Aardman’s ‘Robin Robin’ secures Oscars nominations for best animated short

Aardman announced that their stop motion musical short Robin Robin has been nominated for ‘Best Animated Short Film’ at the Oscars. The thirty minute short, produced by Aardman for Netflix, is directed by its creators Dan Ojari and Mikey Please. 

The voice cast includes Bronte Carmichael (Christopher Robin), Adeel Akhtar (Enola Holmes), Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson (The Crown) and Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?).

When her egg fortuitously rolls into a rubbish dump, Robin is raised by a loving family of burglar mice. As she grows up, her differences become more apparent. Robin sets off on the heist to end all heists to prove to her family that she can be a really good mouse – but ends up discovering who she really is.

The 94th Oscars will take place on Sunday 27 March 2022.

Selected from 82 qualifying films by members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch, the following films had made it to the shortlist.

  • Affairs of the Art
  • Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice
  • Bad Seeds
  • Bestia
  • BoxBallet
  • Flowing Home
  • Mum Is Pouring Rain
  • The Musician
  • Namoo
  • Only a Child
  • Robin Robin
  • Souvenir Souvenir
  • Step into the River
  • Us Again
  • The Windshield Wiper