Sunday Funnies: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection

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Warner Bros.’ library of Oscar-nominated cartoons were showcased in a DVD set released by Warner Home Video on February 12, 2008 that included their own Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, as well as Tom and Jerry, Droopy, and other classic MGM cartoons, together with entries from Max Fleischer’s Popeye and Superman series (both originally released by Paramount Pictures). All cartoons selected for this release were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, with the exception of the film So Much for So Little, which won the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. A total of 41 cartoons (completely uncut and unedited) were chosen for this set, 15 of them being Oscar winners.

This short won the 1940 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film, and was the first non-Disney film to do so.

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This is the first Tom and Jerry short to be animated by Ray Patterson, who arrived from Screen Gems. Patterson would continue to work for Hanna and Barbera until the 1980s.

Tweetie Pie marks the first pairing of the characters Sylvester and Tweety, and it won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1947, breaking Tom and Jerry’s streak of four consecutive wins in the category and winning Warner Bros. their first Academy Award.

It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1949 and was the first Chuck Jones-directed cartoon and the second short produced by Warner Bros. Cartoons to win this award.

As a work of the United States Government, the film is in the public domain. The Academy Film Archive preserved So Much for So Little in 2005. Produced during the Harry S. Truman administration, it attained renewed relevance during the modern Medicare for All movement in the United States nearly seven decades later

This short marks the first appearance of a redesign for Speedy, after his initial appearance in Cat-Tails for Two.

Birds Anonymous is a reference to the self-help movement Alcoholics Anonymous.[5] The voice of Clarence the cat is similar to that of Marvin the Martian, the creation of Chuck Jones. The voice of the B.A. Cat was used by Blanc for the love-bird in Life With Feathers, among other places.

Knighty Knight Bugs is the only Bugs Bunny cartoon to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, which was awarded in 1959.

The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics is a 1965 animated short film directed by Chuck Jones and co-directed by Maurice Noble, based on the 1963 book of the same name written and illustrated by Norton Juster, who also provided the film’s script. The film was narrated by Robert Morley and produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It won the 1965 Academy Award for Animated Short Film[2] and was entered into the Short Film Palme d’Or competition at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival.

While not an Oscar winner, it has been widely praised by many in the animation industry as the greatest animated cartoon that Warner Bros. ever released, and has been ranked as such in the top 50 animated cartoons of all time. In 1992, the Library of Congress deemed it “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”, and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, the first cartoon short film to receive such honors.

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MasterChief
Reply to  pompano
04/14/2024 1:09 pm

I kinda felt like this when they all started playing…

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NovaChiefs
Reply to  pompano
04/14/2024 2:45 pm

Does it in DDG, too

NovaChiefs
04/14/2024 2:44 pm

Speaking of funny

upamtn
Reply to  NovaChiefs
04/14/2024 7:51 pm

that … what hilarious

Team Player
04/14/2024 11:34 am

Kill da waa-a-a-bit, kill da Wa-a-aabit!!!

upamtn
Reply to  pompano
04/14/2024 7:52 pm

eh?

you have to yell louder, I’m deaf!

upamtn
04/14/2024 11:30 am

oh McGoo, you’ve really done it this time!

ie: most excellent and then some

hoosierchief
04/14/2024 10:37 am

until you started doing this series, I never realized how many cartoons are out there!

upamtn
Reply to  hoosierchief
04/14/2024 11:31 am

ditto

rip58
Reply to  upamtn
04/14/2024 2:19 pm

Why do you have adds after your comment?

And pompano… what else can I say, your the best!!!!!

upamtn
Reply to  rip58
04/14/2024 7:52 pm

ads after my comment?

not on my Firefox with Ghostery

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