The 91st Academy Awards: Nominated Animation Short Films

The 91st Academy Awards: Nominated Animation Short Films

By Livia Peterson

The nominated animation short films demonstrate animation at its finest with beautiful narratives.

Bao — From Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, a Chinese mother prepares baozi dumplings for the husband and one becomes a living dumpling. As she befriends the dumpling, he becomes a human being. As this short film deserved to be extended, it impeccably examines seclusion and its consequences. A

One Small Step — As we follow the trials and tribulations, Luna follows the dream of becoming an astronaut. Dreams demand determination, persistence, and connecting with people within a given industry. As I am determined to become an arts marketing manager, I’ve connected with various artists associated with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Dreams don’t come true overnight and as the film demonstrates, one is never too young or old to pursue the dream. A

Animal Behavior — Adorable, hilarious, and extremely ridiculous, the various animals reunite at Dr. Clement’s office to attend psychotherapy. B+

Late Afternoon — The elderly woman suffering from dementia relives her past. Authentic and heartbreaking, it provides us a reminder to always cherish the memories with our loved ones. B

Weekends — The adolescent boy experiences divorced parents, as the week consist of bonding with his mother and the weekends consist of bonding with his father. Parents provided us with life and as this charming and poignant film depicts, cherish the memories. B

  • Predicted Winner: Bao

  • Preferred Winner: One Small Step

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