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The Red Balloon (1956) Poster

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With its Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay, the film is (as of 2013) the only short film to win an Academy Award outside of the short film categories.
This film had one of the largest non-theatrical runs in the history of American cinema. Thousands of 16-millimeter prints were distributed to schools across the country.
The film won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, even though it has little dialogue.
This film had its American network television premiere as a special episode of General Electric Theater (1953) on CBS in 1961. However, it was broadcast in black and white.
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Actress Alfre Woodard designated "The Red Balloon" as her favorite film in an AFI poll.
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Awards: Best Foreign Film (Mexico, 1958). * Gold Medal (Tokyo, 1958)
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First film of singer Renaud, aged three.
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