“La Maison en Petits Cubes” Won Oscar 2009 Short Film (Animated)

March 8, 2009 at 3:15 pm (CG, Share) (, , , , )

House of Small Cubes / つみきのいえ


The film is about an old man who lives in a submerged town. As the water rises, he’s forced to add additional levels on to his home with bricks (cubes) in order to stay dry. One day he drops his favorite pipe into the lower levels of his home. In the search for another pipe, he decides to purchase a wetsuit instead to use as he dives down to retrieve his original pipe. As he moves downwards through the different stories of his home, he relives scenes from his life.

Director: Kunio Kato / Japan, 2008
Length: 12 minutes, 3 seconds.
size: 98,847 KB (94 MB, approx.)

Acceptance Speech:
So heavy. Thank you very much. Thank you, my supporters. Thank you, all my staff. Thank you, my producer. Thank you, Academy. Thank you, animation. Thank you my company, Robot. Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto. Thank you very much.

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