- "Hugo" (The Invention of Hugo Cabret written by Brian Selznick)
- "War Horse" (War Horse written by Michael Morpurgo)
- "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" directed by author/illustrator William Joyce
- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows written by J.K. Rowling)
- "The Adventures of Tintin" (The Secret of the Unicorn written by Herge)
Congratulations to those films nominated for an Academy Award that were inspired by children's literature!
Don't forget the check out the iPad app that goes with the short film. You can download it from the App Store here.
[edited February 28, 2011: Congratulations to Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann for their Oscar win! The American edition of The Lost Thing (the book) is included in Lost and Found: Three by Shaun Tan, which goes on sale tomorrow.]
Two children's books adapted for the screen are nominated for this year's Best Short Film (Animated) Oscar:
Australian author and illustrator, Shaun Tan, is nominated for The Lost Thing, which is based on his 2005 picture book by the same name.
You can view the film here.
The School Library Journal website has an interview with Mr. Tan posted about the book and film.
[photo from the lines and colors blog]
The Gruffalo, a British picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is also nominated.
The 30-minute film was broadcast on BBC1 (in the UK) during Christmas 2009.
[photo from The Telegraph website]
Thank you to Betsy at the Fuse #8 Production blog for the information!