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March 4, 1937 – The Silly Symphony The Country Cousin Wins Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards

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On March 4, 1937, the 9th Academy Awards were held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Disney’s Silly Symphony The Country Cousin walked away as the winner for Best Animated Short Film, beating out the likes of Harman-Ising’s The Old Mill Pond and Fleischer Studios Popeye the Sailor Meets Sinbad the Sailor. This was Disney’s fifth win in this category, having dominated since the category’s conception in 1932.

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