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Walter Lantz's The Tortoise and the Hare

Walter Lantz's The Tortoise and the Hare Youtube Apr 27, 2015

American animator Walter Lantz is perhaps best known as the creator of cartoon character Woody Woodpecker. In fact, in 1979 when Robin Williams presented Lantz with an Honorary Award at the 51st Academy Awards for his contributions to the art of animation, an animated Woody Woodpecker appeared onstage alongside Lantz to accept the award.

In 1948, eight years after Woody’s first theatrical appearance, Lantz was approached by the Coca-Cola Company to produce animated theatrical advertisements to promote their product. Lantz agreed and eventually produced 20 shorts revolving around the popular soft drink. In honor of his birthday, we present one of the vintage advertisements created for this campaign, “The Tortoise and the Hare” (1953), in glorious Technicolor.

This is one of the many items contained in the Packard Humanities Institute Collection at the Academy Film Archive. The acquisition, which includes an array of theater advertisements such as “The Tortoise and the Hare,” was deposited at the Archive by David Packard in 2009. This historically significant collection contains over 60,000 media items and has transformed the Academy Film Archive into the world’s foremost repository of motion picture trailers.

Sundance Theatre Program: Fun Home

Sundance Theatre Program: Fun Home Youtube Apr 16, 2015

Check out the new musical Fun Home, opening on Broadway Sunday, April 19th.

The Sundance Institute Theatre Program advances the work of risk-taking theatre artists by providing rare developmental opportunities that support artists throughout their careers.

The Last Emperor Wins Costume Design: 1988 Oscars

The Last Emperor Wins Costume Design: 1988 Oscars Youtube Apr 9, 2015

James Acheon wins the Oscar for Costume Design for The Last Emperor at the 60th Academy Awards. Kevin Costner and Daryl Hannah present the award. Watch more of the 1988 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDOl6U7nvAYMTSLgFQSuuxoN

Academy Conversations: Effie Gray

Academy Conversations: Effie Gray Youtube Apr 9, 2015

Effie Gray discussion with costume designer Ruth Myers on March 28, 2015 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Preservation Week: To the Sundance/UCLA Archives

Preservation Week: To the Sundance/UCLA Archives Youtube Apr 27, 2015

In honor of Preservation Week, take a look at this quick snapshot of hundreds of film elements being transferred from a warehouse to their new home at the Sundance/UCLA archives.

Learn more about the Sundance Archives and film preservation at http://www.sundance.org/about/archives

Academy Conversations: Home

Academy Conversations: Home Youtube Apr 6, 2015

Home discussion with producer Suzanne Buirgy and director Tim Johnson on March 28, 2015 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Watch more Academy Conversations: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1310A316C0413CD3

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Titanic Wins Costume Design: 1998 Oscars

Titanic Wins Costume Design: 1998 Oscars Youtube Apr 2, 2015

Deborah L. Scott wins the Oscar for Costume Design for Titanic at the 70th Academy Awards. Elisabeth Shue presents the award; hosted by Billy Crystal. Watch more of the 1998 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDOFlZB6zWwnlHT3ZEbkmmsS

Documentary Winners: 1993 Oscars

Documentary Winners: 1993 Oscars Youtube Apr 1, 2015

Thomas C. Goodwin and Gerardine Wurzburg win the Oscar for Documentary (Short Subject) for Educating Peter, and Barbara Trent and David Kasper win the Oscar for Documentary (Feature) for The Panama Deception, at the 65th Academy Awards. Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks present the awards; hosted by Billy Crystal. Watch more of the 1993 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDNIWjS-4pJwWTbxnipOVU6f

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Wins Foreign Language Film: 1972 Oscars

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis Wins Foreign Language Film: 1972 Oscars Youtube Apr 3, 2015

Italy wins the Oscar for Foreign Language Film for The Garden of the Finzi-Continis. Leslie Caron and Jack Valenti present the award, accepted by Gianni Hecht Lucari and Arthur Cohn. Hosted by Alan King. Watch more of the 1972 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDMozur_zmU_JS4wjgJyWTsh

"Arthur's Theme" Wins Original Song: 1982 Oscars Youtube Apr 1, 2015

Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross and Peter Allen win the Oscar for Music (Song) for "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" from Arthur at the 54th Academy Awards. Bette Midler presents the award; hosted by Johnny Carson. Watch more of the 1982 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDMhrxJtMXxZ38R4aUmT6Ft6

Raiders of the Lost Ark Wins Sound: 1982 Oscars

Raiders of the Lost Ark Wins Sound: 1982 Oscars Youtube Apr 1, 2015

Bill Varney, Steve Maslow, Gregg Landaker, and Roy Charman win the Oscar for Sound for Raiders of the Lost Ark at the 54th Academy Awards. Kristy McNichol and Christopher Atkins present the award; hosted by Johnny Carson. Watch more of the 1982 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDMhrxJtMXxZ38R4aUmT6Ft6

Death Becomes Her Wins Visual Effects: 1993 Oscars

Death Becomes Her Wins Visual Effects: 1993 Oscars Youtube Apr 1, 2015

Ken Ralston, Doug Chiang, Doug Smythe and Tom Woodruff, Jr. win the Oscar for Visual Effects for Death Becomes Her at the 65th Academy Awards. Andie MacDowell presents the award; hosted by Billy Crystal and featuring Bob Hope and Whoopi Goldberg. Watch more of the 1993 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDNIWjS-4pJwWTbxnipOVU6f

Sci-Tech Awards: 1988 Oscars

Sci-Tech Awards: 1988 Oscars Youtube Mar 31, 2015

Shirley Jones presents Sci-Tech Awards at the 60th Academy Awards, hosted by Chevy Chase. Watch more of the 1988 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDOl6U7nvAYMTSLgFQSuuxoN

Mervyn LeRoy's Irving G. Thalberg Award: 1976 Oscars

Mervyn LeRoy's Irving G. Thalberg Award: 1976 Oscars Youtube Mar 31, 2015

William Friedkin presents the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to Mervyn LeRoy at the 48th Academy Awards. Hosted by Gene Kelly. Watch more of the 1976 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDPydq4p8oTiYNgA0sGA4YYX

Chariots of Fire Wins Original Screenplay: 1982 Oscars

Chariots of Fire Wins Original Screenplay: 1982 Oscars Youtube Apr 1, 2015

Colin Welland wins the Oscar for Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) for Chariots of Fire at the 54th Academy Awards. Jerzy Kosiński presents the award; hosted by Johnny Carson. Watch more of the 1982 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDMhrxJtMXxZ38R4aUmT6Ft6

Billy Crystal's First Oscars Appearance: 1988 Oscars

Billy Crystal's First Oscars Appearance: 1988 Oscars Youtube Mar 31, 2015

Bill Rowe and Ivan Sharrock win the Oscar for Sound for The Last Emperor at the 60th Academy Awards. Billy Crystal presents the award; hosted by Chevy Chase. Watch more of the 1988 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDOl6U7nvAYMTSLgFQSuuxoN

Harry and the Hendersons Wins Makeup: 1988 Oscars

Harry and the Hendersons Wins Makeup: 1988 Oscars Youtube Mar 31, 2015

Rick Baker wins the Oscar for Makeup for Harry and the Hendersons at the 60th Academy Awards. John Candy presents the award; hosted by Chevy Chase. Watch more of the 1988 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDOl6U7nvAYMTSLgFQSuuxoN

Maureen Stapleton Wins Supporting Actress: 1982 Oscars

Maureen Stapleton Wins Supporting Actress: 1982 Oscars Youtube Mar 31, 2015

Maureen Stapleton wins Supporting Actress for Reds at the 54th Academy Awards. Timothy Hutton presents the award; hosted by Johnny Carson. Watch more of the 1982 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDMhrxJtMXxZ38R4aUmT6Ft6

Steven Spielberg on Stanley Kubrick: 1999 Oscars

Steven Spielberg on Stanley Kubrick: 1999 Oscars Youtube Mar 31, 2015

Steven Spielberg remembers the late Stanley Kubrick at the 71st Academy Awards. Watch more of the 1999 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDPjEszC-JzEzYQihHwB1JRg

Forrest Gump Wins Adapted Screenplay: 1995 Oscars

Forrest Gump Wins Adapted Screenplay: 1995 Oscars Youtube Mar 31, 2015

Eric Roth wins the Oscar for Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published) for Forrest Gump at the 67th Academy Awards. Anthony Hopkins presents the award. Watch more of the 1995 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDNfFmBdhANbOf-FwOJB28JX

The Streaker: 1974 Oscars

The Streaker: 1974 Oscars Youtube Mar 30, 2015

Host David Niven gets a surprise while introducing Elizabeth Taylor at the 46th Academy Awards. Watch more of the 1974 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDOvLHAYOPEN4AAk1JFOaLoq

George Roy Hill Wins Best Directing: 1974 Oscars

George Roy Hill Wins Best Directing: 1974 Oscars Youtube Mar 30, 2015

George Roy Hill wins the Oscar for Directing for The Sting at the 46th Academy Awards. Walter Matthau and Shirley MacLaine present the award; hosted by David Niven. Watch more of the 1974 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDOvLHAYOPEN4AAk1JFOaLoq

Innerspace Wins Visual Effects: 1988 Oscars

Innerspace Wins Visual Effects: 1988 Oscars Youtube Mar 31, 2015

Dennis Muren, William George, Harley Jessup and Kenneth Smith win the Oscar for Visual Effects for Innerspace. Sean Connery presents the award. Watch more of the 1988 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDOl6U7nvAYMTSLgFQSuuxoN

Ed Wood Wins Makeup: 1995 Oscars

Ed Wood Wins Makeup: 1995 Oscars Youtube Mar 30, 2015

Rick Baker, Ve Neill and Yolanda Toussieng win the Oscar for Makeup for Ed Wood at the 67th Academy Awards. Uma Thurman presents the award; hosted by David Letterman and featuring Tom Hanks. Watch more of the 1995 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDNfFmBdhANbOf-FwOJB28JX

Quincy Jones' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: 1995 Oscars

Quincy Jones' Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: 1995 Oscars Youtube Mar 30, 2015

Oprah Winfrey presents the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Quincy Jones at the 67th Academy Awards. Watch more of the 1995 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDNfFmBdhANbOf-FwOJB28JX

Cries and Whispers Wins Cinematography: 1974 Oscars

Cries and Whispers Wins Cinematography: 1974 Oscars Youtube Mar 30, 2015

Sven Nykvist wins the Oscar for Cinematography for Cries and Whispers at the 46th Academy Awards. Cicely Tyson and Peter Lawford present the award; hosted by Diana Ross. Watch more of the 1974 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDOvLHAYOPEN4AAk1JFOaLoq

Summer of '42 Wins Dramatic Score: 1972 Oscars

Summer of '42 Wins Dramatic Score: 1972 Oscars Youtube Mar 26, 2015

Michel Legrand wins the Oscar for Music (Original Dramatic Score) for Summer of '42 at the 44th Academy Awards. Betty Grable and Dick Haymes present the award, hosted by Sammy Davis Jr. Watch more of the 1972 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDMozur_zmU_JS4wjgJyWTsh

Rare 1920s and 1930s Footage from Aloha Wanderwell Baker

Rare 1920s and 1930s Footage from Aloha Wanderwell Baker Youtube Mar 25, 2015

This rarely seen footage of adventure filmmaker Aloha Wanderwell Baker, the first woman to travel around the world by car, was recently preserved by the Academy Film Archive. The Aloha Wanderwell Film Collection at the Archive is a unique assortment of 16mm and 35mm films, revealing the story of Aloha’s around-the-globe adventures that captured the people, cultures and historical landmarks of five continents from the 1920s and 1930s.
Born in Canada as Idris Hall, Aloha was drawn to adventure and the thrill of traveling across uncharted roads in faraway lands very early in life. In 1922, with her mother’s permission, the precocious 14-year-old left school in the south of France to answer a newspaper ad seeking a secretary for a round-the-world expedition. She joined the Work Around the World Educational Club (WAWEC), created by self-proclaimed “Captain” Walter Wanderwell in 1919, which served to promote the newly formed League of Nations. Idris Hall took the stage name Aloha Wanderwell and become known as “the world’s most traveled girl.”

Aloha Wanderwell Baker’s only sound film, The River of Death (1934), can now be seen online at the Library of Congress: http://blogs.loc.gov/now-see-hear/2015/03/the-films-of-aloha-wanderwell-baker-an-archival-collaboration/

Read the full story of Aloha Wanderwell Baker and this footage at our site: http://www.oscars.org/news/across-world-and-back-rare-1920s-and-1930s-footage-aloha-wanderwell-baker

Bedknobs and Broomsticks Wins Special Visual Effects: 1972 Oscars

Bedknobs and Broomsticks Wins Special Visual Effects: 1972 Oscars Youtube Mar 25, 2015

Alan Maley, Eustace Lycett and Danny Lee win the Oscar for Special Visual Effects for Bedknobs and Broomsticks at the 44th Academy Awards. Karen Black and Richard Chamberlain present the award; hosted by Helen Hayes. Watch more of the 1972 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDMozur_zmU_JS4wjgJyWTsh

The Hospital Wins Original Screenplay: 1972 Oscars

The Hospital Wins Original Screenplay: 1972 Oscars Youtube Mar 26, 2015

Paddy Chayefsky wins the Oscar for Writing (Story and Screenplay--based on factual material or material not previously published or produced) for The Hospital at the 44th Academy Awards. Tennessee Williams presents the award. Watch more of the 1972 Oscars: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8RjvesnvDMozur_zmU_JS4wjgJyWTsh