Animation Library

by CanterburyTale | created - 31 Jan 2015 | updated - 28 Oct 2018 | Public

My ongoing collection of animated shorts

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1. Gopher Spinach (1954)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Popeye battles a gopher over his precious spinach plants.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Thomas Johnson | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 176

2. Assault and Flattery (1956)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Bluto is accusing Popeye in judge Wimpy's courtroom. Bluto tells a sad tale of how Popeye attacked him without provocation, but Popeye tells his side, in detail (in other words, a large ... See full summary »

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Al Eugster, Thomas Johnson, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 158

3. Cookin' with Gags (1955)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The boys are taking Olive on a picnic. It's April 1, and Bluto plays a series of "jokes" on Popeye, though of course they go beyond the bounds of acceptability, particularly once they get ... See full summary »

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Thomas Johnson | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 159

4. Spooky Swabs (1957)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Olive are shipwrecked; they think they are saved when they see a ship, but what they don't realize is that the crew of the Sea Witch is all ghosts, and soon they are under attack... See full summary »

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Thomas Johnson | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 125

5. Shuteye Popeye (1952)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Popeye's snoring is keeping his resident mouse awake. The mouse fights back. Popeye makes a mistake: he traps the mouse in a spinach can that isn't completely empty.

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Al Eugster | Stars: Seymour Kneitel, Jack Mercer

Votes: 199

6. Private Eye Popeye (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Private Eye Popeye gets a call from Olive Oyl to guard a precious gem. But no sooner does he get the gem than the butler takes it (and Olive). The rest of the cartoon is spent chasing the ... See full summary »

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Thomas Johnson | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 153

7. Insect to Injury (1956)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Popeye tries to get rid of nematodes before they ruin his newly built house.

Directors: Dave Tendlar, Morey Reden | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 200

8. A Haul in One (1956)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Bluto are, believe it or not, pals and partners in a moving company. (Maybe it's because Popeye isn't squinting here.) Anyhow, Olive has made the mistake of hiring them. She ... See full summary »

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Al Eugster | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 184

9. I Never Changes My Altitude (1937)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Popeye is sitting outside Olive's lunchroom at the airport, distraught. She's closed the business to fly away with an aviator (Bluto, of course). But it's hardly what she expected; he has ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 207

10. Parlez Vous Woo (1956)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Olive is so captived by "The International", a radio personality with a French accent, that she'd rather stay home than go out on a date with Popeye. Bluto, overhearing this, comes to the ... See full summary »

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Al Eugster | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 165

11. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)

Approved | 16 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Lou Fleischer, Gus Wickie

Votes: 2,749

12. Nearlyweds (1957)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Bluto both plan to marry Olive Oyl, but Popeye proposes first. When Olive says, "Yes!" to Popeye, Bluto sets out to make Popeye look bad, break up the wedding, and win Olive over.

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 149

13. Robinson Crusoe Jr. (1941)

8 min | Animation, Family, Short

Stranded on an island after his ship was wrecked by a hurricane, Porky meets a friendly African Native. They build a house, and Porky begins to explore the island. On his way we see various... See full summary »

Director: Norm McCabe | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 104

14. We, the Animals - Squeak! (1941)

9 min | Animation, Family, Short

Porky hosts a radio program, where animals tell their stories. The guest star is Kansas City Kitty, the best mouser in the country. She tells the story of her life, including her marriage ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 130

15. A Tale of Two Kitties (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Babbit and Catstello, take-offs on Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try to catch the little Tweety bird, using everything from stilts to dynamite. Trouble is, the tiny bird has a vicious streak in him.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 851

16. The Whizzard of Ow (2003)

G | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Wile E. Coyote is chasing the Road Runner (still) and comes across the Acme Book of Magic. With the power to levitate heavy boulders, fly on broomsticks, and transfigure anything to suit ... See full summary »

Director: Bret Haaland | Stars: Paul Julian, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 210

17. Chariots of Fur (1994)

G | 6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Chariots of Fur is a seven-minute Looney Tunes short released in 1994 by Warner Bros. It features Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner and was directed by Chuck Jones, who introduced the pair... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 308

18. Little Go Beep (2000)

G | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Baby Wile E. Coyote is told by his father, Cage E., that he's not to speak until he catches a roadrunner. Wile E. tries several products from Acme Jr., including a jack-in-the-box and a ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Brandt | Star: Stan Freberg

Votes: 133

19. Sugar and Spies (1966)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

Wile E. Coyote finds a spy kit and uses its contents (sleeping gas, a mail bomb, explosive putty, and a gadget-filled spy car) in his unsuccessful attempt to catch the Road Runner.

Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 281

20. Clippety Clobbered (1966)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Wile E. Coyote uses a chemistry set to try and catch the Road Runner. He mixes chemicals to yield invisible paint, a bouncy outer skin, and a jet-powered spray can, none of which are ... See full summary »

Director: Rudy Larriva | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 194

21. The Solid Tin Coyote (1966)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

Wile E. Coyote uses scrap metal from a dump to build a huge, mechanical likeness of himself, and uses this robot to chase the Road Runner. It ends up as just another pile of scrap.

Director: Rudy Larriva | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 256

22. Out and Out Rout (1966)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

Wile E. Coyote chases the Road Runner using a skateboard, a hunting falcon, two doves tied to his feet, a hot rod, a wind sail, and glue stuck on the road. The last scheme ends with himself... See full summary »

Director: Rudy Larriva | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 195

23. Shot and Bothered (1966)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

Wile E. Coyote uses suction cups, a tennis net, TNT sticks on a rope, a skateboard, helium gas, and a bomb in his unsuccessful attempts to catch the Road Runner.

Director: Rudy Larriva | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 167

24. Chaser on the Rocks (1965)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Wile E. Coyote is both thirsty and hungry in this one. He keeps seeing mirages of oases in the desert as he chases the Road Runner.

Director: Rudy Larriva | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 166

25. Highway Runnery (1965)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Wile E. Coyote chases the Road Runner around an old jalopy that starts up and runs him over, with the Road Runner at the wheel. Wile E. plants a bomb in a fake egg shell for the Road Runner... See full summary »

Director: Rudy Larriva | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 189

26. Boulder Wham! (1965)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

The Coyote tries, with no success, to find a way across a gorge to reach the Road Runner on the other side.

Director: Rudy Larriva | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 230

27. Hairied and Hurried (1965)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Wile E. Coyote chases the Road Runner and hopes, without success, to catch his prey using such schemes as a snow-making machine, a bomb dropped from a kite, a parachute dive (into a tornado... See full summary »

Director: Rudy Larriva | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 168

28. Beep, Beep (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

The Coyote chases the Road Runner through a maze of mine shafts, with their positions made visible only by the lamps on their helmets.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 1,367

29. Going! Going! Gosh! (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

In his attempt to catch the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote tries the old cartoon trick of putting up a painting of a continuing road where a bridge has in fact gone out. It doesn't work, nor ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 757

30. Zipping Along (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Hypnosis doesn't help the Coyote catch the Road Runner, nor do a clutch of string-controlled rifles or dozens of mousetraps, but they all manage to backfire on him, naturally.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 828

31. Stop! Look! And Hasten! (1954)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A Burmese tiger trap, a pop-up steel wall, a motorcycle, and a box of Acme-brand leg-building vitamins can't help the Coyote (Eatibus anythingus) catch the Road Runner (Hot Rodicus supersonicus).

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian

Votes: 882

32. Ready.. Set.. Zoom! (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Among the strategies that fail in Wile E. Coyote's attempts to catch the Roadrunner: glue on the road, a giant rubber band, an outboard motor in a wash tub, and dressing in drag as a female Roadrunner.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 708

33. Guided Muscle (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

While cooking a tin can, the Coyote spots a better meal rushing by- the Road Runner. But making himself into a giant arrow doesn't catch the bird, and the book, "How to Tar and Feather a Road Runner", isn't much help either.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 713

34. Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z (1956)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Wile E. Coyote unsuccessfully chases the Road Runner using such contrivances as a rifle, a steel plate, a dynamite stick on an extending metal pulley, a painting of a collapsed bridge (... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 1,011

35. Scrambled Aches (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Wile E. Coyote uses, among other things, a dehydrated boulder to try to catch the Road Runner. He applies a drop of water to enlarge it from pebble-size to usual boulder dimensions, but it ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 762

36. Zoom and Bored (1957)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

Wile E. Coyote uses a bottle full of bees, a brick wall, a boulder in a catapult, and a harpoon gun in his usual unsuccessful attempts to catch the Road Runner.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 723

37. Whoa, Be-Gone! (1958)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

Wile E. Coyote's plans for catching the Road Runner involve a giant elastic spring, a gun and trampoline, TNT sticks in a barrel, and tornado seeds. The last of these schemes results in the... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 618

38. Cheese Chasers (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

After invading a cheese factory, mice Hubie and Bertie have finally had their fill of cheese and figure there's nothing more left to live for. They plan to end it all by surrendering to Claude Cat, who becomes decidedly suspicious.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg

Votes: 564

39. The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (1942)

Approved | 9 min | Comedy, Short, Animation

Three fun-loving, morally upright brothers from Pimento University save their fiancée from their fiendish archenemy, Dan Backslide, in this spoof of the Rover Boys.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, John McLeish, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 1,409

40. Mouse Wreckers (1948)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Mice Hubie and Bertie try to remove Claude the Cat from his house by driving him insane.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg

Votes: 618

41. A Bear for Punishment (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

It's Father's Day, and Junyer and Ma have a bunch of big surprises in store for good ol' Pa, including a pipe filled with gunpowder. To top it off, there's a gala Father's Day pageant, and ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Billy Bletcher, Stan Freberg

Votes: 554

42. Alpine Climbers (1936)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Up in the Swiss Alps, Mickey Mouse tangles with a mother eagle, Donald Duck scraps with an edelweiss-stealing goat and Pluto gets inebriated with a St. Bernard.

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

Votes: 880

43. Mickey's Trailer (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure