Catalog Short Films

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1. Steamboat Willie (1928)

TV-Y7 | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mickey Mouse is a mischievous deckhand on a riverboat that is under the command of the tyrannical Captain Pete.

Directors: Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney | Star: Walt Disney

Votes: 7,834

2. Unaccustomed As We Are (1929)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

When Mrs. Hardy refuses to cook supper, Mr. Hardy decides to cook it for himself and for Mr. Laurel but things go wrong during a jealous mix-up with the next-door married couple.

Directors: Lewis R. Foster, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Mae Busch

Votes: 1,092

3. Brats (1930)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short, Family

Laurel and Hardy's bid for a quiet evening of checkers and pool is constantly interrupted by their squabbling brats little Ollie and little Stanley.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Votes: 1,791

4. Be Big! (1931)

Passed | 28 min | Short, Comedy

In order to secretly attend a stag party in their honor, the boys urge their wives to travel ahead alone on a jointly-planned Atlantic City vacation by invoking Oliver's fake migraine as an excuse to remain behind.

Directors: James W. Horne, James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Spencer Bell, Chet Brandenburg

Votes: 1,252

5. Our Wife (1931)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Comedy

Oliver's plans to marry his hefty sweetheart go awry when the girl's father gets a load of her intended groom. They then elope in a tiny car much too small for their combined dimensions, ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Babe London

Votes: 1,252

6. Helpmates (1932)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy

After a messy house party, while his wife is away, Oliver asks Stanley to help him clean up the place but free help isn't always a bargain.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Bobby Burns, Bob Callahan

Votes: 2,060

7. Towed in a Hole (1932)

Approved | 21 min | Comedy, Short

Although they are successful fishmongers, Stan convinces Ollie that they should become fishermen too - but making a boat seaworthy is not an easy task.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 2,000

8. Them Thar Hills (1934)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Short

Stan and Ollie take a trip into the mountains ('the high multitude') so that Ollie can recover from gout. Bootleggers have dumped their moonshine in the well from which the boys sample ... See full summary »

Director: Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Charlie Hall

Votes: 1,941

9. Prep & Landing (2009 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke, Mason Vale Cotton, David DeLuise

Votes: 2,817

10. Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011 TV Short)

TV-PG | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Sid, Eddie and Crash get in trouble with Santa and have to get their names off of the naughty list.

Director: Karen Disher | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah

Votes: 9,552

11. Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999 TV Short)

Not Rated | 29 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

In a sendoff of the original Star Wars, several fingers and thumbs are used to act out the roles of would-be heroes and villians as the forces of finger and thumb clash of an evil super-weapon.

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Steve Oedekerk, Andrea Fears, Ross Shafer, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 2,690

13. Black Rider (1993)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Comedy

A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally exacts his revenge.

Director: Pepe Danquart | Stars: Senta Moira, Paul Outlaw, Stefan Merki, Klaus Tilsner

Votes: 1,618

14. Voices of a Distant Star (2002)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Short, Drama

The love of Japanese high school students Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Tera is tested when Mikako is sent to fight aliens in a distant universe and voice mails to and from Earth become months to years in transmission.

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Mika Shinohara, Makoto Shinkai, Sumi Mutoh, Chihiro Suzuki

Votes: 8,356

15. Architecture of Reassurance (2000)

22 min | Fantasy, Short

Dissatisfied with life at home, a young girl travels through other residences in her suburban neighborhood. She does what all of us would like to do: experience the domestic stories being ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Elise Lappin, Kelli Garner, Susan Fallender, Bethany Richards

Votes: 169

16. John Henry (2000)

G | 10 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Disney's retelling of the legend of John Henry, the steel-driving man.

Director: Mark Henn | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Geoffrey Jones, Tim Hodge, Dave Murray

Votes: 1,560

17. Better or Worse? (2001)

9 min | Drama, Short, Family

Eight-year old Rachel is strongly short-sighted and her fear to disgrace herself by wearing eyeglasses makes her cheat the physician with the eye test. During swimming-lesson Rachel notices... See full summary »

Director: Jocelyn Cammack | Stars: Finn Atkins, John Langford, Ann Farrar, Luke Gell

Votes: 54

18. Border (2002)

7 min | Short

Without any dialogue, volumes are spoken by this short but poignant film featuring the music of John Lennon. We are proud to present this film by Annette Solakoglu and her timely message of universal concern.

Director: Annette Solakoglu | Stars: Vic Noto, Joel Friedman

Votes: 16

19. Dog Star Man: Part I (1962)

30 min | Short

The first part of Dog Star Man (1964), an experimental film wherein a man climbs a mountain along with his dog.

Director: Stan Brakhage | Stars: Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 1,397

20. Doggy Poo (2004)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Family

Once upon a time, a little doggy poo lived on the side of a road. He felt all alone in the world. He believed that nobody needed him for anything, and that he had no purpose in life. If ... See full summary »

Director: Oh-Sung Kwon | Stars: Fiona Stuart, Josh Smith, Anna Desmarais, Kate Yoon

Votes: 428

21. Dreamscapes (2003)

6 min | Animation, Short

Director Sean McBride captures dreams in images.

Director: Sean McBride | Stars: Teejay Wallace, Tony Dirado, Joseph Procida, Elizabeth Procida

Votes: 76

22. Friday Night Fever (2004)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short

Yuri, a Russian immigrant to the US, finds work in New York City as a housekeeper and janitor while telling his family back home that he is continuing his journalism career. One day one of ... See full summary »

Director: Tjebbo Penning | Stars: Yuri Naumkin, Patrick Madden, Kal Cauthen, Stacey Hollaway

Votes: 25

23. Hamilton Mattress (2001 TV Short)

31 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Sludger the aardvark tries to make it big as a drummer in the big city.

Director: Barry Purves | Stars: David Thewlis, Henry Goodman, Lindsay Duncan, William Hootkins

Votes: 119

24. Lick the Star (1998)

14 min | Drama, Short

A clique of school girls devise a secret plan that they code-name "Lick the Star".

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Christina Turley, Audrey Kelly, Julia Vanderham, Lindsy Drummer

Votes: 1,471

25. Mirror Man (2003)

16 min | Comedy, Short, Fantasy

A risk averse insurance actuary's life is turned upside down when his pleasure seeking mirror image id switches places with him in order to show him how to live.

Director: Thomas C. Grane | Stars: Kristoffer Ryan Winters, Megan Ward, Tucker Smallwood, Lewis Dauber

Votes: 43

26. More (1998)

6 min | Sci-Fi, Short, Animation

A worker in a factory learns a lesson about life. When is enough?

Director: Mark Osborne

Votes: 5,541

28. Nyarlathotep (2001)

13 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

In the early 1920s a traveling show comes to Arkham led by the mysterious Nyarlathotep. Like much of the population of Arkham young Dr Burke goes to see the show - but finds neither the show nor the showman are what they seem.

Director: Christian Matzke | Stars: Dan Harrod, Christian Matzke, Michael Kristan, James Cagney IV

Votes: 121

29. The Oath (1996)

10 min | Short

A prisoner is found unconscious in his cell after an attempted suicide. The prison doctor is called to resuscitate the man and so must face an ethical dilemma.

Director: Tjebbo Penning | Stars: Frank Ogilvie, Serge-Henri Valcke, Johan Ooms, Edward Stelder

Votes: 49

30. Rupert and the Frog Song (1984)

13 min | Animation, Short, Family

Rupert Bear goes on a walk in the hills near his home, where he encounters a community of frogs who join together in a musical extravaganza.

Director: Geoff Dunbar | Stars: Windsor Davies, Paul McCartney, June Whitfield

Votes: 287

31. Rejected (2000)

Unrated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A hilarious collection of animated television commercials that were rejected because of their creator's failing grip on sanity.

Director: Don Hertzfeldt | Stars: Robert May, Jennifer Nyholm, Don Hertzfeldt

Votes: 7,927

32. Starring: Rosa Furr... and Other Queer Tales (2003)

37 min | Short

Starring: Rosa Furr is a silent film set in the jazz age filled with murder, intrigue and women who aren't what they seem.

Director: Lara Martin | Stars: Diane Wasnak, Desiree Rogers, Thordis Claessen, Stephen Pawley

Votes: 19

33. Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1961)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

In 1862, during the American Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home.

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Anker Larsen, Stéphane Fey

Votes: 3,723

34. African Diary (1945)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

Goofy narrates his own quest to Africa accompanied by various tour guides. He is in search of wild game. After run-ins with various animals while camping for the night and taking his ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney | Star: Pinto Colvig

Votes: 363

35. Aquamania (1961)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mr. X buys a boat and inadvertently enters the water-skiing race. With Junior driving, with no experience, he's a bit out of his league.

Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman, Jack Hannah, Jack Kinney | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Kevin Corcoran, John Dehner

Votes: 497

36. Victory Vehicles (1943)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

To combat the wartime shortages in gas and tires, a number of fanciful forms of transportation are demonstrated by various versions of Goofy. Finally, we see the ultimate solution: the pogo stick.

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Fred Shields

Votes: 386

37. Two Gun Goofy (1952)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bandit Pistol Pete enters a lawless western town and robs a bank. The town is in desperate need of a sheriff. Enter wandering cowboy Goofy who notices a pretty girl being held up in a ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig

Votes: 394