With Van Beuren Studios (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Last Frontier (1932)

Passed | 213 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.9
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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: 36

2. 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: 73

3. 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: 183

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: 213

5. Red Riding Hood (1931)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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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: 50

6. The Knife of the Party (1934)

20 min | Short, Musical, Comedy

4.3
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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: 35

7. Pencil Mania (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.7
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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: 96

8. 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

9. The Sunshine Makers (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Happy sunshine-bottling gnomes battle gloomy swamp-dwellers.

Directors: Ted Eshbaugh, Burt Gillett

Votes: 212

10. 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

11. 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: 93

12. Mischievous Mice (2019)

Animation, Short

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Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising, Drew Bromley | Star: Drew Bromley

13. 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: 152

14. The Magic Mummy (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.3
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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: 87

15. Toonerville Trolley (1936)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.0
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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: 85

16. Fang and Claw (1935)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Documentary

7.3
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Frank Buck and his native crew hunt the jungles of the Far East to capture wild animals for American zoos. Buck first traps a 300-pound python, then a Bird of Paradise. Buck comes on a baby... See full summary »

Director: Frank Buck | Star: Frank Buck

Votes: 26

17. The Gay Gaucho (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.4
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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: 45

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: 103

19. Cupid Gets His Man (1936)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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Colonel Dan Cupid and his matchmaking babies bring together two very difficult people: a prudish spinster and a bulbous-nosed dyspeptic.

Director: Tom Palmer

Votes: 118

20. Christmas Night (1933)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short

5.4
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On Christmas Eve, the Little King sneaks two tramps into the castle. The next morning, the three men are thrilled by the presents Santa left behind.

Directors: Oscar E. Soglow, James Tyer

Votes: 139

21. A Toytown Tale (1931)

8 min | Animation, Short, Romance

4.8
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Late night in the toy shop. The toymaker goes up to bed, leaving his wind-up policeman to guard the shop, and the other toys come to life. First order of business: throw that pesky cop into... See full summary »

Directors: Mannie Davis, John Foster

Votes: 36

22. Toy Time (1932)

Animation, Short

5.9
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Oscar the mouse invites his girl friend to the toy store where they have to outwit a cat.

Directors: Harry Bailey, John Foster

Votes: 24

23. Trouble (1931)

Animation, Family, Short

4.7
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Tom and Jerry are ambulance-chasing lawyers in search of more business.

Directors: John Foster, Vernon Stallings

Votes: 18

24. The Rasslin' Match (1934)

11 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

5.9
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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: 34

25. Wot a Night (1931)

Not Rated | 9 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.2
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On a dark and stormy night, Tom and Jerry, two ambitious cab drivers, wait outside a train station for fares. When two strange men in top hats disembark from their train, the hacks solicit ... See full summary »

Directors: John Foster, Vernon Stallings

Votes: 124

26. Circus Capers (1930)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.3
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A dog ringmaster woos away the mouse bareback rider from the mouse clown.

Directors: Harry Bailey, John Foster

Votes: 60

27. Henry the Ache (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Musical, Comedy

5.1
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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: 16

28. Frozen Frolics (1930)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

4.2
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Waffles the Cat and Don Dog set out on an adventure to find the North Pole.

Directors: Harry Bailey, John Foster

Votes: 79

29. Dinner Time (1928)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.5
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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: 40

30. The Picnic Panic (1935)

Animation, Short

5.1
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Directors: Burt Gillett, Tom Palmer

Votes: 35

31. Stung (1931)

Passed | 10 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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A trial is being held with the accused man apparently guilty of murder, but his lawyer is pleading his case as justifiable manslaughter because the victim was a racketeer that deserved to ... See full summary »

Director: William J. Cowen | Stars: Raymond Hatton, Warner Richmond, Maurice Black, Crauford Kent

32. 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: 95

33. Jolly Fish (1932)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.5
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Tom and Jerry go fishing, where they encounter an affectionate but annoying fish who won't leave them alone. They hear a piano-playing octopus (with twelve arms!) and have a run-in with a ... See full summary »

Directors: John Foster, Vernon Stallings

Votes: 48

34. Robin Hood Rides Again (1934)

8 min | Animation, Short

4.8
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Votes: 10

35. Bubbling Over (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.2
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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 L. Wilson

Votes: 44

36. AM to PM (1933)

Animation, Short

5.0
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Votes: 8

37. A Waif's Welcome (1936)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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Troublemaking kid not happy with new adopted brother.

Director: Tom Palmer

Votes: 75

38. 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: 59

39. Hook & Ladder Hokum (1933)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.4
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Directors: Vernon Stallings, Frank Tashlin

Votes: 70

40. The Ball Game (1932)

6 min | Animation, Short

4.5
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Directors: John Foster, George Rufle

Votes: 17

41. Trolley Ahoy (1936)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.1
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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

42. Bird Scouts (1935)

Animation, Short

5.4
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Directors: Burt Gillett, Tom Palmer

Votes: 17

43. Bully's End (1933)

Animation, Short

5.6
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Director: Harry Bailey

Votes: 7

44. Tightrope Tricks (1933)

Animation, Family, Short

5.1
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Tom and Jerry have fun at the circus and then show their acrobatic talents on a tightrope. They get into trouble with an ornery lion and are chased from the Big Top by the feline's friends.... See full summary »

Directors: John Foster, George Rufle

Votes: 22

45. The Black Duck (1929)

Passed | 6 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.4
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Okay, this is an entry in the "Aesop's Sound Fables" and is a version of the little-black-duck and the wolf-in-sheep's clothing fables about the sibling duck who was shunned because of his ... See full summary »

Votes: 43

46. 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: 68

47. A Close Call (II) (1929)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.0
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Mice in love make plans for their wedding when a cat kidnaps the female and she has to be rescued.

Directors: Harry Bailey, John Foster

Votes: 32

48. Fly Frolic (1932)

Animation, Short

5.4
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A Jekyll-and-Hyde-like spider kidnaps a housefly from a cabaret.

Directors: Harry Bailey, John Foster

Votes: 18

49. Making 'Em Move (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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Shows a stylized representation of how cartoons are made from the artists drawings, to the photography of those drawings with a movie camera, to the sounds and music added to the film with dogs, pigs and living cameras being the actors.

Directors: Harry Bailey, John Foster

Votes: 109

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

Approved | Animation, Short

5.3
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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: 51


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