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Rate Oscar winners for Best Animated Short Film (88 movies)
  • Hair Love (S)
    United States - 2019
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Hair Love is an animated short film about an African American father trying to do his daughters hair for the first time.
  • Bao (S)
    United States - 2018
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    An empty-nesting Chinese mom gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life. But she must come to terms with the bittersweet revelation that ...
  • Dear Basketball (S)
    United States - 2017
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation, Kobe Bryant
    Synopsis:
    Kobe Bryant's inspiring poem "Dear Basketball" is stunningly drawn to life by veteran animation director Glen Keane and set to the music of legendary composer John Williams.
  • Piper (S)
    United States - 2016
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Short film about a hungry baby sandpiper learning to overcome hydrophobia..
  • Bear Story (S)
    Chile - 2014
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama.
  • Feast (S)
    United States - 2014
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    “Feast” is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.
  • Mr. Hublot (S)
    Luxembourg - 2012
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Mr Hublot is a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, scared of change and the outside world. Robot Pet's arrival turns his life upside down: he has to share his ...
  • Paperman (S)
    United States - 2012
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    An animated short that follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a ...
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (S)
    United States - 2011
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, ...
  • The Lost Thing (S)
    Australia - 2010
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A boy finds a strange creature on a beach, and decides to find a home for it in a world where everyone believes there are far more important things to pay attention to.
  • Logorama (S)
    France - 2009
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Police chase an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles comprised entirely of corporate logos.
  • The House of Small Cubes (S)
    Japan - 2008
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    As his town is flooded by water, an aged widower is forced to add additional levels onto his home with bricks (cubes) in order to stay dry. But when he accidentally drops ...
  • Peter & The Wolf
    United Kingdom - 2006
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    An animated retelling set to Prokofiev's suite. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather, his only friend a duck. In town, ...
  • The Danish Poet (S)
    Norway - 2006
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A woman ponders over the strange coincidences that made her forefathers and -mothers meet and create the premises for her becoming the person that she is.
  • The Moon and the Son
    United States - 2005
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    The Moon and the Son, a 30-minute autobiographical animated film by John Canemaker, explores the difficult emotional terrain of father/son relationships as seen through ...
  • Ryan (S)
    Canada - 2004
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Ryan is a 2004 animated documentary by Chris Landreth about the Canadian animator Ryan Larkin, who in later years lived on skid row in Montreal following a history of ...
  • Harvie Krumpet (S)
    Australia - 2003
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    The odd biography of a man who has Tourette's Syndrome, chronic bad luck, menial jobs, nudist tendencies, and a book of "fakts" hung around his neck.
  • The Chubbchubbs! (S)
    United States - 2002
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    "The ChubbChubbs!" is the first animated all-CG short to be produced by Imageworks, Sony Pictures award-winning character animation and visual effects company. Directed ...
  • For the Birds (S)
    United States - 2000
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A group of snooty birds roosting on a telephone wire get their just desserts when a goofy bird drops in.
  • Father and Daughter (S)
    Netherlands - 2000
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A father says goodbye to his young daughter and leaves. As the wide Dutch landscapes live through their seasons so the girl lives through hers. She becomes a young woman, ...
  • The Old Man and the Sea (S)
    Russia - 1999
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    The Old Man and the Sea is a 1999 paint-on-glass-animated short film directed by Aleksandr Petrov, based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The film ...
  • Bunny (S)
    United States - 1998
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Baking alone in her kitchen, tattered, old Bunny receives a troublesome late-night visitor. A hairy moth, as battered as Bunny is, seems to be stalking her, and her ...
  • Geri's Game (S)
    United States - 1997
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.
  • Quest (S)
    Germany - 1996
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    In quest of water a sand puppet leaves the sand world in which it lives. It wanders through other worlds made of paper, stone and iron, following the sound of dripping ...
  • Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave
    United Kingdom - 1995
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Wallace falls for Wendolene, a wool shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the sheep rustling.
  • Bob's Birthday (S)
    Canada - 1993
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Margaret Fish is planning a surprise party for her dentist husband, Bob. Meanwhile, at the office, Bob his having a mid-life crisis while insects munch on what's left of ...
  • Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
    United Kingdom - 1993
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Wallace is used by a criminal penguin in a robbery involving mechanical trousers.
  • Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (S)
    United States - 1992
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Two-dimensional clay animations melding and merging the work of 35 famous artists.
  • Manipulation (S)
    United Kingdom - 1991
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A discarded cartoon character and some spilt ink combine and interact as if the cartoonist had drawn their actions. Discovering them, the cartoonist then joins in the interaction.
  • Balance (S)
    Germany - West Germany (FRG) - 1989
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    The setting is on a floating platform where a group of evenly and carefully placed men live. Each man is aware that the platform is not stable and in order not to fall to ...
  • Creature Comforts (S)
    United Kingdom - 1989
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    'Creature Comforts' was originally a 1989 British humorous animated short film about how animals feel about living in a zoo, featuring the voices of the British public ...
  • Tin Toy (S)
    United States - 1988
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A tin one-man-band toy tries to escape a destructive baby.
  • The Man Who Planted Trees
    Canada - 1987
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    The story of Elzeard Bouffier, who over 35 years quietly cultivated a magnificent forest in a desolate area of France. The tale is told by a young traveler who happens ...
  • A Greek Tragedy (S)
    Belgium - 1985
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Three scantily-clad female figures struggle to hold up the crumbling remains of an ancient Greek temple.
  • Charade (S)
    Canada - 1984
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A talented, but doomed, gentleman tries to participate in a properly British game of charades.
  • Anna & Bella (S)
    Netherlands - 1984
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Two sisters look back on their life together.
  • Sundae in New York (S)
    United States - 1983
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A character closely resembling then-mayor Ed Koch sings a variation on the "Theme from 'New York, New York'" in an entirely clay-animated film depicting a variety of ...
  • Crac! (S)
    Canada - 1981
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Crac! traces the rapid transformation of Quebec society through the story of a rocking chair. In this charming tale tinged with nostalgia, Frédéric Back takes us back to ...
  • Tango (S)
    Poland - 1981
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
  • The Fly (S)
    Hungary - 1980
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A fine day in the life of a fly presented completely from the fly's point of view. A fine day until something dreary happens, that is.
  • Every Child (S)
    Canada - 1979
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    An abandoned baby is repeatedly left on a series of doorsteps in a well to do community, only to be rejected by each in turn until the infant arrives at the one social ...
  • Special Delivery (S)
    Canada - 1978
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Alice Phelps heads off to the gym, reminding her husband Ralph to shovel the snow from the porch. Ralph ignores her and then later finds that the mailman has slipped, ...
  • The Sand Castle (S)
    Canada - 1977
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    On a sandy desert, a man made of sand constructs other sand creatures to help make a beautiful sand castle for themselves. (FILMAFFINITY)
  • Leisure (S)
    Australia - 1976
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    The film emphasises the use of leisure time as an important aspect of life in our society. Planning for recreation and leisure time should be undertaken both on a personal and on a public level.
  • Great
    United States - 1975
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    An animated film about the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who spearheaded numerous engineering marvels of the early 19th century - including the Thames Tunnel, ...
  • Closed Mondays (S)
    United States - 1974
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Closed Mondays is an 11-minute animated film using animated three-dimensional clay figures, cocreated by Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner in 1974. It was produced by ...
  • Frank Film (S)
    United States - 1973
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    This animated short features two soundtracks - in one, Frank narrates an autobiography,in the other, he reads off a list of words beginning with the letter "f." Tying the ...
  • A Christmas Carol (TV)
    United States - 1971
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    An old bitter miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.
  • The Crunch Bird (S)
    United States - 1971
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A woman goes into a pet store seeking a gift for her husband. She decides to get him a bird with a most unusual talent, but her gift brings about an unforeseen result. ...
  • Is It Always Right to Be Right? (S)
    United States - 1970
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
  • It's Tough to Be a Bird
    United States - 1969
    Director:
    Cast:
    Documentary, Animation
    Synopsis:
    Part cartoon and part documentary, this film offers a humorous look at birds and the ways people perceive them.
  • Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
    United States - 1968
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Winnie the Pooh and his friends experience high winds, heavy rains, and a flood in Hundred Acre Wood.
  • The Box (S)
    United States - 1967
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    An old bearded man wearing a raincoat walks into a bar and sits down, placing a mysterious box next to him. The other patrons try, with varying success, to find out what's inside.
  • A Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Double Feature (S)
    United States - 1966
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A prototype of modern music videos, this is an animated film set to the music of two popular tunes recorded by Herb Alpert and his Latin-flavored brass ensemble - "Spanish Flea" and "Tijuana Taxi".
  • The Dot and the Line (S)
    United States - 1965
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A straight line is in love with a dot; however, the dot finds the line too plain, unimaginative, and rigid. She would rather spend her time with an undisciplined squiggle ...
  • The Pink Phink (S)
    United States - 1964
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A house painter can't understand why everything he paints blue turns pink. Little does he guess that the Pink Panther is repainting all his work.
  • The Critic (S)
    United States - 1963
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.
  • The Hole (S)
    United States - 1962
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Two men discuss the nature of accidents and the possibility of nuclear war.
  • Munro (S)
    United States - 1961
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A four-year-old boy is drafted into the army.
  • The Substitute (S)
    Yugoslavia - 1961
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Simple story about the man who comes to the beach and uses inflatable objects for all of his needs.
  • Moonbird (S)
    United States - 1959
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Two boys go outside at night to capture a bird. (FILMAFFINITY)
  • Knighty Knight Bugs (S)
    United States - 1958
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Court jester Bugs races against the Black Knight (Yosemite Sam) and his sneezing dragon in pursuit of the Singing Sword.
  • Birds Anonymous (S)
    United States - 1957
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    In this spoof of Alcoholics Anonymous, pussy cats are cast as bird-eating addicts and go through the 12-step process to deal with their addiction. Sylvester, who could ...
  • Magoo's Puddle Jumper (S)
    United States - 1956
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
  • Speedy Gonzales (S)
    United States - 1955
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Starving Mexican mice want access to a cheese factory guarded by Sylvester Cat and send for Speedy Gonzales, the fastest mouse in all Mexico, to breeze past Sylvester and obtain the cheese for them.
  • When Magoo Flew (S)
    United States - 1954
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    The near-sighted Mr. Magoo goes out to the cinema to see a movie, but he ends up at the airport and on an airplane!
  • Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (S)
    United States - 1953
    Director:
    Cast:
    Documentary, Animation
    Synopsis:
    A History of music through the ages, from prehistoric man to the modern symphony orchestra.
  • Johann Mouse (S)
    United States - 1952
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    At the home of Viennese composer Johann Strauss, lived Johann Mouse. Whenever the composer played his waltzes, the mouse would dance to the music, unable to control ...
  • The Two Mouseketeers (S)
    United States - 1951
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    This Tom and Jerry cartoon is set in 18th century France. Tom, who is a soldier in a castle, is assigned to guard the food laid out on a banquet table. Jerry and a ...
  • Gerald McBoing-Boing (S)
    United States - 1951
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Gerald McBoing-Boing is the story of a little boy who speaks through sound effects instead of spoken words. (FILMAFFINITY)
  • For Scent-imental Reasons (S)
    United States - 1949
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    For Scent-imental Reasons is a Warner Bros. Looney Tunes short released in 1949. It was directed by Chuck Jones, written by Michael Maltese, and featured the characters ...
  • The Little Orphan (S)
    United States - 1948
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    The Little Orphan is a 1949 American one-reel animated cartoon and is the 40th Tom and Jerry short, released in theatres on April 30, 1949 by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer. It was ...
  • The Cat Concerto (S)
    United States - 1947
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    The Cat Concerto is a 1946 American one-reel animated cartoon and is the 29th Tom and Jerry short, produced in Technicolor in 1946 and released to theatres on April 26, ...
  • Tweetie Pie (S)
    United States - 1947
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Thomas the cat finds Tweety in the snow, warming himself by a cigar butt. Thomas's mistress rescues the little yellow bird before her cat can devour him, but Thomas doesn't give up.
  • Quiet Please! (S)
    United States - 1945
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Quiet Please! is a 1945 American one-reel animated cartoon and is the 22nd Tom and Jerry short, which won the 1945 Academy Award for Best Short Subject: Cartoons, making ...
  • Mouse Trouble (S)
    United States - 1944
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Tom's new book on "how to catch a mouse" doesn't prove too helpful against Jerry; actually, Jerry seems to make better use of it than Tom.
  • The Yankee Doodle Mouse (S)
    United States - 1943
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    As Tom and Jerry stage their typical fight sequences, the patriotic soldier theme of the title is evidenced by such things as a carton of eggs labeled "Hen Grenades"; ...
  • Der Fuehrer's Face (S)
    United States - 1942
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.
  • Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: Lend a Paw (S)
    United States - 1941
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Lend a Paw is a 1941 cartoon which starred Mickey Mouse, Pluto and Figaro (orange instead of black). It is a remake of the 1932 Mickey Mouse cartoon entitled Mickey's Pal ...
  • The Milky Way (S)
    United States - 1940
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    The Milky Way is a one-reel animated cartoon short subject, produced in Technicolor and released to theatres in 1940 by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer. The short, produced and ...
  • The Ugly Duckling (S)
    United States - 1939
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A remake of an earlier Silly Symphony retells the story of an outcast duckling who turns out to become a beautiful swan.
  • Ferdinand the Bull (S)
    United States - 1938
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Ferdinand is a quiet, peaceful young bull who only wants to stop and smell the flowers. But, when he is stung by a bee, the townspeople believe he is ferocious and take ...
  • The Old Mill (S)
    United States - 1937
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A triumph of mood over plot, the short shows the inhabitants of an ancient, abandoned mill preparing for nightfall and an approaching storm. (FILMAFFINITY)
  • The Country Cousin (S)
    United States - 1936
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Abner is invited by his cousin Monty to leave Podunk behind and move to the big city. But he soon learns that the hidden dangers of big city life are not all they are cracked up to be. (FILMAFFINITY)
  • The Tortoise and the Hare (S)
    United States - 1935
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    A retelling of Aesop's fable where the hare learns that slow and steady wins the race.
  • Three Orphan Kittens (S)
    United States - 1935
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Three kittens are heartlessly abandoned during a snowstorm. They try to take refuge in a nearby house and playfully begin to tear the house apart.
  • Three Little Pigs (S)
    United States - 1933
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    Three Little Pigs is an animated short film released on May 27, 1933 by United Artists, produced by Walt Disney and directed by Burt Gillett. Based on a fairy tale of the ...
  • Flowers and Trees (S)
    United States - 1932
    Director:
    Cast:
    Animation
    Synopsis:
    An idyllic dance of flora; until an wretched old tree stump tries to cut in the dance. Rebuffed, he proceeds to set the woods on fire!
Movies from this Rating List. (Click on a movie to rate it)
  • Hair Love (S)
  • Bao (S)
  • Dear Basketball (S)
  • Piper (S)
  • Bear Story (S)
  • Feast (S)
  • Mr. Hublot (S)
  • Paperman (S)
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (S)
  • The Lost Thing (S)
  • Logorama (S)
  • The House of Small Cubes (S)
  • Peter & The Wolf
  • The Danish Poet (S)
  • The Moon and the Son
  • Ryan (S)
  • Harvie Krumpet (S)
  • The Chubbchubbs! (S)
  • For the Birds (S)
  • Father and Daughter (S)
  • The Old Man and the Sea (S)
  • Bunny (S)
  • Geri's Game (S)
  • Quest (S)
  • Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave
  • Bob's Birthday (S)
  • Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
  • Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase (S)
  • Manipulation (S)
  • Balance (S)
  • Creature Comforts (S)
  • Tin Toy (S)
  • The Man Who Planted Trees
  • A Greek Tragedy (S)
  • Charade (S)
  • Anna & Bella (S)
  • Sundae in New York (S)
  • Crac! (S)
  • Tango (S)
  • The Fly (S)
  • Every Child (S)
  • Special Delivery (S)
  • The Sand Castle (S)
  • Leisure (S)
  • Great
  • Closed Mondays (S)
  • Frank Film (S)
  • A Christmas Carol (TV)
  • The Crunch Bird (S)
  • Is It Always Right to Be Right? (S)
  • It's Tough to Be a Bird
  • Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day
  • The Box (S)
  • A Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Double Feature (S)
  • The Dot and the Line (S)
  • The Pink Phink (S)
  • The Critic (S)
  • The Hole (S)
  • Munro (S)
  • The Substitute (S)
  • Moonbird (S)
  • Knighty Knight Bugs (S)
  • Birds Anonymous (S)
  • Magoo's Puddle Jumper (S)
  • Speedy Gonzales (S)
  • When Magoo Flew (S)
  • Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom (S)
  • Johann Mouse (S)
  • The Two Mouseketeers (S)
  • Gerald McBoing-Boing (S)
  • For Scent-imental Reasons (S)
  • The Little Orphan (S)
  • The Cat Concerto (S)
  • Tweetie Pie (S)
  • Quiet Please! (S)
  • Mouse Trouble (S)
  • The Yankee Doodle Mouse (S)
  • Der Fuehrer's Face (S)
  • Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: Lend a Paw (S)
  • The Milky Way (S)
  • The Ugly Duckling (S)
  • Ferdinand the Bull (S)
  • The Old Mill (S)
  • The Country Cousin (S)
  • The Tortoise and the Hare (S)
  • Three Orphan Kittens (S)
  • Three Little Pigs (S)
  • Flowers and Trees (S)
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