The Hole (1962 film)

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The Hole is a 15-minute animated film by John Hubley and Faith Hubley that won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1962.

The film uses improvised dialogue from Dizzy Gillespie and George Mathews as two construction workers at work in the bottom of a hole on a construction site discussing the possibility of an accidental nuclear weapons attack. [1]

In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[2] The Academy Film Archive preserved The Hole in 2003.[3]


  1. ^ 1963 The. Hole: Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming: Internet Archive
  2. ^ "Library of Congress announces 2013 National Film Registry selections" (Press release). Washington Post. December 18, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "Preserved Projects". Academy Film Archive.

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