A canary, unhappy with his life in a cage, manages to escape. He flies happily through the outdoors and tries life in the wild to the strains of "Man on the Flying Trapeze." However, he finds the outside world too dangerous for his liking, and he returns to the safety of captivity.
An old geezer- with perhaps a bit of Baron Munchausen in him- tells of his heroic exploits to a newsboy hawking papers at a cigar store, with a huge statue of a wooden Indian outside.
A deer prances in the woods, and a statue of the mythical, flute-playing Pan comes to life. Pan befriends the young fawn. They dance, play tricks on each other, and tangle with a pack of hunting dogs. Pan saves the day.
Bosko keeps Wilbur occupied with tales of his past exploits while Honey steps out on an errand.
A toy shop becomes a radio station in this musical special with an all-star toy cast.
In this musical extravaganza, Bosko goes to Mother Goose Land and advocates a back-to-the-land cure for the Depression!
Happy mice and cockroaches are looting a kitchen full of goodies. When the housecat goes out for some romance, mice have a party and cockroaches hold a dance. The mice all mount a marvelous musical production of "Little Brown Jug," and then partake of the alcoholic beverage! Then a troupe of cockroaches sing and dance to "La Cucaracha." And then... a giant, mean rat shows up to spoil the fun. The rat decides to make a cute girl mouse his own- until the cat returns, that is, just in time to send him packing. Cat and mouse retire to their separate quarters.
A chicken has hatched seven chicks; she locates six of them, but the seventh, Eggbert, is lost.
A doll-faced little girl reads a fairy tale to her doll at bedtime. After she nods off, her stuffed animals and other characters come to life on the landscape of her bed.
Three statuettes of monkeys come to life and are tempted by the Devil, who uses peanuts and an exotic dancer.
A mini-musical, telling in song (through a trio of Chinese girls) the fairy tale of a beautiful nightingale, beloved of the Chinese emperor, who is gladdened by its song.
An unwanted skunk, Stinky, sings "I Ain't Got Nobody" until he meets a girl. Then the villain comes along.
There is a baby contest going on in the barn, but the rooster and hen haven't hatched their brood yet! The rooster is awaiting the arrival of the "blessed event," but he tries to hurry the process by a day because he wants them to appear in the Better Babies Contest. A parade of barnyard animals' offspring compete in a talent contest and do their stuff. At the end of the contest, there's a late entrant that steals the cup!
Several toys (including lots of stereotyped black toys) try and help their plantation owner by holding a toy horse race so Simon Legree can't foreclose.
All the bees in Honeyland have a perfect Utopian society, working hard to mass-produce honey all day making honey for the winter while singing merry tunes.
It's Christmas Eve, and Mrs. Mouse is reading "A Visit from St. Nicholas" to her brood, but Little Cheeser is having none of it- he doesn't believe in Santa Claus!
Bosko and his dog Bruno are guarding some sheep. Bosko is sleeping and not watching his flock carefully. The youngest and most mischievous in the herd is a black sheep who runs into the woods and plays a trick on the others, pretending that he has been kidnapped.
A busy old pharmacist falls asleep one night while working in his apothecary, and has a wild dream in which all of the bottles in his store come to life, and he shrinks down and becomes a part of their world.
A sprightly young bird gets up early, the better to get the jump on his neighborhood worm, but he finds his quarry elusive.
A bunch of musician lookalike frogs cut a rug in this swing extravaganza.
A big old chicken comes over a wall and into the garden of an estate where two very cute puppies are living. The feisty little pups cause havoc as they chase around the chicken.
Bosko, Bruno and his honey, Honey dare to go inside an old, abandoned (and haunted) house with wild and frightening results.
Two puppies at a picnic are scolded for nosing around the food. They wander off and stumble on a fox hunt, spotting the fox after all of the big dogs have sped ahead.
A group of elves is in charge of adding color back to the landscape for spring! Old Man Winter fights back, pushing the lever to turn the "spring machine" off!
Cheeser the mouse doesn't want to go bed. In a fitful sleep, he has good and bad "angels" to help him decide right from wrong.
What kind of toys are they that stand up and hit from front, side and back, that grab one's tails, punch one's nose and roll you over? That's what two frisky little pups ask when they go on a rampage with the toys under the Christmas tree.
Bosko and Honey are two black children who have a wild adventure at the circus.
This politically incorrect cartoon is very reminiscent of "Cabin In The Sky," in that a very sexy Ethel Waters (as Minnie the Moocher) is about to be married to Stepin Fetchit (as Smoky Joe), but Stepin isn't in any hurry to get hitched.
Bosko decides to help his girlfriend Honey collect eggs to color for Easter. He and his dog Bruno have all kinds of trouble with the chickens.
Bosko is told to go straight to "Gramma's" with a fresh batch of cookies. Straight to Gramma's Bosko goes, but his imagination gets distracted along the way.
A round little-boy bunny who's a member of a football team befriends a lost, but irrepressibly chummy, angular hunting dachshund and names him Sniffy.
Two small puppies escape from their yard and go exploring the dangerous suburb. They get into serious strife, which ends in a fast-paced chase involving most of the neighborhood.
Bosko's mammy gives him some cookies to take to Grandma's house. Unfortunately, his imagination takes him to a jungle village full of cannibal cookie-eating frogs that try to get his cookies.
Little Cheeser dreams of building a rocket ship and going to the moon like his hero, Buck Rogers. Inspired by Rogers (and visions of cheese), Cheeser and the mice build the rocket to see if the moon really is made of cheese. Once there, the rocket ship becomes trapped in a Limburger cheese river.
The "three good monkeys" are tempted to smoke some Helz Fire Tobacco. They explore the tobacco shop, a world of match box trains and talking cigars.
In order to get out of his share of the house work, the Captain pretends that he's sick. Worried Mama calls for the doctor. The doctor is all tied up, so and they give the Captain a physical that he'll never forget.
When the eggs begin to hatch, Papa Rooster starts training his little fighters for the big bantamweight match.
Bosko is a little black kid who is sent out to take some cookies to his grandma when he meets an Arab frog who takes him on a magic carpet to a land where other frogs, who play jazz, want to steal his cookies.
After having been finally roused out of bed by the alarm clock, the Captain gets slapped in the face by his suspenders because the buttons are missing from his pants.
The Captain falls asleep just outside the gate of his yard, after he chases the local animals out of his vegetable garden. While asleep, he dreams that he's chasing them around and catches a little chick and spanks it, then a big angered rooster takes on the Captain and knocks him back to reality.
The Captain buys a puppy in the window of Pete's Pooch Palace, but now he has to deal with Mama, because she doesn't was a dog in the house.
To most of us, music suggests definite mental images of form and color. The picture you are about to see is a novel scientific experiment. Its object is to convey these mental images in visual form.
The Captain, his family and the Inspector spend a day at the beach.
The Captain and The Inspector, and the dog Pluto travel to Africa to find the world's smallest pygmy. The Captain and the Inspector track the pygmy back to his hut where he out smarts them by swapping clothes with the Inspector and escapes to the rest of the pygmy tribe who come after the Captain and Inspector with arrows. They manage to get away.
The Captain, Hans, Fritz, the Inspector and John Silver all compete to find Captain Kidd's buried treasure chest.
The Captain and the Kids win $100,000 in a lottery, and John Silver dresses up as a frail, old woman to try and steal the ticket.
The pirate Long John Silver forces Captain Katzenjammer into a rigged bet at cannon-point.
The Captain is going to surprise the kids by dressing as Santa Claus, but the peg-legged pirate villain, John, takes his place.
The Captain, his wife, the Inspector and the kids spend the day at Petunia National Park.
The Captain and Hans and Fritz vie with the pirate gang for the capture of a runaway vaudeville seal and a $30,000 reward. Comedy ensues.
For Mother's Day, Hans and Fritz buy Mama a hat. They fall off the sidewalk and drop the maternal millinery into dirty water.
Count Screwloose and J.R. the Wonder Dog are promoting a $10,000 swing contest. They intend to skip town with the entry fees, but a menacing thug from the "Citizens for Fair Play" convinces them to devise alternative plans.
J.R. the Wonder Dog tricks his roguish master (Count Screwloose) into answering an ad for marriage by placing a picture of a very pretty girl over the face of an unattractive spinster.
A goldfish living in a fishbowl dreams about living life in the sea, but the little fish soon realizes that the big ocean is no place for him.
Night falls in an art gallery. A statue of Nero comes to life and tries to tempt the statuette of the Three Good Little Monkeys (See No evil, Hear No evil, Speak No evil) into helping him set fire to a picture of Rome. Ultimately, the monkeys yield to temptation with disastrous results, and the other paintings must come to life to save them.
Yet another version of the classic fable of breaking and entering; in this bear family, Papa is a bit accident-prone and cowardly.
In a library, a raven is trying to catch a studious bookworm for dinner. To everyone's shock, including the raven, characters from various horror books come to life and chase the bookworm.
A mother hen takes her chicks for a walk in the woods. Her time is occupied trying to keep them all out of harm's way, particularly one accident-prone little rooster.
A conductor, in silhouette against sheet music, leads the title tune, which dissolves into a series of placid landscapes. We see a swan family. A duckling rescues the little swans.
On Christmas Eve, two squirrel children ask their grandfather what men are. He describes them, then narrates the story of how humanity destroyed itself by war, as chilling scenes of armed conflict play on the screen. After the last human dies, the animals take their war implements and build homes from them, to live forever in peace.
The maestro is conducting his orchestra of assorted animals. Some of them aren't very adept at following his direction.
A calf ventures away from her mom to go out and play with a hare in the middle of the night in the dark forest.
The Bear Family returns from "Goldilocks And The Three Bears." Mama Bear persuades her reluctant husband Papa Bear to fix the shingles on the roof, a job that he put off doing.
A black man is lazily fishing on a pier, his jug of moonshine out of sight of the approaching preacher. The preacher tells the fisherman that the fish don't bite on Sunday, then the camera pans down to a school of 'black' fish who perform swing numbers of the popular stars of the era. After all is said and done, the reverend concludes, "And that's why the fish don't bite on Sundays!"
Tom Turkey wanders over to the general store, his harmonica in hand. In no time he and the good ol' boys there begin a jam session on harmonicas (and one piccolo) that end up turning the store into a total wreck.
Three kittens, denied milk as punishment for misbehaving, sail up into the Milky Way in a hot air balloon. Once in the Milky Way, they find it a land of natural milk springs and gushers. The kittens proceed to happily gorge themselves on milk. However, it turns out to be just a dream.
Dr. Jeckyl switches the brain of a bookworm into a dumb crow.
Swingin' Romeo and Flat-Foot Juliet do their Jazzy version of Romeo and Juliet.
Mama Bear thinks Papa Bear is a nincompoop. Papa Bear decides to prove her wrong by giving Mama Bear's canary a bath.
A flea tries to build itself a home on the back of a dog. Of course, the dog tries to get free of the menace.
A stakes race for fillies is the subject of this cartoon, with the contestant horses portrayed as catty, gossiping women.
A spoof of the Lone Ranger. Three Mexican banditos shoot up a town and rob the stage. The Lonesome Stranger and his horse "Sa-liiiiiver" must stop them.
A mother ladybug has too many children to handle, so she puts out an ad for a maid to help with the chores.
The familiar song is adapted into a cartoon short. Abdul The Bulbul-Ameer, a rotund Arab, gets into a brawl with Ivan Skavinski Scavar, a preening Russian Cossack.
A morality play about a little mole. He's given a chance to see by a con man named Professor Primrose Skunk, using pop bottle bottoms for lenses.
A little goose walks south instead of flying, hitchhiking as he goes. He runs into trouble with a family of hillbillies for trespassing.
A clumsy yokel of a male weed courts a delicate female flower ballerina by trying to dance with her.
A hungry alley cat is scrounging for food when he notices a hot babe cat way up in her Park Avenue apartment.
The saga of a screw-up St. Bernard puppy born into a family of decorated life-savers who, in spite of his bumbling efforts, manages to save the life of his hero- the head of the clan- and earn his place of honor.
Officer Pooch, the local ice cream-swilling cop on the beat, attempts to rescue a kitten stuck atop a utility pole while a stray mutt hampers his attempts in an effort to get the kitten.
A lazy field mouse is criticized for his disinterest in work by his invalid grandfather, until one day he proves his worth by going into the thresher and rescuing his grandpa from the deadly mechanism.
A wolf, starving to death, runs across a cute little rabbit. The innocent rabbit tries to help the wolf, even though the wolf looks at the rabbit as nothing more than a meal. But just as the wolf is about to strike, he gets an attack of guilt and spares the rabbit. The rabbit then rewards him with a hearty meal and friendship.
The story of a single swallow who, taking a rest from southward flight at a mission in California, ultimately brings about the famed migration of swallows to the mission at San Juan Capistrano.
A little burro can't make any friends because his ear-splitting brays drive all the other young animals in the desert community away.
A trio of belfry-dwelling bats explain why they are associated with nuttiness. They do so in a musical manner and are not afraid to demonstrate what they mean.
This variation on the Three Little Pigs tale takes place during World War II. The evil Adolf Wolf, "one big stinker," is about to invade the state of Pigmania, but Sergeant Pork spoils his plans.
The worm barely escapes the bird again. In search of a way to get rid of the bird, he enlists the help of a cat, but the bird is too smart for the cat.
Butch, a beaten up pug of a tomcat, is having a good day, and everything is peaceful. Then the doorbell rings.
A little Mexican boy is herding sheep with his dog Perrito. The boy plays a prank on Perrito, pretending the wolf is attacking the flock.
This sensual adaptation of the old fairy story soon liberates its principals from their cute Disney-style forest and slaps them right in the middle of swanky Manhattan. Grandma's a nymphomaniac swinger, and her rustic cottage home a hip penthouse pad. Little Red has become a red-hot singer-stripper; the Wolf is a model of lupine lechery; and the forest is supplanted by a big-city nightclub as the enchanted place of forbidden sexuality. The Wolf tries to pull the old Red Riding Hood gag in order to meet up with Little Red, but Grandma has other ideas.
A man is murdered, and the detective tries to find out whodunit. But the house he's investigating is decidedly haunted, and he never knows just what's round the next corner.
A big bad wolf dresses up as Santa Claus in an attempt to bag some ham. Mother and Father Pig turn in for a good night's sleep.
A pseudo-documentary about an army canine unit, "The WOOFs", and their training regime. One dog, though, Private Smiley, just doesn't seem to get the hang of it, though.
The stork must improvise a defense against anti-aircraft fire in order to deliver babies to Nazi Germany.
Desperate to get a bite to eat, two buzzards resort to cannibalism.
A suburban homeowner, embarrassed by his small rubber contribution to the war drive in comparison to his neighbors, goes searching the yard for more.
Baseball is being spoofed in general. The gags slowly rises to the level of exaggeration that's typical for Tex Avery.
Tree surgeon Doctor Donkey rushes to treat a sick giant sequoia. Little does he realize that this is no ordinary house call.
A dopey Pilgrim goes hunting a turkey who speaks in a Jimmy Durante impersonation and runs the local black market.
Cinderella (played by Preston Blair's Red Hot) must work two jobs, moonlighting at an aircraft plant when she's not torch singing at a nightclub. Her time at the club is spent dodging the amorous advances of Wolfie. Wolfie, in turn, must dodge the amorous advances of Red's Fairy Godmother (played by Grandma), who tries to impress Wolfie with her dubious charms and her title as Miss Repulsive of 1898.
Lem takes Daisy to the barn dance and proposes. Before she can accept, she's swept away by a tempting city slicker.
Two hungry hoboes want a chicken dinner. George's plans for catching a hen are constantly sabotaged by Junior's detrimental assistance.
Hoboes George and Junior apply for the position of dog-catchers. One particular mutt gives them plenty of trouble, especially since Junior is afraid of dogs.
Forest rangers George and Junior incompetently try to douse a mischievous little flame.
Uncle Tom relates the story of how he saved his land. Simon LeGree wants to own all of New York and threatens to foreclose on Uncle Tom's plot of land. To raise money, Tom and Little Eva (played by Red Hot Riding Hood) turn the plot into a nightclub, with Red providing the red hot entertainment. Red sings a seductive version of "Carry Me Back To Old Virginny" that wows the house. Undaunted, LeGree tries to sabotage things. Uncle Tom heroically stops him. However, back in reality, Tom is struck by lightning for boasting.
The tragic downfall of a lion- from a mighty king of the beasts who terrorized a jungle to a jibbering, pill-popping wreck- is narrated by the mouse whose torments drove him crazy.
While searching for food, a hungry cat finds a mouse who tells him where to find a tasty canary.
A Chaplinesque flea abandons his dog for a girl flea.
Dapper young B.O. Skunk is in search of a mate, but is unable to keep one once they get a whiff!
George and Junior hunt for the world's smallest pygmy (there's a $10,000 reward for its capture).
Against all odds, a little duck matches wits with George and Junior, two duck hunters (who aren't exactly splitting atoms in their spare time), and the gags begin. The hunters do everything that they can to get the duck, but in every gag, they get the short end. One scene has both hunters looking at a shotgun slug. It goes off in their faces, which turn black.
A cat finds his nerves so frazzled by the behavior of people that he decides to take a rocket to the moon.
Bad Luck Blackie is a black cat whose job it is to bring bad luck wherever needed... and it IS needed by a poor little kitten, constantly tortured by an evil bulldog.
One of Tex Avery's "Tomorrow Themes" which featured the "house of the future" with many custom and adjustable gadgets around the house, such as a record changer that starts throwing the records against the wall. But the accommodations for the mother-in-law (including a medicine cabinet) is the real selling point.
A rabbit overhears a hunter tell his dog that he'll have to get plenty of sleep if he wants to catch the rabbit in the morning. In the interests of self-preservation, the rabbit devotes his entire night to keeping the dog awake in a variety of creative ways.
It's "Little Red Riding Hood" done to the beat of "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse." Little Rural Riding Hood (a very country gal) is bringing her "Grandmaw" some nourishment (in the form of a jug marked XXX), unaware that the wolf is waiting for her.
A cat badly needs something to eat and suddenly sees a little bird in a cage. The cat disguises itself as the neighbor dog to get past Spike. Spike has to be fed with bones- a lot of bones- to keep away though.
An alley cat gets caught painting "I hate dogs!" on a wall by Spike, an angry bulldog. The cat jumps in a storage crate to escape, only to discover a trick "be a Ventriloquist!!" device that can throw your voice. The cat uses it to make the dog think that he's everywhere on the planet, and the chase is on. However, the dog wins the day.
A cuckoo drives a cat crazy. The cat tries to get rid of the cuckoo but has to realize that it has met its match.
When Spike tries to bury a bone, he finds a belligerent gopher.
Reminiscent of 1940's "Busy Bakers" and "Holiday for Shoestrings," an elderly cobbler finds himself steeped in poverty but nevertheless gives his last few breadcrumbs to several hungry birds perched outside his window. Magically, the birds transform into shoe-making elves that comically manufacture enough shoes overnight to replenish the cobbler's store by morning.
Spike was up all night traveling everywhere, but he can't get to sleep because a rooster keeps sounding off at dawn. All day long, he tries to shut it up with no success, but when night falls once again, Spike gets his revenge.
A young man (a real swinging hep cat) goes to Heaven and steps before St. Peter. But his life story is so peppered with slang that neither St. Peter nor Noah Webster can understand him.
A series of demonstrations of the kind of motoring accessories we'll probably all take for granted in the future.
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.
An old cab and his wife have a baby boy car in hopes that he'll grow up and be a cab like his old man. But being young, the little car wants to be a hot rod instead. The little car races around against his father's wishes until he gets into trouble racing a train. His life barely saved by his dad but it is not without consequences. His dad gets put in the mechanic hospital. While he is making his recovery, the son shows his dad that he wants to be a cab just like his dad. The only thing is that he keeps all his racing mods.
Spike the dog gets a job looking after a bear's home while the bear goes into hibernation. The bear wants peace and quiet, and warns Spike about making noise. Another dog wants all the comfort and perks that Spike is getting at the bear's home, and so he embarks on a campaign to make as much noise as possible to awaken the bear and get Spike blamed for it so that he can get the job himself. What follows is utter mayhem, with Spike trying his best to secure his job and keep the bear asleep through all the situations and noise that the other dog gets him involved in.
An out-of-work B-29 has problems finding work in modern peacetime aviation. His offspring turns out to be a jet.
A series of demonstrations of the future of television.
A farmer is initially delighted to get a baby goat, but this soon turns to apprehension when he discovers that it eats literally anything (including, at one point, the animation artwork!).
A series of gags showing how much more productive farms would be if farmers started crossbreeding their animals to create weird (but very useful) hybrids.
A flea circus is interrupted by a passing dog, and little François, who saves Fifi from drowning, brings a whole set of new fleas back to the act. Viva la France!
Parodying the title of the famous magazine "Field and Stream," this collection of very brief cartoons mostly revolves around sight gags and puns on the subjects of hunting and fishing, and the men who are addicted to them.
One million years ago, back when Texas was young- real young!- cave cowboys rode through the land and lived a relatively peaceful everyday existence... doing business at the cave bank, drinking in the cave saloon, and dragging cavewomen by their hair to their cave home.
Incarcerated in Sing-Song Prison, Spike has just finished the 20-year process of digging a tunnel from his cell- one spoonful at a time. But he picks the wrong place to hide: the warden's home.
A group of young mice is in the ruins of a church, practicing singing for an upcoming service. After singing an adulterated version of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," the mice wonder about the last line, "Good will to men."
Using a device to throw his voice, a cat menaces a dog.
The city is rounding up all unlicensed dogs. Spike has a license. So does Tyke. An unlicensed stray steals Tyke's license; Tyke gets collared and the chase is on.
Spike's owner is going out of town and leaves Spike and Tyke in charge. An alley cat overhears the orders, and as soon as the owner leaves, he gets on the horn and invites every alley cat in town. They come in swinging on a rope like Tarzan. While their owners are away, Spike and Tyke try to keep three invasion-minded felines from geting in the house for a party.
A love story in which the line has unrequited love for the dot; she only has eyes for the squiggle. He overcomes his straight-laced life, and the dot sees him for what he truly is.
A bear settles down for his long winter nap, and while he sleeps, the progress of man continues. He wakes up to find himself in the middle of an industrial complex.