Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $1.85 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Media Favorites Add to Cart
$19.99  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
SOUTHWEST MEDIA Add to Cart
$26.99  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Amazon.com Add to Cart
$29.99  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection - 15 Winners, 26 Nominees (2008)

Tom & Jerry , Bugs Bunny , Joe Barbera , Bill Hanna  |  NR |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

List Price: $44.98
Price: $19.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $24.99 (56%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 3 left in stock.
Sold by newbury_comics and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, April 21? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD 1-Disc Version $6.99  
  3-Disc Version $19.99  

Frequently Bought Together

Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection - 15 Winners, 26 Nominees + Looney Tunes: Premiere Collection, 28 Cartoon Classics + Looney Tunes Super Stars: Foghorn Leghorn & Friends -  Barnyard Bigmouth
Price for all three: $43.83

Buy the selected items together


Product Details

  • Actors: Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Superman
  • Directors: Joe Barbera, Bill Hanna, Chuck Jones, Max Fleischer
  • Format: Animated, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Restored, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 12, 2008
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000ZOXDKA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,256 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection - 15 Winners, 26 Nominees" on IMDb

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

The Oscar for Animated Short Film has been a useful if not entirely accurate gauge of the state of American animation, as this three-disc set demonstrates. The Academy created the category in the early '30s to honor Walt Disney's contributions to the art form. But most of the films in the collection date from the '40s and '50s, when Warner Bros. and MGM artists won most of the Oscars for pushing the Hollywood cartoon in a new direction that was fast-paced, violent, and very, very funny. Many of these cartoons remain hilarious, decades after they were released: "Birds Anonymous," "For Scent-imental Reasons," "Blitz Wolf," and "High Note." Others have aged less gracefully. Changes in racial attitudes have reduced Speedy Gonzales and Mammy Two-Shoes in the Tom and Jerry shorts to uncomfortable reminders of a less respectful era in American history. The collection also demonstrates that the Academy voters' taste can be capricious at best. Many of the best Warners shorts--"A Mouse Divided," "What's Opera, Doc?" "Duck Amuck," "Rabbit of Seville" and "One Froggy Evening"--weren't even nominated. Tex Avery, who did more than any other director to move cartoons in that brash, funny direction, is represented only by "Blitz Wolf" and "Little Johnny Jet." Like Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe, Avery never won an Oscar. Most of the transfers were made from first-rate prints, although a few are missing their credits and the framing of the Cinemascope films is problematic. The rarest item in the collection is "So Much for So Little," an animated documentary that earned Chuck Jones his first Academy Award. Extras include commentaries by animators and historians, and the interesting new documentary, Drawn for Glory. (Unrated, suitable for ages 5 and older: cartoon violence, ethnic stereotypes, alcohol and tobacco use) --Charles Solomon

(1. The Milky Way, 2. Yankee Doodle Mouse, 3. Mouse Trouble, 4. Quiet Please, 5. The Cat Concerto, 6. Tweetie Pie, 7. The Little Orphan, 8. For Scent-Imental Reasons, 9. So Much for So Little, 10. Two Mouseketeers, 11. Johann Mouse, 12. Speedy Gonzales, 13. Birds Anonymous, 14. Knighty-Knight Bugs, 15. The Dot and the Line, 16. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor, 17. Peace on Earth, 18. A Wild Hare, 19. Puss Gets the Boot, 20. Superman, 21. Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt, 22. Rhapsody In Rivets, 23. The Night Before Christmas, 24. Blitz Wolf, 25. Pigs in a Polka, 26. Swooner Crooner, 27. Walky Talky Hawky, 28. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Mouse, 29. Mouse Wreckers, 30. Hatch Up Your Troubles, 31. Jerry's Cousin, 32. Little Johnny Jet, 33. Touché, Pussy Cat! 34. From A to Z-Z-Z-Z, 35. Sandy Claws, 36. Good Will To Men, 37. Tabasco Road, 38. One Droopy Knight, 39. High Note, 40. Nelly's Folly, 41. Now Hear This, 42. "Drawn for Glory: Animation's Triumph At The Oscars®," 43. What's Cookin' Doc?)

Product Description

The Best of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment – Academy® Award Winning and Nominated theatrical animated shorts. Category: Best Animated Short Subjects. Franchises include Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, MGM, Max Fleischer etc. 41 of the most celebrated cartoons of their time, including 15 award winners...plus over 60 minutes of special features! This collection has something for everyone with characters such as the Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Droopy, Superman, Popeye, Dot, Line & Squiggle, Tex Avery’s "Little Johnny Jet", Chuck Jones’ "High Note", and Nelly’s Folly (the singing Giraffe) and Hubie Bertie & Cat Claude.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
193 of 198 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's a description of each cartoon February 10, 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Don't you just hate it when the description of one of these classic cartoon sets doesn't include a description of the cartoons? In this case, they are really worth mentioning, as some, such as Disc Two's "Peace on Earth," aren't exactly kiddie fare, and many others are true animation classics (I've starred the ones I think best earn that honor). With that in mind, here's a description of each cartoon, written as I watch them:

DISC ONE

Each of these was honored by the Academy as the Best Cartoon of the Year:

1. THE MILKY WAY* (MGM, 1940)
Clear color, great clarity and a nice period song highlight this restored cute classic. When three little kittens lose their mittens, they're sent straight to bed -- where they dream that they sail a hot air balloon up into the Milky Way, a land overflowing with milk geysers and springs. The cartoon was the first Oscar winner that wasn't produced by Disney.

2. YANKEE DOODLE MOUSE* (MGM, 1943)
Typical Tom and Jerry antics doused in patriotic instrumentals such as "Anchors Aweigh" and "Over There." Dynamite, egg grenades and champagne-bottle corks are the weapons of choice. I'll admit I'm not the biggest Tom & Jerry fan, but my 13-year-old daughter loves this one.

3. MOUSE TROUBLE (MGM, 1944)
Tom's the one in trouble as he attempts to rid the house of Jerry, using the ideas in a book called "How to Catch a Mouse (A Random Mouse Book)."

4. QUIET PLEASE* (MGM, 1945)
Even I like this one. In fact, I LOVE this one! Though it's directed by Hanna and Barbera, Tex Avery's jaw-dropping influence is all through it. Funny gags, great character expressions! When a sleepy Spike threatens to kill Tom if the cat doesn't keep quiet ("If I hear one more sound I've gonna skin you alive, get it?
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
59 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's a description of each cartoon February 10, 2008
Format:DVD
There's been a lot of vintage cartoon sets in the past year, but this one is one of the best for kids. Unlike the otherwise superb Chronological Donald Vol. 3 or Popeye the Sailor Vol. 1, this one features a wide variety of characters so it never starts to wear thin. And since it's only one disc, it doesn't require you to lay out big bucks in order to own some re-mastered classics. If you're a real animation buff, you may be happier with the expanded Warner Bros. Academy Awards Animation Collection - 15 Winners, 26 Nominees. It's this disc plus two more, with many other gems, all at a good price.

Here's a description of the cartoons on this DVD. I've starred my favorites:

1. THE MILKY WAY* (MGM, 1940)
Clear color, great clarity and a nice period song highlight this restored cute classic. When three little kittens lose their mittens, they're sent straight to bed -- where they dream that they sail a hot air balloon up into the Milky Way, a land overflowing with milk geysers and springs. The cartoon was the first Oscar winner that wasn't produced by Disney.

2. YANKEE DOODLE MOUSE* (MGM, 1943)
Typical Tom and Jerry antics doused in patriotic instrumentals such as "Anchors Aweigh" and "Over There." Dynamite, egg grenades and champagne-bottle corks are the weapons of choice. I'll admit I'm not the biggest Tom & Jerry fan, but my 13-year-old daughter loves this one.

3.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This set will include the separately released Winners disc Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Academy Awards Animation Collection - The 15 Winners, pluse two discs of nominees. Warner Brothers Home Video owns 38 nominated cartoons, but they have chosen to only release 26 of them. I don't know why 12 were omitted.

From the Warner Brothers Home Video press release:

Disc 1:

Academy Award® winning shorts featured on the DVDs:

1) The Milky Way (MGM),
2) Yankee Doodle Mouse (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
3) Mouse Trouble (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
4) Quiet Please (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
5) The Cat Concerto (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
6) Tweetie Pie (WB),
7) The Little Orphan (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
8) For Scent-Imental Reasons (WB, Pepe Le Pew),
9) So Much for so Little (a special educational Warner Brothers short),
10) Two Mouseketeers (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
11) Johann Mouse (MGM, Tom & Jerry),
12) Speedy Gonzales (WB),
13) Birds Anonymous (WB, Tweety & Sylvester),
14) Knighty-Knight Bugs (WB, Bugs Bunny)
15) The Dot and the Line (Chuck Jones classic MGM cartoon).

Discs 2 & 3:

Academy Award® nominated shorts featured on the DVDs include
1) Popeye The Sailor Meets Sinbad The Sailor (Paramount/Fleischer)
2) Superman (Paramount/Fleischer)
3) Walky Talky Hawky (WB, Foghorn Leghorn)
4) One Droopy Knight (MGM, Droopy)
plus 12 more un-announced titles.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars No "What's Opera, Doc?"...
Why were so many classic WB cartoons not nominated?
Because the studio only nominated one cartoon a year, and shuffled them around the various directors at Termite... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Torsten Adair
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection
So funny...brought back some wonderful memories of years gone by. Hubby and I want to have an old cartoon festivle. invite our grand-children and their friends
Published 29 days ago by Carol G
5.0 out of 5 stars Academy awards animation collection 15 winners
Love all these cartoons,great for saturday m0rning couch potatoes kids and when you want so peace and quiet. Thanks Linda C.
Published 1 month ago by Linda A. Cusumano
5.0 out of 5 stars GRANDSON LOVED THESE
EXCELLENT CARTOONS. MY 4-YEAR OLD GRANDSON PLAYS THEM OVER AND OVER AND LAUGHS AS HARD EACH TIME.
QUALITY IS VERY GOOD - AND THEY DON'T MAKE THEM NOW LIKE THEY USE TO.
Published 2 months ago by Rocker
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't Waste Your Time
This DVD is mostly Tom and Jerry. If thats what you like, then buy Tom and Jerry. It has a Public Service announcement from the 40s. And a cartoon about a ball and a line. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jayme
5.0 out of 5 stars Granddaughter Christmas gift
My granddaughter was thrilled to get this, even though old school cartoon! But Grandma's kind of cartoon. Christmas gift for 10 year old.
Published 3 months ago by Cathy A Minor
1.0 out of 5 stars WB Toon Fans Beware
This single disc of 15 Winners Academy Awards Animation Collection has beautiful, but completely deceptive, raised outer sleeve Warner Brothers cover art with different WB cover... Read more
Published 3 months ago by B. Bonario
4.0 out of 5 stars These cartoons are great!
I grew up with the "Merrie Melodies" and "Looney Tunes" cartoons. This DVD does not disappoint. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Art Acuna
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!
These are so much fun! I have purchased every set I can get my hands on. They are all fabulous and this one is no exception. Read more
Published 6 months ago by South of Austin
4.0 out of 5 stars looney tunes
bugs bunny and friends very good collection too bad MEL BLANC INT AROUND ANYMORE HE WAS THE BEST CARTOON VOICE .
Published 6 months ago by Enrico F Consiglio
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa31db030)


Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
uncensored?
All of the cartoons , namely Blitz Wolf and Puss Gets the Boot, are uncut.
Mar 1, 2008 by J. Hudak |  See all 2 posts
Cinemascope shorts not enhanced for widescreen TV's?
I had the same problem. I reviewed this disc (<http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/bugs_tom_jerry_and_oscar/6712/>) and mentioned that the three tracks *weren't* "enhanced for widescreen TVs," as claimed on the outer sleeve. The young publicist I've been dealing... Read more
Feb 28, 2008 by Andy Klein |  See all 3 posts
commentary Be the first to reply
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 




Look for Similar Items by Category

newbury_comics Privacy Statement newbury_comics Shipping Information newbury_comics Returns & Exchanges