Shorts 1933

by randvan | created - 18 Jun 2012 | updated - 10 Jul 2012 | Public

All short movies I have seen from 1933 ranked from best to worst.

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1. Snow-White (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Trouble starts when the queen's magic mirror says Betty Boop is fairest. Cab Calloway sings "St. James Infirmary Blues."

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Cab Calloway, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 1,460

2. Mickey's Gala Premier (1933)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A host of movie stars show up for the premiere of Mickey and Minnie's newest cartoon.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Jerry Lester

Votes: 323

3. Las Hurdes (1933)

30 min | Documentary, Short

A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O'Neill

Votes: 4,240

4. Three Little Pigs (1933)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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: 3,992 | Gross: $0.25M

5. The Old Man of the Mountain (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

Betty Boop goes to see the fearsome Old Man of the Mountain for herself; he sings the title song and a duet with Betty.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Cab Calloway, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 399

6. Ye Olden Days (1933)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The king locks up his daughter, Minnie, when she refuses to wed a dippy prince. Mickey Mouse, a wandering minstrel, comes to the rescue.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 581

7. The Mad Doctor (1933)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey must save Pluto from a mad doctor's lair.

Director: David Hand | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 805

8. The Pied Piper (1933)

8 min | Animation, Short, Family

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: 482

9. Puppy Love (1933)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Family

Mickey's in trouble when Pluto and Fifi eat Minnie's chocolates.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 227

10. Betty Boop's Penthouse (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

While Bimbo and Koko admire Betty, their experiment becomes a monster.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 164

11. Building a Building (1933)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey Mouse operates a steam shovel; Pegleg Pete is his foreman; Minnie Mouse sells box lunches. Mickey must save the day when Pete makes advances to Minnie.

Director: David Hand | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 513

12. The Night Before Christmas (1933)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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: 494

13. Lullaby Land (1933)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

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: 359

14. Mickey's Mechanical Man (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey has built a robot to compete in the boxing ring against the giant gorilla, the Kongo Killer. Whenever it hears Minnie's car horn, it goes crazy and starts punching any picture of ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 243

15. Popeye the Sailor (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Musical

Popeye begins his movie career by singing his theme song, demonstrating his strength at a carnival, dancing the hula with Betty Boop, pummeling Bluto, eating his spinach and saving Olive Oyl from certain doom on the railroad tracks.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: William Costello, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 1,295

16. The Mail Pilot (1933)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

Mickey the mail pilot is entrusted with a chest of money. He battles rain and snow, but his biggest battle is against Pete, who has a plane equipped with a machine gun and a harpoon cannon.... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 260

17. The Pet Store (1933)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Mickey Mouse's new job at Tony's Pet Store is jeopardized when Beppo the Gorilla escapes and kidnaps Minnie. Mickey fights back with the help of the other animals in the store.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 232

18. I Heard (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The miners at Never Mine go to Betty Boop's Tavern (a jazz-jumpin' place) for lunch; back in the mine, Bimbo delves into weird realms.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Don Redman, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 118

19. Mickey's Pal Pluto (1933)

8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Pluto rescues a bag of kittens from the river. He feels rejected, then, as Mickey ignores him and blames him for damage the kittens do. His angel and devil sides argue with him. Pluto gets ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 224

20. Dirty Work (1933)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Chimney sweeps Stanley and Oliver go about their job, reducing Professor Noodle's living room to a shambles in the process, while the mad doctor works in his laboratory perfecting his "... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Samuel Adams, Jiggs

Votes: 1,299

21. Giantland (1933)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Mickey's orphans ask for a story; Mickey casts himself as Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk. He starts with the climbing of the beanstalk; after evading the giant a few times, he ends up ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 250

22. Betty Boop's Crazy Inventions (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

In a circus tent, Betty, Bimbo and Koko demonstrate some gadgets reminiscent of TV ads; an animated sewing machine gets out of hand.

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

Votes: 242

23. Techno-Cracked (1933)

Animation, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 48

24. Old King Cole (1933)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

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: 426

25. Busy Bodies (1933)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

Stan and Ollie do battle with inanimate objects, their co-workers, and the laws of physics during a routine work day at the sawmill.

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dick Gilbert, Charlie Hall

Votes: 1,752

26. Birds in the Spring (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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: 188

27. Betty Boop's Big Boss (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Betty takes a secretarial job where the boss sexually harasses her, but not without some encouragement from Betty.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Kate Wright

Votes: 170

28. The Merry Old Soul (1933)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Oswald the Rabbit gathers some of the greatest entertainers of the age to cure Old King Cole of the blues.

Directors: Walter Lantz, William Nolan

Votes: 151

29. Soda Squirt (1933)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Flip the Frog is a soda jerk who serves movie stars, but one of his concoctions changes an effeminate man into Mr. Hyde.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 74

30. The Barber Shop (1933)

TV-G | 21 min | Comedy, Short

An inept barber maintains his good-humored optimism in his small town shop despite having a hen-pecking harridan for a wife and a total lack of tonsorial skill.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: W.C. Fields, Elise Cavanna, Harry Watson, Dagmar Oakland

Votes: 579

31. Father Noah's Ark (1933)

8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

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: 429

32. Is My Palm Read (1933)

Passed | 5 min | Comedy, Animation, Family

For customer Betty Boop, psychic reader Prof. Bimbo conjures up an adventure on a haunted tropical island in his crystal ball.

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

Votes: 200

33. Bosko's Picture Show (1933)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Bosko runs a movie theater that shows a wacky newsreel with Jack Dumpsey, a slapstick short from Haurel and Lardy, and a turn-of-the-century melodrama starring Honey.

Directors: Friz Freleng, Hugh Harman | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Johnny Murray

Votes: 155

34. Betty Boop's Birthday Party (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Betty drudges in the kitchen alone until her friends (including Bimbo and Koko) hold a surprise birthday party for her...which gets rowdy.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Billy Murray, William Pennell, Mae Questel

Votes: 112

35. I've Got to Sing a Torch Song (1933)

TV-G | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

A series of celebrity sketches set at a radio station. Some unorthodox calisthenics (including corset tightening, cradle rocking, and stock ticker reading) start the action. Bing Crosby (OK... See full summary »

Director: Tom Palmer | Star: Sara Berner

Votes: 218

36. Betty Boop's Ker-Choo (1933)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Betty, Koko, and Bimbo drive at the auto races; Betty has a cold, and her sneezes help her win.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Bonnie Poe

Votes: 197

37. Me and My Pal (1933)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

It's the morning of Oliver's wedding to oil baron Peter Cucumber's daughter. While waiting for the taxi to take them to the ceremony, Oliver and his best man Stanley become absorbed in a ... See full summary »

Directors: Charley Rogers, Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Marion Bardell

Votes: 917

38. Flip's Lunch Room (1933)

8 min | Animation, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 19

39. The Steeple Chase (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey is set to ride Thunderbolt in the big race; his owner, the Colonel, has bet everything. But the stable-hands goof off and incapacitate the horse. In desperation, Mickey rents a horse... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 168

40. Christmas Night (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short

On Christmas Eve, the Little King sneaks two tramps into the castle. The next morning, the three men are thrilled by the presents Santa left behind.

Directors: Oscar E. Soglow, James Tyer

Votes: 119

41. The Pharmacist (1933)

Passed | 19 min | Comedy, Short

A henpecked but stoic pharmacist tries to maintains his precarious balance while dealing with demanding customers and his dysfunctional family.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: W.C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Elise Cavanna, Grady Sutton

Votes: 644

42. Morning, Noon and Night (1933)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

To the tune of Rubinoff and his orchestra, Betty Boop and feathered friends try to save a baby bird from the booze-swilling Tom Kats Club.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: David Rubinoff, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 120

43. Sittin' on a Backyard Fence (1933)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Sex seems to be on the minds of the animals on a backyard fence: the alley cats following a solitary female who may be in heat and the bull and the cows painted on an advertisement. After ... See full summary »

Director: Earl Duvall

Votes: 107

44. The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)

Passed | 18 min | Short, Comedy

The prodigal son of a Yukon prospector comes home on a night that "ain't fit for man nor beast."

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: W.C. Fields, Rosemary Theby, George Chandler, Richard Cramer

Votes: 1,475

45. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (1933)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

An action figure of Betty Boop drops in on a small toy shop; the other toys come to life and crown her their queen. But there's a big rag doll of King Kong... Based on the titular classical... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: David Rubinoff, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 129

46. The Midnight Patrol (1933)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

Novice policemen Stanley and Oliver, eating lunch in their patrol car, nearly have their spare tire stolen by a thief and his sassy partner. They then miss the broadcast address of a ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 842

47. Jack and the Beanstalk (1933)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Jack sells the family cow for magic beans which grow a vine into the sky.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Shamus Culhane, Al Eugster

Votes: 96

48. Ugokie kori no tatehiki (1933)

11 min | Animation, Short

A farmer walking in the woods is frightened away by a shapeshifting fox, who then disguises himself as a samurai and makes his way to a temple, haunted by a young shapeshifting tanuki whose... See full summary »

Director: Ikuo Oishi

Votes: 75

49. I Yam What I Yam (1933)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Wimpy land in America thanks to her rowing. Popeye quickly turns some trees into a log cabin. He hunts for ducks and encounters some pesky Indians while another band of natives surround his two friends in the cabin.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: William Costello, Charles Lawrence, William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 179

50. Mother Goose Land (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short

In response to Betty Boop's wish, Mother Goose materializes from a book cover and gives her a tour; she's chased by Miss Muffet's spider, who proves to be amorous, not predatory.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: William Pennell, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 91