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Old 02-21-04, 08:49 PM
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Looney Tunes & The Oscars ?

Just how many Oscar nominations did Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies rank up during their theatrical run in the 30's/40's/50's?

'Tis far as I know, I'm only aware of two shorts winning Academy Awards:

1. Speedy Gonzalez
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2. Knighty Knight, Bugs (the only Bugs Bunny cartoon to win an Oscar)

But how many other Bugs cartoons were nominated? Or other tunes from Warner?

I know that between 1943 and 1952, MGM's Tom and Jerry won seven Oscars, so Warner must have been pissed.

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Tweety and Sylvester cartoons won two Oscars (for Tweetie Pie and Birds Anonymous). Pepe LePew won one (For Scent-Imental Reasons). But you can look them up for yourself.

http://www.oscar.com/legacy/pastwinners/short_ani0.html

Anytime a star (or movie fan) feels a film or actor should have been nominated/won they should check out the Bugs Bunny cartoon, "What's Cookin', Doc?". In it, Bugs makes a fool of himself at the Oscars, expecting to win. Unfortunately, it's doubtful this will be shown again (it's one of the toons that Cartoon Network does NOT show in its annual June Bugs marathon), because it includes a clip from "Little Hiawatha". "What's Cookin'" is anthologized in the (out-of-print) theatrical film "Bugs Bunny, Superstar."

EDIT: February 2007. "Bugs Bunny, Superstar" (which includes "What's Cookin', Doc?") is available on Looney Tunes - Golden Collection, Volume Four. The movie is split up over Discs One and Two. The audio and video and have NOT been properly restored.

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I distinctly remember one about a singing giraffe winning the oscar (rather, I distinctly remember being told it won).

I got to see "What's Cookin', Doc?" on film and, aside from the celebrity renderings, it seemed fairly lackluster.
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That's a good link, but it only shows the winners. I'm wondering just how many nominations they accumiliated through the years.
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I tried compiling a list from Leonard Maltin's book Of Mice and Magic (1980 edition) and Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies by Jerry Beck and Will Friedland. Then I came across this website.

http://members.shaw.ca/animationlounge/01oscars30.html

There are some discrepancies. Maltin lists Hollywood Steps Out (1941) as a nominee, but the other two sources don't. The website says Canary Row was a nominee, but the other two don't. Plus the website says Canary was a 1949 release, but the other two sources say 1950. Omitting those two, Warner has 26 nominees, five of which were winners.

Nellyís Folly (1961) was a nominee that told of a singing giraffe.

<BODY>

  • Itís Got Me Again-1931
  • Detouring America-1939
  • A Wild Hare-1940
  • Hiawathaís Rabbit Hunt-1941
  • Rhapsody in Rivets-1941
  • Pigs in a Polka-1943
  • Greetings Bait-1943
  • The Swooner Crooner-1944
  • Life With Feathers-1945
  • Walky Talky Hawky-1946
  • Tweetie Pie-1947 (winner)
  • Mouse Wreckers-1949
  • For Scent-imental Reasons-1949 (winner)

  • From A to Z-Z-Z-Z-1954
  • Sandy Claws-1955
  • Speedy Gonzalez-1955 (winner)
  • Tabasco Road-1957
  • Birds Anonymous-1957 (winner)
  • Knighty-Knight, Bugs-1958 (winner)
  • Mexicali Schmoes-1959
  • Mouse and Garden-1960
  • High Note-1960
  • The Pied Piper of Guadalupe-1961
  • Beep Prepared-1961
  • Nelly's Folly-1961
  • Now Hear This-1963
  • </BODY>
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    Birds Anonymous - 1957...was that a Sylvester and Tweety short?
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    I think Daffy Duck got a Lifetime Achievment award at some point. Anyone care to check the year?

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