The Curt Critic featured in the Wisconsin State Journal

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fresh Guacamole - 2013 Oscar Nominee for Best Short Film—Animated

It's only missing the margaritas.

Hand-grenade avocados. Diced dice. A pincushion tomato (also "diced"). As all manner of unusual yet somehow appropriate items are combined to make a bowl of fresh guacamole, the visual puns are as much fun to catch as the colorful display. It is ultimately and beautifully served with chips—of the poker variety.

This is undoubtedly the priciest appetizer you'll find on all but the most exotic menus. Despite its minuscule run time of 1-3/4 minutes, this feast for the eyes took over four months and close to $50,000 to create. Press the > play button below and savor every byte.

Bon appetit!


  1. Just saw the animated Oscar Shorts last night. This one was very clever. Wondering if you're going to review any of the others?

  2. I will indeed be reviewing all of them. Eventually! Stay tuned... and thanks so much for reading and for your comment.