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Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
Presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
Country United States
First awarded 1932
Currently held by Matthew A. Cherry
Karen Rupert Toliver
(for Hair Love, 2019)

The Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film is an award given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as part of the annual Academy Awards, or Oscars, since the 5th Academy Awards (with different names), covering the year 1931–32, to the present.

From 1932 until 1970, the category was known as Short Subjects, Cartoons; and from 1971 to 1973 as Short Subjects, Animated Films. The present title began with the 46th Awards in 1974. During the first 5 decades of the award's existence, awards were presented to the producers of the shorts. Current Academy rules, however, call for the award to be presented to "the individual person most directly responsible for the concept and the creative execution of the film." Moreover, "[i]n the event that more than one individual has been directly and importantly involved in creative decisions, a second statuette may be awarded."

Only American films were nominated for the award until the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) won with The Romance of Transportation in Canada in 1952. (The first non-English-language international short to win was Zagreb Film's Ersatz (The Substitute) in 1961.)

The first film to win in this category was Flowers and Trees by Walt Disney, who has since held the category's record for most nominations (39) and most wins (12). MGM's Tom and Jerry (1940–67) is the category's most lauded animated series over all, being nominated for a total of 13 Oscars and winning 7. Among international studios, the NFB has the most wins in this category, with 6 Oscars. The biggest showing from Britain in this category is Nick Park, with three wins: 1 for Creature Comforts and 2 for the Wallace and Gromit series.

The Academy defines short as being "not more than 40 minutes, including all credits." Ten films are shortlisted before nominations are announced. In the listings below, the title shown in boldface was the winner of the award in that given year, followed by the other nominees for that year.

Winners and nominees

All bars that are highlighted yellow were winners—with the title and name shown in boldface.


Year Film Nominees
Flowers and Trees Walt Disney
It's Got Me Again! Leon Schlesinger
Mickey's Orphans Walt Disney
Three Little Pigs Walt Disney
Building a Building Walt Disney
The Merry Old Soul Walter Lantz
The Tortoise and the Hare Walt Disney
Holiday Land Charles Mintz
Jolly Little Elves Walter Lantz
Three Orphan Kittens Walt Disney
The Calico Dragon Harman-Ising
Who Killed Cock Robin? Walt Disney
The Country Cousin Walt Disney
The Old Mill Pond Harman-Ising
Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor Max Fleischer
The Old Mill Walt Disney
Educated Fish Max Fleischer
The Little Match Girl Charles Mintz
Ferdinand the Bull Walt Disney
Brave Little Tailor Walt Disney
Good Scouts
Hunky and Spunky Max Fleischer
Mother Goose Goes Hollywood Walt Disney
The Ugly Duckling Walt Disney
Detouring America Leon Schlesinger
Peace on Earth Harman-Ising
The Pointer Walt Disney


Year Film Nominees
The Milky Way Harman-Ising
Puss Gets the Boot Fred Quimby
A Wild Hare Leon Schlesinger
Lend a Paw Walt Disney
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B Walter Lantz
Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt Leon Schlesinger
How War Came Frank Tashlin
The Night Before Christmas Fred Quimby
Rhapsody in Rivets Leon Schlesinger
Rhythm in the Ranks George Pal
The Rookie Bear Rudolf Ising
Superman Max Fleischer
Truant Officer Donald Walt Disney
Der Fuehrer's Face Walt Disney
All Out for 'V' Paul Terry
Blitz Wolf Fred Quimby
Juke Box Jamboree Walter Lantz
Pigs in a Polka Leon Schlesinger
Tulips Shall Grow George Pal
The Yankee Doodle Mouse Fred Quimby
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins George Pal
The Dizzy Acrobat Walter Lantz
Greetings Bait! Leon Schlesinger
Imagination Dave Fleischer
Reason and Emotion Walt Disney
Mouse Trouble Fred Quimby
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street George Pal
Dog, Cat and Canary Screen Gems
Fish Fry Walter Lantz
How to Play Football Walt Disney
My Boy, Johnny Paul Terry
Swooner Crooner Leon Schlesinger
Quiet Please! Fred Quimby
Donald's Crime Walt Disney
Jasper and the Beanstalk George Pal
Life with Feathers Edward Selzer
Mighty Mouse in Gypsy Life Paul Terry
The Poet and Peasant Walter Lantz
Rippling Romance Screen Gems
The Cat Concerto Fred Quimby
John Henry and the Inky-Poo George Pal
Musical Moments from Chopin Walter Lantz
Squatter's Rights Walt Disney
Walky Talky Hawky Edward Selzer
Tweetie Pie Edward Selzer
Chip an' Dale Walt Disney
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse Fred Quimby
Pluto's Blue Note Disney
Tubby the Tuba George Pal
The Little Orphan Fred Quimby
Mickey and the Seal Walt Disney
Mouse Wreckers Edward Selzer
Robin Hoodlum United Productions of America
Tea for Two Hundred Disney
For Scent-imental Reasons Edward Selzer
Canary Row Selzer
Hatch Up Your Troubles Fred Quimby
Magic Fluke Stephen Bosustow
Toy Tinkers Walt Disney


Year Film Nominees
Gerald McBoing-Boing Stephen Bosustow
Jerry's Cousin Fred Quimby
Trouble Indemnity Stephen Bosustow
The Two Mouseketeers Fred Quimby
Lambert the Sheepish Lion Walt Disney
Rooty Toot Toot Stephen Bosustow
Johann Mouse Fred Quimby
Little Johnny Jet Fred Quimby
Madeline Stephen Bosustow
Pink and Blue Blues
Romance of Transportation Tom Daly
Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom Walt Disney
Christopher Crumpet Stephen Bosustow
From A to Z-Z-Z-Z Edward Selzer
Rugged Bear Walt Disney
The Tell-Tale Heart Stephen Bosustow
When Magoo Flew Stephen Bosustow
Crazy Mixed Up Pup Walter Lantz
Pigs Is Pigs Walt Disney
Sandy Claws Edward Selzer
Touché, Pussy Cat! Fred Quimby
Speedy Gonzales Edward Selzer
Good Will to Men Fred Quimby, William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
The Legend of Rockabye Point Walter Lantz
No Hunting Walt Disney
Magoo's Puddle Jumper Stephen Bosustow
Gerald McBoing-Boing on Planet Moo Stephen Bosustow
The Jaywalker
Birds Anonymous Edward Selzer
One Droopy Knight William Hanna & Joseph Barbera
Tabasco Road Edward Selzer
Trees and Jamaica Daddy Stephen Bosustow
The Truth About Mother Goose Walt Disney
Knighty Knight Bugs John W. Burton
Paul Bunyan Walt Disney
Sidney's Family Tree William M. Weiss
Moonbird John Hubley
Mexicali Shmoes John W. Burton
Noah's Ark Walt Disney
The Violinist Ernest Pintoff


Year Film Nominees
Munro William L. Snyder
Goliath II Walt Disney
High Note Warner Bros.
Mouse and Garden
A Place in the Sun Frantisek Vystrecil
Ersatz Zagreb Film
Aquamania Walt Disney
Beep Prepared Chuck Jones
Nelly's Folly
The Pied Piper of Guadalupe Friz Freleng
The Hole Faith & John Hubley
Icarus Montgolfier Wright Jules Engel
Now Hear This Warner Bros.
Self Defense—For Cowards William L. Snyder
A Symposium on Popular Songs Walt Disney
The Critic Ernest Pintoff
Automania 2000 John Halas
The Game (Igra) Dušan Vukotić
My Financial Career Tom Daly & Colin Low
Pianissimo Carmen D'Avino
The Pink Phink David H. DePatie & Friz Freleng
Christmas Cracker National Film Board of Canada
Here's Nudnik William L. Snyder
How to Avoid Friendship
The Dot and the Line Chuck Jones & Les Goldman
Clay or The Origin of Species Eli Noyes
The Thieving Magpie Emanuele Luzzati
A Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Double Feature Faith & John Hubley
The Drag Wolf Koenig & Robert Verrall
The Pink Blueprint David H. DePatie & Friz Freleng
The Box Fred Wolf
Hypothese Beta Jean-Charles Meunier
What on Earth! Robert Verrall & Wolf Koenig
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day Walt Disney (p.n.)
The House That Jack Built Wolf Koenig & Jim MacKay
The Magic Pear Tree Jimmy Murakami
Windy Day Faith & John Hubley
It's Tough to Be a Bird Ward Kimball
Of Men and Demons Faith & John Hubley
Walking Ryan Larkin


Year Film Nominees
Is It Always Right to Be Right? Nick Bosustow
The Further Adventures of Uncle Sam Dale Case & Robert Mitchell
The Shepherd Cameron Guess
The Crunch Bird Ted Petok
Evolution Michael Mills
The Selfish Giant Gerald Potterton & Peter Sander
A Christmas Carol Richard Williams
... Rides Again Bob Godfrey
Tup Tup Nedeljko Dragic
Frank Film Frank Mouris
The Legend of John Henry David Adams & Nick Bosustow
Pulcinella Guilo Gianini & Emanuele Luzzati
Closed Mondays Bob Gardiner & Will Vinton
The Family That Dwelt Apart Yvon Mallette & Robert Verrall
Hunger Peter Foldes & René Jodoin
Voyage to Next Faith & John Hubley
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too Wolfgang Reitherman
Great Bob Godfrey
Kick Me Robert Swarthe
Monsieur Pointu René Jodoin, André Leduc & Bernard Longpré
Sisyphus Marcell Jankovics
Leisure Suzanne Baker
Dedalo Manfredo Manfredi
The Street Guy Glover & Caroline Leaf
The Sand Castle Co Hoedeman
The Bead Game Ishu Patel
The Doonesbury Special Faith, John Hubley (p.n.) & Garry Trudeau
Jimmy The C Robert Grossman, James Picker & Craig Whitaker
Special Delivery Eunice Macaulay & John Weldon
Oh My Darling Nico Crama
Rip Van Winkle Will Vinton
Every Child Derek Lamb
Dream Doll Bob Godfrey & Zlatko Grgić
It's So Nice to Have a Wolf Around the House Paul Fierlinger


Year Film Nominees
The Fly Ferenc Rofusz
All Nothing Frédéric Back
History of the World in Three Minutes Flat Michael Mills
Crac Frédéric Back
The Creation Will Vinton
The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin Janet Perlman
Tango Zbigniew Rybczyński
The Great Cognito Will Vinton
The Snowman John Coates & Dianne Jackson
Sundae in New York Jimmy Picker
Mickey's Christmas Carol Burny Mattinson
Sound of Sunshine – Sound of Rain Eda Godel Hallinan
Charade Jon Minnis
Doctor DeSoto Morton Schindel & Michael Sporn
Paradise Ishu Patel
Anna & Bella Cilia van Dijk
The Big Snit Richard Condie & Michael Scott
Second Class Mail Alison Snowden
A Greek Tragedy Willem Thijsen & Linda Van Tulden
The Frog, the Dog and the Devil Bob Stenhouse
Luxo Jr. John Lasseter & Bill Reeves
The Man Who Planted Trees Frédéric Back
George and Rosemary Eunice Macaulay
Your Face Bill Plympton
Tin Toy John Lasseter & Bill Reeves
The Cat Came Back Cordell Barker
Technological Threat Brian Jennings & Bill Kroyer
Balance Wolfgang & Christoph Lauenstein
The Cow Aleksandr Petrov
The Hill Farm Mark Baker


Year Film Nominees
Creature Comforts Nick Park
A Grand Day Out Nick Park
Grasshoppers Bruno Bozzetto
Manipulation Daniel Greaves
Blackfly Christopher Hinton
Strings Wendy Tilby
Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase Joan C. Gratz
Adam Peter Lord
Reci, Reci, Reci... Michaela Pavlátová
The Sandman Paul Berry
Screen Play Barry Purves
The Wrong Trousers Nick Park
Blindscape Stephen Palmer
The Mighty River Frédéric Back & Hubert Tison
Small Talk Kevin Baldwin & Bob Godfrey
The Village Mark Baker
Bob's Birthday David Fine & Alison Snowden
The Big Story David Stoten & Tim Watts
The Janitor Vanessa Schwartz
The Monk and the Fish Michaël Dudok de Wit
Triangle Erica Russell
A Close Shave Nick Park
The Chicken from Outer Space John R. Dilworth
The End Robin Barger & Chris Landreth
Gagarin Alexiy Kharitidi
Runaway Brain Chris Bailey
Quest Tyron Montgomery & Thomas Stellmach
Canhead Timothy Hittle
La Salla Richard Condie
Wat's Pig Peter Lord
Geri's Game Jan Pinkava
Famous Fred Joanna Quinn
The Mermaid Aleksandr Petrov
The Old Lady and the Pigeons Sylvain Chomet
Redux Riding Hood Steve Moore
Bunny Chris Wedge
The Canterbury Tales Christopher Grace & Jonathan Myerson
Jolly Roger Mark Baker
More Steven Kalafer & Mark Osborne
When Life Departs Stefan Fjeldmark & Karsten Kiilerich
The Old Man and the Sea Aleksandr Petrov
3 Misses Paul Driessen
Humdrum Peter Peake
My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts Torill Kove
When the Day Breaks Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby


Year Film Nominees
Father and Daughter Michaël Dudok de Wit
The Periwig-Maker Steffen & Annette Schäffler
Rejected Don Hertzfeldt
For the Birds Ralph Eggleston
Fifty Percent Grey Seamus Byrne & Ruairí Robinson
Give Up Yer Aul Sins Cathal Gaffney & Darragh O'Connell
Strange Invaders Cordell Barker
Stubble Trouble Joseph E. Merideth
The ChubbChubbs! Eric Armstrong
The Cathedral Tomek Baginski
Das Rad Chris Stenner & Heidi Wittlinger
Mike's New Car Pete Docter & Roger L. Gould
Mt. Head Kōji Yamamura
Harvie Krumpet Adam Elliot
Boundin' Bud Luckey
Destino Roy E. Disney & Dominique Monféry
Gone Nutty John C. Donkin & Carlos Saldanha
Nibbles Chris Hinton
Ryan Chris Landreth
Birthday Boy Andrew Gregory & Sejong Park
Gopher Broke Jeff Fowler & Tim Miller
Guard Dog Bill Plympton
Lorenzo Baker Bloodworth & Mike Gabriel
The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation John Canemaker & Peggy Stern
9 Shane Acker
Badgered Sharon Colman
The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello Anthony Lucas
One Man Band Mark Andrews & Andrew Jimenez
The Danish Poet Torill Kove
Lifted Gary Rydstrom
The Little Matchgirl Roger Allers & Don Hahn
Maestro Géza M. Tóth
No Time for Nuts Chris Renaud & Mike Thurmeier
Peter & the Wolf Suzie Templeton & Hugh Welchman
Even Pigeons Go to Heaven Samuel Tourneux & Simon Vanesse
I Met the Walrus Josh Raskin
Madame Tutli-Putli Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski
My Love Aleksandr Petrov
La Maison en Petits Cubes Kunio Katō
Lavatory – Lovestory Konstantin Bronzit
Oktapodi Thierry Marchand & Emud Mokhberi
Presto Doug Sweetland
This Way Up Adam Foulkes & Alan Smith
Logorama François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy & Ludovic Houplain
French Roast Fabrice Joubert
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty Darragh O'Connell & Nicky Phelan
The Lady and the Reaper Javier Recio Gracia
A Matter of Loaf and Death Nick Park


Year Film Nominees
The Lost Thing Andrew Ruhemann & Shaun Tan
Day & Night Teddy Newton
The Gruffalo Max Lang & Jakob Schuh
Let's Pollute Geefwee Boedoe
Madagascar, a Journey Diary Bastien Dubois
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore William Joyce & Brandon Oldenburg
La Luna Enrico Casarosa
A Morning Stroll Sue Goffe & Grant Orchard
Sunday Patrick Doyon
Wild Life Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby
Paperman John Kahrs
Adam and Dog Minkyu Lee
Fresh Guacamole PES
Head Over Heels Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly & Timothy Reckart
The Longest Daycare David Silverman
Mr Hublot Alexandre Espigares & Laurent Witz
Feral Dan Golden & Daniel Sousa
Get a Horse! Lauren MacMullan & Dorothy McKim
Possessions Shuhei Morita
Room on the Broom Jan Lachauer & Max Lang
Feast Patrick Osborne & Kristina Reed
The Bigger Picture Christopher Hees & Daisy Jacobs
The Dam Keeper Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi
Me and My Moulton Torill Kove
A Single Life Joris Oprins
Bear Story Pato Escala Pierart & Gabriel Osorio Vargas
Prologue Imogen Sutton & Richard Williams
Sanjay's Super Team Nicole Paradis Grindle & Sanjay Patel
We Can't Live Without Cosmos Konstantin Bronzit
World of Tomorrow Don Hertzfeldt
Piper Alan Barillaro & Marc Sondheimer
Blind Vaysha Theodore Ushev
Borrowed Time Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj
Pear Cider and Cigarettes Cara Speller & Robert Valley
Pearl Patrick Osborne
Dear Basketball Kobe Bryant & Glen Keane
Garden Party Victor Caire & Gabriel Grapperon
Lou Dave Mullins & Dana Murray
Negative Space Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter
Revolting Rhymes Jan Lachauer & Jakob Schuh
Bao Becky Neiman-Cobb & Domee Shi
Animal Behaviour David Fine & Alison Snowden
Late Afternoon Louise Bagnall & Nuria González Blanco
One Small Step Andrew Chesworth & Bobby Pontillas
Weekends Trevor Jimenez
Hair Love Matthew A. Cherry & Karen Rupert Toliver
Daughter Daria Kashcheeva
Kitbull Kathryn Hendrickson & Rosana Sullivan
Mémorable Bruno Collet & Jean-François Le Corre
Sister Siqi Song



For this Academy Award category, the following superlatives emerge:

  • Most awards:' Walt Disney – 12 awards'
  • Most nominations:' Walt Disney – 39 nominations'
  • Shortest winning film: The Crunch Bird (1971) – 2 minutes
  • Longest winning film: Peter & the Wolf (2007) – 33 minutes
  • Shortest nominated film: Fresh Guacamole (2012) – 1 min. 44 sec.

Multiple nominations and awards

The following is a list of animation studios or animators that earned multiple nominations and awards in this category.

Studio Nominations Awards
Disney 49 18
MGM 23 9
National Film Board of Canada 36 6
Warner Bros. 26 5
Pixar 16 5
United Productions of America 14 3
Aardman 8 3
John Hubley and Faith Hubley 6 3
Channel 4 6 2
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Société Radio-Canada 4 2
BBC 3 2
Sony Pictures Animation 2 2
Rembrandt 5 1
Will Vinton 4 1
Zagreb Film 4 1
Bob Godfrey 4 1
Brandon 3 1
Passion Pictures Animation 3 1
Blue Sky 3 1
DePatie-Freleng 2 1
Fred Wolf 2 1
Motionpicker 2 1
Michael Mills 2 1
Stephen Bosustow Productions 2 1
Walter Lantz 10 0
George Pal 7 0
Screen Gems 6 0
National Film & Television School 6 0
Fleischer 4 0
Terrytoons 4 0
Pathe Contemporary 3 0
Magic Light 3 0
Harman-Ising 2 0
Dago 2 0
Pyramid 2 0
TVC London 2 0
S4C 2 0
Brown Bag 2 0
Melnitsa 2 0
Halas & Batchelor 2 0
Bill Plympton 2 0
Don Hertzfeldt 2 0


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 could not 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.


Year Film (studio) Reference


  • Base Brawl (Famous Studios)
  • Hep Cat Symphony (Famous Studios)
  • Wags to Riches (MGM)
  • Wild and Woody! (Walter Lantz, United Artists)
  • Magic Canvas (Halas & Batchelor)
  • One Cab's Family (MGM)
  • Gift Wrapped (Warner Bros)
  • Ballot Box Bunny (Warner Bros)
  • Slingshot 6 7/8 (Walter Lantz, Universal International)
  • Duck Amuck (Warner Bros)
  • A Mouse Divided (Warner Bros)
  • The Little House (Disney)
  • Termites from Mars (Walter Lantz, Universal International)
  • Trick or Treat (Disney)
  • Hypnotic Hick (Walter Lantz, Universal International)
  • Just Ducky (MGM)
  • Toreadorable (Famous Studios)
  • Boo Moon (Famous Studios)
  • Casper Genie (Famous Studios)
  • Grand Canyonscope (Disney)
  • Fright to the Finish (Famous Studios)
  • Pizzicato Pussycat (Warner Bros)
  • Bewitched Bunny (Warner Bros)
  • A Job for a Gob (Famous Studios)
  • Spooking for the Brogue (Famous Studios)
  • Dizzy Dishes (Famous Studios)
  • Magoo Makes News (UPA)
  • Monsieur Herman (Famous Studios)
  • A Cowboy Needs a Horse (Disney)
  • Down Beat Bear (MGM)
  • Hooked Bear (Disney)
  • Three Little Bops (WB)
  • How to Have An Accident in the Home (Disney)
  • Pedro and Lorenzo (Famous Studios)
  • Hill Billing and Cooing (Famous Studios)
  • Calling All Cuckoos (Walter Lantz, Universal International)
  • Tom's Photo Finish (MGM)
  • What's Opera, Doc? (WB)
  • Box Car Bandit (Walter Lantz, Universal International)
  • The Adventures of * (John Hubley and Faith Hubley)
  • Flebus (Terrytoons)
  • The Little Island (Richard Williams)
  • Robin Hoodwinked (MGM)
  • Jittery Jester (Walter Lantz, Universal International)
  • The Mouse that Jack Built (WB)
  • Finnegan's Flea (Famous Studios)
1959 TV Fuddlehead (Famous Studios)


Year Film (studio) Reference


  • Cow on the Moon (Zagreb Film)
  • Piccolo (Zagreb)
  • The Interview (Ernest Pintoff)
  • Abner the Baseball (Famous)
  • The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit (MGM)
  • Banty Raids (WB)
  • The Old Man and the Flower (Ernest Pintoff)
  • The Hangman (Paul Julian and Les Goldman)
  • The Hat (Hubley)
  • The Hand (Jiri Trnka)
  • The Wall (Zagreb)
  • Boniface's Holiday (Fyodor Khitruk)
  • American Time Capsule (Charles Braverman)
  • K-9000: A Space Oddity (Robert Mitchell & Robert Swarthe)
  • The Fly (Zagreb)
  • Bunny and Claude (WB)
  • Koncertissimo (Pannonia Film Studio)
  • Pollution (Astrafilms)
  • Permutations (John Whitney)
  • Injun Trouble (WB)
  • Shamrock and Roll (WB)


Year Film (studio) Reference


  • Eggs (Hubley)
  • Matrix (John Whitney)


  • Synchromy (NFB)
  • Dig (Hubley)




  • Love Me, Love Me, Love Me (Richard Williams)
  • Balablok (NFB)
  • Cockaboody (Hubley)
  • Sandman (Eli Noyes)
  • The Last Cartoon Man (Jeffery Hale and Derek Lamb)
  • The Maggot (George Dunning)


  • Butterfly Ball (Halas and Batchelor)
  • Diary (Zagreb Film)
  • Opera (Bruno Bozzetto and Guido Manuli)
  • Room and Board (Randy Cartwright)
  • A Better Train of Thought (Pannonia)


  • Arabesque (John Whitney)
  • The Beast of Monsieur Racine (Weston Woods)
  • Coney (Frank Mouris)
  • Oni (Kihachiro Kawamoto)
  • Perspectrum (NFB)
  • Quasi at the Quackadero (Sally Cruikshank)
  • Red Ball Express (Steve Segal)
  • Sooper Goop (Chuck Swenson-Churchill Films)
  • Who Are We? (NFB)
  • W.O.W. (Faith Hubley)


  • Animato (Mike Jittov)
  • A Cosmic Christmas (Nelvana)
  • David (Paul Driessen)
  • Fight (Marcell Jankovics)
  • The Fisherman and His Wife (Sam Weiss-Bosustow Productions)
  • Mindscape (NFB)


  • Afterlife (NFB)
  • Love (Jiří Brdečka)
  • Make Me Psychic (Sally Cruikshank)
  • The Oriental Nightfish (Ian Eames)
  • Pencil Booklings (Kathy Rose)
  • Satiemania (Zagreb Film)
  • The Small One (Disney)
  • Why Me? (NFB)
  • Furies (Sarah Petty)
  • Fantabiblical (Guido Manulli)
  • Impasse (Frank Mouris)
  • Rainbow Land (Paul Fierlinger)


  • Confessions of a Stardreamer (John Canemaker)
  • Asparagus (Suzan Pitt)
  • Smile for Auntie (Weston Woods)
  • Stalk of the Celery Monster (Tim Burton)
  • Lady and the Lamp (John Lasseter)
  • Log Driver's Waltz (NFB)
  • The Wizard of Speed and Time (Mike Jittlov)
  • Animalympics-Winter Games (Steven Lisberger)
  • Banjo the Woodpile Cat (Don Bluth)
  • Harpya (Raoul Servais)
  • The Little Prince (Will Vinton)
  • The Magic Flute (Emanuele Luzzati and Giulio Gianini)
  • Mr. Pascal (Alison de Vere)


Year Film (studio) Reference


  • Dinosaur (Vinton)
  • Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 241/2th Century (WB)
  • Fisheye (Zagreb Film)
  • Getting Started (NFB)
  • Opens Wednesday (Barrie Nelson)
  • Sing Beast Sing (Marv Newland)
  • The Sweater (NFB)


  • The Rubber Stamp Film (Joanna Priestley)
  • Bottom's Dream (Canemaker)
  • Morris's Disappearing Bag (Michael Sporn)
  • Narcissus (NFB)
  • Your Feet's Too Big (Nancy Beiman)
  • Machine Story (Doug Miller)


  • Jumping (Osamu Tezuka)
  • Life Is Flashing Before My Eyes (Vince Collins)
  • Anijam (Newland)
  • Boomtown (Bill Plympton)
  • High Fidelity (Robert Abel)
  • My Little Pony (Tom Griffen and Joe Bacall)
  • Real Inside (NFB)
  • The Romance of Betty Boop (Bill Melendez)


  • Snookles (Juilet Stroud)
  • Tables of Content (Wendy Tilby)
  • Broken Down Film (Tezuka)
  • Every Dog's Guide to Complete Home Safety (NFB)
  • Get A Job (NFB)
  • I Was A Thanksgiving Turkey (John Schnall)
  • John Lennon Sketchbook (Canemaker)


Year Film (studio) Reference


  • Partly Cloudy (Pixar)
  • Runaway (NFB)
  • The Cat Piano (The People's Republic of Animation)
  • The Kinematograph (Platige Image)
  • Variete (il Luster Productions)
  • The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger (Plympton)
  • Coyote Falls (WB)
  • I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat (WB)
  • Tram (Pavlatova)
  • The Missing Scarf (Jamie Hogan)
  • Subconscious Password (NFB)




  • Carface (NFB)
  • If I Was God (NFB)
  • Love in the Time of March Madness (Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambrano)
  • My Home (Phuong Mai Nguyen)
  • An Object at Rest (California Institute of the Arts)


  • Happy End (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague)
  • The Head Vanishes (NFB)
  • Inner Workings (Disney)
  • Once Upon a Line (Alicja Jasina)
  • Sous Tes Doigts (Under Your Fingers) (Marie-Christine Courtès)


  • Cradle (University of Southern California)
  • Fox and the Whale (Robin Joseph and Kim Leow)
  • In a Heartbeat (Ringling College of Art and Design)
  • Life Smartphone (Central Academy of Fine Arts)
  • Lost Property Office (Daniel Agdag)


  • Age of Sail (John Kahrs)
  • Bilby and Bird Karma (DreamWorks)
  • Lost & Found (Wabi Sabi Studios)
  • Pepe le Morse (Grandpa Walrus) (Caïmans Productions)
  • Smash and Grab (Pixar)


  • Hors Piste (l'Ecole des Nouvelles Images)
  • Mind My Mind (Floor Adams)
  • The Physics of Sorrow (NFB)
  • Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days (NFB)
  • He Can't Live Without Kosmos (Konstantin Bronzit)
  • The Curse of the Monkeybird (WB)
  • Purl (Pixar)
  • Falafel Cart (Abdullah Al-Wazzan)
  • Roughhouse (Jonathan Hodgson)
  • Egg (Martina Scarpelli)
  • Cycles (Jeff Gipson)
  • Elephant in the Room (Brian Scott)
  • Exchange Student (Natalie Nourigat)
  • Le Mans 1955 (Quentin Baillieux)




  • Burrow (Pixar)
  • Genius Loci (Adrien Merigeau)
  • If Anything Happens I Love You
  • Kapaemahu
  • Opera (Erick Oh)
  • Out (Pixar)
  • The Snail and the Whale (Magic Light Pictures)
  • To: Gerard (DreamWorks)
  • Traces
  • Yes-People (Magnet Films)

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Anexo:Óscar al mejor cortometraje animado para niños

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Academy Award for Animated Short Film Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.