With Van Beuren Studios (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Bold King Cole (1936)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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Felix the Cat is perched in a tree playing his guitar and serenading himself and a canary with a little ditty called "Nature and Me." It is a beautiful day in cartoon-land but Mother Nature... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Star: Walter Tetley

Votes: 185

2. The Last Frontier (1932)

Passed | 213 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.8
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A frontier newspaper editor Kirby battles outlaw Tiger Morris who is causing indian uprisings to drive away settlers so that he will can claim a gold deposit as his own. With the help of ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Storey | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Dorothy Gulliver, Francis X. Bushman Jr., William Desmond

Votes: 40

3. The Sunshine Makers (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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Happy sunshine-bottling gnomes battle gloomy swamp-dwellers.

Directors: Ted Eshbaugh, Burt Gillett

Votes: 217

4. The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg (1936)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.5
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Felix is handing out relief, thanks to a goose that lays golden eggs. The evil Captain Kidd sees the goose and breaks into Felix's house to get it. He brings the goose to his pirate ship. ... See full summary »

Directors: Burt Gillett, Tom Palmer | Star: Walter Tetley

Votes: 215

5. Bring 'Em Back Alive (1932)

TV-G | 65 min | Adventure, Documentary

6.5
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American animal trapper Frank Buck travels with Ali, his "number one boy," on an expedition into the Malayan jungle. From their jungle headquarters just north of Singapore, Frank, Ali and a... See full summary »

Director: Clyde E. Elliott | Star: Frank Buck

Votes: 75

6. Neptune Nonsense (1936)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.4
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Felix is feeding his various pets: a bird, two dogs, and a goldfish. But Annabelle the goldfish is unhappy; she's lonely. Felix sets out to catch her a friend. The fish drag him underwater.... See full summary »

Director: Burt Gillett | Star: Walter Tetley

Votes: 156

7. Toonerville Trolley (1936)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.1
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The Skipper's morning trolley run is disrupted by several forces; first, a steep hill where all his passengers get out to help push and are left behind. Next, Molly Moo-Cow chases after the... See full summary »

Directors: Burt Gillett, Tom Palmer

Votes: 86

8. Polar Pals (1931)

Animation, Family, Short

4.0
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Tom and Jerry are washed ashore in a frigid land inhabited by music-loving animals, including walruses, penguins, and polar bears.

Directors: John Foster, George Rufle

Votes: 18

9. Three Little Kittens (1934)

2 min | Animation, Short

6.7
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Three little kittens are amusing themselves after-hours in a deserted department store. When one of their number is abducted by a very large rat, the other two retaliate violently.

Director: John Foster

Votes: 41

10. The Rasslin' Match (1934)

11 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.8
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In this "Amos and Andy" short, Kingfish talks Andy into getting into professional wrestling, and sets him up in a match with a real bruiser. Things don't go well.

Director: Vernon Stallings | Stars: Charles J. Correll, Freeman F. Gosden

Votes: 36

11. Circus Capers (1930)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.4
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A dog ringmaster woos away the mouse bareback rider from the mouse clown.

Directors: Harry Bailey, John Foster

Votes: 60

12. Tomato Omelette (1929)

Short, Comedy

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Smitty, a trifle deaf, believes everything corporal Winterbottom of The Old Soldiers Home tells him. He decides to be an army leader. His pals are agreeable. Vera falls for Dick who ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Donald Haines, Jackie Combs, Betty Jane Graham, Artye Folz

13. The Knife of the Party (1934)

20 min | Short, Musical, Comedy

4.4
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A vaudeville act staying at a hotel is forced to work in a hotel in order to avoid bankruptcy.

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Lillian Miles, Jack Goode, The Girlfriend Trio, Shemp Howard

Votes: 38

14. Red Riding Hood (1931)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Some "jazz tonic" restores Grandma's youth. When the Big Bad Wolf pays a visit, he and Grandma decide to marry on the spot; but Little Red Riding Hood finds a way to stop the wedding.

Directors: Harry Bailey, John Foster

Votes: 53

15. Adventure Girl (1934)

Approved | 69 min | Adventure, Drama

5.2
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(1934) Joan Lowell. A riotously bad jungle docu-drama. Lowell, a self-styled adventuress, retells her "true" adventures in the wilds of Guatemala. Her overacting is a sight to see, ... See full summary »

Director: Herman C. Raymaker | Stars: Joan Lowell, Ula Holt, Bill Sawyer, Otto Siegler

Votes: 73

16. Molly Moo-Cow and the Indians (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.7
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A Conestoga Wagon leads Molly Moo-Cow and some ducks through the hills. The ducks stop for a swim by a tepee and go to explore the settlement. Molly misses her friends and goes to look for ... See full summary »

Directors: Burt Gillett, Tom Palmer

Votes: 86

17. Pencil Mania (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.8
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The two main characters become animators in the film, and draw various cartoon scenarios against the blank background, and interact with them.

Directors: John Foster, Vernon Stallings | Star: Margie Hines

Votes: 99

18. Plane Dumb (1932)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

4.3
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After crash landing in Africa, Tom and Jerry masquerade as Africans in a futile attempt to adapt to a strange environment.

Directors: John Foster, George Rufle | Stars: Aubrey Lyles, F.E. Miller

Votes: 106

19. Trolley Ahoy (1936)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.2
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Mr. Bang bets the Skipper ten dollars he can't get the trolley to arrive at the train station on time.

Director: Tom Palmer

Votes: 81

20. The Haunted Ship (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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Waffles and Don explore a sunken ship where they meet drunk turtles singing "Sweet Adeline" and a skeletal Davy Jones.

Directors: Harry Bailey, John Foster

Votes: 51

21. A Swiss Trick (1931)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

5.7
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Tom and Jerry are aboard a train making its way up a mountain in the Swiss Alps. When their train breaks down, they're spotted by a very thin St. Bernard, who brings the engine some liquor.... See full summary »

Directors: John Foster, Vernon Stallings

Votes: 98

22. The Merry Kittens (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

4.7
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Directors: Shamus Culhane, Burt Gillett

Votes: 51

23. Opening Night (1933)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.1
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Cubby the Bear sneaks into the Roxy Opera House on it's opening night and ends up condicting an epic, animal-enacted version of Faust.

Director: Mannie Davis

Votes: 89

24. It's a Greek Life (1936)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Animation, Family

5.2
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Mercury, the winged messenger, drops his sandals off with a centaur to be repaired. The centaur, who has coveted wings to the extent that he's used a couple ducks to help him fly, takes the... See full summary »

Director: Dan Gordon

Votes: 77

25. Molly Moo-Cow and Rip Van Winkle (1935)

Approved | Animation, Short

5.2
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Molly Moo-Cow discovers some dwarfs having fun drinking beer and bowling near a sleeping Rip Van Winkle. After the dwarfs leave, Molly joins in on the fun only only to become drunk and wake up Rip Van Winkle.

Directors: Burt Gillett, Tom Palmer

Votes: 53

26. Henry the Ache (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Musical, Comedy

5.3
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King Henry the Eighth's new wife, Queen Annie, discovers that Henry doesn't know the first thing about the "facts of life", so she turns to the king's adviser, Sir Thomas.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Bert Lahr, Janet Reade, Leni Stengel, Monte Collins

Votes: 18

27. The Lion Tamer (1934)

9 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.1
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Andy agrees to become a circus lion tamer, believing that the "wild animal" he's taming is actually a man wearing an animal skin. However, he soon finds out differently. Complications ensue.

Director: Vernon Stallings | Stars: Charles J. Correll, Freeman F. Gosden

Votes: 45

28. Bird Scouts (1935)

Animation, Short

5.2
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Directors: Burt Gillett, Tom Palmer

Votes: 18

29. Bubbling Over (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.3
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A family play on the nerves of a hard working housewife, but they soon get busy when a rich relative is due to arrive.

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Ethel Waters, Southernaires Quartet, Hamtree Harrington, Frank H. Wilson

Votes: 47

30. The Picnic Panic (1935)

Animation, Short

5.0
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Directors: Burt Gillett, Tom Palmer

Votes: 37

31. Molly Moo-Cow and the Butterflies (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

5.1
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Molly rescues a bunch of butterflies after they are captured by a butterfly collector.

Directors: Burt Gillett, Tom Palmer

Votes: 71

32. Toonerville Picnic (1936)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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The doctor prescribes rest and relaxation at the beach for the hot-tempered Mr. Bang, who ends up suffering a crowded trolley, a hiccuping dog, an uncooperative beach chair and a goofy octopus.

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 73

33. Croon Crazy (1933)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Music

5.5
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An Oil-can-Harry radio announcer presents Cubby Bear the Crooner as the star of his own radio program over station R-K-O and, while Cubby is crooning away, Slick also advises that Kitty ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Muffati

Votes: 41

34. Rough on Rats (1933)

Animation, Short

5.6
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Director: Harry Bailey

Votes: 44

35. Dinner Time (1928)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.4
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A small hungry dog tries to mooch some food from Farmer Al Falfa, who today is a butcher, busily chopping up large pieces of meat in front of his shop. The dog finally just resorts to ... See full summary »

Directors: John Foster, Paul Terry

Votes: 41

36. The Magic Mummy (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.4
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Tom and Jerry are police officers, driving around in their car and enjoying listening to some music on their police radio, when they hear a bulletin announcing another theft of a mummy from... See full summary »

Directors: John Foster, Vernon Stallings | Star: Margie Hines

Votes: 88

37. Piano Tooners (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.3
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Tom and Jerry (the human versions, not the cat and mouse) work as piano tuners. After seeing them at work and several creative ways of tuning a piano (such as removing the offending key and... See full summary »

Directors: John Foster, George Rufle | Star: Margie Hines

Votes: 96

38. A Spanish Twist (1932)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

5.6
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Tom and Jerry (the human versions, not the cat and mouse) are on a raft in the ocean. After being attacked by an octopus and losing their raft, they wash up on the shores of Spain. After ... See full summary »

Directors: John Foster, Vernon Stallings

Votes: 76

39. Sinister Stuff (1934)

Animation, Short

4.8
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Director: Steve Muffati

Votes: 14

40. Parrotville Post-Office (1935)

7 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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A mother and her two rowdy children come into the Parrotville Post Office. The postmaster is annoyed by the children at first. Later, the children come in handy. A notorious mail thief ... See full summary »

Directors: Burt Gillett, Tom Palmer

Votes: 47

41. No Children (1929)

Short, Comedy

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Director: George Marshall | Stars: Donald Haines, Jackie Combs, William Desmond, Joseph Belmont

42. Rag Dog (1935)

Animation, Short

4.7
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Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 16

43. Uncle Tom and Little Eva (1932)

7 min | Animation, Short

5.0
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A musical parody of Harriett Beecher Stowe's novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin".

Votes: 65

44. Hunters Are Coming (1935)

7 min | Animation, Short

5.1
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Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 26

45. The Gay Gaucho (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.5
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This one takes place in either Argentia or Texas or Mexico, depending on whether the scenes show gauchos or charros or cowboys, but Cubby is in a desert someplace washing up to go courting ... See full summary »

Directors: Rollin Hamilton, Thomas McKimson, Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising

Votes: 44

46. Parrotville Fire Department (1934)

Approved | Animation, Short

4.8
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Directors: Burt Gillett, Steve Muffati

Votes: 16

47. The Tuba Tooter (1932)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.5
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A German "ohm-pah" trio is incomplete until their tuba player arrives on a boat from overseas. The resulting quartet brings the whole town out for a German dance party, until the police arrive to take the "tuba tooter" to jail.

Directors: John Foster, Vernon Stallings

Votes: 62

48. Cubby's Picnic (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short

4.7
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Directors: Eddie Donnelly, Steve Muffati

Votes: 19

49. Wild Cargo (1934)

Passed | 96 min | Adventure, Documentary

6.1
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A sequel to Frank Buck's 1932 "Bring 'em Back Alive", has Buck capturing just about one of everything that moves (homo-sapiens excepted) in the jungles of Malaya, with details of the ... See full summary »

Director: Armand Denis | Star: Frank Buck

Votes: 52

50. Camping Out (1928)

Short, Comedy

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Director: George Marshall | Stars: Donald Haines, Jackie Combs, Joseph Belmont, Otto Fries


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