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Oscar Nominated Shorts 2017

Review: The 2017 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion February 23, 2017
This year’s animated shorts, presented in theaters and online by ShortsHD, features mostly a somber mix of animated tales with just the one exception from Pixar. There was also another R-rated short among the nominees, which again was screened last for the younger audience to leave beforehand. I’m not sure this year’s mix would entertain […]

Check Out This Animated Short: Mad Circus

by Peter Paltridgeon December 30, 2016
You’re dropped right into the middle of the action in “Mad Circus,” a short starring an old train conductor whose vessel is having a few….problems. Where is he? Who is he? Why are trains flying? This short does not tell a complete story, but instead drops you into the climax of one and lets your […]

Check Out This Animated Short: Invisible

by Peter Paltridgeon December 29, 2016
We’ve all been in the situation of having to be the wallflower at a social gathering. One would think being a chameleon would make the experience easier, as you could just literally disappear. This isn’t the case for the lizard at the center of today’s short….his self-camoflage tends to involuntarily kick in at the worst […]

Home Of My Memories: A New Crowdfunded Animated Short

by Peter Paltridgeon December 27, 2016
Ana Portillo & Javier Méndez of El Paso, Texas have worked on several projects together — Javier on the creative end and Ana handling the financial side. Now they’re putting together their first computer-animated short, “Home Of My Memories.” “Home” is described as “about a grandfather, who teaches his grandson to build a little model […]

Check Out This Animated Short: “Painted Flower”

by Peter Paltridgeon December 26, 2016
“Painted Flower” is a short from Vietnam that concerns two big-eyed girls in art class assigned with — what else — painting a bouquet of flowers. One student is fixated on getting as close to the real look as possible; the other is less concerned with such matters. What makes this short great is how […]
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Check Out This Animated Short: Welcome To Paradise

by Peter Paltridgeon December 23, 2016
It’s nice to be able to carry an endless supply of media in a pocket-sized device, isn’t it? People had it harsh in the old days….or rather, in this alien otherworld. This guy (whose name is officially “Eggs”) has to drag around a giant robot full of television programs everywhere he goes. And the material […]

Check Out This Animated Short: Fight Of The Century

by Peter Paltridgeon December 22, 2016
This bizarre short was created by Frame Freak Studios, a small team of animators from El Salvador. Before you watch this one, you’ll need to know it’s a pilot for a proposed series by the Frame Freak team, and doesn’t really introduce the characters within it. You’ll have to read the backstory first (corrected for […]
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Check Out This Animated Short: Frostbite

by Peter Paltridgeon December 22, 2016
Here’s a cool short that plays with shadows, timing and mystery to create a tense atmosphere. This nameless astronaut visits planets to scavenge for valuables…sometimes even living ones. When he discovers a crashed freighter, he hops right in — and into trouble. If the cel-shaded art style reminds you of the Borderlands video game series, […]

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“Glass Ceiling”: A New Crowdfunded Animated Short

by Peter Paltridgeon December 19, 2016
“Glass Ceiling” is a cartoon short now under production at the Savannah College of Art and Design, directed and Produced by Cierra Maach (currently a Senior at Savannah). Cierra is commanding a twenty-two member team, made up of her classmates, to work on the animation. It’s an abstract short where a man and a woman […]

Check Out This Animated Short: “X-Story”

by Peter Paltridgeon December 16, 2016
If you watch just one of the indie shorts TZ is spotlighting during the month of December, make it this one and trust us. It contains no words and the main character has no name, but it’s by far one of the coolest cartoons we’ve witnessed all year. The adventurer we’re following is a combination […]