It won an Academy Award in 1936 for Best Animated Short Film. The film was produced by Walt Disney, directed by Wilfred Jackson, and animated by Art Babbitt and Les Clark.
Flowers and Trees was the first commercially released film to be produced in the full-color three-strip Technicolor process. Disney’s exclusive contract with Technicolor forced other animators such as Max Fleischer to use Technicolor’s inferior two-color process.
This is the first of seven Tom and Jerry cartoons to receive an Academy Award. The short features Tom and Jerry chasing each other in a pseudo-warfare style, making numerous references to World War II technology such as jeeps and dive bombers.
The first animated cartoon to be filmed and released in widescreen CinemaScope, Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom won the 1954 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons). In 1994, it was voted #29 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.
When Magoo Flew by Stephen Bosustow won an Academy Award in 1954. Near sighted Mr. Magoo goes to see a movie but instead mistakes the airport across the street for the theater and takes a seat on a departing airplane.
Co Hoedeman’s short animated film is about the sandman and the creatures he sculpts out of sand. They build a castle and celebrate the completion of their new home, only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest. Cleverly constructed, the film leaves interpretation open to the viewer.
Special Delivery won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film. Alice Phelps heads off to the gym, reminding her husband Ralph to shovel the snow from the porch. Ralph ignores her and then later finds that the mailman has slipped, broken his neck, and died on their snow and ice covered porch.
The story follows the experiences of a rocking chair, from its creation from a tree through the various families whose homes it is used in. It won the 1981 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.
A monk sees a fish and goes to get his net to catch it. The fish eludes him and the monk gets rather agitated as he tries increasingly extreme ways of catching the fish. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Animated Short Film at the 67th Academy Awards.
This movie is animated by painting on glass. It took Aleksandr Petrov and his son Dmitri Petrov two years to paint each of the 29,000+ frames. Petrov used his fingertips in addition to various paintbrushes to paint on different glass sheets positioned on multiple levels, each covered with slow-drying oil paints. The Old Man and… Read More »