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
Tom and Jerry do battle with ordinary household items like lightbulbs, eggs, a cheese grater, … and dynamite!
The Dizzy Acrobat
Walter Lantz Productions
Woody Woodpecker creates havoc at a circus.
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
The Dr. Seuss story told with Puppetoons.
Directed by Friz Freleng
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.
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.
Cartoon follows introduction by Leonard Maltin