Screen Play: Short and Sweet

3 Oscar-nominated animated short films we heart

head over heels!

Love is in the air — well, maybe just a faint, leftover puff anyway.

With the Academy Awards lingering around the corner, we’d like to divert your attention from the Hollywood giants and direct it to these sweet, little gems.

The first, Head Over Heels, a stunning stop-motion picture from a couple of twentsomething film students (yes, students), Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly; then artist Minkyu Lee’s Adam and Dog, a speechless Genesis-redux tale of unconditional love; last, Disney’s soon-to-be classic Paperman, which may make you cry. Watch all three in their entirety below.

And prepare to be blown away.

The complete list of nominees is available at oscar.go.com. Want to see them all in a theater? For locations and dates, go to theoscarshorts.shorts.tv. For more movie inspiration, check out February’s must-sees, our GoWatchIt channels, or favorite rentals.

Photo: Courtesy of The National Film and Television School