Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 7

February 22, 2013 at 10:06 am

Academy Award Winning Animated Shorts | Best Animated Shorts

The Academy Award for Animated Shorts. One of my personal favorite categories. Recently, it occurred to me that there were dozens of Oscar winners I had yet to see. I decided to go on a search for all them. The result was an incredible journey from 1932 to 2013. In this 9 part series, I count down every single animated short film that won the Oscar. Where do your favorites rank?

List of Winners courtesy of Wikipedia

Check out the complete series:

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 1

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 2

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 3

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 4

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 5

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 6

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 7

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 8

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films: The Complete Series

20. BUNNY

1998

19. THE MILKY WAY

1940

FACT: The First Non Disney to win the award

18. LEND A PAW

1941

17. KNIGHTY KNIGHT BUGS

1958

Check out this video announcing Knighty Night Bugs as an Oscar winner.

16. THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE

2011

15. THE CHUBBCHUBBS!

2002

14. A CLOSE SHAVE

1995

No embed. Watch the film here.

13. FLOWERS AND TREES

1932

The first winner of the award.

FACT: The first Academy Award winning animated short film.  Then called Short Subjects (Cartoons)

12. THE PINK PHINK

1964

11. THE CRITIC

1963

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Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 6

February 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Academy Award Winning Animated Shorts | Best Animated Shorts

The Academy Award for Animated Shorts. One of my favorite categories. Recently, it occurred to me that there were dozens of Oscar winners I had yet to see. I decided to go on a search for all them. The result was an incredible journey from 1932 to 2013. In this 9 part series, I count down every single animated short film that won the Oscar. Where do your favorites rank?

List of Winners courtesy of Wikipedia

Check out the complete series:

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 1

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 2

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 3

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 4

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 5

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 6

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 7

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 8

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films: The Complete Series

30. HARVIE KRUMPET

2003

29. PETER & THE WOLF

2007

28. THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE

1934

FACT: Toby Tortoise is on a poster in the Toontown alleyway and appears during the final scene of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. (Wikipedia)

27. BOB’S BIRTHDAY

1994

26. WINNIE THE POOH AND THE BLUSTERY DAY

1968

Not the greatest quality. But a classic.

25. THE WRONG TROUSERS

1993

24. THE SAND CASTLE

1977

23. BIRDS ANONYMOUS

1957

22. TANGO

1982

21. TIN TOY

1988

FACT: “A very, very special thanks to Steve Jobs.” (4:43)

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Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 5

February 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Academy Award Winning Animated Shorts | Best Animated Shorts

The Academy Award for Animated Shorts. One of my favorite categories. Recently, it occurred to me that there were dozens of Oscar winners I had yet to see. I decided to go on a search for all them. The result was an incredible journey from 1932 to 2013. In this 9 part series, I count down every single animated short film that won the Oscar. Where do your favorites rank?

List of Winners courtesy of Wikipedia

Check out the complete series:

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 1

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 2

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 3

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 4

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 5

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 6

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 7

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 8

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films: The Complete Series

40. SPEEDY GONZALES

1955

FACT: It is the second cartoon to feature the title character, but the first one to feature Speedy in his current design. (Wikipedia)

39. FERDINAND THE BULL

1938

FACT: There was a book sequel to this cartoon called “Ferdinand and the Bullies” (Wikipedia)

38. CRAC

1981

37. THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES

1987

36. THE FLY

1980

35. WHEN MAGOO FLEW

1954

43. RYAN

2004

33. THE OLD MILL

1937

32. QUIET PLEASE!

1945

31. LA MAISON EN PETITS CUBES

2008

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Top 20 Violent Best Picture Nominees

February 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm

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Dramas, Musicals, Comedies, Action Movies…  So many worthy films have been recognized at the Academy Awards.  Films from all over the world.  Many for their portrayal of the human spirit.  Others for telling the true stories of remarkable people. Today, I focus on some of the more violent entries in the storied history of The Oscars.  Here are 20 of my all time favorites:

Where do your favorites rank?

20. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

Did it win? No

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19. APOCALYPSE NOW

Did it win? No

18. RAGING BULL

Did it win? No

17. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

Did it win? Yes

16. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Did it win? No

15. TAXI DRIVER

Did it win? No

14. THE EXORCIST

Did it win? No

13. THE DEPARTED

Did it win? Yes

11. THE GODFATHER PART II

Did it win?  Yes

10. JAWS

Did it win? No

9. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

Did it win?  Yes

8. GANGS OF NEW YORK

Did it win? No

7. BRAVEHEART

Did it win?  Yes

6. ROCKY

Did it win?  Yes

5. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

Did it win? No

4. GOODFELLAS

Did it win? No

3. GLADIATOR

Did it win?  Yes

2. PULP FICTION

Did it win? No

1. THE GODFATHER

Did it win?  Yes

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Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 4

February 18, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Academy Award Winning Animated Shorts | Best Animated Shorts

The Academy Award for Animated Shorts. One of my favorite categories. Recently, it occurred to me that there were dozens of Oscar winners I had yet to see. I decided to go on a search for all them. The result was an incredible journey from 1932 to 2013. In this 9 part series, I count down every single animated short film that won the Oscar. Where do your favorites rank?

List of Winners courtesy of Wikipedia

Check out the complete series:

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 1

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 2

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 3

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 4

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 5

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 6

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 7

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 8

Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films: The Complete Series

50. ANNA & BELLA

1985

49. SUNDAE IN NEW YORK

1983

48. MAGOO’S PUDDLE JUMPER

1956

47. QUEST

1996

FACE: The character was made of brass skeleton, latex foam and sand. (Wikipedia)

46. FOR SCENT-IMENTAL REASONS

1949

45. THREE ORPHAN KITTENS

1935

FACT: Directed by David Hand, who would later direct Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. (Wikipedia)

44. TOOT, WHISTLE, PLUNK & BOOM

1953

43. EVERY CHILD

1979

42. BALANCE

1989

FACT: The climactic “balancing platform” sequence from National Treasure: Book of Secrets was directly inspired by “Balance”, which is mentioned in its credits. (Wikipedia)

41. THE LOST THING

2010

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