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Release Date:
22 June 1940 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. See more »
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While a decent cartoon, it probably shouldn't have won the Oscar. See more (6 total) »

Cast

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Bernice Hansen ... Mama Cat / Three Little Kittens (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Rudolf Ising 
 
Writing credits
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Maurice Day  uncredited

Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Scott Bradley (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Carman Maxwell .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Ray Abrams .... animator (uncredited)
Robert Allen .... layout artist (uncredited)
Pete Burness .... animator (uncredited)
George Gordon .... animator (uncredited)
Michael Lah .... animator (uncredited)
Carl Urbano .... animator (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
8 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Was the first non-Disney cartoon to win an Oscar for Best Short Subject.See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
While a decent cartoon, it probably shouldn't have won the Oscar., 6 March 2001

This cartoon is done reasonably well, is enjoyable enough and worth seeing, but, although I can understand why it won (monumentally cute with well-drawn backgrounds and the closest thing to a Disney style short that was nominated), I don't think it should have. It's competition included the very first Tom and Jerry and a Bugs Bunny directed by Tex Avery. The Tom and Jerry should have won hands down. The Milky Way has some nice touches, but the other two were more interesting and more novel for the time. Oh, well. The Academy has got more right than wrong in Animated Short over the years. This one shows on The Cartoon Network from time to time.

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