This Tuesday, the nominees for the 2012 Academy Awards were announced. While you can see some of the nominated films in the theaters, you can also see two of them now, for free.
"Sunday" and "Wild Life," two of the films nominated in the "Best Animated Short" category, are now available to stream online for a limited time, or to download for a reduced price, thanks to the National Film Board of Canada.
"Sunday," by Patrick Doyon, tells the story of a young boy who spends an afternoon playing with coins by putting them on the railroad tracks, and discovers that the coins have a more fascinating story than he might have anticipated. "Wild Life," by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby is set in 1909, following a man traveling from England to Canada to try his hand at ranching, but finds that his sheltered background has not prepared him for life on the prairie.
Other movies in the category include Pixar's "La Luna," and the shorts "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" and "A Morning Stroll," the latter of which won best animated short at the Sundance Film Festival, and was directed by one of our featured Sundance Diaries bloggers, Grant Orchard.
Watch "Sunday" and "Wild Life" below, or go to the National Film Board of Canada's website to download the films for a reduced price: