Must Watch: Entire Oscar Winning Animated Short Logorama
by Alex Billington
April 5, 2010
One of the big surprise winners at the Oscars this year was the animated short film Logorama. However, it won for good reason, because it's a dark and awesome short film. The entire short (all 16 minutes) has made its way onto Vimeo and can be seen below. This isn't a leak or a bootleg or anything like that, this is the fully watchable version of the short. Here's the concept (and also why it's so damn brilliant): the entire world and everything we see in it is made out of corporate logos and brands. The story follows two Michelin tire guys (as cops) who chase a terrorist Ronald McDonald. You'll be very glad this won the Oscar after you see this.
Watch the entire Oscar winning animated short film Logorama:
Logorama is a short film that was directed by the French animation collective H5: François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain. Is anyone else surprised that this was directed by three French filmmakers and not Americans influenced by all this pop culture? It was presented at Cannes in 2009 and opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year (which is where most people first saw it). I didn't get the chance to see it until recently, but I loved it as much as everyone else, which is exactly why I'm featuring it here today. Besides the two opening and closing songs (Dean Martin's "Good Morning Life" and The Ink Spots' "I Don't Want to Set the World On Fire"), all other music and sound design is fully original. What did you think?