2014 Oscars Challenge: Short Film #1: Get A Horse!

2014_BestAnimatedShort

Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim

Disney usually takes home the Best Animated Short award, and with “Get A Horse!” an animated short that not only brings back the beloved Mickey Mouse with all classic voice work used from previous recordings, chances are it will be taking home yet another Oscar. Seeing Mickey battle longtime rival Peg-Leg Pete over Minnie, what starts off as a normal black-and-white cartoon slowly utilizes three dimensions in bringing the characters out of the screen and into color. Having had the pleasure of seeing this short both in 2D and 3D, there is definitely something special about these characters being brought to the new generations and with a play on coming directly out of the movie screen, we’re given the meaning of 3D and where it should remain, all while making a comment on the future of technology and how far we’ve come. A capstone to animation, this one will be tough to beat. “Get A Horse!” can be seen playing before the feature “Frozen”, in theaters now. This is a first nomination for director and producer.


Screen shot 2012-11-20 at 11.24.28 PM

// Produced by Dorothy McKim // Directed by Lauren MacMullan //

// Dated Viewed: Saturday, January 18th, 2014 // UA LaCanada Flintridge 6 // 1 of 15 shorts //

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