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 Actor||Jackie Cooper||Nominated|
|Best Director||Norman Taurog||Won|
|Best Picture||Paramount Publix||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Sam Mintz||Nominated|
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After Jackie Cooper was hired for the part, he and his mother read many of the comic strips and other long-running features to help him get to know the character. He thought the costume he would have to wear was rather silly, but understood that it was a basic feature that couldn't be changed.
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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