Fresh Guacamole

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Fresh Guacamole
Fresh Guacamole poster.jpg
Directed by PES
Produced by PES
Written by PES
Distributed by Showtime
Release date
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]


The film uses the technique of pixilation and shows a man's hands (the hands are PES's) making guacamole out of familiar 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 resembles an ingredient actually used in an authentic guacamole recipe - a grenade with a billiard ball pit resembles an avocado, a baseball resembles an onion, a pincushion resembles a tomato, a green miniature golf ball (with an interior of Trivial Pursuit game pieces/wedges) resembles a lime, a green Christmas light bulb resembles a jalapeño pepper, and king and queen chess pieces resemble salt & pepper shakers. The end result is "fresh guacamole" served with a side of "poker chips".


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

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