The Academy of Motion picture Arts and Sciences announced today a list of animated short films (down from 33 originally) that are now on the “shortlist” to be narrowed down to a final 3 to 5 nominees for an Academy Award.

PIXAR’s animated short “Day & Night” (that premiered in theaters before Toy Story 3) is among the potential nominees.

Good luck to PIXAR and Teddy Newton (Director of “Day & Night”) as the Academy works on narrowing it’s list.