How to beat this horrendous arctic cold spell? Just slip into your shorts — the live-action and animated ones nominated for the upcoming Academy Awards. It’s a particularly good crop in both categories.
These 2014 short subjects — miniature movie morsels between six and 26 minutes long — are tastier than usual.
In the animation department, they range from fairy-tale fantasy to flights of futuristic fancy:
In the live-action department: