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1. Red Hot Riding Hood (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.7
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The characters of the traditional fairy tale demand a new approach to the story as a sexy urban comedy with Red as an adult nightclub dancer.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Sara Berner, Daws Butler, June Foray, Frank Graham

Votes: 1,753

2. King-Size Canary (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.7
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A mangy cat on the verge of starvation finds a tiny canary and a bottle of 'Jumbo-Gro' fertilizer, which gives him an idea that leads to giant cats, dogs, mice and canaries chasing each other round Lilliputian towns and cities...

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham

Votes: 1,252

3. I Love to Singa (1936)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.8
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A spoof of Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer", a strict piano teaching owl is cursed with a son who "loves to singa", but only jazz.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Tommy Bond, Johnnie Davis, Joe Dougherty

Votes: 1,240

4. Bad Luck Blackie (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.8
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A cute and very tormented kitten is bullied by an incomparably evil bulldog, who lives to know better after a black cat crosses his path.

Writer: Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Dick Nelson

Votes: 1,004

5. A Wild Hare (1940)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.9
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Elmer is a dim-witted hunter whose "wooking for wabbits." Bugs proceeds to confuse, bamboozle, and otherwise humiliate the poor simp.

Writer: Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 918

6. Blitz Wolf (1942)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.1
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Yet another variation on the Three Little Pigs theme, this time told as WW2 anti-German propaganda (the US had just entered the war), with the wolf as a thinly-disguised Hitler.

Writer: Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham, Bill Thompson

Votes: 917

7. Tortoise Beats Hare (1941)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.8
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An upset Bugs challenges the slick Cecil Turtle to a race.

Writer: Dave Monahan | Director: Tex Avery | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 865

8. Little Rural Riding Hood (1949)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.3
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The last of Tex Avery's variations on 'Red Hot Riding Hood' (1943), in which the country wolf visits his city cousin, who tries to teach him the rudiments of civilised behaviour when ... See full summary »

Writers: Rich Hogan, Jack Cosgriff | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, Colleen Collins, Pinto Colvig, Imogene Lynn

Votes: 800

9. Northwest Hounded Police (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.7
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A wolf convict makes his escape, but is pursued by a diminutive Mountie who seems to be everywhere.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Frank Graham

Votes: 783

10. Magical Maestro (1952)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.9
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A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair ... See full summary »

Writer: Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, Carlos Ramírez

Votes: 752

11. Dumb-Hounded (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.6
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The Wolf escapes from prison but is hounded by the police dog named Droopy. Wherever The Wolf goes, the little fellow is there, too.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Frank Graham

Votes: 652

12. Screwball Squirrel (1944)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.3
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A screwy squirrel provokes a pedigreed birddog to chase him throughout the picture.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Wally Maher, Dick Nelson

Votes: 596

13. The Cat That Hated People (1948)

Passed | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.2
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A cat explains reason after reason why he cannot stand people, and opts to relocate to the moon. When he does, he finds characters there that make him realize people aren't so bad after all.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Star: Paul Frees

Votes: 573

14. Who Killed Who? (1943)

8 min | Animation, Mystery, Comedy

7.5
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A man is murdered, and the detective tries to find out whodunit. But the house he's investigating is decidedly haunted, and he never knows just what's round the next corner...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, Richard Haydn

Votes: 544

15. The Heckling Hare (1941)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.5
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This time Bugs is chased by hunting dog Willoughby.

Writer: Michael Maltese | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tex Avery

Votes: 521

16. Symphony in Slang (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.7
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At the gates of Heaven, the admitting officials have a hard time understanding a newcomer's life story with all his contemporary slang.

Writer: Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Star: John Brown

Votes: 511

17. Hollywood Steps Out (1941)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.1
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A tour of Ciro's Nightclub packed with caricatures of many top stars, including (in order) 'Cary Grant', Greta Garbo 'Edward G. Robinson' and Ann Sheridan, Johnny Weissmuller, James Cagney, ... See full summary »

Writer: Melvin Millar | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Dave Barry, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Kent Rogers

Votes: 485

18. Señor Droopy (1949)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.3
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A bullfight contest between Droopy and The Wolf, staged in the Chili Bowl.

Writer: Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Lina Romay, Tex Avery

Votes: 484

19. Swing Shift Cinderella (1945)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.6
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Bored with chasing Red Riding Hood, the Wolf decides to go after Cinderella, but her fairy godmother takes a shine to him instead - and has an arsenal of magical powers to help achieve her ends.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Sara Berner, Frank Graham, Imogene Lynn

Votes: 478

20. Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.0
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Daffy Duck wreaks havoc on a movie set at Wonder Pictures ("if it's good, it's a Wonder"). Daffy's creative editing impresses producer I. M. Stupendous.

Writer: Dave Monahan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Herman Bing

Votes: 474

21. All This and Rabbit Stew (1941)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.6
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Bugs heckles a black hunter and escapes from a bear.

Writer: Dave Monahan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Danny Webb

Votes: 460

22. Out-Foxed (1949)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.4
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Droopy is an unlikely fox-hound, but the highly civilised (and resourceful) English upper-class fox makes even more unlikely prey...

Writer: Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

Votes: 418

23. Deputy Droopy (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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A jailhouse, a tempting safe... and a sleeping sheriff. Can the two villains make off with the loot without waking him up? Not if deputy Droopy has his way. Much of this cartoon is a remake... See full summary »

Writer: Heck Allen | Directors: Tex Avery, Michael Lah | Stars: Bill Thompson, Tex Avery, Daws Butler

Votes: 397

24. The House of Tomorrow (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

7.5
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A narrator takes us on a tour of the dream house of the future, and its many innovative appliances.

Writers: Jack Cosgriff, Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Joi Lansing, Frank Graham, Don Messick

Votes: 359

25. The Shooting of Dan McGoo (1945)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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This starts off as an adaptation of Robert Service's poem 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', complete with a literal depiction of a man with one foot in the grave, but when Dan McGoo turns out ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert W. Service, Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Bea Benaderet, Paul Frees, Frank Graham

Votes: 357

26. Daffy Duck & Egghead (1938)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.2
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A very early appearance of a barely recognisable Daffy Duck, seen here tormenting Egghead, a prototype Elmer Fudd who is just as unsuccessful with ducks as he was later to be with a certain... See full summary »

Writer: Ben Hardaway | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Danny Webb

Votes: 356

27. Dixieland Droopy (1954)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.7
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Don't be fooled by the title - Droopy looks like Droopy, but he's actually jazzman John Pettibone, with his performing flea combo, and the film shows how it came into being.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, John Brown

Votes: 351

28. Thugs with Dirty Mugs (1939)

8 min | Animation, Crime, Family

6.9
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Killer and his gang are robbing every bank in town in numerical order, except they skip the 13th National Bank. The police are unable to catch them, despite their predictability (and their ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Miller | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Mel Blanc, John Deering

Votes: 350

29. Slap Happy Lion (1947)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.3
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The king of the jungle, after a well-spent day terrorising the rest of the animals, is petrified by a mouse...

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Star: Frank Graham

Votes: 328

30. Hold the Lion, Please (1942)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.4
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A lion wants to prove he's still "King of the Jungle" and, to prove it, he hunts rabbit.

Writer: Tedd Pierce | Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tex Avery, Harry Lang, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 324

31. Wild and Woolfy (1945)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.4
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The Wolf rides into town, terrorises it, kidnaps the girl, and is chased by the outraged townspeople, accompanied by Droopy, who despite introducing himself as "the hero" at the end, in ... See full summary »

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Pinto Colvig, Paul Frees

Votes: 316

32. The Three Little Pups (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.8
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A variation on the age-old 'Three Little Pigs' theme, with Droopy and pals being the target of one of the most laid-back wolves you'll ever see...

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, Bill Thompson

Votes: 307

33. Lucky Ducky (1948)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.4
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It's hunting season, and all the ducks are wisely staying undercover - apart from this freshly-hatched little duckling, who turns out to be more than a match for two inept would-be hunters....

Writer: Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery

Votes: 307

34. Ventriloquist Cat (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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A cat learns the art of ventriloquism in order to play a series of practical jokes on a slow-witted bulldog...

Writer: Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Red Coffey, Bill Thompson

Votes: 300

35. Rock-a-Bye Bear (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.0
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Spike gets a job running the house for a hibernating bear. Only problem is that same bear is VERY noise-sensitive, and Spike's got a rival that wants his job.

Writers: Heck Allen, Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, Bill Thompson

Votes: 297

36. Drag-A-Long Droopy (1954)

Passed | 7 min | Family, Animation, Western

7.4
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Droopy is a shepherd. His sheep graze into cattle country, despite the warning sign. He gets in an argument with the cattle owner, but of course, nobody wins a battle against Droopy.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

Votes: 296

37. Droopy's Double Trouble (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.4
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Droopy and his identical twin brother Drippy are assigned to look after a house, and are told to deal violently with strangers. But Droopy takes pity on his friend Spike, and agrees to put ... See full summary »

Writer: Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

Votes: 295

38. Porky's Duck Hunt (1937)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.4
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New duck hunter Porky is constantly taunted by a very early version of Daffy, and all the other ducks.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 291

39. Jerky Turkey (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.0
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The Pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock and found a colony. A very large number of Pilgrims can be seen standing in line... for their cigarette rations. A Pilgrim goes hunting for Thanksgiving ... See full summary »

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, Bill Thompson

Votes: 290

40. Car of Tomorrow (1951)

6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.4
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A series of demonstrations of the kind of motoring accessories we'll all take for granted in the future...

Writers: Roy Williams, Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Star: June Foray

Votes: 290

41. Homesteader Droopy (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Western, Animation

7.5
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Homesteaders are not popular in cattle country, so when the cows complain to the sheriff (The Wolf), the law makes it tough on the Droopy family.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Paul Frees

Votes: 282

42. Happy-Go-Nutty (1944)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.9
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The screwy squirrel escapes from Moron Manor, and is chased by the watch dog.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Wally Maher, Dick Nelson

Votes: 280

43. Doggone Tired (1949)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.6
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An energetic dog needs a night's rest if he's going to be ready for rabbit hunting at dawn. A crafty rabbit does everything he can to keep him awake.

Writers: Rich Hogan, Jack Cosgriff | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Daws Butler

Votes: 275

44. Wags to Riches (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.5
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A millionaire with two dogs (Spike and Droopy) leaves his fortune to Droopy with the stipulation that should he be killed the entire fortune who would to Spike. Guess what Spike is up to?

Writers: Jack Cosgriff, Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, William Hanna

Votes: 274

45. A Bird in the Head (1946)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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The stooges are working as paperhangers in the home of Professor Panzer, a mad scientist looking for a brain to use in his experiments. The professor wants to put a human brain into a ... See full summary »

Writer: Edward Bernds | Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Vernon Dent

Votes: 269

46. Droopy's Good Deed (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.3
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Droopy the Boy Scout attempts to do good deeds, but has various Spike-related hurdles to overcome first...

Writer: Rich Hogan | Director: Tex Avery | Star: Bill Thompson

Votes: 269

47. Gold Diggers of '49 (1935)

TV-G | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.3
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The gold rush. Beans finds gold in the mountains and rushes into town with the news. Soon, everyone (except Porky's daughter Little Kitty, who Beans fancies) has rushed out to the mountains... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Joe Dougherty, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 268

48. Little 'Tinker (1948)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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B.O. Skunk tries desperately to win the love of a girl, any girl, and goes to such lengths as imitating Frank Sinatra, vintage 1948.

Director: Tex Avery | Star: Bill Roberts

Votes: 265

49. Lonesome Lenny (1946)

8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.4
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Screwy Squirrel is bought in a pet shop to be the companion of a daft dog so strong that he squeezes his playmates to death.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Sara Berner, Wally Maher

Votes: 263

50. T.V. of Tomorrow (1953)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.3
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A variety of fanciful innovations in "future" T.V. sets, including a model with a built-in stove, and a number of highly interactive models. And of course, even with dozens of channels, ... See full summary »

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Paul Frees, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 262