BOOTLEG FILES 758: “The Crunch Bird” (1971 Academy Award-winning animated short).
LAST SEEN: On YouTube.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: It was part of a Goodtimes Home Video VHS release at one point.
REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: It seems to have fallen through the proverbial cracks.
CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE: Only in an anthology of Oscar-winning shorts.
Here is a great question for Oscar trivia buffs: which Academy Award-winning production had the shortest running time? If you are reading this column, the answer is a bit obvious: it is “The Crunch Bird,” the 1971 winner of the Best Animated Short Subject Oscar, which only ran a mere two minutes.