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Oscar Animated Shorts (2019)

Genre: Animation Details for individual films below Rating: PG

The Short Film (Animated) nominations for the 2018 Oscars have been announced! The mix of nominees for this past year’s movie season is filled with memorable films featuring some of the most talented artists in the world. [] **Animal Behaviour** (Alison Snowden and David Fine) CANADA/14 MINS/2018 _Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In 'Animal Behaviour', five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist._ **Bao** (Domee Shi) USA/8 MINS/2018 _An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy._ **Late Afternoon** (Louise Bagnall) IRELAND/10 MINS/2017 _Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories._ **One Small Step** (Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas) USA & CHINA/8 MINS/2018 _Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams._ **Weekends** (Trevor Jimenez) USA/15 MINS/2017 _Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto._ **SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:** Wishing Box – 6 minutes Tweet Tweet – 11 minutes * Parent Guide available at concessions

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