Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons
Opening and closing screens
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • May 19, 1937 (1937-05-19)
Running time
41 minutes (74 minutes 1966 release)
CountryUnited States
Box office$45.472

Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons is a Walt Disney animated film released in the United States on May 19, 1937, for a limited time to help promote the upcoming release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was a collection of five Oscar-winning Silly Symphonies shorts, bridged together with title cards and a narrator.[1] Like The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, each of the cartoons had been released on their own at first before being collected together as one film. The separate cartoon shorts are now available on DVD. In addition, the film is 41 minutes long, just like Saludos Amigos. However, while this film is fully animated, Saludos Amigos would be far shorter without the live-action sequences. It is considered the first film in the Walt Disney Pictures filmography.

Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons was re-released and updated with additional four shorts in 1966 with no narration.[1]

Both versions of the film were released in Japan on LaserDisc on June 21, 1985.[1][2]

Film segments

The original film consists of the following five shorts:[3]

The following additional shorts were included in the 1966 release:[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d The Academy Award Review Of Walt Disney Cartoons SF078-0070, accessed on 25 May 2009.
  2. ^ Kilmer, David. (1997). The Animated Film Collector's Guide: Worldwide Sources for Cartoons on Video and Laserdisc. p. 161. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-1864620023.
  3. ^ Smith, Dave. (2006). Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia (3rd ed). p. 3. Disney Editions. ISBN 978-0786849192.