MGM Cartoon Shorts

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1. The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1965)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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A simple line attempts to woo his true love, a dot, away from the unkempt squiggle she prefers. But he'll have to learn to bend before she'll notice him.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble | Star: Robert Morley

Votes: 1,147

MGM Cartoon - Dot & Line

2. 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: 1,936

MGM Cartoon

3. 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 »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, Colleen Collins, Pinto Colvig, Imogene Lynn

Votes: 908

MGM Cartoon - City Wolf & Country Wolf

4. Wild and Woolfy (1945)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, 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 »

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

Votes: 380

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Wolf

5. King-Size Canary (1947)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, 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...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham

Votes: 1,375

MGM Cartoon - Cat, Canary, Dog & Mouse

6. The Bear That Wasn't (1967)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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A bear wakes out of hibernation in the middle of a human society that blindly refuses to recognize him as an animal.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble | Star: Paul Frees

Votes: 433

MGM Cartoon

7. Dumb-Hounded (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.5
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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: 740

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Wolf

8. 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 »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Bea Benaderet, Paul Frees, Frank Graham

Votes: 417

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Wolf

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.

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

Votes: 899

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Wolf

10. 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.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Lina Romay, Tex Avery

Votes: 558

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Wolf

11. 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 will revert to Spike. Guess what Spike is up to?

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, William Hanna

Votes: 327

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Spike

12. 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...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler, William Hanna

Votes: 481

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & English Fox

13. The Chump Champ (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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Droopy and Spike compete in a series of athletics contests, and no prizes for guessing who starts cheating...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Daws Butler, Bill Thompson

Votes: 269

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Spike

14. Daredevil Droopy (1951)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.3
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Similar in tone to 'The Chump Champ' (1950), but this time Droopy and Spike are in competition for a circus acrobat's job...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

Votes: 306

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Spike

15. 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...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

Votes: 314

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Spike

16. Droopy's Double Trouble (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.5
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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 »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

Votes: 342

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Spike

17. Caballero Droopy (1952)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.9
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Droopy is on his way to woo his lovely senorita when he is waylayed by a wolf intent on winning the fair lass. But the wolf wasn't counting on Droopy's uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time...

Director: Dick Lundy | Star: Bill Thompson

Votes: 157

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Wolf

18. 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...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, Bill Thompson

Votes: 347

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Wolf

19. 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.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

Votes: 345

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Wolf

20. Homesteader Droopy (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Western, Animation

7.6
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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.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Paul Frees

Votes: 332

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Wolf

21. Dixieland Droopy (1954)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.6
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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.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, John Brown

Votes: 391

MGM Cartoon - Droopy

22. 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 »

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

Votes: 457

MGM Cartoon - Droopy

23. Grin and Share It (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.9
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Butch and Droopy have equal shares in a gold mine. When they finally strike gold, Butch tries to make his share more equal by doing away with Droopy, with no success.

Director: Michael Lah | Star: Bill Thompson

Votes: 122

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Butch

24. Blackboard Jumble (1957)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.5
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A wolf with a Southern accent walks by just as a teacher is getting fed up with his class and walks out. Unfortunately, the class consists of three junior clones of Droopy, who manage to try his patience.

Director: Michael Lah | Star: Daws Butler

Votes: 210

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Wolf

25. One Droopy Knight (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.9
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Sir Droopalot and Sir Butchalot (Droopy and Butch) vie with each other to kill a dragon that is terrorizing their kingdom. Whoever vanquishes the dragon will marry the king's daughter.

Director: Michael Lah | Star: Bill Thompson

Votes: 248

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Butch

26. Sheep Wrecked (1958)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.0
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Droopy guards his flock of sheep from the southern wolf, whose unsuccessful schemes to receive his prey work against him.

Director: Michael Lah | Stars: Daws Butler, Bill Thompson

Votes: 166

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Wolf

27. Mutts About Racing (1958)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Droopy and Butch are competing race car drivers in a road race. While Butch has the faster car, his cockiness and the time he spends on unsuccessful schemes to stop Droopy work against him.

Director: Michael Lah | Stars: Vic Perrin, Bill Thompson

Votes: 121

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Butch

28. Droopy Leprechaun (1958)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.1
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Droopy, on an Irish stopover of an international flight, buys a souvenir leprechaun hat, and is mistaken for a real leprechaun by Spike.

Director: Michael Lah | Stars: Lucille Bliss, Bill Thompson

Votes: 152

MGM Cartoon - Droopy & Butch

29. The Screwy Truant (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.3
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Screwy Squirrel is pursued by a truant officer.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Wally Maher, Dick Nelson

Votes: 278

30. Heir Bear (1953)

Passed | 6 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.7
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Barney inherited a map to treasure buried in his backyard, but his digging doesn't square with the plans of the gopher sleeping on the treasure.

Director: Dick Lundy | Star: Paul Frees

Votes: 52

31. The Discontented Canary (1934)

9 min | Animation, Musical, Short

6.2
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A canary is frustrated by being caged, particularly with a parrot taunting him when humans aren't watching. One day, he tricks the kind old lady that owns him into opening the window, and ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 63

32. The Lost Chick (1935)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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A chicken has hatched seven chicks; she locates six of them, but the other, Eggbert, is lost.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Elmore Vincent

Votes: 54

33. Poor Little Me (1935)

Approved | 11 min | Animation, Family, Short

5.7
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Bunnies, turtles, and other small woodland animals play. A skunk sits apart, singing "I ain't got nobody" and mopes his way home. His mother, Mrs. O. Dora Skunk, sings of her love to her ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Harman

Votes: 51

34. The Prospecting Bear (1941)

9 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.2
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Barney and his severely overloaded pack mule are prospecting, high on a mountain, when Barney spots gold nuggets, and a whole cave lined with gold.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Star: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 52

35. The Unwelcome Guest (1945)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.7
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Barney Bear runs afoul of a foul-smelling skunk who wants to steal his berries.

Director: George Gordon

Votes: 56

36. The Hick Chick (1946)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.9
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In this triangle drama a country chicken chooses between a country rooster and a city rooster.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Sara Berner, Daws Butler, Stan Freberg, Paul Frees

Votes: 231

37. 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.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Sara Berner, Wally Maher

Votes: 293

38. One Cab's Family (1952)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.1
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A happily married pair of taxicabs are delighted when Junior enters their lives, but this delight turns to consternation when he states his ambition to become a hotrodder...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, June Foray

Votes: 252

39. 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...

Director: Tex Avery | Star: June Foray

Votes: 339

40. Batty Baseball (1944)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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A series of visual gags about baseball. One running gag has an angry fan screaming "Kill the ump!" Be careful what you wish for.....

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Wally Maher, Jack Mather, John Wald

Votes: 239

41. Slap Happy Lion (1947)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.2
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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...

Director: Tex Avery | Star: Frank Graham

Votes: 369

42. The Little Bantamweight (1938)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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The big bantamweight fight is in a few months, and papa rooster is getting nervous. But the eggs start hatching, and all the males look like real fighters except one little runt, who can't ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 34

43. Innertube Antics (1944)

7 min | Comedy, Animation, Short

5.7
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A donkey, putting a small pile of rubber out for wartime recycling, is dismayed by the much larger piles his neighbors have put out. He goes into the back yard and finds a huge buried inner... See full summary »

Director: George Gordon

Votes: 39

44. Sleepy-Time Squirrel (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.0
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Barney Bear is forced to give lodgings to a noisy squirrel who makes it impossible to get any sleep.

Director: Dick Lundy | Star: Paul Frees

Votes: 44

45. Cellbound (1955)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.6
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Spike has just finished the 20 year process of digging a tunnel from his prison cell but he picks the wrong place to hide.

Directors: Tex Avery, Michael Lah | Stars: Tex Avery, Paul Frees

Votes: 240

46. 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 »

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

Votes: 308

47. The Uninvited Pest (1943)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.5
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Barney is settling in for his hibernation when a squirrel spots his bedtime snack: a bowl of walnuts. The squirrel sneaks in and wakes Barney up. Barney chases out the squirrel, who ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Ising

Votes: 39