Walt's Oscars: An Overview

Walt's Oscars: An Overview

February is Awards Season, and The Walt Disney Family Museum is celebrating, with film presentations and visitor programs throughout the month. Walt personally won 32 Academy Awards® throughout his career. To this day, Walt still holds the record for the most Oscars® won by an individual, and there is only one place where you can get an up-close look at more than 20 of the famous statuettes—The Walt Disney Family Museum. Screening this month in the Museum’s state-of-the-art digital theatre is a collection of Walt’s award-winning True-Life Adventures films.

For this Friday's edition of "Walt's Oscars", we'd like to share with you the complete list of Academy Awards that Walt Disney received in his lifetime. As you know, he still holds the record for most Oscars won by an individual--as well as most Academy Award nominations for an individual (59)!! Take a look at our past Academy Award-related posts, as well as the list below, as we will giving you a short quiz next week on Walt and his Oscars. If you pass the test, we'll throw your name into a drawing to win free tickets to the Museum!  

Awarded to Walt Disney

Year

Award

Title or Distinction

Release

1931-32

Short Subject (Cartoon)

Flowers and Trees

1932

1931-32

Special Award

Creation of Mickey Mouse

 

1932-33

Short Subject (Cartoon)

Three Little Pigs

1933

1934

Short Subject (Cartoon)

The Tortoise and the Hare

1934

1935

Short Subject (Cartoon)

Three Orphan Kittens

1935

1936

Short Subject (Cartoon)

The Country Cousin

1936

1937

Short Subject (Cartoon)

The Old Mill

1937

1938

Short Subject (Cartoon)

Ferdinand the Bull

1938

1938

Special Award

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

1937

1939

Short Subject (Cartoon)

The Ugly Duckling

1938

1941

Short Subject (Cartoon)

Lend a Paw

1941

1941

Special Award

Fantasia [use of sound]

1940

1941

Special Award

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

 

1942

Short Subject (Cartoon)

Der Fuehrer’s Face

1942

1948

Short Subject (Two-Reel)

Seal Island

1948

1950

Short Subject (Two-Reel)

(In) Beaver Valley

1950

1951

Short Subject (Two-Reel)

Nature’s Half Acre

1951

1952

Short Subject (Two-Reel)

Water Birds

1952

1953

Documentary (Feature)

The Living Desert

1953

1953

Documentary (Short Subject)

The Alaskan Eskimo

1953

1953

Short Subject (Cartoon)

Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom

1953

1953

Short Subject (Two-Reel)

Bear Country

1953

1954

Documentary (Feature)

The Vanishing Prairie

1954

1955

Documentary (Short Subject)

Men Against the Arctic

1955

1957

Short Subject (Live Action)

The Wetback Hound

1957

1958

Documentary (Feature)

White Wilderness

1958

1958

Documentary (Short Subject)

Ama Girls

1958

1958

Short Subject (Live Action)

Grand Canyon

1958

1960

Documentary (Feature) [?]

The Horse with the Flying Tail

1960

 

Awarded to Walt Disney Productions Ltd.

1937

Scientific/Technical Award

Multiplane Camera

 

 

Awarded to Walt Disney Studio Sound Department

1946

Scientific/Technical Award

Audio Finder/Track Viewer

 

 

Awarded to Walt Disney Studios

1954

Special Effects

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

1954

 

On Saturday February 18, the special program And the Award Goes to...Walt Disney offers a one-of-a-kind showcase of Walt Disney’s Award Winners. Hosted by author, Disney historian and friend of the Museum Jeff Kurtti, this program offers a look at highlights of Walt Disney’s Oscar-winning films, including rarities such as Parade of the Award Nominees (1932), Ferdinand the Bull (1938), and Grand Canyon (1958); as well as trailers and rare footage and photos of Walt at the Oscar Ceremonies. (Separate admission required.)  

Film programs through February change weekly, with screenings daily at 1:00pm and 4:00pm (except Tuesdays, and February 18, 25 and 26). Further program information and tickets are available at the Reception and Member Service Desk at the Museum, or online by clicking here.

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