Worth Your Time: Animated Short "Oktapodi"

Since Pixar burst onto the animated-short scene in 1986, it's always been the flashiest and funniest competitor in the Oscar category—until now. Sure, "Presto" has all the glossy panache we've come to expect from the studio. But the real gem this year is "Oktapodi," a student-made film from Paris. The plot is simple: the film opens on two octopi caressing each other with tender tentacles. Romantic violin music plays. Suddenly, one of the squid is snatched from the water (a fish tank, it turns...
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