OSCAR-Nominated Animated Shorts (2017)

1h 23m / Not Rated / Animation

Dates and Times

Just in time for its 19th annual Hollywood Awards Night OSCAR® watch party on Sunday, March 4, Tampa Theatre will once again partner with ShortsHD™ to present the popular Animated Short Films program:

  • Dear Basketball: Narrated by basketball great Kobe Bryant, the film is an adaptation of Bryant’s NBA retirement announcement after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers that explores what it means to achieve your dream, and then leave it behind.  USA / 5 minutes
  • Negative Space: My dad taught me how to pack. France / 6 minutes
  • Lou: When a toy stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box. USA / 7 minutes
  • Revolting Rhymes: An all-star voice cast comprised of Dominic West, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Bertie Carvel, Rose Leslie, Bel Powley interweaves Roald Dahl’s retellings of classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings. UK / 29 minutes
  • Garden Party: In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts. France / 7 minutes
  • Lost Property Office (additional film): Ed is a thorough and practical custodian of a large city transit’s Lost Property Office. In many ways he is as lost as the items he is tasked to look after. Alone, in the basement office, he is kept company by a tiny toy robot and an old gramophone, both of which he has lovingly restored after finding them lost and broken at train stations. Australia / 10 minutes
  • Weeds (additional film): “Weeds” tells the story of a dandelion, rooted on the wrong side of the driveway in a barren yard surrounded by dry dirt and dead grass. Just across the concrete lies another yard, where the sprinklers spray water endlessly, and the greener grass holds the promise of a better life. While watching helplessly as its fellow weeds wither away and die, the dandelion faces a decision: take action or suffer the same fate. USA / 3 minutes
  • Achoo (additional film): In ancient China, a little dragon who can't breathe fire will fight to overcome his weakness in order to take part in the New Year’s celebration. France / 6m 34s

The Animated Shorts Program is Not Rated, and is appropriate for children ages 8 and older.

For more than a decade, ShortsHD™ has proudly brought the Oscar Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe, giving viewers an opportunity to see the nominated films prior to the 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony.

Doors & bar open a half-hour before show time

Visually Impaired Narrative audio  Closed Captioning  Assistive Listening 

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