Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

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1.
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.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
The Tortoise and the Hare (1935 Short Film)
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Max Hare and Toby Tortoise are having a foot race. Max has much more style, and is generally cocky. He pauses for a short nap... (9 mins.)
 
4.
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
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
The Old Mill (1937 Short Film)
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We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs... (9 mins.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
Ugly Duckling (1939 Short Film)
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A newborn cygnet searches for a family that will accept him. (9 mins.)
 
9.
The Milky Way (1940 Short Film)
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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.)
 
10.
Lend a Paw (1941 Short Film)
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Winter. Pluto is sniffing around outside when he hears a noise. It's coming from a bag floating on an ice floe in a creek... (8 mins.)
 
11.
Der Fuehrer's Face (1942 Short Film)
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Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime. (8 mins.)
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
Mouse Trouble (1944 Short Film)
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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.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
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
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
For Scent-imental Reasons (1949 Short Film)
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Pepe Le Peu chases a female cat in a perfume shop until she turns the tables on him. (7 mins.)
Stars: Mel Blanc
 
19.
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
 
20.
The Two Mouseketeers (1951 Short Film)
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This Tom and Jerry cartoon is set in 17th century France. Tom, who is a soldier in the King's castle... (8 mins.)
 
21.
Johann Mouse (1952 Short Film)
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At the home of Viennese composer Johann Strauss, lived Johann Mouse. Whenever the composer played his waltzes... (8 mins.)
 
22.
Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom (1953 Short Film)
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A crash course on the history of Western musical instruments. (10 mins.)
 
23.
When Magoo Flew (1954 Short Film)
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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
 
24.
Speedy Gonzales (1955 Short Film)
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Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales... (7 mins.)
Director: I. Freleng
 
25.
Magoo's Puddle Jumper (1956 Short Film)
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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
 
26.
Birds Anonymous (1957 Short Film)
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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
 
27.
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
 
28.
Moonbird (1959 Short Film)
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Two boys go outside at night to capture a bird. (10 mins.)
Director: John Hubley
 
29.
Munro (1961 Short Film)
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A four-year-old boy is drafted into the army. (9 mins.)
Director: Gene Deitch
 
30.
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
 
31.
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
 
32.
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
 
33.
The Pink Phink (1964 Short Film)
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A house painter uses blue as his color of choice, while the Pink Panther has a different selection in mind. (7 mins.)
 
34.
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1965 Short Film)
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A simple line attempts to woo his true love, a dot, away from the unkempt squiggle she prefers. But... (10 mins.)
 
35.
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
 
36.
The Box (1967 Short Film)
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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
 
37.
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968 Short Film)
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Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood. (25 mins.)
 
38.
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
 
39.
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
 
40.
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
 
41.
A Christmas Carol (1971 Short Film)
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve. (28 mins.)
 
42.
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.)
 
43.
Closed Mondays (1974 Short Film)
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A man visiting a museum sees the works of art come to life. (11 mins.)
 
44.
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
 
45.
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
 
46.
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
 
47.
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.)
 
48.
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.)
 
49.
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
 
50.
Crac (1981 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
 
51.
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.)
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52.
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
 
53.
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
 
54.
Anna & Bella (1984 Short Film)
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Two sisters look back on their life together. (8 mins.)
Director: Borge Ring
 
55.
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.)
 
56.
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
 
57.
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
 
58.
Balance (1989 Short Film)
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A group of fishermen on a precariously balanced platform fight over a trunk. (7 mins.)
 
59.
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
 
60.
Manipulation (1991 Short Film)
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A discarded cartoon character and some spilt ink combine and interact as if the cartoonist had drawn their actions... (7 mins.)
Director: Daniel Greaves
 
61.
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
 
62.
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
 
63.
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.)
 
64.
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
 
65.
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.)
 
66.
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
 
67.
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
 
68.
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.)
 
69.
Father and Daughter (2000 Short Film)
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A father says goodbye to his young daughter. In time the daughter grows old, but within her there is always a deep longing for her father. (8 mins.)
 
70.
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
 
71.
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
 
72.
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
 
73.
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
 
74.
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
 
75.
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
 
76.
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
 
77.
The House of Small Cubes (2008 Short Film)
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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
 
78.
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.)
 
79.
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.)
 
80.
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.)
 
81.
Paperman (2012 Short Film)
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After meeting the gal of his dreams on a commuter train, an office worker uses a fleet of paper airplanes to get her attention after spying her again in a skyscraper window. (7 mins.)
Director: John Kahrs
 
82.
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.)
 
83.
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
 
84.
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