Short Film Saturday: Rooty Toot Toot (1951)

If you ever needed proof that even at the Academy Award-nominated level, even when the official category was called cartoons; that animation isn’t just for kids’ stories. This is proof. Sure, it was unlikely to be selected over The Two Mouseketeers (Tom & Jerry) and Lambert the Sheepish Lion (Disney), but its nomination is noteworthy. As is the musical treatment and minimalist animation style, and usage of color.