​It was produced by computer-animation giant Pixar and is directed by Alan Barillaro. This is Barillaro’s first nomination, but it’s the 13th for Pixar, which despite its usual dominance in the Best Animated Feature category has lost Best Short in its last eight attempts. The last of Pixar’s three overall victories in this category was for “For the Birds” (2001) — 15 years ago, making it it’s first Oscar win in over 15 years. 

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