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Destino (2003) – Theatrical Short

Salvador Dali­ and Walt Disney

Salvador Dali and Walt Disney

#CotD: The strange collaboration between Disney and Salvador Dali was begun in 1946, “Destino” was was finally shown in 2003.

Destino (2003) – Theatrical Short

In a dreamlike universe, a man made of stone frees himself from his mooring to go after the woman carved in his heart. In this surreal dance of love, man and woman overcome the natural abyss between them.

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Up (2009) – PIXAR Animated Film

Up

Up

#CotD: Budgeted at an estimated $175 million, PIXAR’s “Up” made that all back in the first 23 minutes of it’s release. NOT.

Up (2009) – PIXAR Animated Film

Carl Fredricksen has spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life. The unlikely pair encounters wild terrain, unexpected villains and jungle creatures.

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What– No, Spinach? (1936) – Popeye the Sailor Cartoon Series

What-- No Spinach?

What-- No Spinach?

#CotD: Wimpy isn’t just after hamburgers in “What– No, Spinach?” which does feature the famous green vegetable in the end.

What– No, Spinach? (1936) – Popeye the Sailor Cartoon Series

Wimpy is front and center, working in Bluto’s Restaurant. He tries all sorts of tricks to get free food at the diner – mostly burgers, of course.

His tactics include pouring hot sauce on Popeye’s roast duck. You actually feel a little sorry for Bluto, who’s working pretty hard back in the kitchen and has his only customer (Popeye) try to walk off without paying. Still, he gets his inevitable spinach-fueled beating at reel’s end, sure enough.

Wimpy sings a little burger song to himself at the beginning and end of this cartoon.

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Mickey’s Trailer (1938) – Mickey Mouse Cartoon Series

Mickey's Trailer

Mickey's Trailer

#CotD: A Disney version of a Road film, “Mickey’s Trailer” features Goofy taking pals Mickey and Donald on a vacation.

Mickey’s Trailer (1938) – Mickey Mouse Cartoon Series

When Goofy’s in the driver’s seat, Mickey’s in the kitchen, and Donald’s in bed, the adventure in Mickey’s high-tech house trailer begins. The real fun begins when Goofy comes back to eat breakfast, leaving the car on autopilot, taking them all onto a dangerous closed mountain road.

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Droopy’s Good Deed (1951) – Droopy Cartoon Series

Droopy's Good Deed

Droopy's Good Deed

#CotD: One of the most heavily edited cartoons on TV, “Droopy’s Good Deed” featured Droopy and Spike as Boy Scouts. Comedy ensues.

Droopy’s Good Deed (1951) – Droopy Cartoon Series

Droopy and Spike are Boy Scouts who compete in several hilarious contests to see who will meet the President. Droopy attempts to do good deeds, but has various Spike-related hurdles to overcome first…

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Sadie Hawkins Day (1944) – Lil’ Abner Cartoon Series

Sadie Hawkins Day

Sadie Hawkins Day

#CotD: One of only five animated Lil’ Abner cartoons, “Sadie Hawkins Day” was based on Cartoonist Al Capps’ comic strip.

Sadie Hawkins Day (1944) – Lil’ Abner Cartoon Series

The cartoon opens on a recreation of a full page color Li’l Abner strip, and mixes through to a static panel, complete with speech balloon. Then the balloon disappears and the characters start to move and speak.

It’s Sadie Hawkins Day in Dogpatch, and Mammy has Abner in training. But Daisy Mae is in training too, and Mammy has to use all her strength and skills to help Abner race to safety and avoid matrimony for another year.

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Tweetie Pie (1947) – Merrie Melodies Guide

Tweetie Pie

Tweetie Pie

#CotD: Sylvester was still called Thomas in “Tweetie Pie” the first WB short to win an Academy Award.

Tweetie Pie (1947) – Merrie Melodies Guide

Thomas the cat finds Tweety in the snow warming himself by a cigar butt. Thomas’s mistress rescues the little yellow bird before her cat can devour him, but Thomas doesn’t give up. He uses stacks of chairs and a Rube Goldberg setup to get at Tweety while trying not to get caught by the lady.

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The Wacky Wabbit (1942) – Merrie Melodies Guide

The Wacky Wabbit

The Wacky Wabbit

#CotD: Elmer alters the lyrics of “Oh Susanna” to contain the line “V for Victory” in “The Wacky Wabbit” Obviously a wartime short.

The Wacky Wabbit (1942) – Merrie Melodies Guide

Elmer is prospecting for gold and meets up with Bugs. Disguised in a steer skull, Bugs does a duet with Elmer, who is singing “Oh Susanna” with altered lyrics.

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