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Oscar Shorts 16- Animation

01/29 | 12:30 PM
01/30 | 12:30 PM
01/31 | 5:30 PM
02/02 | 5:30 PM
02/03 | 5:30 PM
02/03 | 5: 30 PM
02/04 | 5:30 PM
02/05 | 3:00, 8:00 PM
02/06 | 3:00, 8:00 PM
02/09 | 8:00 PM
02/10 | 8:00 PM
02/11 | 8:00 PM
02/12 | 12:30 PM
02/13 | 3:00 PM
02/19 | 3:00, 8:00 PM
02/20 | 12:30, 5:30 PM
02/23 | 8:00 PM
02/28 | 5:30 PM
03/03 | 5:30 PM

Sanjay’s Super Team

In Sanjay's Super Team, the new short film from Pixar Animation Studios, accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop-culture comes into conflict with his father’s traditions. Sanjay is absorbed in the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into the traditions of his Hindu practice. Tedium and reluctance quickly turn into an awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on a journey he never imagined, returning with a new perspective that they can both embrace. 

Director: Sanjay Patel
Origin: USA
Runtime: 7 Minutes


World of Tomorrow

A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt
Origin: USA
Runtime: 17 Minutes

Historia De Un Oso (Bear Story)

An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama

Director: Gabriel Osorio
Origin: Chile
Runtime: 11 Minutes


We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream. 

Director: Konstantin Bronzit
Origin: Russia
Runtime: 16 Minutes



Clocking in at six minutes, “Prologue” describes an incident in the Spartan-Athenian wars of 2,400 years ago. In it, a small girl bears witness as warriors battle to death. The dialog-free project utilizes natural sounds to complement the intense animation entirely animated by Richard Williams himself. Williams - who is best known for his work as animation director on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, his unfinished feature “The Thief and the Cobbler” and Academy Award-winning “A Christmas Carol “adaptation - has worked on the film for many years in between other projects. It was finally completed this year at the Aardman Studios in Bristol, U.K. 

Director: Richard Williams
Origin: UK
Runtime: 6 Minutes

The animated short titled PROLOGUE is NOT suitable for young viewers.  The film will be screened as the last entry in the Animated program, at the very end, and will be preceded by a parental guidance title-card. The film features graphic illustrated violence and full male nudity. Please be aware of this when promoting the program.

Additional Films

• If I Was God
• Taking Flight
• The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse
• The Loneliest Spotlight
• Catch It


Total Animation Run time: 107 minutes

Loved the film? Check out this selection of movies and books selected by staff at the Grand Rapids Public Library based on the movie. GRPL Book Bag: Animated Shorts.

Earlier Event: January 29
Oscar Shorts 16: Documentary A
Later Event: February 2
WMEAC Presents: Bikes vs Cars