Fresh Guacamole

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Fresh Guacamole
Fresh Guacamole poster.jpg
Directed by PES
Produced by PES
Written by PES
Distributed by Showtime
ShortsHD[1][2]
Release dates
2012
Running time
1 minute 40 seconds
Country United States

Fresh Guacamole is a 2012 American animated short film written and directed by PES, (Adam Pesapane). The film was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film award of the 85th Academy Awards,[3] losing to Paperman. At one minute 40 seconds, it is the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar.[4]

After being nominated for an Academy Award the film was released along with all the other 15 Oscar-nominated short films in theaters by ShortsHD.[1][2]

Overview[edit]

The film uses pixilation to depict a man making guacamole out of obscure objects, which become different items whenever they are cut, often depending on (unspoken) puns. For example, a baseball is cut in half and then becomes a pile of dice while it is being diced. Each of the objects also vaguely resembles an ingredient actually used in guacamole. For example, a green decorative light bulb resembles a jalapeño pepper that transforms into Monopoly houses when diced, a pincushion resembles a tomato, and a grenade with a billiard ball seed resembles an avocado. The end result is "fresh guacamole" served with a side of poker chips.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013". The New York Times. 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Fresh Guacamole". The New York Times. 2013. 
  3. ^ "Oscars.org". 
  4. ^ Washington Post, Brad Plumer (February 25, 2013). "The shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar". Retrieved March 30, 2015. 

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