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1. 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: 182

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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: 45

5. The Peanut Vendor (1933)

Animation, Short, Music

5.9
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Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Armida

Votes: 55

6. 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: 116

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

Animation, Short, Family

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Director: Dave Fleischer

8. 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

9. 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

10. Let Me Call You Sweetheart (1932)

9 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.1
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Betty Boop, a nursemaid, meets a masher in the park; with the Bouncing Ball, Ethel Merman sings the title song.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Ethel Merman, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 62

11. Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean (1931)

Animation, Short, Music

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Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Edward Gallagher, Al Shean

12. Lazybones (1934)

9 min | Animation, Short, Music

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Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Borrah Minevitch, Reis and Dunn, Artie Dunn, Les Reis

13. In the Good Old Summer Time (1930)

Animation, Short, Music

4.4
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 9

14. 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

15. A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight (1930)

Animation, Short, Family

4.9
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 10

16. Talking Through My Heart (1936)

Animation, Short, Music

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Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Dick Stabile

17. When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba (1933)

Animation, Short, Music

6.0
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Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Donald Mills, Harry Mills, Herbert Mills, John Mills

Votes: 7

18. Base Brawl (1948)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Sid Raymond

Votes: 25

19. 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

20. The Stork Market (1949)

Animation, Short, Comedy

4.8
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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: 13

21. The Sidewalks of New York (1929)

Animation, Short, Family

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Director: Dave Fleischer

22. 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

23. 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

24. Reaching for the Moon (1933)

Animation, Short, Music

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Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Arthur Tracy

25. Put on Your Old Gray Bonnet (1929)

Animation, Short, Family

4.6
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 8

26. After the Ball (1929)

Animation, Short, Comedy

4.1
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 7

27. I Ain't Got Nobody (1932)

9 min | Animation, Short, Music

7.0
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The Mills Brothers perform two songs with the Bouncing Ball.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: The Mills Brothers, Donald Mills, Harry Mills, Herbert Mills

Votes: 27

28. Old Black Joe (1929)

Animation, Short, Family

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Director: Dave Fleischer

29. Helter Swelter (1950)

Animation, Short, Music

5.0
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"Helter Swelter" is an animated short about the first days of summer. Includes a sing-a-long of "In the Good Old Summertime"

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

Votes: 34

30. Camptown Races (1948)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

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

Votes: 8

31. School Days (II) (1932)

Animation, Short, Music

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Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Gus Edwards

32. Farm Foolery (1949)

8 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.2
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Director: Seymour Kneitel

Votes: 29

33. I'm Afraid to Go Home in the Dark (1930)

Animation, Short, Family

5.5
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 13

34. You're Driving Me Crazy (1931)

Animation, Short, Comedy

5.7
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 12

35. Smiles (1929)

Animation, Short, Family

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Director: Dave Fleischer

36. Time on My Hands (1932)

9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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In this surrealist entry, a fisherman deals with rebellious worms; a diver flirts with a Betty Boop-like mermaid who becomes Ethel Merman, singing the title song in live-action with a ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Ethel Merman, Mae Questel

Votes: 26

37. 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: 101

38. 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: 72

39. Come Take a Trip in My Airship (1930)

Animation, Short, Family

5.3
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 9

40. This Little Piggie Went to Market (1934)

8 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.8
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Singin' Sam of radio fame performs a musical version of the nursery rhyme with Bouncing Ball. Animated sequence: a parody newsreel.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Harry Frankel

Votes: 8

41. Stoopnocracy (1933)

11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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An animated short chronicling the adventures of Colonel Stoopnagle and Budd.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Budd Hulick, F. Chase Taylor, Harold Nicholas

Votes: 159

42. Candy Cabaret (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.0
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Set in a nightclub in Sugarland---not the one in Texas---the bon-bons, lollipops, taffy and other sweet-and-sticky citizens perform in a musical show. The grand finale features the Sugar ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Tendlar | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 8

43. Down Among the Sugar Cane (1932)

8 min | Animation, Short, Music

7.0
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Lillian Roth sings the title song; also animated sequences.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Lillian Roth

Votes: 23

44. You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart (1938)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

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Made by Max Fleischer as part of Paramount's "Screen Songs" series, and combining cartoon action with live performers. Opens as a cartoon showing kidding newsreel-type shots of a lion tamer... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jerry Blaine, Phyllis Kenny

45. Never Should Have Told You (1937)

Animation, Short, Music

4.3
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Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Nat Brandwynne, Maxine Tappen

Votes: 6

46. Sweet Jennie Lee (1932)

Animation, Short, Music

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Director: Dave Fleischer

47. Betty Co-ed (1931)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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A young dog calls on Betty but fraternity hazers kidnap him. With a Bouncing Ball, Rudy Vallee sings the title tune.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Rudy Vallee

Votes: 30

48. You Came to My Rescue (1937)

Animation, Short, Music

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Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Shep Fields

49. You Try Somebody Else (1932)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Ethel Merman sings the title song with a Bouncing Ball. Animated sequence: a cat burglar, just out of jail, raids Betty Boop's icebox.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Ethel Merman

Votes: 68

50. 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: 47