  • Kahanikar’s mix of live background with cell animation is wonderful.

  • Hamster Heaven by Paul Bolger  … classy 

  • Anonymous

    hamster heaven coz Paul is amazing and its about time his incredible talent is seen and appreciate worldwide

  • Night Island, sublime

  • Juuuudy! Absolutely AMAZING film.  Good luck sweetie!!

  • Hamster Heaven… DOPE!!

  • Anonymous

    Great animation! Great story!

  • juliana padilla

    Little Postam!!! Is great!!

  • Hamster Heaven!!
    Because hamster are great!!!!!

  • hamster heaven, great short well worth a watch, deserves to be shortlisted

  • Hamster Heaven… beautiful story, beautifully illustrated.

  • night island is stunning great work 

  • Ernesto Daniel

    ente, tod und tulpe. duck, death and a tulip! such a moving movie.

  • Leevi rules!!!

  • Anonymous

    One of the most intriguing pieces of animation I have seen and I love the underlying educational input.  Liz Brewer

  • Spirits of the Piano by Magdalena Osinska

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