Toronto-based animator Robin Joseph‘s self financed short film, Fox and the Whale, is on the short list for Oscar contention.
The film is among ten that are vying for 5 nomination spots in the Best Animated Short category. it’s the only Canadian film in the mix this year. Here’s the rest of Robin’s competition.
“Cradle,” Devon Manney, director (University of Southern California)
“Dear Basketball,” Glen Keane, director, and Kobe Bryant, writer (Glen Keane Productions)
“Garden Party,” Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, directors (MOPA)
“In a Heartbeat,” Esteban Bravo and Beth David, directors (Ringling College of Art and Design)
“Life Smartphone,” Chenglin Xie, director (China Central Academy of Fine Arts)
“Lost Property Office,” Daniel Agdag, director, and Liz Kearney, producer (8th in Line)
“Lou,” Dave Mullins, director, and Dana Murray, producer (Pixar Animation Studios)
“Negative Space,” Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, directors (Ikki Films)
“Revolting Rhymes,” Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, directors (Magic Light Pictures)
There’s a beautiful walk through on Robin’s website where you can see some of the work that went into the short.
And you can see the short in its entirety online. We’ve embedded it here for you.
Congrats and good luck!