I’ve held a grudge against the animated short category at the Oscar’s since Don Herzfeldt didn’t win for Rejected. But I changed my mind last night when I saw this year’s winner, The Lost Thing, about a boy finding a home for the tentacle-filled machine he found on the beach. Out of this year’s nominees, I would’ve voted for it, too. You can retroactively decide who you wanted to win at BAM Rose Cinemas. They’re playing all ten of the Oscar nominated animated shorts through Sunday. It’s a fine collection featuring cows who want to be hamburgers, tiny anthropomorphic mice scaring predators with a mythical beast, a trip to Madagascar, night and day having a fight and a piece ironically supporting pollution. They’re so enthralling that you’ll be happy to pay full price.
2011 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue between St. Felix and Ashland Place [Prospect Heights, Brooklyn]
Runs through Sunday, March 13
Shows at 4:40 and 7:10pm