George is on his way home after a stint in the mines. In his possession is the reward for his hard work: a rare and precious blue diamond. While seeking respite from the mid-day heat, he chances upon a strange creature which turns out to be much more than just a petty thief.
As the gap between a burning airplane and the ground gets smaller, one passenger has other things on his mind!
It's harvesting season, so all the fruits and vegetables come out to play.
Angelina and her friends stay on their toes in these twirling, whirling tales of friendship and fun! There are sweet surprises in store when Angelina and her friends must "dance like a cake" for Vicky's cake-themed dance day.
The stage is set with bright lights for big performances and lots of fun! When Ms. Mimi loses her voice, her class finds ways to communicate through music. After a musical mishap, AZ doesn't miss a beat and discovers another way to keep tempo.
A little girl is at a toy giveaway. Santa is having all the kids sit on his lap and then hands each a toy. The little girl is really interested in joining in--the trouble is, she's Jewish. Her mother encourages her to not worry and just pretend she's not Jewish. How will all this work out in the end?
Created by Noburo Ofuji, who had been cartoon making since the 1920s, often with decorative paper cutouts. The character animation looks like it was done 15 years before, but a lot of the elements are highly original; design (those trees!), use of camera focus. Heavily musical in a manner that recalls animation's earliest use of sound. The lesson here is: "If you can't count on your friends, travel alone".
This one has lots of what Terrytoons are notorious for: cycles! And cycles of the commonest kind: ants harvesting and a baby factory! It also has a voluptuous Queen Ant and a sweetly delivered punchline which may make it worth your trouble. Withheld from television release; presumably because it leaves too many "birds-and-bees" questions unanswered for tiny tots (and their beleaguered parents).
Unique; one of the only Japanese cartoons that fully employs the physics of US animation (squash & stretch, follow-thru, weight variation, distortion). A silent print of what probably originated as a film with sound.
Gandy reads a book about detectives and decides he should become one. He wears a Sherlock Holmes-style cap and uses a magnifying glass, but he encounters movie monsters like Frankenstein and Dracula out in the woods.
A sailor's whimsical remembrance of his mermaid wife. Told with charm. Includes an incongruous riff from Disney's MUSIC LAND. Some animators: Milton Stein, Eddie Donnelly, John Foster, "Connie" Rasinski, Jerry Shields.
A short story about a young ninja.
The boozy mercenary of the title, based on the actual historical figure of Naoyuki Ban (1567-1615), attempts to rid a haunted castle of spooks.
Twisted take on "The Little Match Girl". Cartoon child abuse at its finest.
During the worst year of the Great Depression, Pooch the Pup enlisted Santa and a toy-soldier army to serve up the Big Bad Wolf some holiday payback.
Fairy Tale rehash in which Jack encounters a gang of pseudo-jazz skeletons (animated by Eddie Donnelly). The pre-sound stylings of Frank Moser & Jerry Shields highly contrasts with Bill Tytla's advanced, otherworldly Giant.
The Farmer is abducted by a capering Jungle Goddess. As pre-Code as a Terrytoon ever got. Most animation is by Frank Moser; with him are Art Babbitt, Jerry Shields, Bill Tytla and others.
Animaton short by Arnaud Demuynck and Cecilia Marum.
Hoist anchor, maties! And set a course for the grandest pirate yarn ever to shiver your timbers in this thrillingly animated, song- and –laughter filled version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling adventure classic!