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Film review

Oscar animated shorts worth a look

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In “Possessions,” one of five very fine entries in “The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animated,” the ghost spirit of a broken old umbrella springs to life, causing a night of splendid havoc for a weary Japanese traveler. A gorgeously realized homage to the concept of “Tsukumogami” — that after 100 years, tools and instruments attain souls and self-awareness — Shuhei Morita’s ’toon works as a metaphor for the process of animation itself: Whether the artist ...

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