If you haven’t had a chance to check out the films up for the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award, check your local theatre listings – it’s worth it. The Oscars are being handed out this weekend, so you can pretend to care about it then, but the official nominees and the ones marked as “highly commended” represent an impressive, varied cross-section of modern animation.
Canada is represented pretty heavily, as well, with Dimanche, The Wild Life, and Skylight sharing time with Pixar and other heavy hitters. The most hilarious of all of them is not a nominee, but one of the “highly commended” shorts. You can read all about Skylight here, or you can watch most of it below (sans the hilarious credits, unfortunately).