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1. Christmas Comes But Once a Year (1936)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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At an orphanage, the children are sad because they received broken toys as gifts. Professor Grampy sees the children while passing by in his sled and has an idea on how to give them a merry Christmas.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 438

2. Somewhere in Dreamland (1936)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.7
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In their dreams, two poor and hungry tots enter a fantasy kingdom where there are more sweets than they can eat. But when they wake...

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Mae Questel, Gus Wickie

Votes: 485

3. The Cobweb Hotel (1936)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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A spider runs a hotel for flies where he keeps his guests captive. A pair of fly newlyweds arrive and check in. Fortunately, the husband is "flyweight champion". After a pitched battle ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 325

4. Greedy Humpty Dumpty (1936)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

7.2
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Greedy Humpty Dumpty's wall of gold is not enough. He wants all the gold in the sun, too.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar | Star: Mae Questel

Votes: 129

5. Poor Cinderella (1934)

Passed | 11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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In her only color cartoon, Betty Boop goes to the ball thanks to the good fairy; later, only her foot fits the glass slipper.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Bonnie Poe

Votes: 461

6. Small Fry (I) (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Junior wants to be a Big Fry, but learns the hard way that he just isn't ready for smoking in the pool room when he should be in the school room.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 180

7. All's Fair at the Fair (1938)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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The World's Fair, as imagined by the Max Fleischer animation studio.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 171

8. The Fresh Vegetable Mystery (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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After a series of vegetable disappearances,a potato policeman goes out to catch the kidnappers.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 146

9. Play Safe (1936)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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A little boy jumps on a real train and learns a lesson about safety.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar

Votes: 156

10. An Elephant Never Forgets (1935)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.7
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In the middle of the jungle, many animals, including an elephant, go to school.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Star: Gus Wickie

Votes: 102

11. Educated Fish (1937)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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A rebellious fish refuses to listen to his teacher until he ventures out into the real world and discovers the importance of education.

Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 171

12. A Car-Tune Portrait (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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A symphony composer lion is determined to show the audience that cartoon characters can be more than just silly and childish by having cartoons play a symphony orchestra. Things quickly ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar | Star: David Ross

Votes: 114

13. Chicken a la King (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.4
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A rooster sultan is bored by his harems. A duck strongly resembling 'Mae West' entices him. Her lover arrives, and they do battle; the lovers leave, and the sultan, humiliated, turns to his harem, who beat him up.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 79

14. The Little Stranger (1936)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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A stranger deposits an egg in a duck's nest; it hatches as a baby chicken. It doesn't fit in well with its three duckling nestmates, particularly when it comes to swimming. Momma tries to ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar

Votes: 91

15. Hunky and Spunky (1938)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Western

5.6
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A short film about a mother and her son, she teaches him life skills later on the son gets niked by a man so the young donkey can be his work slave and his mother saves him.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 204

16. You Can't Shoe a Horse Fly (1940)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

5.5
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Hunky and Spunky are settling in for a nap, but a horse fly sees them and sees dinner. After battling the fly for a while, the youngster enlists dad's help. But the fly is merely stunned, ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Myron Waldman | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer

Votes: 79

17. Ants in the Plants (1940)

Not Rated | 7 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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Lots of gags as the little guy fights the bad guy. The insects are living together peacefully, and everybody is going along with their daily business as the evil ant-eater is attacking the ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Myron Waldman

Votes: 127

18. Little Lamby (1937)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Animation, Family

6.6
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The fox spots a little lamb and disguises himself with a beard and bushy eyebrows. He posts an announcement for a baby contest, and the animal mothers spruce up their little ones (a rabbit ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 60

19. Hawaiian Birds (1936)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.7
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A funny and great short film about birds In hawaii

Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 101

20. The Barnyard Brat (1939)

Not Rated | Animation, Short

4.7
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Disobedient donkey Spunky's pranks create havoc amongst the sheep, geese and chicks until he's publicly decried; a barnyard bully is not more appreciated than a schoolyard one. But when the... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 59

21. Peeping Penguins (1937)

Not Rated | Animation, Short, Musical

5.6
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Curious penguins investigate an abandoned cabin, heedless of their mother's warning that "curiosity killed the cat."

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 109

22. Little Lambkin (1940)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.7
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A precocious toddler, wanting to return to his watermelon patch and a pair of animal friends in the country, tampers with the electronic gadgets in his new city home and creates chaos.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar

Votes: 99

23. Hold It (1938)

Not Rated | Animation, Short

6.2
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Do you know what the kitty cat is up to when you're not looking? A neighborhood of housecats unhappily put outside in the cold for the night get up to plenty in this Fleischer "Color ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 54

24. Bunny Mooning (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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Two bunnys getting marrid.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 90

25. Little Dutch Mill (1934)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Short, Musical

6.8
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A miserly mill-keeper kidnaps two Dutch children, but their pet duck runs for help like Lassie.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky

Votes: 99

26. A Kick in Time (1940)

Not Rated | 8 min | Animation, Short

5.3
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Spunky is kidnapped and sold at an auction to a cruel Italian peddler. It's up to Hunky to save him.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 73

27. The Kids in the Shoe (1935)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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The little old lady and her children live inside a giant shoe. At bedtime the kids still want to have a more fun so when the little old lady goes to bed the kids break out a guitar and piano for some swing music.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Smiley Burnette, Mae Questel

Votes: 132

28. Snubbed by a Snob (1940)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.8
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A young horse says hi to little donkey Spunky. But the horse's mother pulls him away, saying we don't associate with that kind. Spunky makes a few more overtures, and eventually they set ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Stan Quackenbush | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 71

29. Always Kickin' (1939)

Not Rated | Animation, Short

5.1
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Hunky is teaching her son Spunky how to kick properly. She has him practice with a mattress propped against a tree. Spunky befriends a family of birds who are building a nest. Spunky copies... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 58

30. The Playful Polar Bears (1938)

Not Rated | Animation, Short

5.8
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A joyfully contented group of polar bears encounter danger when hunters arrive.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 54

31. Vitamin Hay (1941)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

4.8
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It's time for lunch, and Spunky (the baby donkey) is expected to feed on healthy (and awful-tasting) Vitamin Hay. He resists, and wanders out of the barn to look for more interesting things to eat.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar

Votes: 40

32. The Tears of an Onion (1938)

Animation, Short

5.3
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Directors: Dave Fleischer, Dave Tendlar | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 28



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