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Every year at the Academy Awards, one adorable category tends to get lost in the star-studded shuffle. But this year, the nominees for Best Short Animated Film are too precious not to shine a spotlight on. Watch the trailers below (and impress all your friends on Sunday with your Oscars savvy).

Bear Story

Created by (Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala)

A surly old bear brings his mechanical diorama outside, and a young cub watches the story of a circus bear who wants to escape.

We Can't Live Without Cosmos

(Created by Konstantin Bronzit)

Two best friends dream their whole lives of being astronauts, and they train and study to reach the stars.

Sanjay's Super Team

(Created by Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle)

Little Sanjay would rather watch TV and play with superheroes than pray with his Hindu dad, but his wild imagination will save the day.


(Created by Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton)

Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) did all the detailed drawing for this film, which depicts two Athenian warriors fighting two Spartans, and a little girl witnessing the struggle.

World Of Tomorrow

(Created by Don Hertzfeldt)

A visitor guides young Emily through a colorful and confusing tour of her future.

Don't miss the Oscars live, on Sunday February 28 at 5:30pm PST.


Which animated short would you give an Academy Award?



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