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Zombies Take "A Morning Stroll" Down Oscar's Red Carpet

Think the undead are not getting any respect at the Academy Awards this year?  Think again. One nominee brings on a full zombie apocalypse in its quest for Oscar gold.

Meet "A Morning Stroll", one of tonight's nominees for Best Short Film (Animated).

"Loosely inspired by a real life event recountd in Paul Auster's brilliant book 'True Tales of American Life', Grant Orchard's 'A Morning Stroll' tells the story of one New Yorker's early morning encounter with a chicken, an event that plays out over 100 years."

Written and directed by Grant Orchard and produced by Sue Goffe for studio aka, "A Morning Stroll" is perhaps the first and only film that will ever combine "inspired by a real life event" with an "encounter with a chicken" and the zombie apocalypse.

It has already won for best animated short at both the 2012 BAFTA Film Awards and the 2012 Sundance Film festival so it stands a great chance of taking home a statue tonight.  

While the trailer doesn't offer any glimpse or hint of the zombie goodness included in this great short, the film definitely delivers and is a hilarious must see for fans of the living dead.

"A Morning Stroll" is available on iTunes now as part of the Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films 2012 collection.

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