The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences today [30] announced that ten animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards.

Thirty-three pictures had originally qualified in the category. The ten films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:

The Cow Who Wanted to Be A Hamburger, Bill Plympton, director (Bill Plympton Studio) [pictured]

Coyote Falls, Matthew O’Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros Animation)

Day & Night, Teddy Newton, director (Pixar Animation Studios)

The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, directors (Magic Light Pictures)

Let’s Pollute, Geefwee Boedoe, story-design-animation (Geefwee Boedoe)

The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann, directors (Passion Pictures Australia)

Madagascar, Carnet De Voyage (Madagascar, A Journey Diary), Bastien Dubois, director (Sacrebleu Productions)

Sensology, Michel Gagne, director-producer (GAGNE International)

The Silence Beneath The Bark, Joanna Lurie, director (Lardux Films)

Urs, Moritz Mayerhofer, director (Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg)

The short films and feature animation branch reviewing committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting in screenings held in New York and Los Angeles.  

Members will now select three to five nominees. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in January.

The 83rd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on January 25, 2011, ahead of the awards ceremony on February 27.