My favorite Academy Award nomination: Oktopodi. By Emud Mokhberi and Thierry Marchand. Read an interview with Mokhberi – chock full of storyboard images, video, and other goodies – here.


  1. #1 Cuttlefish
    January 26, 2009

    When the chips are all counted, when everything’s done,
    When push, they say, comes to shove,
    I’d wager against the return of the sun
    Ere a cephalopod who’s in love.
    When the wagering comes to affairs of the heart
    (where a cuttlefish, reader, has three)
    Then a cephalopod has a boost from the start
    (well, at least, it appears so to me.)
    Now an octopus (mutant, with only six arms)
    Fights for love–for a life lived in peace;
    And a cephalopod can find magical charms
    When it finds it’s in love and in Greece.

  2. #2 Jessica Palmer
    January 26, 2009

    Cuttlefish, what can I say? you ROCK!

  3. #3 Virginia Burnett
    January 27, 2009

    Thank you for a great laugh this morning! You always have the cleverest stuff. 🙂

  4. #4 Patricia
    January 28, 2009

    [cackles and grins] That was SO good. Thanks for sharing, I shall in turn share it some more 🙂

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