partly cloudy animated short 2009Ten films out of the 37 submitted for the Best Animated Short Oscar have been given the go-ahead through the Academy's voting process.

Pixar Animation's 'Partly Cloudy' -- a whimsical tale of storks, clouds and baby-making -- is the most high-profile entry, due to its enviable spot as theatrical lead-in to the studio's 'Up' this year. However, judging from past years, that doesn't guarantee a win, noted the Los Angeles Times. There are no corresponding advance awards like the Golden Globes nor critical hoopla to nudge voters toward certain shorts, plus academy voters must view all the nominees, so they often wind up voting for their actual favorites (imagine!).
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