OSCAR HISTORY: Best Animated Short Film

Often referred to as "cartoons", the animated short film has been around since the beginning of the movies. Often, these shorts would play before a feature film, and sometimes still do! Regardless of where they play, animated shorts have run the gamut from some of the most beloved cartoon characters of all time to some of the most interesting animation experiments we've ever seen.


2021: THE WINDSHIELD WIPER     (View Film Trailer)
2020: IF ANYTHING HAPPENS I LOVE YOU     (View Film Trailer)
2019: HAIR LOVE     (View Film)
2018: BAO     (View Film Trailer)
2017: DEAR BASKETBALL     (View Film)
2016: PIPER     (View Film Trailer)
2015: BEAR STORY     (View Film)
2014: FEAST     (View Film Clip)
2013: MR HUBLOT     (View Film)
2012: PAPERMAN     (View Film)
2011: THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE     (View Film)
2010: THE LOST THING     (View Film)
2009: LOGORAMA     (View Film)
2008: LA MAISON EN PETITS CUBES     (View Film)
2007: PETER & THE WOLF     (View Featurette)
2006: THE DANISH POET     (View Film)
2005: THE MOON AND THE SUN: AN IMAGINED CONVERSATION     (View Film Clip)
2004: RYAN     (View Film)
2003: HARVIE KRUMPET     (View Film)
2002: THE CHUBBCHUBBS!     (View Film)
2001: FOR THE BIRDS     (View Film)
2000: FATHER AND DAUGHTER     (View Film)
1999: THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA     (View Film)
1998: BUNNY     (View Film)
1997: GERIS GAME     (View Film)
1996: QUEST     (View Film)
1995: A CLOSE SHAVE     (View Film Clip)
1994: BOB'S BIRTHDAY     (View Film)
1993: THE WRONG TROUSERS     (View Film Clip)
1992: MONA LISA DESCENDING A STAIRCASE     (View Film)
1991: MANIPULATION     (View Film)
1990: CREATURE COMFORTS     (View Film)
1989: BALANCE     (View Film)
1988: TIN TOY     (View Film)
1987: THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES     (View Film)
1986: A GREEK TRAGEDY     (View Film)
1985: ANNA & BELLA     (View Film)
1984: CHARADE     (View Film)
1983: SUNDAE IN NEW YORK     (View Film)
1982: TANGO     (View Film)
1981: CRAC     (View Film)
1980: THE FLY     (View Film)
1979: EVERY CHILD     (View Film)
1978: SPECIAL DELIVERY     (View Film)
1977: THE SAND CASTLE     (View Film)
1976: LEISURE     (View Film)
1975: GREAT     (View Film Trailer)
1974: CLOSED MONDAYS     (View Film)
1973: FRANK FILM     (View Film)
1972: A CHRISTMAS CAROL     (View Film)
1971: THE CRUNCH BIRD     (View Film)
1970: IS IT ALWAYS RIGHT TO BE RIGHT?     (View Film)
1969: IT'S TOUGH TO BE A BIRD     (View Film)
1968: WINNIE THE POOH AND THE BLUSTERY DAY     (View Film)
1967: THE BOX     (View Film)
1966: A HERB ALPERT AND THE TIJUANA BRASS DOUBLE FEATURE     (View Film)
1965: THE DOT AND THE LINE: A ROMANCE IN LOWER MATHEMATICS     (View Film)
1964: THE PINK PHINK     (View Film)
1963: THE CRITIC     (View Film)
1962: THE HOLE     (View Film)
1961: ERSATZ (THE SUBSTITUTE)     (View Film)
1960: MUNRO     (View Film)
1959: MOONBIRD     (View Film)
1958: KNIGHTY KNIGHT BUGS     (View Film Clip)
1957: BIRDS ANONYMOUS     (View Featurette)
1956: MAGOOS PUDDLE JUMPER     (View Film)
1955: SPEEDY GONZALES     (View Film)
1954: WHEN MAGOO FLEW     (View Film)
1953: TOOT, WHISTLE, PLUNK, AND BOOM     (View Film)
1952: JOHANN MOUSE     (View Film Clip)
1951: THE TWO MOUSEKETEERS     (View Film)
1950: GERALD MCBOING-BOING     (View Film)
1949: FOR SCENT-IMENTAL REASONS     (View Film Clip)
1948: THE LITTLE ORPHAN     (View Film Clip)
1947: TWEETIE PIE     (View Film Clip)
1946: THE CAT CONCERTO     (View Film Clip)
1945: QUIET PLEASE!     (View Film Clip)
1944: MOUSE TROUBLE     (View Film)
1943: THE YANKEE DOODLE MOUSE     (View Film)
1942: DER FUEHRER'S FACE     (View Film)
1941: LEND A PAW     (View Film)
1940: THE MILKY WAY     (View Film)
1939: THE UGLY DUCKLING     (View Film)
1938: FERDINAND THE BULL     (View Film)
1937: THE OLD MILL     (View Film)
1936: THE COUNTRY COUSIN     (View Film)
1935: THREE ORPHAN KITTENS     (View Film)
1934: THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE     (View Film)
1933: THREE LITTLE PIGS     (View Film)
1932: FLOWERS AND TREES     (View Film)