Music videos and their antecedantsby enriquemadera | created - 5 months ago | updated - 2 days ago | Public
Music videos... from short theatrical musical cartoons and live action musical short subjects to 'Screen Songs', "follow the bouncing ball" and other sing-along shorts to Scopitones and other video juke box shorts to promotional short films and videos, etc.
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1. What's Opera, Doc? (1957)
Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery.
2. Minnie the Moocher (1932)
Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Family
Betty Boop and Bimbo run away from home, but that night they are scared by a chorus of ghosts singing the title song.
3. Red Hot Riding Hood (1943)
Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short
The characters of the traditional fairy tale demand a new approach to the story as a sexy urban comedy with Red as a nightclub singer.
6. Swing Shift Cinderella (1945)
Passed | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short
Bored with chasing Red Riding Hood, the Wolf decides to go after Cinderella, but her fairy godmother takes a shine to him instead - and has an arsenal of magical powers to help achieve her ends.
9. Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1943)
Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short
So White flees from the wicked Queenie, wins over the thugs from Murder Inc. and meets her overrated Prince Chawmin'.
10. Magical Maestro (1952)
Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy
A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair ... See full summary »
13. Violent Is the Word for Curly (1938)
Not Rated | 18 min | Comedy, Short
Three bumbling gas station attendants are mistaken for college professors arriving from Germany to teach at a prestigious women's college.
14. The Skeleton Dance (1929)
Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short
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
16. Little Rural Riding Hood (1949)
Approved | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short
The last of Tex Avery's variations on Red Hot Riding Hood (1943), in which the country wolf visits his city cousin, who tries to teach him the rudiments of civilised behaviour when watching... See full summary »
22. Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer (1986 Video)
6 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy
Peter Gabriel's video for his 1986 Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, a collaboration with Aardman Animations which set new standards for the industry and became one of the most awarded videos in history.
26. UNKLE Feat. Thom Yorke: Rabbit in Your Headlights (1998 Video)
5 min | Short, Music
A man wearing a heavy parka is walking along the middle of the road in a busy car tunnel. He appears to be disoriented, mumbling and shouting incoherences, only occasionally including ... See full summary »
29. Mysterious Mose (1930)
6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Betty Boop (with dog's ears) can't sleep on a scary night, so she sings the title song and meets the gentleman in question...a surreal version of Bimbo.
32. Who Killed Cock Robin? (1935)
Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Robin is crooning to a Mae West-like Jenny Wren when he is shot with an arrow. A court is convened; the judge, an owl, keeps singing the title. A variety of birds are brought to the witness... See full summary »
33. Peter & the Wolf (2006)
G | 32 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
An animated retelling set to Prokofiev's suite. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather, his only friend a duck. In town, he's bullied. When a... See full summary »
Director: Suzie Templeton
34. Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)
PG | 13 min | Short, Horror, Music
A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now.
35. Madonna: Vogue (1990 Video)
5 min | Short, Music, Musical