DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that films in the 1930s only lasted about 10 minutes? We all at some point in our lives have watched full-length feature films. These films are the basis of contemporary movies. We are used to watching films which run around a litte more or less than 2 hours. Early on, animated films came as typical short film subjects. Majority of all major film production companies had units assigned to develop and produce these short films. Today, we know about DreamWorks and its collection of short films. Warner Bros. also often includes old animated shorts from its movie catalog.
The recognition of short films in today's movie culture is overwhelming. It is not just limited to animations today. Short films nowadays may tell stories about more profound stories and issues. These films may also feature well-known actors and be created by critically-acclaimed directors. In 1931, the first Academy Award for short film was given. The first winner was Hal Roach's comedy "The Music Box". From that time forward, the quality and themes of short films have evolved. Award-giving bodies for film from various countries have recognized their own country's short films. Movie fans now have a selection of these short films to be watched in different platforms. There is an overflowing selection of Oscar-winning animated films to be appreciated and enjoyed.