Well, tonight is Academy Awards night. Normally I use this time to promote my love for Short Subject Animation and promote the shorts nominated and offer links for you to watch them online.
When I first started this (2010) you could find all the nominees online and watch at no charge. The following year only one of the nominees was unavailable. By 2012 there was only one nominee online. This year someone wants me to pay a dollar to watch their short and another place wants me to fill out a registration form to watch their short.
Screw it. It looks like the short subject animation people have become greedy, expecting people to pay to watch all their hard work. Well, count me out.
So I’m putting this post on the shelf along with such classics as the Zorro Kicks Butt-O-Meter and What’s On Ronnie’s Calendars.
Oh, and if I were a betting man I’d put my money on “Get a Horse!” by Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim. It’s the only one I’ve seen and it’s probably the only one everyone’s seen since it aired before the Disney hit “Frozen.”
It’s a very clever ‘toon although I thought it went on a bit long. Probably the best thing Mickey Mouse has done in a long time.