January 22, 2009

Animated Comedy Nominated for Oscar

London - Animation studio Nexus has announced that Smith & Foulkes’ internationally acclaimed animated short, “This Way Up,” has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short at the 81st annual Academy Awards.
This comic tale follows the fateful journey of a father and son team of pallbearers, who end up joining the corpse they’re transporting on its trip to the underworld, says a representative.

Conceived and realized over a period of five months at the Nexus studio, the film was made in full HD using the Nexus in-house team of animators and designers. Support came from a collective of respected film bodies, including BBC Film, BBC Comedy, BBC Film Network, ARCADI in France, and Mike Judge’s “The Animation Show” in the US.

For more, visit http://www.thiswayupmovie.com/.