Saturday, February 24, 2007

Oscar-nominated animated shorts showing in DC

My friend Doug called this morning to let me know that this year's 2006 Oscar-Nominated Shorts are showing in DC this weekend at the E Street Landmark Theatre. Christian Toto reviewed them for the Times. Also in the Times, Zadzooks visits the NY Toy Fair.


richardcthompson said...

They were shown at the Archives on the 24th, too. They were all good, but my wife & I liked "The Danish Poet" best. My daughters, not surprisingly, prefered "No Time for Nuts" and "Lifted".

Mike Rhode said...

Yes, Doug mentioned that they were at the Archives too, but it was starting around the time I posted the entry so I didn't try to find the info. "The Danish Poet" has been getting quite a bit of good press. You've seen the earlier post about the National Geographic Environmental Film Festival and the appearance a few days earlier by Bill Plympton?

richardcthompson said...

Yeah, but I don't think I can make that. I chatted with Bill Plympton once at a gallery opening in NY, but I didn't know it was him until afterwards. Another opportunity missed. I always loved his work; just thinking about "Your Face" gets that silly song stuck in my head.

And "The Danish Poet" just took the Oscar! Yay Torill Kove! Now I've gotta go see "My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts".

We also went to the Cartoon America show at the LoC on its last day. Finally, and only my second visit.

Ibid said...

Of course "The Danish Poet" won. It was the lamest cartoon there. The nominees were all pretty weak compared to last year. The "also considered" films were pretty good though.