ⓘ Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

                                     

ⓘ Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film

The Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film is an award given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of the Academy Awards annually since the 5th Academy Awards, covering the year 1931–32, to the present.

This category was known as "Short Subjects, Cartoons" from 1932 until 1970, and as "Short Subjects, Animated Films" from 1971 to 1973. The present title began with the 1974 awards. In the listings below, the title shown in boldface was the winner of the award, followed by the other nominees for that year. Only American films were nominated for the award until 1952 with NFBs The Romance of Transportation in Canada the first international short to win was 1961s Ersatz The Substitute from Zagreb Film).

MGMs Tom and Jerry are the categorys most lauded animated series, winning seven Oscars and being nominated for a total of 13. Among international studios, the National Film Board of Canada has the most wins in this category, with six Oscars. The biggest showing from Britain in this category is Nick Park, with three wins for Creature Comforts and two for the Wallace and Gromit series.

Awards were presented to the shorts producers during the first five decades of the awards existence. Current Academy rules call for the award to be presented to "the individual person most directly responsible for the concept and the creative execution of the film. In the event that more than one individual has been directly and importantly involved in creative decisions, a second statuette may be awarded". The Academy defines short as being "not more than 40 minutes, including all credits".

                                     

1. Superlatives

For this Academy Award category, the following superlatives emerge:

  • Shortest nominated film: Fresh Guacamole 2012 – 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Most nominations: Walt Disney – 49 nominations resulting in 15 awards
  • Most awards: Walt Disney – 15 awards resulting from 49 nominations
  • Shortest winning film: The Crunch Bird 1971 – 2 minutes
  • Longest winning film: Peter & the Wolf 2007 – 33 minutes
                                     

2. Submissions

Animation historian Jerry Beck posted on Cartoon Research lists of animated shorts from various studios considered for nomination beginning with 1948 as documents prior to 1948 couldnt be located, and ending so far with 1986.

Between the years 1948 to 1986 the following documentions were also missing, 1949, 1950, 1976, 1981, 1982 and 1985.

                                     

2.1. Submissions 1948–1959

  • The Little Island Richard Williams
  • Duck Amuck Warner Bros
  • Down Beat Bear MGM
  • A Job for a Gob Famous Studios
  • Robin Hoodwinked MGM
  • The Little House Disney
  • Bewitched Bunny Warner Bros
  • Grand Canyonscope Disney
  • Hypnotic Hick Walter Lantz, Universal International
  • Spooking for the Brogue Famous Studios
  • Hep Cat Symphony Famous Studios
  • Fright to the Finish Famous Studios
  • Just Ducky MGM
  • Three Little Bops WB
  • A Mouse Divided Warner Bros
  • Gift Wrapped Warner Bros
  • Hooked Bear Disney
  • Hill Billing and Cooing Famous Studios
  • The Mouse that Jack Built WB
  • Magic Canvas Halas & Batchelor
  • One Cabs Family MGM
  • Casper Genie Famous Studios
  • Flebus Terrytoons
  • Trick or Treat Disney
  • Boo Moon Famous Studios
  • TV Fuddlehead Famous Studios
  • A Cowboy Needs a Horse Disney
  • Whats Opera, Doc? WB
  • Pedro and Lorenzo Famous Studios
  • Ballot Box Bunny Warner Bros
  • Pizzicato Pussycat Warner Bros
  • Jittery Jester Walter Lantz, Universal International
  • Slingshot 6 7/8 Walter Lantz, Universal International
  • Base Brawl Famous Studios
  • Toms Photo Finish MGM
  • The Adventures of * John Hubley and Faith Hubley
  • Wags to Riches MGM
  • Calling All Cuckoos Walter Lantz, Universal International
  • Wild and Woody! Walter Lantz, United Artists
  • Finnegans Flea Famous Studios
  • Toreadorable Famous Studios
  • Termites from Mars Walter Lantz, Universal International
  • Box Car Bandit Walter Lantz, Universal International
  • How to Have An Accident in the Home Disney


                                     

2.2. Submissions 1970s

  • Perspectrum NFB
  • Arabesque John Whitney
  • Asparagus Suzan Pitt
  • A Cosmic Christmas Nelvana
  • W.O.W. Faith Hubley
  • The Oriental Nightfish Ian Eames
  • Coney Frank Mouris
  • Furies Sarah Petty
  • Who Are We? NFB
  • Fantabiblical Guido Manulli
  • Oni Kihachiro Kawamoto
  • Why Me? NFB
  • Sooper Goop Chuck Swenson-Churchill Films
  • Mindscape NFB
  • The Wizard of Speed and Time Mike Jittlov
  • Butterfly Ball Halas and Batchelor
  • Love Jiei Brdecka
  • Opera Bruno Bozzetto and Guido Manuli
  • Stalk of the Celery Monster Tim Burton
  • Pencil Booklings Kathy Rose
  • The Magic Flute Emanuele Luzzati and Giulio Gianini
  • Red Ball Express Steve Segal
  • Foot Fetish Randal Kleiser
  • Eggs Hubley
  • Make Me Psychic Sally Cruikshank
  • David Paul Driessen
  • Satiemania Zagreb Film
  • The Little Prince Will Vinton
  • Sandman Eli Noyes
  • The Beast of Monsieur Racine Weston Woods
  • Smile for Auntie Weston Woods
  • Diary Zagreb Film
  • The Giving Tree Charlie O. Haywood
  • Lady and the Lamp John Lasseter
  • The Maggot George Dunning
  • Room and Board Randy Cartwright
  • The Fisherman and His Wife Sam Weiss-Bosustow Productions
  • The Last Cartoon Man Jeffery Hale and Derek Lamb
  • Log Drivers Waltz NFB
  • Animato Mike Jittov
  • Banjo the Woodpile Cat Don Bluth
  • Confessions of a Stardreamer John Canemaker
  • Afterlife NFB
  • Fight Marcell Jankovics
  • Matrix John Whitney
  • Synchromy NFB
  • Harpya Raoul Servais
  • Animalympics-Winter Games Steven Lisberger
  • The Small One Disney
  • Good Grief Mike Jittlov
  • Love Me, Love Me, Love Me Richard Williams
  • Impasse Frank Mouris
  • A Better Train of Thought Pannonia
  • Cockaboody Hubley
  • Balablok NFB
  • Mr. Pascal Alison de Vere
  • Quasi at the Quackadero Sally Cruikshank
  • Rainbow Land Paul Fierlinger
  • Dig Hubley
                                     

2.3. Submissions 1980s

  • Get A Job NFB
  • Anijam Newland
  • The Sweater NFB
  • Snookles Juilet Stroud
  • John Lennon Sketchbook Canemaker
  • Boomtown Bill Plympton
  • The Romance of Betty Boop Bill Melendez
  • Opens Wednesday Barrie Nelson
  • The Rubber Stamp Film Joanna Priestley
  • My Little Pony Tom Griffen and Joe Bacall
  • Every Dogs Guide to Complete Home Safety NFB
  • Your Feet s Too Big Nancy Beiman
  • Dinosaur Vinton
  • Getting Started NFB
  • Narcissus NFB
  • I Was A Thanksgiving Turkey John Schnall
  • Broken Down Film Tezuka
  • Sing Beast Sing Marv Newland
  • Jumping Osamu Tezuka
  • High Fidelity Robert Abel
  • Morriss Disappearing Bag Michael Sporn
  • Machine Story Doug Miller
  • Life Is Flashing Before My Eyes Vince Collins
  • Fisheye Zagreb Film
  • Bottoms Dream Canemaker
  • Real Inside NFB
  • Tables of Content Wendy Tilby
  • Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 241/2th Century WB
                                     

2.4. Submissions 2000s

  • Partly Cloudy Pixar
  • Runaway NFB
  • The Cat Piano The Peoples Republic of Animation


                                     

2.5. Submissions 2010s

  • The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger Plympton
  • Bilby & Bird Karma DreamWorks
  • Carface NFB
  • Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days NFB
  • Tram Pavlatova
  • Life Smartphone Central Academy of Fine Arts
  • If I Was God Cordell Barker, NFB
  • In a Heartbeat Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Coyote Falls WB
  • Mind My Mind Floor Adams
  • Sous Tes Doigts Under Your Fingers Marie-Christine Courtes
  • Duet Glen Keane
  • Age of Sail John Kahrs
  • He Cant Live Without Kosmos Konstantin Bronzit
  • Lost Property Office Daniel Agdag
  • Once Upon a Line Alicja Jasina
  • Inner Workings Disney
  • Subconscious Password NFB
  • Happy End Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
  • Fox and the Whale Robin Joseph and Kim Leow
  • My Home Phuong Mai Nguyen
  • I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat WB
  • An Object at Rest California Institute of the Arts
  • The Head Vanishes NFB
  • Cradle University of Southern California
  • Pepe le Morse Grandpa Walrus Caïmans Productions
  • Love in the Time of March Madness Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambrano
  • The Physics of Sorrow NFB
  • Lost & Found Wabi Sabi Studios
  • Hors Piste lEcole des Nouvelles Images