This animated short features two soundtracks - in one, Frank narrates an autobiography,in the other, he reads off a list of words beginning with the letter "f." Tying the two soundtracks together and influencing their subject matter is the animated collage of photos collected from magazines - all arranged by theme and each theme merging into the next. Won the 1974 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.
The story of Frankie and Johnny: Frankie walks into a bar, where she catches her boyfriend Johnny with the sensuous Nelly Bly and kills him in a fit of jealousy. The story is told in song, during the trial, and the bartender and Nelly both tell essentially the same story; Frankie's lawyer spins a wild tale of Johnny out-running bullets and Frankie trying to return his gun, and the jury buys it! Nominated for the 1952 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.
A rooster has his last biscuit for breakfast and goes grocery shopping. A pig prepares her breakfast (potato peelings, with the potatoes thrown in the trash) and discovers she needs more milk. Their paths cross, a lemon falls into the sewer, and both lives are changed. Nominated for the 2000 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.
On an isolated island off the coast, two sisters live alone, away from the rest of the world. One sister, Viola's face is terribly deformed, and she writes beautiful novels in the darkness of their home. The elder one, Marie, is protective of her sister and won't let a soul see her, out of fear. But one day, a fan of Viola's books swims up on shore... What will happen when the two meet?
This film, shot in pixilation (a kind of stop-motion animation with actors), is about two neighbours who come to barbaric blows over a flowers that straddles the property line. Won the 1953 Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subjects