Sunday, February 24, 2008

Celebrating Disney's First Academy Awards

My good friend and fellow Disney blogger David Lesjak has just posted an excellent and very extensive article at Vintage Disney Collectibles on the 1932 Academy Awards ceremony where Walt Disney received his very first awards. One especially notable part of the evenings festivities was the presentation of the Disney Studios-produced Parade of the Award Nominees, a short cartoon that featured Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters leading a parade of animated incarnations of that years acting nominees. Disney was presented with two awards that year; one honoring the creation of Mickey Mouse; the other recognizing the achievement of Flowers and Trees, the first Technicolor Silly Symphony.

David's post is a wonderful snapshot in time from Hollywood's golden age and a real treat for Disney historians and enthusiasts alike. Don't miss it!


David said...
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David said...

Deleted the above comment as i was signed on to my non-Disney blog at the time.

Anyhow, I just wanted to say thanks Jeff for mentioning my blog and the Academy Award post. Thanks also for your help in assembling the screen shots. I appreciate it!

Cheers from the other side of the continent!