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Best Animated Short Film Academy Awards

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People who added this item 123 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
(1931-1932)

An evil tree stump, jealous of two trees in love, starts a forest fire.

Nominees:
▪ Mickey's Orphans
▪ It's Got Me Again!
People who added this item 218 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
(1933-1934)

Three pigs set off to set up housekeeping, and learn to deal with life and wolves.

Nominees:
▪ Building a Building
▪ The Merry Old Soul

A retelling of Aesop's fable where the hare learns that slow and steady wins the race.

Nominees:
▪ Holiday Land
▪ Jolly Little Elves
People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.9

Three kittens are heartlessly abandoned during a snowstorm. They try to take refuge in a nearby house and playfully begin to tear the house apart.

Nominees:
▪ The Calico Dragon
▪ Who Killed Cock Robin?

Abner is invited by his cousin Monty to leave Podunk behind and move to the big city. But he soon learns that the hidden dangers of big city life are not all they are cracked up to be.

Nominees:
▪ Old Mill Pond
▪ Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor
People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Old Mill (1937)

A triumph of mood over plot, the short shows the inhabitants of an ancient, abandoned mill preparing for nightfall and an approaching storm.

Nominees:
▪ Educated Fish
▪ The Little Match Girl
People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2

Ferdinand is a quiet, peaceful young bull who only wants to stop and smell the flowers. But, when he is stung by a bee, the townspeople believe he is ferocious and take him to the bullfight ring.

Nominees:
▪ Brave Little Tailor
▪ Mother Goose Goes Hollywood
▪ Good Scouts
▪ Hunky and Spunky
People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6

A remake of an earlier Silly Symphony retells the story of an outcast duckling who turns out to become a beautiful swan.

Nominees:
▪ Detouring America
▪ Peace on Earth
▪ The Pointer
People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Milky Way (1940)

Three kittens, denied milk as punishment for misbehaving, sail up into the Milky Way in a hot air balloon. Once in the Milky Way, they find it a land of natural milk springs and gushers.

Nominees:
▪ Puss Gets the Boot
▪ A Wild Hare
People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7
Lend a Paw (1941)

Pluto's conscience becomes the battleground when he saves a small kitten from drowning and then has second thoughts when Mickey welcomes it into his home.

Nominees:
▪ Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B
▪ Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt
▪ How War Came
▪ The Night Before Christmas
▪ Rhapsody in Rivets
▪ The Rookie Bear
▪ Rhythm in the Ranks
▪ Superman
▪ Truant Officer Donald
People who added this item 211 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5

Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

Nominees:
▪ All Out for 'V'
▪ Blitz Wolf
▪ Juke Box Jamboree
▪ Pigs in a Polka
▪ Tulips Shall Grow

Per custom, Tom and Jerry wage war against each other, this time primarily with fireworks.

Nominees:
▪ The Dizzy Acrobat
▪ 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
▪ Greetings, Bait
▪ Imagination
▪ Reason and Emotion
People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Mouse Trouble (1944)

Tom receives a how-to book on mouse-catching, but all of its recommended tactics prove ineffective against the eager-to-outwit Jerry.

Nominees:
▪ And to Think I Saw It on Mulberry Street
▪ Dog, Cat and Canary
▪ Fish Fry
▪ How to Play Football
▪ My Boy, Johnny
▪ Swooner Crooner
People who added this item 34 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Quiet Please! (1945)

Tom and Jerry's usual cat and mouse antics are complicated by the presence of a testy bulldog, whom Tom is careful not to disturb.

Nominees:
▪ Donald's Crime
▪ Jasper and the Beanstalk
▪ Life with Feathers
▪ Mighty Mouse in Gypsy Life
▪ The Poet and Peasant
▪ Rippling Romance
People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2

Jerry intrudes upon Tom's fancy piano concert and both of them wind up getting quite the musical workout.

Nominees:
▪ Musical Moments from Chopin
▪ John Henry and the Inky-Poo
▪ Squatter's Rights
▪ Walky Talky Hawky
People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2

In this first pairing of Tweety Bird and Sylvester, the black cat (called Thomas here) tries to terrorize the yellow bird after he's brought into the cat's home. Tweety stays one step ahead.

Nominees:
▪ Chip an' Dale
▪ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse
▪ Pluto's Blue Note
▪ Tubby the Tuba
People who added this item 50 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.8

A tiny but hungry orphan named Nibbles shows up as Jerry's guest for Thanksgiving. The two sample the abundant table offerings while trying to steer clear of Tom.

Nominees:
▪ Mickey and the Seal
▪ Mouse Wreckers
▪ Robin Hoodlum
▪ Tea for Two Hundred
People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.3

The black feline enlisted to rid a perfume shop of the odoriferous Pepe Le Pew must put up with the suave, self-confident skunk's romantic advances.

Nominees:
▪ Hatch Up Your Troubles
▪ Magic Fluke
▪ Toy Tinkers

A little boy, Gerald McCloy, discovers at the age of two, that he can say 'boing -boing' and nothing else. He runs away from school and is found by a radio executive, who makes him world famous.

Nominees:
▪ Jerry's Cousin
▪ Trouble Indemnity
People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5

In France, Jerry and younger mouse Nibbles (later Tuffy) help themselves to a royal banquet. They find opposition in defensive guard Tom.

Nominees:
▪ Lambert the Sheepish Lion
▪ Rooty Toot Toot
People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Johann Mouse (1952)

Jerry is Johann Mouse, a wall resident who waltzes in the home of famous musician Johann Strauss. When Strauss is away, his cat (Tom) learns to play piano, only to help his ongoing efforts to catch the mouse.

Nominees:
▪ Little Johnny Jet
▪ Madeline
▪ Pink and Blue Blues
▪ The Romance of Transportation in Canada

A History of music through the ages, from prehistoric man to the modern symphony orchestra.

Nominees:
▪ Christopher Crumpet
▪ From A to Z-Z-Z-Z
▪ Rugged Bear
▪ The Tell-Tale Heart

Mr Magoo mistakenly boards an airliner in the belief that he is attending a movie. Instead of a film he sees a real detective mystery.

Nominees:
▪ Crazy Mixed Up Pup
▪ Pigs Is Pigs
▪ Sandy Claws
▪ Touché, Pussy Cat!
People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3

Mexican mice enlist Speedy Gonzales to sneak across the American border and secure cheese for them. His fast forays outwit and irritate Sylvester, the cat who's patrolling the international divide.

Nominees:
▪ Good Will to Men
▪ The Legend of Rockabye Point
▪ No Hunting
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.4

Mr. Magoo has an underwater journey with his old car, confuses sharks with Cadil lacs but regains the surface undisturbed.

Nominees:
▪ Gerald McBoing-Boing on Planet Moo
▪ The Jaywalker
People who added this item 49 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6

At another cat's urging, Sylvester attends a meeting of the support group Birds Anonymous, only to find that kicking the habit isn't so easy with Tweety always around.

Nominees:
▪ One Droopy Knight
▪ Tabasco Road
▪ Trees and Jamaica Daddy
▪ The Truth About Mother Goose
People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7

At King Arthur's order, Round Table jester Bugs Bunny reclaims the fabled singing sword from the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam). But Sam isn't going to let it go without a fight.

Nominees:
▪ Paul Bunyan
▪ Sidney's Family Tree
People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 4.1 IMDB Rating 0

Two boys' adventure with a Moonbird in the middle of night.

Nominees:
▪ Mexicali Shmoes
▪ Noah's Ark
▪ The Violinist
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Munro (1961)

A four-year-old boy is drafted into the army.

Nominees:
▪ Goliath II
▪ High Note
▪ Mouse and Garden
▪ A Place in the Sun
People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.2
Surogat (2010)

Simple story about the man who comes to the beach and uses inflatable objects for all of his needs.

Nominees:
▪ Aquamania
▪ Beep Prepared
▪ Nelly's Folly
▪ The Pied Piper of Guadalupe
People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 0

Two construction workers discuss about the possibility of accidents and their consequences, leading to the necessity of disarmament to prevent a super-accidental disaster.

Nominees:
▪ Icarus Montgolfier Wright
▪ Now Hear This
▪ Self Defense ... for Cowards
▪ Symposium on Popular Songs
People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Critic (1963)

Short satire on audience reactions to 'art' films.

Nominees:
▪ Automania 2000
▪ The Game
▪ My Financial Career
▪ Pianissimo
People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6

A house painter can't understand why everything he paints blue turns pink. Little does he guess that the Pink Panther is repainting all his work.

Nominees:
▪ Christmas Cracker
▪ How to Avoid Friendship
▪ Nudnik No. 2

A simple line attempts to woo his true love, a dot, away from the unkempt squiggle she prefers. But he'll have to learn to bend before she'll notice him.

Nominees:
▪ Clay or the Origin of Species
▪ The Thieving Magpie

A prototype of modern music videos, this is an animated film set to the music of two popular tunes recorded by Herb Alpert and his Latin-flavored brass ensemble.

Nominees:
▪ The Drag
▪ The Pink Blueprint
People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1

An old bearded man wearing a raincoat walks into a bar and sits down, placing a mysterious box next to him.

Nominees:
▪ Hypothese Beta
▪ What on Earth!
Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood

Nominees:
▪ The House That Jack Built
▪ The Magic Pear Tree
▪ Windy Day
Part cartoon and part documentary, this film offers a humorous look at birds and the ways people perceive them.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Nominees:
▪ Of Men and Demons
▪ Walking

The world is divided into factions, on opposite sides of issues; each side is, of course, right. And so the gap between the people grows, until someone challenges the absolutist view of what's "right."

Nominees:
▪ The Further Adventures of Uncle Sam: Part Two
▪ The Shepherd
People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.4

A woman buys a pet bird for her husband, who has a negative attitude about everything.

Nominees:
▪ Evolution
▪ The Selfish Giant
People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 6.3
Frank Film (1973)

Satire about contemporary middle-class life in America. Intended for upper secondary and further education.

Nominees:
▪ The Legend of John Henry
▪ Pulcinella
People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4

A man visiting a museum sees the works of art come to life.

Nominees:
▪ The Family That Dwelt Apart
▪ Hunger
▪ Voyage to Next
▪ Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Animated film about the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who spearheaded numerous engineering marvels of the early 19th century.



Nominees:
▪ Kick Me
▪ Monsieur Pointu
▪ Sisyphus
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6
Leisure (1976)

Animated film emphasising the use of leisure time as an important aspect of life in modern society.

Nominees:
▪ Dedalo
▪ The Street
People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7

On a sandy desert, a man made of sand constructs other sand creatures to help make a beautiful sand castle for themselves.


Nominees:
▪ The Bead Game
▪ A Doonesbury Special
▪ Jimmy the C

Black comedy about the aftermath of the death of a mailman who slips on the icy steps which a wife has asked her husband to sweep.

Nominees:
▪ Oh My Darling
▪ Rip Van Winkle
People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Every Child (1979)

An abandoned baby is repeatedly left on a series of doorsteps in a well to do community, only to be rejected by each in turn until the infant arrives at the one social group that shows any concern and compassion.

Nominees:
▪ Dream Doll
▪ It's so Nice to Have a Wolf Around the House
People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5

A fine day in the life of a fly presented completely from the fly's point of view. A fine day until something dreary happens, that is.

Nominees:
▪ All Nothing
▪ History of the World in Three Minutes Flat
People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4

The industrialization of Montreal, as seen from the point of view of a rocking-chair.

Nominees:
▪ The Creation
▪ The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin
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