Academy Award Winning Animated Shorts

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences OscarThere is probably no more prestigious award in Hollywood than the Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences. And in animation, the award is the Best Animated Short- though that name has changed over the years.

Here is a complete listing of all nominees and winners of the Best Animated Short Oscar. Some years have only a couple nominees. Some years have many. But each year, there is only one film that takes home the little gold guy. Have you seen them all?

The Academy Award year is the year the Oscar is awarded; it is for movies of the previous year.

 


 

1933- The 5th Annual Academy Awards

1934- The 6th Annual Academy Awards

1935- The 7th Annual Academy Awards

1936- The 8th Annual Academy Awards

1937- The 9th Annual Academy Awards

1938- The 10th Annual Academy Awards

1939- The 11th Annual Academy Awards

1940- The 12th Annual Academy Awards

1941- The 13th Annual Academy Awards

  • The Milky Way – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – Fred Quimby & Rudolph Ising
  • Puss Gets The Boot – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – Rudolph Ising
  • A Wild Hare – Leon Schlesinger Productions, Warner Bros. – Leon Schlesinger

1942- The 14th Annual Academy Awards

1943- The 15th Annual Academy Awards

1944- The 16th Annual Academy Awards

1945- The 17th Annual Academy Awards

1946- The 18th Annual Academy Awards

1947- The 19th Annual Academy Awards

1948- The 20th Annual Academy Awards

1949- The 21th Annual Academy Awards

1950- The 22th Annual Academy Awards

1951- The 23th Annual Academy Awards

1952- The 24th Annual Academy Awards

1953- The 25th Annual Academy Awards

1954- The 26th Annual Academy Awards

1955- The 27th Annual Academy Awards

1956- The 28th Annual Academy Awards

1957- The 29th Annual Academy Awards

1958- The 30th Annual Academy Awards

1959- The 31th Annual Academy Awards

1960- The 32th Annual Academy Awards

  • Moonbird – Storyboard Films, Harrison – John Hubley, Faith Elliott Hubley
  • Mexicali Shmoes – Warner Bros. – John W. Burton
  • Noah’s Ark – Walt Disney Productions, Buena Vista Distribution – Walt Disney
  • The Violinist – Pintoff Productions, Kingsley International – Ernest Pintoff

1961- The 33th Annual Academy Awards

  • Munro – Rembrandt Films, Film Representations – Jules Feiffer, William L. Snyder
  • Goliath II – Walt Disney Productions, Buena Vista Distribution – Walt Disney
  • High Note – Warner Bros. – Chuck Jones
  • Mouse And Garden – Warner Bros. – Friz Freleng
  • A Place in the Sun – Krátký Film Praha, Go Pictures – Frantisek Vystrecil

1962- The 34th Annual Academy Awards

1963- The 35th Annual Academy Awards

1964- The 36th Annual Academy Awards

  • The Critic – Pintoff-Crossbow, Columbia Pictures – Ernest Pintoff
  • Automania 2000- Pathé Contemporary Films, Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films – John Halas
  • Igra (The Game) – Rembrandt Films, Zagreb Film, Film Representations – Dušan Vukotić
  • My Financial Career – National Film Board of Canada – Gerald Potterton
  • Pianissimo – Cinema 16 – Carmen D’Avino

1965- The 37th Annual Academy Awards

  • The Pink Phink – Mirisch Films, DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, United Artists – David H. DePatie, Friz Freleng
  • Christmas Cracker – National Film Board of Canada – Norman McLaren, Jeff Hale, Gerald Potterton, Grant Munro
  • How To Avoid Friendship – Rembrandt Films, Film Representations – William L. Snyder
  • Nudnik No. 2 (Here’s Nudnik) – Rembrandt Films, Film Representations – William L. Snyder

1966- The 38th Annual Academy Awards

1967- The 39th Annual Academy Awards

1968- The 40th Annual Academy Awards

  • The Box – Murakami Wolf Films – Fred Wolf
  • Hypothèse Beta – Pathé Contemporary Films, Films Orzeaux – Jean-Charles Meunier
  • What On Earth! – National Film Board of Canada – Kaj Pindal, Les Drew

1969- The 41th Annual Academy Awards

1970- The 42th Annual Academy Awards

  • It’s Tough To Be A Bird – Walt Disney Productions, Buena Vista Distribution – Ward Kimball
  • Of Men and Demons – Hubley Studios, Paramount Pictures – John Hubley, Faith Hubley
  • Walking – National Film Board of Canada, Columbia Pictures – Ryan Larkin

1971- The 43th Annual Academy Awards

1972- The 44th Annual Academy Awards

Name of award changed to Best Short Subject (Animated Film) this year

  • The Crunch Bird – Maxwell-Petok, Petrovich Prods., Regency Films – Ted Petok
  • Evolution - National Film Board of Canada, Columbia – Michael Mills
  • The Selfish Giant – Gerald Potterton Productions, Pyramid Films – Peter Sander, Gerald Potterton

1973- The 45th Annual Academy Awards

  • A Christmas Carol – American Broadcasting Company – Richard Williams
  • Kama Sutra Rides Again – Lion International Films – Bob Godfrey
  • Tup-Tup – Zagreb Film, Corona Cinematografica, Manson Distributing – Nedeljko Dragić

1974- The 46th Annual Academy Awards

1975- The 47th Annual Academy Awards

Name of award changed to Best Short Film (Animated)

1976- The 48th Annual Academy Awards

1977- The 49th Annual Academy Awards

  • Leisure – Film Australia – Suzanne Baker
  • Dedalo – Cineteam Realizzazioni – Manfredo Manfredi
  • The Street – National Film Board of Canada – Caroline Leaf and Guy Glover

1978- The 50th Annual Academy Awards

  • The Sand Castle – National Film Board of Canada – Co Hoedeman
  • Bead Game – National Film Board of Canada – Ishu Patel
  • A Doonesbury Special – Hubley Studio – John Hubley (posthumous nomination), Faith Hubley, Garry Trudeau
  • Jimmy The C – Motionpicker Production – James Picker, Robert Grossman, Craig Whitaker

1979- The 51th Annual Academy Awards

1980- The 52th Annual Academy Awards

1981- The 53th Annual Academy Awards

1982- The 54th Annual Academy Awards

1983- The 55th Annual Academy Awards

  • Tango – Se-Ma-For Film Studio – Zbigniew Rybczynski
  • The Great Cognito – Will Vinton Productions – Will Vinton
  • The Snowman – Snowman Enterprises Ltd., Channel 4 – Dianne Jackson

1984- The 56th Annual Academy Awards

1985- The 57th Annual Academy Awards

  • Charade – Michael Mills Productions, Sheridan College – Jon Minnis
  • Doctor DeSoto – Sporn Animation – Morton Schindel and Michael Sporn
  • Paradise – National Film Board of Canada – Ishu Patel

1986- The 58th Annual Academy Awards

1987- The 59th Annual Academy Awards

1988- The 60th Annual Academy Awards

1989- The 61th Annual Academy Awards

1990- The 62th Annual Academy Awards

  • Balance – GHK Kassel – Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein
  • Korova (The Cow) – Co-op Animated Film Studio – Aleksandr Petrov
  • The Hill Farm – National Film and Television School – Mark Baker

1991- The 63th Annual Academy Awards

  • Creature Comforts – Aardman Animations, Channel 4 – Nick Park
  • A Grand Day Out – Aardman Animations, National Film & Television School – Nick Park
  • Grasshoppers – Bruno Bozzetto Productions – Bruno Bozzetto

1992- The 64th Annual Academy Awards

  • Manipulation – Tandem Fiolms – Daniel Greaves
  • Blackfly – National Film Board of Canada – Christopher Hinton
  • Strings – National Film Board of Canada – Wendy Tilby

1993- The 65th Annual Academy Awards

1994- The 66th Annual Academy Awards

1995- The 67th Annual Academy Awards

  • Bob’s Birthday – Snowden Fine Animation, National Film Board of Canada, Channel 4 – Alison Snowden, David Fine
  • The Big Story – Screwball Films – Tim Watts, David Stoten
  • The Janitor – National Film Board of Canada – Vanessa Schwartz
  • Le Moine Et Le Poisson (The Monk And The Fish) – Folimage-Valence Productions – Michael Dudok de Wit
  • Triangle – Gingco – Erica Russell

1996- The 68th Annual Academy Awards

  • A Close Shave – Aardman Animations, BBC – Nick Park
  • The Chicken from Outer Space – Stretch Films, Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network – John Dilworth
  • The End – Alias|Wavefront – Chris Landreth, Robin Barger
  • Gagarin – Second Frog – Alexiy Kharitidi
  • Runaway Brain – Walt Disney Animation Studios – Chris Bailey

1997- The 69th Annual Academy Awards

  • Quest – Thomas Stellmach Animation – Tyron Montgomery, Thomas Stellmach
  • Canhead – Timothy Hittle
  • La Salla – National Film Board of Canada – Richard Condie
  • Wat’s Pig – Aardman Animations, Channel 4 – Peter Lord

1998- The 70th Annual Academy Awards

1999- The 71th Annual Academy Awards

  • Bunny - Blue Sky Studios – Chris Wedge
  • The Canterbury Tales – S4C, BBC Wales, HBO -Christopher Grace, Jonathan Myerson
  • Jolly Roger – Astley Baker Davies, Silver Bird Productions, Channel 4 – Mark Baker
  • More – Bad Clams Productions, Swell Productions – Mark Osborne, Steven B. Kalafer
  • Når Livet Går Sin Vej (When Life Departs) – A•Film ApS – Karsten Kiilerich, Stefan Fjeldmark

2000- The 72th Annual Academy Awards

2001- The 73th Annual Academy Awards

2002- The 74th Annual Academy Awards

2003- The 75th Annual Academy Awards

  • The ChubbChubbs! – Sony Pictures Animation, Columbia – Jacquie Barnbrook, Eric Armstrong, Jeff Wolverton
  • Katedra (The Cathedral) – Platige Image – Tomek Bagiñski
  • Mike’s New Car – Pixar – Pete Docter, Roger Gould
  • Atama-Yama (Mt. Head) – Yamamura Animation – Kôji Yamamura
  • Das Rad – Film Academy Baden-Württemberg – Chris Stenner, Arvid Uibel, Heidi Wittlinger

2004- The 76th Annual Academy Awards

  • Harvie Krumpet – Australian Film Commission, Film Victoria, SBS Independent – Adam Elliot
  • Boundin’ – Pixar – Bud Luckey
  • Gone Nutty – Blue Sky Studios – Carlos Saldanha, John C. Donkin
  • Nibbles – Acme Filmworks – Chris Hinton
  • Destino – Walt Disney Animation Studios – Dominique Monféry and Roy E. Disney

2005- The 77th Annual Academy Awards

  • Ryan – Chris Landreth – National Film Board of Canada
  • Birthday Boy – Australian Film Television and Radio School – Sejong Park, Andrew Gregory
  • Gopher Broke – Blur Studio – Jeff Fowler and Tim Miller
  • Guard Dog – Plymptoons – Bill Plympton
  • Lorenzo – Walt Disney Animation Studios – Mike Gabriel, Baker Bloodworth

2006- The 78th Annual Academy Awards

2007- The 79th Annual Academy Awards

2008- The 80th Annual Academy Awards

2009- The 81th Annual Academy Awards

2010- The 82th Annual Academy Awards

2011- The 83th Annual Academy Awards

2012- The 84th Annual Academy Awards

2013- The 85th Annual Academy Awards

2014- The 86th Annual Academy Awards

  • Mr. Hublot – Zeilt Productions – Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares
  • Feral – Independent – Daniel Sousa, Dan Golden
  • Get A Horse! – Walt Disney Animation Studios – Lauren MacMullan, Dorothy McKim
  • Room on the Broom – Magic Light Pictures – Max Lang and Jan Lachauer
  • Tsukumo (Possessions) – Sunrise – Shuhei Morita

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