Academy Award Winning Animated Short Films Part 1

February 14, 2013 at 12:30 am

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

81. IS IT ALWAYS RIGHT TO BE RIGHT?

1970

80. GREAT (ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL)

1975

FACT: During his short career, Brunel achieved many engineering “firsts”, including assisting in the building of the first tunnel under a navigable river. (Wikipedia)

79. LEISURE

1976

Still looking for a complete version.

78. THE CAT CONCERTO

1946

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

1952

FACT: Johann Mouse was Tom & Jerry’s 7th and final Academy Award.

76. IT’S TOUGH TO BE A BIRD

1969

75. MUNRO

1960

FACT: Screenwriter Feiffer said the tale was a reaction to his time serving in the U.S. Army. (Wikipedia)

74. DER FUEHRER’S FACE

1942

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

1944

72. THE DOT AND THE LINE

1965

FACT: The Dot and the Line won the final award for an animated short for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Wikipedia)

71. A GREEK TRAGEDY

1986


Also nominated in 1986: The first Pixar short film: Luxo Jr.

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