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1. The Skeleton Dance (1929)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.8
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The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 3,248

2. The Grasshopper and the Ants (1934)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.5
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As in the classic fable, the grasshopper plays his fiddle and lives for the moment, while the industrious ants squirrel away massive amounts of food for the winter. With his song, he's able... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Star: Pinto Colvig

Votes: 1,010

3. Three Little Pigs (1933)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder

Votes: 3,937 | Gross: $0.25M

4. The Old Mill (1937)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.0
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We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs, crickets, and fireflies making their music in an adjacent pond. Then a storm comes, ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Marie Arbuckle, Jean MacMurray, Louise Myers, Clarence Nash

Votes: 2,786

5. The Tortoise and the Hare (1935)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.3
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A Walt Disney Silly Symphony telling of the classic fable about a foot race between speedy Max Hare, aka The Blue Streak, and and Slow But Sure Toby Tortoise.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Eddie Holden, Ned Norton

Votes: 1,678

6. The Goddess of Spring (1934)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.0
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The lovely goddess of spring Persephone is kidnapped by Hades, thus bringing about the winter season.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Kenny Baker, Jessica Dragonette, Tudor Williams

Votes: 424

7. Ugly Duckling (1939)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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A newborn cygnet searches for a family that will accept him.

Directors: Jack Cutting, Clyde Geronimi

Votes: 1,955

8. The Big Bad Wolf (1934)

9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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The two foolish little pigs escort Red Riding Hood on a short cut through the woods, against the advice of their bricklayer brother. When they encounter the wolf, Red runs ahead to granny's... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton

Votes: 1,038

9. The Golden Touch (1935)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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King Midas is visited by an elf; the elf turns his cat to gold, then claps his hands and it changes back. Midas begs for the golden touch, but the elf warns him it would be a curse to him. ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Billy Bletcher

Votes: 568

10. The Night Before Christmas (1933)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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A narrator sings the opening stanzas of the classic poem while we see the house at rest. Santa lands on the roof, comes down the chimney, and opens his bag. The toys march out and decorate ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Star: Kenny Baker

Votes: 482

11. The Wise Little Hen (1934)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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The hen is looking for someone to help her plant her corn. Peter Pig and Donald Duck both feign belly aches to get out of the chore. So, with help from her chicks, she plants it herself. ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Florence Gill, Clarence Nash

Votes: 1,236

12. The Country Cousin (1936)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.0
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Morty Citymouse invites his cousin Abner Countrymouse for a visit and shows him the ways of the big city, including traps, eating quietly, and busy traffic.

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 1,032

13. The Pied Piper (1933)

8 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.9
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A piper saves a town from rat infestation, but when they refuse to pay him back for his deed, he gets revenge.

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 475

14. Elmer Elephant (1936)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.0
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The other children at a birthday party mock Elmer Elephant for his big nose, but it proves useful when he needs to save the birthday girl from a fire in her tree house.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Bernice Hansen, Clarence Nash

Votes: 809

15. Three Little Wolves (1936)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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The two foolish little pigs think crying "wolf" on their brother is great sport. Then the real wolf comes around, with his three little wolves. He dresses as Little Bo Peep, with his sons ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder

Votes: 857

16. Three Orphan Kittens (1935)

9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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Three orphan kittens are entering a society house in winter and ruin the furniture. But when they're caught by the maid, the young daughter of the house "rescues" them from the cold out ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 773

17. The China Shop (1934)

8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.7
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The elderly owner of a china shop leaves for the night, and the various figurines and decorated mugs come to life. A demonic figure captures an upper-class lady and does battle with her ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 210

18. Babes in the Woods (1932)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.9
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Two Dutch children stumble on a clearing in the woods where gnomes are going about their business. The gnomes are friendly to the children. A witch comes and takes them away on her broom to... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 563

19. Broken Toys (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.9
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A sailor doll, thrown into a toy dump, rallies the demoralized dolls that were already there.

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Alyce Ardell, Sara Berner, Tommy Bupp, Pinto Colvig

Votes: 185

20. Little Hiawatha (1937)

9 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.1
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The "fearless warrior" of the poem is a very small child whose pants keep falling down. He tries to shoot a grasshopper with his arrow, but the grasshopper spits in his eye. He tries to ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Stars: Sally Noble, Mary Rosetti, Millie Walters, Gayne Whitman

Votes: 450

21. Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

6.7
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Various Mother Goose rhymes are portrayed by Hollywood stars for example, Old King Cole's fiddlers three are the Marx Brothers, and Humpty Dumpty is W.C. Fields, who falls while tormenting ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Al Bernie, Thelma Boardman, Ann Lee, Dave Weber

Votes: 372

22. Santa's Workshop (1932)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.4
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Santa's little helpers must hurry to finish the toys before Christmas Day.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Allan Watson

Votes: 1,152

23. Toby Tortoise Returns (1936)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Max Hare is boxing Toby Tortoise, and beating him severely in round one. Between rounds, a Mae West lookalike tells Toby she "likes a man who takes his time", which seems to reinvigorate ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Alyce Ardell, Marcellite Garner, Eddie Holden, Leone Le Doux

Votes: 612

24. Music Land (1935)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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The princess violin from the sleepy Land of Symphony is chased by a more lively alto saxophone from the Isle of Jazz. Soon the queen (a viola) discovers them and locks the sax in the metronome.

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 767

25. King Neptune (1932)

7 min | Family, Adventure, Animation

6.6
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King Neptune and an array of sea creatures come to the rescue of a mermaid captured by lecherous pirates.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Marcellite Garner, Allan Watson

Votes: 309

26. Hell's Bells (1929)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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The demons of hell play music for Satan, whose delight turns to wrath when an insubordinate refuses to become food for Cerberus.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 354

27. The Flying Mouse (1934)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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To the tune "I Would Like to Be a Bird," a young mouse fashions wings from a pair of leaves, to the great amusement of his brothers when his attempts to use them fail. When the butterfly he... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 544

28. Wynken, Blynken & Nod (1938)

8 min | Animation, Fantasy, Family

7.0
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The three sleepy children sail in their shoe-boat; they stall briefly on a cloud, then have various troubles with their fishing lines (one lands a fish-like star that ends up squirming in ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Heid | Star: Divonna Doxie

Votes: 412

29. Cock o' the Walk (1935)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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The title character comes to town, complete with portable boxing ring. He grabs a local chicken and dances with her, inspiring several other barnyard animals to dance. But her rooster takes... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Florence Gill, Clarence Nash

Votes: 152

30. Springtime (1929)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Flowers, insects, and a crow family all dance to a jaunty tune celebrating spring. After a brief storm, grasshoppers, frogs, and spiders cavort to the Dance of the Hours.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 269

31. The Ugly Duckling (1931)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.2
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A black duckling is rejected by its mother, a hen, but manages to prove his worth when a tornado threatens the hen's chicks.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Star: Florence Gill

Votes: 858

32. The Practical Pig (1939)

8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.2
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Two of the Three Little Pigs are caught by the Big Bad Wolf while swimming. But when the wolf tries to get the third, he is captured by the third pig who uses his new lie detector to get ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Rickard | Stars: Betty Bruce, Tom Buchanan, Ralph Hansell, Richard Holland

Votes: 339

33. Three Blind Mouseketeers (1936)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.4
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As the title implies, the three blind mice are musketeers. The cat sets a number of traps for them, which they all evade (apparently without realizing it) while he sleeps. The cat ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig

Votes: 493

34. Funny Little Bunnies (1934)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

7.0
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We see bunny rabbits preparing for Easter, by making chocolate eggs and rabbits, decorating eggs, and weaving and filling baskets.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Star: Florence Gill

Votes: 421

35. Summer (1930)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.9
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The bugs of summer frolic and dance.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 176

36. Old King Cole (1933)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.3
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Old King Cole throws party and invites all of the Mother Goose characters. He warns them that they must leave at midnight. Another collection of characters puts on a stage show. The Ten ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand

Votes: 421

37. Autumn (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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The season series of Silly Symphonies continues, with squirrels storing nuts and corn, crows stealing it, beavers building a dam, ducks migrating, and the like, as the first snows fall.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 174

38. Night (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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The moon and two owls sing to the Blue Danube Waltz, celebrating the night. Moths dance around a candle flame, fireflies glow, frogs chorus, and so forth.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 180

39. Merbabies (1938)

9 min | Family, Fantasy, Animation

6.5
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A salt water version of "Water Babies" (1935); adorable redheaded 'merbabies' materialize out of the crashing surf and proceed to the sea floor where they conduct a circus along with a ... See full summary »

Directors: Rudolf Ising, Vernon Stallings

Votes: 258

40. Peculiar Penguins (1934)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Two penguins woo.

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 344

41. Lullaby Land (1933)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.9
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A baby is transported to Lullaby Land, where pacifiers grow on trees, diapers, bottles, and potty chairs march on parade, and the gingham dog comes to life. He wanders into the "keep out" ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Star: George Gramlich

Votes: 352

42. Mother Goose Melodies (1931)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.5
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An extremely large Old King Cole sings his story. His "fiddlers three" turn out to be the Three Blind Mice. And his book is Mother Goose, which illustrates Little Miss Muffett, Jack and ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Marion Darlington, Walt Disney, Allan Watson

Votes: 323

43. Mother Pluto (1936)

Approved | 9 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

7.2
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A hen has taken up residence in Pluto's doghouse and laid her eggs. She steps out; Pluto comes home and the eggs all hatch, and the chicks take Pluto for mommy and won't let go. Then a ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Florence Gill, Lee Millar

Votes: 357

44. El terrible toreador (1929)

6 min | Comedy, Animation, Family

5.9
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A Spanish cantina. The toreador enters, sees the waitress being harassed, and confronts the military/police type doing the harassment. She comes to the bullfight.

Director: Walt Disney

Votes: 204

45. Water Babies (1935)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Without dialogue, "Water Babies" chronicles the activities of numerous kewpie doll-like water nymphs over the course of a single day, from their awakening from their slumber in the shelter ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Marion Darlington, Leone Le Doux

Votes: 280

46. The Robber Kitten (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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Ambrose the kitten renames himself Butch and runs away from home with plans to become a robber. His first intended victim, though, is a real robber: Dirty Bill, a dog. Dirty Bill asks ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Star: Billy Bletcher

Votes: 396

47. Father Noah's Ark (1933)

8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.9
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Noah, his family (wife, 3 sons, their wives), and various animals all help build the ark. The rains come, and the skunks barely miss the boat (not that anyone was particularly looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Delos Jewkes, Allan Watson

Votes: 418

48. Egyptian Melodies (1931)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.8
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A spider sneaks into the Sphinx and has several spooky encounters.

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 362

49. Just Dogs (1932)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.8
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Pluto's cage-mate helps him escape from the pound and find a bone to eat. But Pluto is not especially grateful.

Director: Burt Gillett | Star: Pinto Colvig

Votes: 276

50. Birds in the Spring (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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Two birds rejoice over the hatching of their three eggs; as they grow, the hatchlings are taught to sing and fly. One falls from the nest and has adventures with a rattlesnake and a beehive... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Stars: Marion Darlington, Purv Pullen

Votes: 184