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1. Snow Foolin' (1949)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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Various animals prepare for winter and enjoy a variety of winter sports. A hen invites us to follow her bouncing egg and sing along to Jingle Bells. Finally, a turtle dispenses hot coffee to a bird on her nest.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Sid Raymond

Votes: 120

2. The Big Fun Carnival (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

5.3
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The first of a series of 12 compilation features (number 1-12)made for theatres to use as a Saturday Matinee offering aimed strictly at children. Marian Stafford, folk-singer Jared Reed, ... See full summary »

Directors: Marc Daniels, Shamus Culhane, Hans Fischerkoesen, Dave Fleischer, John A. Haeseler, George Pal | Stars: Marian Stafford, Jared Reed, Bunin's Puppets, Mae Questel

Votes: 6

3. Camptown Races (1948)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

4.1
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Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 8

4. Santa's Surprise (1947)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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Five children from around the world follow Santa home on Christmas Eve, and decide to give him some extra help around the workshop.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 186

5. Farm Foolery (1949)

8 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.2
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Director: Seymour Kneitel

Votes: 29

6. Naughty But Mice (1947)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.3
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Herman, the city-slicker mouse (looking like a cross between James Cagney and Lee Tracy) visits his barn-mice cousins in the country. There he sees that the barn also has a cat, and Katnip ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer, Sid Raymond, Arnold Stang

Votes: 66

7. Yankee Doodle Boy (1929)

Animation, Short, Family

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Director: Dave Fleischer

8. The Peanut Vendor (1933)

Animation, Short, Music

5.9
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Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Armida

Votes: 55

9. Little Brown Jug (1948)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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"Little Brown Jug" is an animated short about various woodland creatures milling and drinking apple cider. Includes a sing-a-long of the title song.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Jackson Beck, Sid Raymond

Votes: 46

10. Old MacDonald Had a Farm (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.9
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This entry in the "Noveltoons" series (production number P5-3)is an animated "follow-the-bouncing-ball" audience participation sing-along with Farmer MacDonald having his hands full with ... See full summary »

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Orestes Calpini

Votes: 44

11. The Golden State (1948)

Animation, Short, Family

6.6
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"The Golden State" is an animated short about California. Includes a sing-a-long of "California Here I Come."

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Charles Irving, Jack Mercer, Sid Raymond

Votes: 39

12. Toys Will Be Toys (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.5
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Toys in a toy store come to life at night, and perform in a toy parade before the Doll Princess, all of which leads to the "Screen Song" sing-a-long, "Oh, You Beautiful Doll".

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Lillian Randolph

Votes: 48

13. Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing (1934)

Animation, Short, Music

4.8
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Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Les Reis, Artie Dunn

Votes: 6

14. Any Little Girl That's a Nice Little Girl (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.5
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A Bouncing-Ball rendition of the title song features animated cats.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Billy Murray

Votes: 37

15. Blue Hawaii (1950)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

7.5
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The cartoon travelogue shows us the splendors of Hawaii. Next, we're invited to follow the bouncing ball and sing along to "Blue Hawaii."

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Star: Charles Irving

Votes: 11

16. The Funshine State (1949)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

5.7
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A lighthearted tour of Florida's attractions is followed by a sing-along about the state capital, Tallahassee.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Star: Charles Irving

Votes: 27

17. Kitty from Kansas City (1931)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Sun bonneted Betty Boop takes a train to "Rudy Valley" where she gains weight and Rudy Vallee performs the title song with Bouncing Ball.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Rudy Vallee, Ann Little, Mae Questel

Votes: 78

18. The Stork Market (1949)

Animation, Short, Comedy

5.1
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The audience takes a tour through a baby factory run by storks. Next, we're invited to follow the bouncing ball and sing along to "Pretty Baby".

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 14

19. Show Me the Way to Go Home (1932)

Animation, Short, Family

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Director: Dave Fleischer

20. Just a Gigolo (1932)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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Irene Bordoni sings with the Bouncing Ball; plus cartoon segments.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Irène Bordoni, Mae Questel

Votes: 74

21. Somebody Stole My Gal (1931)

Animation, Short, Family

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Director: Dave Fleischer

22. Comin' Round the Mountain (1949)

Animation, Short, Music

5.3
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Director: Izzy Sparber

Votes: 25

23. Spring Song (1949)

Animation, Short, Music

4.0
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Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 6

24. Strike Up the Band (1930)

Animation, Short, Family

4.4
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 5

25. In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree (1930)

Animation, Short, Family

5.5
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 11

26. In My Merry Oldsmobile (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.5
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A lady is rescued from a villain by a heroic young man, who then takes her for a spin in his Oldsmobile.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Billy Murray, Gus Wickie

Votes: 102

27. Marriage Wows (1949)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.4
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Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 21

28. The Lone Star State (1948)

Animation, Short, Music

5.8
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"The Lone Star State" is an animated short about Texas. Includes a sing-a-long of "Deep in the Heart of Texas."

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Cal Tinney, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 27

29. The Ski's the Limit (1949)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Music

4.7
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A combination cartoon/travelogue set in the Swiss Alps, with a tuneful sight-seeing tour of Switzerland thrown in, before the bounding-ball comes bouncing along and asks the theatre ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Sid Raymond

Votes: 10

30. Boos in the Night (1949)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

7.6
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Director: Izzy Sparber

Votes: 5

31. Jingle, Jangle, Jungle (1950)

Animation, Short, Music

6.4
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"Jingle Jangle Jungle" is an animated short about life in Africa (non-PC.) Includes a sing-a-long of "Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo)."

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 23

32. The Emerald Isle (1949)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.5
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"The Emerald Isle" is an animated short about life in Ireland. Includes a sing-a-long of "MacNamara's Band."

Director: Seymour Kneitel

Votes: 46

33. Win, Place and Showboat (1950)

Animation, Short, Music

5.5
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A showboat is the setting for an entertaining evening. The show features a chorus line of chickens, a hippo strongman, a frog quartet, a flea circus, and a rabbit magician who provides a ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber

Votes: 8

34. The Big Drip (1949)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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"The Big Drip" is an animated short about the building of the ark...by the animals. Includes a sing-a-long of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More"

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jack Mercer, Sid Raymond

Votes: 22

35. Sing or Swim (1948)

Animation, Short, Music

5.2
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Director: Seymour Kneitel | Star: Jackson Beck

Votes: 13

36. The Big Flame Up (1949)

Approved | Animation, Short, Music

5.1
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Director: Izzy Sparber

Votes: 21

37. The Sidewalks of New York (1929)

Animation, Short, Family

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Director: Dave Fleischer

38. Magic on Broadway (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Music

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Part of Paramount/Fleischer Novelty-Cartoon shorts which featured animation in part of it and live-action in th other half. The cartoon half of this entry has a slot-machine player cheating... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jay Freeman, Johnny Russell

39. Yes! We Have No Bananas (1930)

Animation, Short, Family

5.7
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 9

40. Gobs of Fun (1949)

Animation, Short, Music

4.1
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The captain of a ship's crew, a mouse, goes to the bar to pick up his men. After forcing the initially reluctant sailors onboard, they set sail and hit the (literal) high seas. Spots gags ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Star: Jackson Beck

Votes: 11

41. Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning (1932)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Reis and Dunn (with Betty Boop) sing the Irving Berlin song with a Bouncing Ball. In a cartoon army camp, everything rises before the soldiers.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Les Reis, Artie Dunn, Mae Questel

Votes: 55

42. Our Funny Finny Friends (1949)

Animation, Short, Music

5.2
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A comical survey of the various denizens of the sea, followed up with a Follow the Bouncing Ball song ('The Three Little Fishes').

Director: Seymour Kneitel

Votes: 16

43. Shortenin' Bread (1949)

Animation, Short, Music

6.0
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Director: Izzy Sparber

Votes: 23

44. Strolling Thru the Park (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.6
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This Screen Song audience-participation short (Paramount production number X9-1)is an all-animated short with cartoon caricatures of many Hollywood personalities, and some weird, ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel

Votes: 8

45. Ain't She Sweet? (1933)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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Lillian Roth sings and dances the title song with a Bouncing Ball. Animated sequence: at the cats' barn dance, all have a fine time.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Lillian Roth

Votes: 60

46. Winter Draws On (1948)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.4
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As winter approaches, a variety of birds fly south to see a warmer climate. We see them packing their suitcases and carrying them in their claws; a bird nest is propelled by a balloon, the ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 40

47. Romantic Melodies (1932)

11 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.3
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Bimbo leads an awful German street band to serenade Betty Boop, but she prefers Arthur Tracy, 'Street Singer of the Air,' who in live- action sings several old-fashioned songs with a ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Arthur Tracy, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 43

48. Heap Hep Injuns (1949)

Animation, Short, Music

5.4
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"Heap Hep Injuns" is an animated short about how "Indians used to live" (IE: a 1940's, non-PC view of Indian life.) Includes a sing-a-long of "My Pony Boy."

Director: Izzy Sparber | Star: Charles Irving

Votes: 21

49. Detouring Thru Maine (1950)

Animation, Short, Music

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Director: Seymour Kneitel

50. I Can't Escape from You (1936)

8 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.3
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The title song sung by Billie Bailey and played by Joe Reichman's band with Bouncing Ball. Animated sequence: a parody 'Snooze Reel'.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Joe Reichman, Billie Bailey

Votes: 9