Watch Best Animated Short Oscar Nom The Lady and the Reaper

02/16/2010 8:52 AM |

The Lady and the Reaper

The eight minute Spanish short The Lady and the Reaper is one of five nominees for Best Animated Short at this year’s Oscars—I blogged about another, Logorama, a while back. It’s quite sad (especially given its Indiana Jones-caliber cross-cave roller coaster sequence) and a little reminiscent of Up in its portrayal of a lonely old person. It also seems, in the end, to be pro-euthanasia, which in light of at least one recent Oscar winner, might give it the upper hand in the often unpredictable Animated Short section. Check it out after the jump. (Fubiz)