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Poster for 2016 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

2016 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

Run Time: 80 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2015

The theatrical release of the Academy Award Nominated Short films has been met by enthusiastic audiences for ten years. This year, Nitehawk is pleased to present the 2016 OSCAR® Nominated Short Films in the Live Action and Animation categories!

The OSCAR® Nominated Short Films: ANIMATION are:

Bear Story
Producers: Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
Every day, a melancholy old bear takes a mechanical diorama that he has created out to his street corner. For a coin, passersby can look into the peephole of his invention, which tells the story of a circus bear who longs to escape and return to the family from which he was taken.

Producers: Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
2,400 years ago, four warriors — two Spartan and two Athenian — battle to the death in an intense struggle witnessed by a little girl, who then runs to her grandmother for comfort.

Sanjay’s Super Team
Producers: Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle
Young Sanjay, a first-generation Indian-American, is obsessed with television, cartoons and his superhero action figures. He is reluctant to spend time in daily prayers with his devout Hindu father, but a flight of imagination helps him develop a new perspective that he and his father can both embrace.

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
Producer: Konstantin Bronzit
Two best friends have dreamed since childhood of becoming cosmonauts, and together they endure the rigors of training and public scrutiny, and make the sacrifices necessary to achieve their shared goal.

World of Tomorrow
Producer: Don Hertzfeldt
A little girl named Emily is taken on a fantastical tour of her distant future by a surprising visitor who reveals unnerving secrets about humanity’s fate.