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1. The Peanut Vendor (1933)

2 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.2
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A monkey sings about how he is selling peanuts and how he's only there for a limited time so he tells everyone to by them before they go to sleep

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Star: Armida

Votes: 101

2. Show Me the Way to Go Home (1932)

Animation, Short, Family

4.7
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Directors: Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane

Votes: 7

3. Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing (1934)

Animation, Short, Music

4.8
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Directors: Dave Fleischer, Myron Waldman | Stars: Les Reis, Artie Dunn

Votes: 11

4. Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1932)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.8
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The Round Towners Quartet sings the title song with a Bouncing Ball. Cartoon sequence: Betty Boop and Bimbo go ice skating.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: The Round Towners Quartet, Ann Little

Votes: 34

5. Santa's Surprise (1947)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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Five children from around the world follow Santa home on Christmas Eve, and decide to give him some extra help around the workshop.

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

Votes: 254

6. The Big Fun Carnival (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

5.1
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The first of a series of 12 compilation features (number 1-12)made for theatres to use as a Saturday Matinee offering aimed strictly at children. Marian Stafford, folk-singer Jared Reed, ... See full summary »

Directors: Marc Daniels, Shamus Culhane, Hans Fischerkoesen, Dave Fleischer, John A. Haeseler, George Pal | Stars: Marian Stafford, Jared Reed, Bunin's Puppets, Mae Questel

Votes: 9

7. Camptown Races (1948)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

3.9
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Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 17

8. Old MacDonald Had a Farm (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.6
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This entry in the "Noveltoons" series (production number P5-3)is an animated "follow-the-bouncing-ball" audience participation sing-along with Farmer MacDonald having his hands full with ... See full summary »

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Orestes Calpini

Votes: 59

9. Naughty But Mice (1947)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.4
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Herman, the city-slicker mouse (looking like a cross between James Cagney and Lee Tracy) visits his barn-mice cousins in the country. There he sees that the barn also has a cat, and Katnip ... See full summary »

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Dave Tendlar | Stars: Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer, Sid Raymond, Arnold Stang

Votes: 82

10. Farm Foolery (1949)

8 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.9
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A "Screen Songs" animated short of life on the farm.

Director: Seymour Kneitel

Votes: 37

11. Sweet Jennie Lee (1932)

Animation, Short, Music

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Director: Dave Fleischer

12. When the Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along (1932)

Animation, Short, Music

3.2
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 9

13. The Stork Market (1949)

Animation, Short, Comedy

4.3
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The audience takes a tour through a baby factory run by storks. Next, we're invited to follow the bouncing ball and sing along to "Pretty Baby".

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 17

14. Readin', Writin', and Rhythmetic (1948)

Animation, Short, Music

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Director: Seymour Kneitel

15. In My Merry Oldsmobile (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.2
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A lady is rescued from a villain by a heroic young man, who then takes her for a spin in his Oldsmobile.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane | Stars: Billy Murray, Gus Wickie

Votes: 138

16. The Emerald Isle (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.4
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"The Emerald Isle" is an animated short about life in Ireland. Includes a sing-a-long of "MacNamara's Band."

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

Votes: 48

17. When G.I. Johnny Comes Home (1945)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.6
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A cartoon short following various soldiers and sailors as they come home from World War II. Includes a sing-a-long of "When Johnny Come Marching Home Again."

Director: Seymour Kneitel

Votes: 29

18. Betty Co-ed (1931)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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A young dog calls on Betty but fraternity hazers kidnap him. With a Bouncing Ball, Rudy Vallee sings the title tune.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Rudy Vallee

Votes: 39

19. You Try Somebody Else (1932)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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Ethel Merman sings the title song with a Bouncing Ball. Animated sequence: a cat burglar, just out of jail, raids Betty Boop's icebox.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane | Star: Ethel Merman

Votes: 85

20. Prisoner's Song (1930)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Family

4.4
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Directors: Dave Fleischer, Sid Marcus

Votes: 17

21. Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean (1931)

Animation, Short, Music

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Directors: Dave Fleischer, Al Eugster | Stars: Edward Gallagher, Al Shean

22. School Days (II) (1932)

Animation, Short, Music

3.7
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Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar | Star: Gus Edwards

Votes: 6

23. Gobs of Fun (1950)

Approved | Animation, Short, Music

4.7
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The captain of a ship's crew, a mouse, goes to the bar to pick up his men. After forcing the initially reluctant sailors onboard, they set sail and hit the (literal) high seas. Spots gags ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber | Star: Jackson Beck

Votes: 17

24. Let Me Call You Sweetheart (1932)

9 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.1
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Betty Boop, a nursemaid, meets a masher in the park; with the Bouncing Ball, Ethel Merman sings the title song.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane | Stars: Ethel Merman, Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 86

25. A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight (1930)

6 min | Animation, Short, Family

4.6
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Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel

Votes: 21

26. Win, Place and Showboat (1950)

Animation, Short, Music

5.0
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A showboat is the setting for an entertaining evening. The show features a chorus line of chickens, a hippo strongman, a frog quartet, a flea circus, and a rabbit magician who provides a ... See full summary »

Director: Izzy Sparber

Votes: 12

27. I Ain't Got Nobody (1932)

9 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.7
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The Mills Brothers perform two songs with the Bouncing Ball.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: The Mills Brothers, Donald Mills, Harry Mills, Herbert Mills

Votes: 34

28. Kitty from Kansas City (1931)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Sun bonneted Betty Boop takes a train to "Rudy Valley" where she gains weight and Rudy Vallee performs the title song with Bouncing Ball.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Rudy Vallee, Ann Little, Mae Questel

Votes: 102

29. Jingle, Jangle, Jungle (1950)

Animation, Short, Music

6.3
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"Jingle Jangle Jungle" is an animated short about life in Africa (non-PC.) Includes a sing-a-long of "Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo)."

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

Votes: 27

30. Marriage Wows (1949)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.3
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Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 30

31. Ain't She Sweet? (1933)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Lillian Roth sings and dances the title song with a Bouncing Ball. Animated sequence: at the cats' barn dance, all have a fine time.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Star: Lillian Roth

Votes: 78

32. China Town My China Town (1929)

Animation, Short, Family

4.7
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 30

33. Winter Draws On (1948)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.4
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As winter approaches, a variety of birds fly south to see a warmer climate. We see them packing their suitcases and carrying them in their claws; a bird nest is propelled by a balloon, the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 45

34. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

4.3
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Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel

Votes: 9

35. Dinah (1933)

8 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.4
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The Mills Brothers perform the title song with Bouncing Ball; cartoon animals load and sail the cargo ship 'Dinah Lee' to Mills music.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar | Stars: Donald Mills, Harry Mills, Herbert Mills, John Mills

Votes: 22

36. Bedelia (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

4.5
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Directors: Dave Fleischer, Sid Marcus

Votes: 24

37. My Wife's Gone to the Country (1931)

Animation, Short, Music

4.5
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A woman is packing her kids and belongings for a trip to the country. Dad will miss her it seems, but once they are gone Dad goes crazy partying.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Ann Little

Votes: 13

38. Little Brown Jug (1948)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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"Little Brown Jug" is an animated short about various woodland creatures milling and drinking apple cider. Includes a sing-a-long of the title song.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Jackson Beck, Sid Raymond

Votes: 53

39. She Reminds Me of You (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.5
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At a super-automated theatre, the Eton Boys (in live-action insert) sing the title song aided by the Bouncing Ball.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Star: Eton Boys

Votes: 17

40. The Lone Star State (1948)

Animation, Short, Music

5.4
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"The Lone Star State" is an animated short about Texas. Includes a sing-a-long of "Deep in the Heart of Texas."

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Dave Tendlar | Stars: Cal Tinney, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 33

41. In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree (1930)

Animation, Short, Family

5.1
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 20

42. Our Funny Finny Friends (1949)

Animation, Short, Music

4.7
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A comical survey of the various denizens of the sea, followed up with a Follow the Bouncing Ball song ('The Three Little Fishes').

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Charles Irving, Mae Questel

Votes: 19

43. The Funshine State (1949)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

5.2
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A lighthearted tour of Florida's attractions is followed by a sing-along about the state capital, Tallahassee.

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Dave Tendlar | Star: Charles Irving

Votes: 32

44. Sing Again of Michigan (1951)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

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Director: Izzy Sparber

45. The Golden State (1948)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.5
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"The Golden State" is an animated short about California. Includes a sing-a-long of "California Here I Come."

Directors: Seymour Kneitel, Dave Tendlar | Stars: Charles Irving, Jack Mercer, Sid Raymond

Votes: 45

46. Blue Hawaii (1950)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

6.6
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The cartoon travelogue shows us the splendors of Hawaii. Next, we're invited to follow the bouncing ball and sing along to "Blue Hawaii."

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Charles Irving, Sid Raymond

Votes: 16

47. The Big Flame Up (1949)

Approved | Animation, Short, Music

4.8
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Animal firefighters put out a fire to the song "There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight".

Directors: Izzy Sparber, Dave Tendlar | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 26

48. The Big Drip (1949)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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"The Big Drip" is an animated short about the building of the ark...by the animals. Includes a sing-a-long of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More"

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jack Mercer, Sid Raymond

Votes: 28

49. I'm Afraid to Go Home in the Dark (1930)

Animation, Short, Family

4.9
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Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dick Huemer

Votes: 20

50. Yes! We Have No Bananas (1930)

Animation, Short, Family

4.6
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 16



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