La Maison en Petits Cubes
|The House of Small Cubes|
|Directed by||Kunio Katō|
|Produced by||Masanori Kusakabe, Yuko Hata|
|Written by||Kenya Hirata|
|Music by||Kenji Kondo|
It won several prizes, including The Annecy Cristal at the 32nd Annecy International Animated Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 81st Academy Awards. It was also included in the Animation Show of Shows in 2008.
As his town is flooded by water, an aged widower is forced to add additional levels on to his home in order to stay dry. But when he accidentally drops his favourite smoking pipe into the lower submerged levels of his home, his search for the pipe eventually makes him relive scenes from his eventful life (including his time before the flooding began).
The House of Small Cubes has won the following awards:
- 2008 Hiroshima International Animation Festival
- 2008 Japan Media Arts Festival
- Grand Prize – Animation Division
- 2008 Annecy International Animated Film Festival
- 2009 Academy Awards
- 2008 Message to Man
- Best Animated Film
- 2008 Anima Mundi
- Best Script – Jury Award
- 2008 LA Shorts Fest
- Best Animation
- "La Maison en Petits Cubes". Short Film Central. Archived from the original on August 5, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
- "HIROSHIMA 2008(12) Aug.7-11 Venue : Aster Plaza". HiroAnim.org. Hiroshima International Animation Festival. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
- "2008 Japan Media Arts Festival Awards". Japan Media Arts Plaza, Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2009.