Oscar Best Short Film (Animated)

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1.
Piper (2016 Short Film)
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A mother bird tries to teach her little one how to find food by herself. In the process, she encounters a traumatic experience that she must overcome in order to survive. (6 mins.)
Director: Alan Barillaro
 
2.
Bear Story (2014 Short Film)
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An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama. (11 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Osorio
 
3.
Feast (2014 Short Film)
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The love life of a man as told through the meals he gives his adopted dog, Winston. (6 mins.)
Director: Patrick Osborne
 
4.
Mr Hublot (2013 Short Film)
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Mr Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion. (11 mins.)
 
5.
Paperman (2012 Short Film)
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An office worker meets the girl of his dreams and uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention. (7 mins.)
Director: John Kahrs
 
6.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011 Short Film)
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After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life. (15 mins.)
 
7.
The Lost Thing (2010 Short Film)
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A boy finds a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to. (15 mins.)
 
8.
Logorama (2009 Short Film)
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Police chase an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles comprised entirely of corporate logos. (16 mins.)
 
9.
The House of Small Cubes (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
To save his house from rising flood waters, an old man uses bricks to build it higher, then he relives events from his past while searching for his dropped pipe. (12 mins.)
Director: Kunio Kato
 
10.
Peter & the Wolf (2006 Short Film)
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An animated retelling set to Prokofiev's suite. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather... (32 mins.)
Director: Suzie Templeton
 
11.
The Danish Poet (2006 Short Film)
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A woman ponders over the strange coincidences that made her forefathers and -mothers meet and create the premises for her becoming the person that she is. (15 mins.)
Director: Torill Kove
 
12.
The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation (2005 Short Film)
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The Moon and the Son, a 30-minute autobiographical animated film by John Canemaker, explores the difficult... (28 mins.)
Director: John Canemaker
 
13.
Ryan (2004 Documentary)
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The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s. (14 mins.)
Director: Chris Landreth
 
14.
Harvie Krumpet (2003 Short Film)
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The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck. (23 mins.)
Director: Adam Elliot
 
15.
The Chubbchubbs! (2002 Short Film)
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A janitor at an alien nightclub gets his wish to be a singer. (6 mins.)
Director: Eric Armstrong
 
16.
For the Birds (2000 Short Film)
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A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just desserts when a goofy bird drops in. (3 mins.)
Director: Ralph Eggleston
 
17.
Father and Daughter (2000 Short Film)
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A father says goodbye to his young daughter. Time passes and the daughter moves through life age by age, but within her there is always a deep longing for her father. (8 mins.)
 
18.
The Old Man and the Sea (1999 Short Film)
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An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life. (20 mins.)
 
19.
Bunny (1998 Short Film)
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An elderly widowed rabbit grieving her husband's death is encountered by a moth who invites her into the afterlife. (7 mins.)
Director: Chris Wedge
 
20.
Geri's Game (1997 Short Film)
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Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself. (4 mins.)
Director: Jan Pinkava
 
21.
Quest (1996 Short Film)
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A being made of sand wakes up in the desert. It finds a bottle near him, but it's empty. The noise of dropping water can be heard not far away... (12 mins.)
 
22.
A Close Shave (1995 Short Film)
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Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling. (30 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
 
23.
Bob's Birthday (1994 Short Film)
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Margaret Fish is planning a surprise party for her dentist husband, Bob. Meanwhile, at the office, Bob... (12 mins.)
 
24.
The Wrong Trousers (1993 Short Film)
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Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers. (30 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
 
25.
Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (1992 Short Film)
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Two-dimensional clay animations melding and merging the work of 35 famous artists. (7 mins.)
Director: Joan C. Gratz
 
26.
Manipulation (1991 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A discarded cartoon character and some spilt ink combine and interact as if the cartoonist had drawn their actions... (7 mins.)
Director: Daniel Greaves
 
27.
Creature Comforts (1989 Short Film)
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A humourous and thought provoking view of what animals in zoos might be thinking about their captivity and surroundings. (5 mins.)
Director: Nick Park
 
28.
Balance (1989 Short Film)
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A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk. (7 mins.)
 
29.
Tin Toy (1988 Short Film)
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A tin one-man-band toy tries to escape a destructive baby. (5 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
 
30.
The Man Who Planted Trees (1987 Short Film)
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The story of a shepherd's single handed quest to re-forest a barren valley. (30 mins.)
Director: Frédéric Back
 
31.
Een griekse tragedie (1985 Short Film)
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Three scantily-clad female figures struggle to hold up the crumbling remains of an ancient Greek temple. (7 mins.)
 
32.
Anna & Bella (1984 Short Film)
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Two sisters look back on their life together. (8 mins.)
Director: Borge Ring
 
33.
Charade (1984 Short Film)
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A talented, but doomed, gentleman tries to participate in a properly British game of charades. (5 mins.)
Director: Jon Minnis
 
34.
Sundae in New York (1983 Short Film)
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A character closely resembling then-mayor Ed Koch sings a variation on the "Theme from 'New York, New... (4 mins.)
Director: Jimmy Picker
 
35.
Tango (1981 Short Film)
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Subsequent characters appear in a poorly-decorated room, intertwining but never colliding, all possessed by never-ending rituals. (8 mins.)
 
36.
Crac (1980 Short Film)
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The industrialization of Montreal, as seen from the point of view of a rocking-chair. (15 mins.)
Director: Frédéric Back
 
37.
The Fly (1980 Short Film)
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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. (3 mins.)
Director: Ferenc Rófusz
 
38.
Every Child (1979 Short Film)
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An abandoned baby is repeatedly left on a series of doorsteps in a well to do community, only to be... (6 mins.)
 
39.
Special Delivery (1978 Short Film)
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A hapless husband neglects to clear the icy walk, which leads to the mailman slipping and breaking his neck. A comedy of errors results from his attempts to hide the body. (7 mins.)
 
40.
Le château de sable (1977 Short Film)
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On a sandy desert, a man made of sand constructs other sand creatures to help make a beautiful sand castle for themselves. (13 mins.)
Director: Co Hoedeman
 
41.
Leisure (1976 Short Film)
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A short course of boring history about how not to die of boredom. (14 mins.)
Director: Bruce Petty
 
42.
Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) (1975 Documentary)
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An animated film about the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who spearheaded numerous engineering marvels of the early 19th century... (30 mins.)
Director: Bob Godfrey
 
43.
Closed Mondays (1974 Short Film)
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A man visiting a museum sees the works of art come to life. (8 mins.)
 
44.
Frank Film (1973 Short Film)
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This animated short features two soundtracks - in one, Frank narrates an autobiography,in the other... (9 mins.)
 
45.
A Christmas Carol (1971 Short Film)
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve. (28 mins.)
 
46.
The Crunch Bird (1971 Short Film)
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A woman goes into a pet store seeking a gift for her husband. She decides to get him a bird with a most unusual talent, but her gift brings about an unforeseen result. (2 mins.)
Director: Ted Petok
 
47.
Is It Always Right to Be Right? (1970 Short Film)
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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." (8 mins.)
Director: Lee Mishkin
 
48.
It's Tough to Be a Bird (1969 Documentary)
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Part cartoon and part documentary, this film offers a humorous look at birds and the ways people perceive them. (21 mins.)
Director: Ward Kimball
 
49.
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood. (25 mins.)
 
50.
The Box (1967 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An old bearded man wearing a raincoat walks into a bar and sits down, placing a mysterious box next to him. The other patrons try, with varying success, to find out what's inside. (9 mins.)
Director: Fred Wolf
 
51.
A Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Double Feature (1966 Short Film)
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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 - "Spanish Flea" and "Tijuana Taxi". (6 mins.)
Director: John Hubley
 
52.
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1965 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A simple line attempts to woo his true love, a dot, away from the unkempt squiggle she prefers. But... (10 mins.)
 
53.
The Pink Panther (1963)
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Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet--a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther." (115 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
54.
The Critic (1963 Short Film)
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Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary... (4 mins.)
Director: Ernest Pintoff
Stars: Mel Brooks
 
55.
The Hole (1962 Short Film)
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Two men discuss the nature of accidents and the possibility of nuclear war. (15 mins.)
Director: John Hubley
 
56.
The Substitute (1961 Short Film)
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Simple story about the man who comes to the beach and uses inflatable objects for all of his needs. (10 mins.)
Director: Dusan Vukotic
 
57.
Munro (1961 Short Film)
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A four-year-old boy is drafted into the army. (9 mins.)
Director: Gene Deitch
 
58.
Moonbird (1959 Short Film)
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Two boys go outside at night to capture a bird. (10 mins.)
Director: John Hubley
 
59.
Knighty Knight Bugs (1958 Short Film)
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Court jester Bugs races against the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam) and his sneezing dragon in pursuit of the Singing Sword. (6 mins.)
Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
60.
Birds Anonymous (1957 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In this spoof of Alcoholics Anonymous, pussy cats are cast as bird-eating addicts and go through the 12-step process to deal with their addiction... (7 mins.)
Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
61.
Magoo's Puddle Jumper (1956 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
At a used car lot, Mr. Magoo is intent on buying a car for his nephew Waldo. He is slick talked into... (6 mins.)
Director: Pete Burness
 
62.
Speedy Gonzales (1955 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales... (7 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng
 
63.
When Magoo Flew (1954 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Mr. Magoo sets off to go to the movies but goes to an airport by mistake and gets on a plane thinking it to be a theater... (6 mins.)
Director: Pete Burness
 
64.
Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom (1953 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A crash course on the history of Western musical instruments. (10 mins.)
 
65.
Johann Mouse (1952 Short Film)
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At the home of Austrian composer Johann Strauss, lived Johann Mouse. Whenever the composer played his waltzes... (8 mins.)
 
66.
The Two Mouseketeers (1951 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This Tom and Jerry cartoon is set in 17th century France. Tom, who is a soldier in the King's castle... (8 mins.)
 
67.
Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950 Short Film)
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The story of a little boy who would only talk in sound effects. With story by Dr. Seuss (and Bill Scott of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame) this cartoon won the Oscar for best short subject (animated) for 1950. (8 mins.)
Director: Robert Cannon
 
68.
For Scent-imental Reasons (1949 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Pepe Le Peu chases a female cat in a perfume shop until she turns the tables on him. (7 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
69.
The Little Orphan (1948 Short Film)
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The Bide-a-Wee Mouse Home has sent the orphan mouse, Nibbles, to spend Thanksgiving with Jerry. But Jerry's cupboard is bare... (8 mins.)
 
70.
Tweetie Pie (1947 Short Film)
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Thomas the cat finds Tweety in the snow, warming himself by a cigar butt. Thomas's mistress rescues the little yellow bird before her cat can devour him, but Thomas doesn't give up. (7 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng
 
71.
The Cat Concerto (1947 Short Film)
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Jerry is determined to disrupt Tom's concert while Tom fights him with the piano without missing a single note. (8 mins.)
 
72.
Quiet Please! (1945 Short Film)
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The bulldog wants to take a nap. Tom wants to chase Jerry around the house. Naps and noise don't mix, and so the bulldog threatens Tom to keep quiet or else. (7 mins.)
 
73.
Mouse Trouble (1944 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Tom's new book on "how to catch a mouse" doesn't prove too helpful against Jerry; actually, Jerry seems to make better use of it than Tom. (7 mins.)
 
74.
The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943 Short Film)
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In honor of the U.S. military during WWII, Tom and Jerry do battle in the basement using household items as either war weapons or vehicles. (8 mins.)
 
75.
Der Fuehrer's Face (1942 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime. (8 mins.)
 
76.
Lend a Paw (1941 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Pluto saves the life of a kitten, and later feels jealous towards the kitten after Mickey Mouse takes the kitten in. (8 mins.)
 
77.
The Milky Way (1940 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Three Little Kittens tie helium balloons to a basket and travel up to the Milky Way, which is filled with all the milk they can drink. (8 mins.)
 
78.
The Ugly Duckling (1931 Short Film)
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A black duckling is rejected by its mother, a hen, but manages to prove his worth when a tornado threatens the hen's chicks. (7 mins.)
 
79.
Ferdinand the Bull (1938 Short Film)
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Little Ferdinand the bull is stung by a bumblebee when men come to pick a bull for a fight. When he gets in the arena, all he cares about are the flowers in the matador's hands. (8 mins.)
 
80.
The Old Mill (1937 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs... (9 mins.)
 
81.
The Country Cousin (1936 Short Film)
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Morty Citymouse invites his cousin Abner Countrymouse for a visit and shows him the ways of the big city, including traps, eating quietly, and busy traffic. (7 mins.)
 
82.
Three Orphan Kittens (1935 Short Film)
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Three orphan kittens are entering a society house in winter and ruin the furniture. But when they're caught by the maid... (9 mins.)
Director: David Hand
 
83.
The Tortoise and the Hare (1935 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A Walt Disney Silly Symphony telling of the classic fable about a foot race between speedy Max Hare, aka The Blue Streak, and and Slow But Sure Toby Tortoise. (9 mins.)
 
84.
Three Little Pigs (1933 Short Film)
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When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house. (9 mins.)
 
85.
Flowers and Trees (1932 Short Film)
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An evil tree stump, jealous of two trees in love, starts a forest fire. (8 mins.)