“Get a Horse!,” a 3D short featuring the voice of the late Walt Disney as Mickey Mouse, is one of the 10 films that will advance in the Oscar race for Best Animated Short, the Academy announced on Thursday.
The film, which begins like an old-black-and-white Disney cartoon but breaks off the screen into a 3D romp, is competing with three films produced or co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada, the only production company to place multiple films on the list.
One of the Canadian films comes from director Chris Landreth, who previously won the Oscar in this category for “Ryan.”
Three to five films will be nominated from the 10 shortlisted films, which were drawn from 56 eligible shorts that qualified either by winning accredited film festivals or playing theatrically.
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The shortlist, with production companies:
“Feral,” Daniel Sousa, director, and Dan Golden, music and sound design (Daniel Sousa)
“Get a Horse!,” Lauren MacMullan, director, and Dorothy McKim, producer (Walt Disney Feature Animation)
“Gloria Victoria,” Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada)
“Hollow Land,” Uri Kranot and Michelle Kranot, directors (Dansk Tegnefilm, Les Films de l’Arlequin and the National Film Board of Canada)
“The Missing Scarf,” Eoin Duffy, director, and Jamie Hogan, producer (Belly Creative Inc.)
“Mr. Hublot,” Laurent Witz, director, and Alexandre Espigares, co-director (Zeilt Productions)
“Possessions,” Shuhei Morita, director (Sunrise Inc.)
“Requiem for Romance,” Jonathan Ng, director (Kungfu Romance Productions Inc.)
“Room on the Broom,” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer, directors (Magic Light Pictures)
“Subconscious Password,” Chris Landreth, director (National Film Board of Canada with the participation of Seneca College Animation Arts Centre and Copperheart Entertainment)