Every Single Animated Short On The 2019 Oscars Shortlist Is Available To Watch Online

Best Animated Short has long been a category overlooked by audiences — maybe they're too experimental, too niche, too idiosyncratic. But perhaps the largest reason they're overlooked is because no one has seen them. Apart from Pixar and Disney animated shorts, which reach the highest audiences thanks to their placement in front of theatrical releases, Oscar-nominated animated shorts often suffer from engagement scarcity, nearly always kept offline even after the shortlist is announced. This was an exclusive strategy that hurt the directors, but also hurt the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which only alienates its audiences by presenting awards to films no one had seen.

But this year, we're seeing a dramatic shift for the first time. This year, all the shorts on the Oscar animated shorts 2019 shortlist are available online for everyone to see. The filmmakers and studios have each released their films online, allowing audiences to finally see what the Academy is voting for — and maybe get a more accurate Oscar pool going this year.

Check out all the films (via CartoonBrew) below the jump.

Age of Sail

Director: John KahrsCountry: U.S.

Animal Behavior

Directors: Alison Snowden, David FineCountry: Canada


Director: Domee ShiCountry: U.S.


Directors: Pierre Perifel, J.P. Sans, Liron TopazCountry: U.S.

Bird Karma

Director: William SalazarCountry: U.S.

Grandpa Walrus (Pépé le Morse)

Director: Lucrèce AndreaeCountry: France

Late Afternoon

Director: Louise BagnallCountry: Ireland

Lost and Found

Director: Andrew Goldsmith, Bradley SlabeCountry: Australia

One Small Step

Director: Andrew Chesworth, Bobby PontillasCountry: U.S./China


Director: Trevor JimenezCountry: U.S.