Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for '1940 in film': February 7 Film Pinocchio (1940 film) Walt Disney Cartoon February 20 Puss Gets the Boot Tom and Jerry May 17 My Favorite Wife Edison's Black Maria Thomas Edison A Wild Hare Bugs Bunny July 27 Charlie Chaplin October 15 The Great Dictator Fantasia (film) Fantasound November 13 Cary Grant December 24 James Stewart (actor) Katharine Hepburn Radio City Music Hall Ruth Hussey The Philadelphia Story Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Picture Andy Hardy Meets Debutante Boris Karloff Broadway Melody of 1940 Cecilia Parker Dark Command David O. Selznick Donald Crisp Doomed to Die Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Edward G. Robinson Eleanor Powell Fay Holden Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers John Wayne Kitty Foyle (film) Lewis Stone Mickey Rooney Otto Kruger