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March 3, 2014 10:48 AM   Subscribe

Mr. Hublot, 2014 Best Animated Short Film
posted by oneswellfoop (17 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I saw all the Oscar-nominated animated shorts in a cinema recently, and Mr. Hublot was by far the best of this year's crop. Although I did think the technical innovations of Get a Horse! were pretty impressive.
posted by grouse at 10:50 AM on March 3


Man, I didn't realized that Possessions was part of Short Peace, and now I want to see it EVEN MORE.
posted by Sokka shot first at 11:04 AM on March 3


Here's the Wikipedia page for Academy Awards (and nominations) for Best Animated Short Films, linking to the 2010s specifically. I'll leave it to others to dig up more video links.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:05 AM on March 3


For those that have seen it, is Mr. Hublot reasonable content for kids? If so, will put this on tonight for viewing...
posted by mcstayinskool at 11:10 AM on March 3


Seems very kid-friendly to me.

SPOILER: A couple scary moments regarding a robot puppy but a totally happy ending.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:26 AM on March 3


I was crying preemptive tears at this one.

Of all the shorts "Feral" could have lost to, I'm glad it lost to this one.
posted by pxe2000 at 12:41 PM on March 3 [1 favorite]


If one or many might humor my question for a moment:

What is the message of Mr. Hublot?
posted by sibboleth at 12:41 PM on March 3


You can always use a bigger place.
posted by gottabefunky at 12:55 PM on March 3


Perhaps that love enlarges our lives?
posted by eric1halfb at 1:00 PM on March 3


Anyone figure if there's a pattern to the numbers on the forehead? A measure of singlemindedness?
posted by memebake at 1:07 PM on March 3


I only saw it go up... maybe a measure of used brain energy.

But then, some things we may be better not knowing.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:14 PM on March 3


brain odometer, let's you know when you are due to replace the fluids and get the filter cleaned
posted by idiopath at 1:32 PM on March 3 [1 favorite]


Looks like Hublot is the name of a luxury Swiss watch maker.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 7:52 PM on March 3


"Hublot" is French for "porthole", and sounds like "Hulot", who you may have heard of.
posted by Wolof at 9:09 PM on March 3


I felt that these reviews of all the short films were pretty spot on, especially the note that The Missing Scarf should have won and how was it not even nominated?
posted by the agents of KAOS at 10:32 PM on March 3


How tacky, the Youtube description: "Please donate me for this. Just a few change. Here; this is my IBAN, thanks for fallow me, TR81000640000--------51819" I sense an upcoming smackdown.
posted by whatzit at 6:57 AM on March 4


The worst thing is my favorite Leonard didn't get Oscar Best Actor this time, again! Four times, should i mention it again. I won't see Oscar any more until he got this honor.
posted by lizabrown234 at 1:18 AM on March 5


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