Academy Award-Nominated Animated Short Films 2013

Friday, February 1 - Thursday, March 21, 2013

Program appropriate for all ages.

MAGGIE SIMPSON IN “THE LONGEST DAYCARE” (USA, 5 min.), Director: David Silverman

Maggie Simpson spends a day at the Ayn Rand Daycare Center where she is diagnosed at an average intelligence level. Longing to be grouped with the gifted children, Maggie finds her destiny by rescuing a lonely cocoon from Baby Gerald, who is busy smooshing butterflies.

ADAM AND DOG (USA, 16 min.), Director: Minkyu Lee

The story about the dog of Eden. What happened in those first days of Creation that made Man and Dog so inseparable? The dog, as he lives through this curious world, encounters a strange creature; a human being named Adam – and with that discovers a new found connection to the world.

FRESH GUACAMOLE (USA, 2 min.), Director: Adam Pesapane (PES)

Learn how to transform familiar objects into Fresh Guacamole!

HEAD OVER HEELS (UK, 10 min.), Director: Timothy Reckart

After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. They live separate, parallel lives, never talking, barely even looking at each other. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, it brings their equilibrium crashing down, and the couple that can’t agree which way is up must find a way to put their marriage back together.

PAPERMAN (USA, 7 min.), Director: John Kahrs

From first-time Director John Kahrs, “Paperman” tells the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.


THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD (27 min.), Director: Uwe Heidschötter & Johannes Weiland

A little Gruffalo ignores her father’s warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse.

DRIPPED (France, 9 min.), Director: Leo Verrier

Jack is a strange character. He steals paintings from museums to eat them. He feeds himself with the artistic process of the painter. But one day, the museums are closed and he will have to paint by himself to survive.

ABIOGENESIS (New Zealand, 5 min.), Director: Richard Mans

In this breathtaking science fiction spectacle, a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy.

  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 88 minutes

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