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1. 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: 3,732

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: 955

3. 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: 1,566

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: 2,638

5. Ugly Duckling (1939)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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

Directors: Jack Cutting, Clyde Geronimi

Votes: 1,846

6. The Wise Little Hen (1934)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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: 1,167

7. 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: 420

8. 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: 437

9. 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: 963

10. The Goddess of Spring (1934)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.9
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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: 387

11. 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: 510

12. 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: 3,054

13. 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: 704

14. 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: 249

15. 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: 528

16. 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: 1,056

17. Three Little Wolves (1936)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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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: 791

18. 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: 965

19. The Night Before Christmas (1933)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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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: 420

20. 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: 533

21. 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: 169

22. 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: 303

23. 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: 326

24. 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: 507

25. 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: 261

26. The Spider and the Fly (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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A kitchen is filled with houseflies. A spider wakes up and plays his web like a harp, attracting a pair of them; the female is trapped, and the male summons the cavalry, which arrives ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 155

27. King Neptune (1932)

7 min | Family, Adventure, Animation

6.5
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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: 266

28. Father Noah's Ark (1933)

8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.8
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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

Votes: 385

29. Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

6.8
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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: 345

30. Farmyard Symphony (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.9
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The farm comes to life, to various classical tunes. The high point is a rooster serenading a chicken, with all the animals joining in. But then comes the sound that's even more welcome to ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Cutting | Stars: Melvin J. Gibby, Beatrice Hagen, Dorothy Lloyd, Lee Millar

Votes: 380

31. Cannibal Capers (1930)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.7
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One day in the life of cannibals with a gypsy soul and lion-chef.

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 157

32. 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: 309

33. 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: 381

34. Frolicking Fish (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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The title pretty much says it: fish and other marine life dance and frolic to various tunes. An octopus keeps spoiling the fun in various ways.

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 141

35. 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: 382

36. 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: 381

37. The Ugly Duckling (1931)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.3
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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: 820

38. 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: 721

39. 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: 189

40. The Bears and Bees (1932)

6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.5
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Two bear cubs find some honey in a tree stump and escape the wrath of the bees when a big, mean bear chases them away and does the suffering for them.

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 133

41. 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: 242

42. Peculiar Penguins (1934)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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Two penguins woo.

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 314

43. Egyptian Melodies (1931)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Musical, Animation

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

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 330

44. Broken Toys (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.8
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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: 169

45. Woodland Café (1937)

7 min | Comedy, Animation, Family

7.2
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Insects gather at a night café to watch an Apache dance act and a jazz band with comical results.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Clarrie Collins, Jimmie Cushman, Marie Dickerson, C.B. Johnson

Votes: 325

46. 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: 255

47. The Clock Store (1931)

7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.5
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The various clocks and watches in a clock store dance, ring alarms musically, and otherwise entertain us in an after hours presentation.

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 147

48. The Busy Beavers (1931)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.6
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A group of beavers goes about their dam-building, musically. The rain comes, and washes the dam away.

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 266

49. The Cat's Out (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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The family cat, out for the night, stalks and catches a bird singing atop the weathervane, but it flies off, pulling the cat and weathervane down and knocking the cat out. The cat has a ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 145

50. Summer (1930)

6 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.9
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The bugs of summer frolic and dance.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 158