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
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81. IS IT ALWAYS RIGHT TO BE RIGHT?
80. GREAT (ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL)
FACT: During his short career, Brunel achieved many engineering “firsts”, including assisting in the building of the first tunnel under a navigable river. (Wikipedia)
Still looking for a complete version.
78. THE CAT CONCERTO
FACT: The same year MGM produced The Cat Concerto, Warner Bros. released a very similar Bugs Bunny cartoon called Rhapsody Rabbit, directed by Friz Freleng, with Bugs against an unnamed mouse. (Wikipedia)
77. JOHANN MOUSE
FACT: Johann Mouse was Tom & Jerry’s 7th and final Academy Award.
76. IT’S TOUGH TO BE A BIRD
FACT: Screenwriter Feiffer said the tale was a reaction to his time serving in the U.S. Army. (Wikipedia)
74. DER FUEHRER’S FACE
This short was originally titled ‘Donald Duck in Nutzi Land’. Definitely controversial.
FACT: The film makes an appearance in Pearl Harbor (2001) (Wikipedia)
73. MOUSE TROUBLE
72. THE DOT AND THE LINE
FACT: The Dot and the Line won the final award for an animated short for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Wikipedia)
71. A GREEK TRAGEDY
Also nominated in 1986: The first Pixar short film: Luxo Jr.