|La Maison en Petits Cubes|
|1 Nomination / 1 Win|
|81st Academy Awards|
La Maison en Petits Cubes (English: The House of Small Cubes) is a 2008 Japanese animated short subject film created by Kunio Katô, with music by Kenji Kondo. It won several prizes, the most important of which being the Grand prize for short films (the Annecy Cristal) at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2008 and the Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 2009.
As his town is flooded by water, an old man is forced to add additional levels onto his home with bricks (cubes) in order to stay dry. But when he accidentally drops his favorite smoking pipe into the lower levels of his home, his search for the pipe eventually makes him relive scenes from his eventful life.