Animations

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  • Cuphead E3 Trailer for Xbox One (2015)

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    Little Tora: The Abandoned Cat (1947)

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    Producer(s): Nihon Doga and Toho Kyoiku Eiga

    A Wild Hare

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    Producer(s): Leon Schlesinger

    Release Date: 27/07/1940

    "The first Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd cartoon. Elmer is hunting rabbits, and Bugs is no simple target. The cartoon would be often imitated."

    Acrobatty Bunny

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    Ballot Box Bunny

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    Producer(s): Edward Selzer

    Release Date: 06/10/1951

    "A political Warner Bros. cartoon in which Yosemite Sam runs a violent campaign for mayor against his challenger Bugs Bunny."

    Bedtime

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    Producer(s): Max Fleischer, Alfred Weiss

    Release Date: 01/12/1923

    "Max Fleischer leaves his creation Koko the Clown stranded on a mountain top so he can get some sleep. Koko gets off the mountain and searches for Fleischer, terrorizing New York (he's grown in size at this point) in the process. The very interesting ..."

    Blackboard Revue – A Color Rhapsody

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    Bosko Shipwrecked!

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    Producer(s): Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising

    Release Date: 19/09/1931

    "Bosko attempts to steer a boat through a storm to no avail. He then washes ashore only to be hassled by the local wildlife.Bosko and the lion's alternation between movement towards and away from the spectator deserves particular note for its innovati..."

    Broken Toys

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    Candy Town (1933)

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    Release Date: 01/13/1933

    Colonel Heeza Liar in the Trenches

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    Daffy the Commando

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    Producer(s): Leon Schlesinger

    Release Date: 20/11/1943

    "Daffy Duck parachutes onto a German base in WW2 and torments some Nazis. As he is shot by a cannon, he flies over (whilst holding two American flags, none the less) to a Nazi rally, and smacks Hitler with a hammer. Elements of propaganda abound, but ..."

    Dinner Time

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    Producer(s): Paul Terry

    Release Date: 17/12/1928 (copyright date, possibly not release date)

    "An early example of sound animation. In it, animals square off against each other and then join forces against a Butcher (Farmer Alfalfa)."

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse

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    Producer(s): Fred Quimby

    Release Date: 14/06/1947

    "A Tom and Jerry cartoon, riffing off of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, in which Tom concocts a deadly potion but finds that it only makes Jerry stronger."

    Egyptian Melodies

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    Producer(s): Walt Disney

    Release Date: 21/06/1931

    "A spider enters the Sphinx in Egypt. Inside he falls down stairs, hides from dancing mummies and witnesses murals come to life. He then runs away, afraid."

    Fantasmagorie

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    Producer(s): Émile Cohl

    Release Date: 17/08/1908

    "A spectacle driven early silent era animation which depicted morphing stick figures and objects. Though sometimes attributed to be the first completely animated film, the animators hands are clearly visible at one point."

    Feline Follies

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    Producer(s): Pat Sullivan

    Release Date: 01/09/1919

    "Master Tom (who would later be renamed Felix the Cat) falls in love with Miss Kitty White. While he is out romancing her, mice create a mess. Master Tom is thrown out due to his ineffective pest control. When he returns to Miss Kitty White he finds a..."

    Felix Goes to Hollywood

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    Fiddlesticks

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    Producer(s): Ub Iwerks, Pat Powers

    Release Date: 16/08/1930

    "A straight forward narrative following flip and assorted animals making music."

    Flip the Frog – Funny Face

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    Foghorn Leghorn, “A Broken Leghorn”

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    Producer(s): John Burton Sr.

    Release Date: 26/09/1959

    "The cartoon opens with three hens gossiping about Miss Prissy, who has failed to produce any eggs. Foghorn Leghorn decides to help her out by placing another hen’s egg in her nest. When the egg hatches, Foghorn Leghorn is affronted when he discover..."

    Gertie the Dinosaur

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    Release Date: 1914

    "This silent B&W film, comprised of live action and animation, follows Windsor McCay's bet that he can return a dinosaur to life through the spectacle of animation."

    Hell’s Bells (1929)

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    Producer(s): Walt Disney

    Release Date: 30/10/1929

    "In this Silly Symphony, we are introduced to the many creatures of Hell. Satan sits while creatures entertain him and feed him firemilk. When Satan tries to feed a little demon to his hound Cerberus, it runs away and kicks him off the cliff of Hell."

    Hollywood Steps Out

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    Homeless Hare

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    Horton Hears a Who

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    Humorous Phases of Funny Faces

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    Release Date: 06/04/1906

    "Often considered to be the earliest surviving U.S. animated film. The film follows chalkboard sketches that seemingly come to life."

    I Love to Singa (1936)

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    Producer(s): Leon Schlesinger

    Ko-Ko Trains ‘Em

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    Producer(s): Max Fleischer, Alfred Weiss

    Release Date: 09/05/1925

    "Ko-Ko becomes jealous of Max's attention to his young ward and her dog, and tries to create a circus by training animals, then fleas."

    Koko’s Earth Control

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    Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing (1916)

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    Little Nemo/Watch Me Move

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    Making ‘Em Move

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    Release Date: 1931

    "A classic 1931's cartoon from Van Beuren Studios, Make 'Em Move depicts a mischievous female character whom stumbles in onto the scene of a cartoon factory bursting with drawings and jazz music. The animals depicted create animation much like themsel..."

    Making ‘Em Move (1931)

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    Motor Mania

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    Producer(s): Walt Disney

    Release Date: 30/06/1950

    "In this Goofy cartoon from the 50's, a Jekyll and Hyde dynamic illustrates how Mr. Walker, who is friendly and normally mild tempered turns into Mr. Wheeler, a crazed maniac who experiences road rage when behind the wheel of an automobile. An intere..."

    Mr. Crack (1910)

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    "Cohl's adaptation of the popular French operetta "Monsieur de Crac" was based on the tales of Baron Münchhausen, a German nobleman famous for his tall-tales. In this 4 min piece, Cohl uses 2-D cut out puppets and stop-motion photography to animate..."

    Neighbours (1952)

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    Night on Bald Mountain (1933)

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    "The very first pinscreen animation, Night on Bald Mountain is set to Mussorsgky's work of the same name. It features an eerie play of shadows and animal forms, merging the pastoral with the terrifying monstrosity of the mountain and the witches' Sabb..."

    Oswald – All Wet

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    Producer(s): Charles Mintz, George Winkler

    Release Date: 31/10/1927

    "Oswald has a hotdog stand that is plagued by mice. He closes the stand to pursue Fanny romantically. After Fanny rejects Oswald's advances, he bribes a lifeguard to let him take over in order that Oswald can impress Fanny. After Fanny notices Oswald ..."

    Pigs is Pigs

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    Producer(s): Leon Schlesinger 

    Release Date: 1937

    "This 1937 Merrie Melodies short stereotypes pigs as gluttonous, insatiable beings whose mortal sins have explosive consequences. Piggy has a hunger that cannot be fulfilled, and much to the chagrin of his mother all he does throughout the day is fant..."

    Pink Elephant Sequence in Dumbo (1941)

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    Popeye the Sailor

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    Producer(s): Max Fleischer

    "This Popeye The Sailor cartoon features Betty Boop, as well as a live action intro featuring Popeye on the cover of a real newspaper. In this cartoon short Olive and Popeye go to the fun fare, and play games in attempt to win prizes, only to be usu..."

    Puddle Pranks

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    Producer(s): Ub Iwerks, Pat Powers

    Release Date: 1930

    "Flip and his sweetheart ride a cricket drawn wagon only to be pursued by a relentless stork."

    Punch and Judy (1966)

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    Reason and Emotion

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    Rooty Toot Toot (1952)

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    Release Date: 1952

    "This cartoon depicts with transfiguring lines and shapes a courtroom-style musical drama. Characters are called up to the stand, each telling their side of the story, flashing back to each scene punctuated by the musical script. The opening sequence ..."

    School Days (1932)

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    Release Date: 14/05/1932

    "School Days features Flip trying to prevent his dog from coming to school with him. His dog eventually comes all the way to school, however, wreaking havoc in the classroom by chasing a skunk in. Everyone runs from the classroom, ending school early."

    Shiver Me Timbers!

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    Producer(s): Fleischer Studios

    Silly Scandals

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    Producer(s): Max Fleischer, Adolph Zukor

    Release Date: 23/05/1931

    "This cartoon marks the origin of Betty Boop (at least the name anyway, the character, or at least one with an uncanny resemblance, had appeared before). Bimbo sneaks into a vaudeville theater to see Betty perform. He is enthralled with her performanc..."

    Sinkin’ In The Bathtub

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    Producer(s): Leon Schlesinger

    Release Date: 19/04/1930

    "Both racist and a blatant ripoff of Mickey Mouse, this is the first Looney Tunes cartoon. It follows Bosko bathing and then having an adventure on a tiny anthropomorphic train, during this he courts Honey."

    Snow White (1933)

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    Spring Hits a Snag (1961)

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    Release Date: 1961

    Steamboat Willie

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    Producer(s): Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney

    Release Date: 29/07/1928

    "The first Mickey Mouse cartoon with synchronized sound. Disney agonized over the synchronization of sound to the animation in Steamboat Willie. The cartoon also introduces a prototypical Minnie mouse. Mickey's pretty much a jerk within the narrative ..."

    Swing Shift Cinderella (1945)

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    Swooner Crooner

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    The Bandmaster

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    Producer(s): Walter Lantz

    Release Date: 18/05/1931

    "Oswald conducts, and then a slew of seemingly random events ensue. Although at moments narrative causality matters, for the most part spectacle drives the cartoon (for example, when objects seemingly magically transform)."

    The Cobweb Hotel (1936)

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    The Frozen North

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    The Grasshopper and the Ant (1954)

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    Release Date: 1954

    The Hasher’s Delirium (1910)

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    "Emile Cohl's delightful animation explores the inebriated state of a drunken man, using a white plate to showcase the inner "deliriums" of his mind. The images mutate, transform, associate becoming more and more frightening for the man, until he burs..."