Tag Archives: MGM

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 François, 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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