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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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Won Oscar. See more »
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A Little Gem of an Animated Film See more (6 total) »

Cast

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Bernice Hansen ... Mama Cat / Three Little Kittens (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Rudolf Ising 
 
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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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8 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Little Gem of an Animated Film, 28 February 2004
Author: james a derrick (jimd8330@hotmail.com) from Alexandria, Virginia

I had not seen this short before, and it is an overlooked gem. The short is based on the nursery rhyme about the three little kittens who lost their mittens. Their mother sends them to their rooms without dinner. From there, they sail on to the milky way for plenty of milk and other dairy products. Unlike some of cartoons of the era, it is easy to understand the voices of the "characters" and the technicolor hues are still vivid. Walt Disney won the Oscar for Short Subject (Cartoon) for the first eight years it was awarded (1932-39); this cartoon broke his streak and is clearly one of the best cartoons of the era. I saw it on Turner Classic Movies during the annual "31 Days of Oscar" broadcast. Hopefully, it will be distributed on DVD in the near future.

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