Animated Short - This "Silly Symphony" cartoon earned Walt Disney his sixth Oscar for "Best Short Subject, Cartoons," a category he dominated from its inception in 1932 until his death in 1966. There is no dialog here at all, just nine minutes of flawless animation and excellent sound effects, set to an orchestral rendition of Johann Strauss's "One Day When We Were Young."
The subject is a single day and stormy night at an abandoned windmill, which is home to a wide variety of creatures, from skittish rodents and noisy bullfrogs to lovey-dovey pigeons, nesting birds and a wise old owl. This marked the first application of Disney's multiplane camera, used to achieve 3D effects in two dimensions. The animation advances made in here, such as realistic animal movements, are clearly evident in later Disney features, from "Snow White" (1937) to "Pinocchio" (1940) and "Bambi" (1942). It's a true classic of animated art.