|So Much for So Little|
|Directed by||Chuck Jones|
|Produced by||Edward Selzer|
|Narrated by||Frank Graham|
|Running time||10 minutes|
So Much for So Little is a 1949 American short Documentary film directed by Chuck Jones. It won an Academy Award in 1950 for Documentary Short Subject, tying with A Chance to Live. As a work of the United States Government, the film is in the public domain.
The cartoon states that, annually, 118,481 babies out of 2 million will die before reaching their first birthday. Thus, the cartoon shows John E. Jones, a baby that may add to this statistic if not given proper healthcare. The cartoon proceeds to show most of John's life, including his school years, marriage, later life (as a father), and his golden years, providing other helpful health information along the way. Before the cartoon ends, however, it returns to John as a baby, reminding the audience that John needs proper healthcare to survive. The cartoon then states that if every American paid just three cents a week, sufficient healthcare could be provided for John and babies everywhere.
- Frank Graham as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
- Infant mortality
- "The 22nd Academy Awards (1950) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/legacy/ceremony/22nd-winners.html. Retrieved 2011-08-18.
- "New York Times: So Much for So Little". NY Times. http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/148331/So-Much-for-So-Little/details. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
- So Much for So Little at Internet Movie Database