Der rote Ballon (1956) HD online
|Pascal Lamorisse||-||Pascal - le petit garçon|
|Georges Sellier||-||Le marchand|
|Vladimir Popov||-||Un locataire|
|Sabine Lamorisse||-||La petite fille au ballon bleu|
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Renée Marion||-||La mère de Pascal|
With its Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay, the film is (as of 2018) the only short film to win an Academy Award outside of the short film categories.
This film had one of the largest non-theatrical runs in the history of American cinema. Thousands of 16-millimeter prints were distributed to schools across the country.
The film won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, even though it has little dialogue.
Actress Alfre Woodard designated "The Red Balloon" as her favorite film in an AFI poll.
This film had its American network television premiere as a special episode of General Electric Theater (1953) on CBS in 1961. However, it was broadcast in black and white.
Awards: Best Foreign Film (Mexico, 1958). * Gold Medal (Tokyo, 1958)
First film of singer Renaud, aged three.
This film short won the Best Writing, Original Screenplay Oscar for its only Academy Award nomination. It is the shortest film to win a major Academy Award.