Monday, April 14, 2008

Apr 14: Oscar for Pooh

On this day in 1969, Disney's short feature Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day was awarded an Oscar for Best Short Subject, Cartoon at a ceremony held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (It was the first Academy Awards to be telecast throughout the world.)
Based on the Pooh books by A. A. Milne, Blustery Day was originally released in December 1968 along with the live-action feature The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman (one of Walt's "Nine Old Men"), it features the voices of Sterling Holloway (as Pooh), Paul Winchell (as Tigger), John Fiedler (as Piglet), and Jon Walmsley (as Christopher Robin).
Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (the second Disney animated feature based on Milne's characters) was nominated along with the shorts The Magic Pear, La Maison de Jean-Jacques, and Windy Day.

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