Explore our coverage of shorts with Oscar-nominated animated features

Awards season comes to a close this weekend with the presentation of the Oscars, which makes it an ideal time to review some of our key coverage of this year's Academy Award-nominated features and shorts.

The animation awards are presented in a matter of minutes, and the Academy has deemed the animation short award so unimportant that it won't even present it live during its telecast. But at Cartoon Brew, we live and breathe these films, and we've been devoting coverage to them throughout the year, in many cases, before the films were even nominated.

Below, we've rounded up our profiles of all ten Oscar-nominated films, as covered by site contributors Alex Dudok de Wit, Jen Hurler, Carlos Aguilar, Cole Delaney, and Chris Robinson. This past year has been particularly special due to our partnership with INBTWN Animation, Cartoon Brew's official online event partner, which has enabled us to expand our coverage to also include video interviews with filmmakers.

Enjoy learning more about these fantastic cinematic works:

See the work of the film's art directors, visual development artists, and story artists, and watch the INBTWN Animation interview with directors Jared Bush and Byron Howard:

Read the interview with film editor Janus Billeskov Jansen.

Watch the INBTWN interview with director Enrico Casarosa:

Read the interview with production designer/character designer Lindsey Olivares, and watch the INBTWN interview with director Michael Rianda:

Watch the INBTWN interview with directors Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, and co-writer Qui Nguyen:

Read our interview with director Joanna Quinn.

Read our interview with director Hugo Covarrubias and producer Tevo Díaz.

Read our interview with director Anton Dyakov.

Read our interview with directors Dan Ojari and Mikey Please.

Read our interview with director Alberto Mielgo and producer/lead artist Leo Sanchez.