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The Flea Circus (1954) – MGM Theatrical Cartoon

The Flea Circus (1954) - MGM

The Flea Circus (1954) - MGM

CotD: Just one in a long line of incredibly funny Tex Avery cartoons, “The Flea Circus” features just a one-shot set of characters.

The Flea Circus (1954) – MGM Theatrical Cartoon

A flea circus is interrupted by a passing dog, and little Fran├žois, who saves Fifi from drowning, brings a whole set of new fleas back to the act. Viva la France!

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Deputy Droopy (1955) – Droopy Theatrical Cartoon Series

Deputy Droopy (1955) - Droopy Theatrical Cartoon

Deputy Droopy (1955) - Droopy Theatrical Cartoon

CotD: One of the best Droopy cartoons of all time, “Deputy Droopy” marked the transition of the characters films from Tex Avery to Michael Lah

Deputy Droopy (1955) – Droopy Theatrical Cartoon Series

Two villains are repeatedly trying to steal gold from a safe in the Sheriff’s office, and must do so without waking the sleeping Sheriff. Droopy makes it all that more difficult for them, though.

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Flirty Birdy (1945) – Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon Series

Flirty Birdy (1945) - Tom and Jerry

Flirty Birdy (1945) - Tom and Jerry

CotD: Originally titles “Love Boids”, “Flirty Birdy” was a Tom and Jerry cartoon from 1945…

Flirty Birdy (1945) – Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon Series

Tom is all set to eat Jerry when an eagle swoops down and grabs Jerry. To get Jerry back, Tom poses as a female eagle, and quickly finds his new lover to be more than he bargained for.

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The Farm Of Tomorrow (1954) – MGM Theatrical Cartoon

The Farm Of Tomorrow (1954) - MGM Theatrical Cartoon

The Farm Of Tomorrow (1954) - MGM Theatrical Cartoon

CotD: One of four from Tex Avery’s “Of Tomorrow” series, “The Farm Of Tomorrow” was als the last in the series…

The Farm Of Tomorrow (1954) – MGM Theatrical Cartoon

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. In a politically incorrect scene, eggs are put in a toaster, and out pops yellow chicks… except that when you turn it up too high, out pop black chicks.

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Blitz Wolf (1942) – MGM Theatrical Cartoon

Blitz Wolf (1942) - MGM

Blitz Wolf (1942) - MGM

CotD: A wartime 3 Little Pigs, “Blitz Wolf” was Fred ‘Tex’ Avery’s first MGM cartoon ~

Blitz Wolf (1942) – MGM Theatrical Cartoon

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.

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Tee For Two (1945) – Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon

CotD: The first Tom and Jerry cartoon with a sports theme was “Tee For Two” from 1945 ~

Tee For Two (1945) - Tom and Jerry

Tee For Two (1945) - Tom and Jerry

Tee For Two (1945) – Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon

Jerry will not stay put as Tom plays a round of golf. He can’t get a mouse hole in one because Jerry is his handicap. Adding to the disruption of Tom’s game are a woodpecker and a swarm of bees.

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Little Cheeser (1936) – Happy Harmonies Theatrical Cartoon Series

CotD: A minor character from MGM, “Little Cheeser” was also pretty popular; Did you like him? ~ http://www.bcdb.com/cartoon/3092-Little_Cheeser.html

Little Cheeser (1936) - Happy Harmonies

Little Cheeser (1936) - Happy Harmonies

Little Cheeser (1936) – Happy Harmonies Theatrical Cartoon Series

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. The “good angel” (on one shoulder) teaches Cheeser to smoke and drink, while the “bad angel” (on the other shoulder) tries to prevent this. Cheeser attempts to smoke a pipe, look at girlie magazines and do other bad things before realizing that good overpowers evil.

When the good angel intervenes, a war of the spirits ensues. After being chased by a cat, Cheeser is finally exhausted by his journey into the terrifying world of free will. He runs back to bed, says his prayers, and falls to sleep like a good little mouse.

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His Mouse Friday (1951) – Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon

CotD: Tom goes for a tropical holiday in 1951’s “His Mouse Friday” Do you like this Tom & Jerry short? ~ http://www.bcdb.com/cartoon/3121-His_Mouse_Friday.html

His Mouse Friday (1951) - Tom and Jerry

His Mouse Friday (1951) - Tom and Jerry

His Mouse Friday (1951) – Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon Series

Shipwrecked on a desert island, Tom meets a “Robinson Crusoe” mouse who disguises himself as a cannibal, but the real cannibals arrive.

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Droopy Leprechaun (1958) – Droopy Theatrical Cartoon Series

CotD: Marking the end of an era, “Droopy Leprechaun” was the last Droopy theatrical cartoon. ~ http://www.bcdb.com/cartoon/3154-Droopy_Leprechaun.html

Droopy Leprechaun (1958) - Droopy Theatrical Cartoon Series

Droopy Leprechaun (1958) - Droopy Theatrical Cartoon Series

Droopy Leprechaun (1958) – Droopy Theatrical Cartoon Series

Droopy visits Ireland and is mistaken for a leprechaun by a greedy local bulldog who thinks that he can make it rich by proving he’s a “real live leprechaun,” but watch out for the Mad Duke.

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The Secret Of NIMH (1982) – Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film

CotD: “The Secret Of NIMH” gave the Disney Studios a run for their money in the early 1980’s ~ http://www.bcdb.com/cartoon/20577-Secret_Of_NIMH.html

The Secret Of NIMH (1982)

The Secret Of NIMH (1982)

The Secret Of NIMH (1982) – Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film

A group of animals are injected with a potion in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) which make them as intelligent as humans. They easily escape and set themselves up in a barn, freeloading from the humans around. They begin to consider leaving the barn for the wilderness and going it alone.

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