WriterSid Marcus (story) ProductionScreen Gems DistributorColumbia Pictures LanguageEnglish
Release dateNovember 9, 1934 (1934-11-09) NominationsAcademy Award for Best Short Film (Animated) Similar moviesThe Affairs of Cellini (1934), The White Parade (1934), One Night of Love (1934), La Cucaracha (1934), Flirtation Walk (1934)
Holiday Land is a 1934 American animated short film that was nominated at the 1934 Academy Awards for Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film but lost to The Tortoise and the Hare. It was made by Screen Gems.
Scrappy, a young boy, wakened by his alarm clock, does not want to get up and go to school. Tossing in his bed, he wishes that "today was a holiday." The wind blows pages off his wall calendar, which produce "holidays" in the forms of their mascots ( Father Time, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, a Thanksgiving turkey, a Halloween Witch, etc.) Scrappy enjoys various holiday celebrations until he is awakened by his mother's voice. He quickly makes his morning ablutions, dresses, and eats a hasty breakfast, before diving under his bedclothes to dream again!