February 9, 2012

Mirth and Malice in This Year’s Oscar Shorts

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Disappointed in the Academy’s predictable Oscar nominations this year? Between Feb. 11 to 13, Cornell Cinema will view the relatively obscure animated and live action shorts given nods this year.  To anyone expecting animated shorts geared toward child audiences, be warned that most of these focus on pensive, even macabre themes with stark visuals. The live action category, this year taken over by Europeans, also favors poignancy over comedy.

Original Author: Martha Wydysh