Mr Hublot

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Mr Hublot
Mr Hublot.jpg
Directed byLaurent Witz
Alexandre Espigares
Produced byZEILT Productions
Watt Frame
Written byLaurent Witz
Music byFrançois Rousselot
Release date
  • October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15) (Warsaw Film Festival)
Running time
11 minutes

Mr Hublot is a Luxembourgish/French animated short film by Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares with/after the characters of Stephane Halleux. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 86th Academy Awards on 2 March 2014.


Mr. Hublot is a man who lives in a tiny apartment located in a crowded steampunk city. He wears several layers of eyewear and has an odometer-like counter in his forehead which runs forward and backward. Mr. Hublot also displays several OCD symptoms, such as turning the lights on and off several times before leaving the living room and meticulously straightening the pictures on his wall.

Mr. Hublot sees a tiny puppy-like robot shivering in a box. When the box is taken away for garbage disposal, Mr. Hublot, concerned for the puppy's welfare, takes the robot to his house.

The robot gets bigger and bigger and is soon much bigger than Mr. Hublot. After the creature causes extensive damage to the apartment, Mr. Hublot appears to attack the creature, which seems suddenly frightened, with a screwdriver.

After some time has passed, Mr. Hublot is shown in his home, with everything returned to normal. To the surprise of the audience, it is revealed that, far from destroying the creature, Mr. Hublot has instead moved from his tiny apartment to the warehouse across the street so that he could accommodate his oversized pet. They both seem happy and Mr. Hublot continues to turn the lights on and off before leaving the room.[1]


Mr. Hublot original music "Robotpet" and "Mr.Hublot" performed by Li-lo.[2]


Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients and nominees Result
Academy Award[3][4] March 2, 2014 Best Animated Short Film Laurent Witz
Alexandre Espigares


  1. ^ 2014 Mr.. Hublot.: Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming: Internet Archive
  2. ^ 2014 Mr.. Hublot.: Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming: Internet Archive
  3. ^ "2014 Oscar Nominations". Oscars.com. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Oscars 2014 Winners: The Complete List". The Hollywood Reporter. March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014.

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