Skippy Overview:

Skippy (1931) was a Family - Drama Film directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Louis D. Lighton.

The film was based on the comic strip of the same name from & novel 1929 written by Percy Crosby published in 1923 to 1945.

Academy Awards 1930/31 --- Ceremony Number 4 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorJackie CooperNominated
Best DirectorNorman TaurogWon
Best PictureParamount PublixNominated
Best WritingJoseph L. Mankiewicz, Sam MintzNominated

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Jackie Cooper was under contract to Hal Roach Studios at $50 per week, and was loaned to Paramount for $25,000.
One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. However,because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and was not televised until many years afterward.
The only film based on a comic book, comic strip, or graphic novel to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
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