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what I do when I can't sleep
post party sleep
On the heels of the discovery that both Aardman Studio's The Pearce Sisters and the National Film Board's Madame Tutli-Putli have both been put on-line in their entirety, I started sporadically collecting together a selection of Oscar-winning animated shorts that have been put up on YouTube, beginning with Balance, a fantastic film I saw at a festival in the early nineties and have never been able to shake off.

A week later, this is what you get:
1931-1932: Flowers and Trees
1932-1933: Three Little Pigs
1934: The Tortoise and the Hare
1935: Three Orphan Kittens
1936: The Country Cousin
1937: The Old Mill
1938: Ferdinand the Bull
1939: The Ugly Duckling
1940: The Milky Way
1941: Lend a Paw
1942: Der Fuehrer's Face
1943: The Yankee Doodle Mouse
1944: Mouse Trouble
1945: Quiet Please!
1946: The Cat Concerto
1949: For Scent-imental Reasons
1950: Gerald McBoing-Boing
1951: The Two Mouseketeers
1952: Johann Mouse
1953: Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom
1954: When Magoo Flew
1955: Speedy Gonzales
1956: Mister Magoo's Puddle Jumper
1957: Birds Anonymous
1958: Knighty Knight Bugs
1959: Moonbird
1960: Munro
1963: The Critic
1964: The Pink Phink
1965: The Dot and the Line
1974: Closed Mondays
1978: Special Delivery
1980: The Fly
1983: Sundae in New York
1986: A Greek Tragedy
1989: Balance
1990: Creature Comforts
1991: Manipulation
1992: Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase
1994: Bob's Birthday - Part 1, Part 2.
1996: Quest
1998: Bunny
1999: The Old Man and the Sea - Part 1, Part 2.
2000: Father and Daughter
2003: Harvie Krumpet
2006: The Danish Poet - Part 1, Part 2.

Nominated this year: Moya Lyubov (My Love), (sans subtitles, sorry), and Peter & the Wolf.

As a bonus, here's Atom Films Academy Award Hall of Fame, which spans from stunning achievements such at The Cathedral to downright clever fun like Aardman's Adam.

edit: someone's pointed me to this torrent link, Top 100 Animated Shorts 1906 - 2006.

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Re: More shorts

tin toy is actually more than meets the eye. Pixar is responsible for developing 3D technology as we know it today. Prior to tin toy, all 3D was essentially mathematically perfect meshes etc. The baby from tin toy was the first time any one had ever created a human 3D figure... or a "realistic" organic object.

in short, Pixar has come a long way but don't forget that Pixar has always set the bar. At the time, there had never been anything remotely better in the world of 3D animation. Pixar rules.

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