Best Cartoon Nominees of 1943

I like to save some of the best for last..  Here again are the Academy Award Nominees for Best Short Feature, Cartoon, for 1943.  Enjoy!

Yankee Doodle Mouse – The winner!
Director: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
Metro-Goldwyn Mayer

Tom and Jerry do battle with ordinary household items like lightbulbs, eggs, a cheese grater, … and dynamite!

yankee doodle mouse


The Dizzy Acrobat 
Walter Lantz Productions

Woody Woodpecker creates havoc at a circus.

dizzy acrobat


Can be seen here (dubbed into Portuguese but give it a try, it’s mostly sight gags):

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
Directed by George Pal
Paramount Pictures

The Dr. Seuss story told with Puppetoons.

500 hats of bartholomew cubbins

Greetings Bait
Directed by Friz Freleng
Warner Bros.

This looks like it would be pretty good but I can’t find a full-lenghth version.  I don’t get the connection with a draft notice.

greetings bait



Directed by Bob Wickersham
Columbia Pictures Corporation/Screen Gems

A little girl’s ragdolls defeat a roly-poly masher in her imagination.


Reason and Emotion
Walt Disney Studios

Disney explains that, in war time, we all need to get our emotions under control.  An example is made of Nazi Germany where Hitler played on the people’s emotions.

reason and emotion

Cartoon follows introduction by Leonard Maltin

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