19 public domain shorts
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 12/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"ECHO BRIDGE's TV CLASSIC CARTOONS V.6 features good transfers of generally well-preserved film stock. Animations are from FLEISCHER, FAMOUS and VAN BEUREN studios.
Limitations: an occasionally superimposed company logo and a bit of over-compression.
A CAR-TUNE PORTRAIT (1937) - Animator's hand draws an orchestra of animals who try to play the 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody in a dignified fashion.
AN ELEPHANT NEVER FORGETS (1935) - Young pachyderm gets revenge on an ape for bothering him in school.
BUNNY MOONING (1937) - Jack and Jill Rabbit prepare for marriage to the song, "Everybody's Getting Ready for the Wedding."
The Mite Makes Right (1948) - Narrated story of Tom Thumb.
THE TEARS OF AN ONION (1938) - A peach befriends a lonely onion who later rescues the peach from a hungry crow.
TIME FOR LOVE (1936) - Story of love lost and regained, as told via swan characters.
COMIN' ROUND THE MOUNTAIN (1949) - Hillbilly cats and dogs cease fueding to await the arrival of the new schoolmarm.
CRAZYTOWN (1954) - A place where the illogical reigns supreme.
CUPID GETS HIS MAN (1936) - WC Fields and Edna Mae Oliver resist Dan Cupid's attempts to make them a couple.
THE GOLDEN STATE (1948) - Humorous singalong about California.
IT'S A GREEK LIFE (1936) - A centaur blacksmith repairs Mercury's winged shoes, takes them on a test flight and ruins them.
PICNIC PANIC (1935) - Teapots have an adventure at a picnic. (First appearance of Molly Moo-Cow.)
WINTER DRAWS ON (1948) - Sing-along features birds heading South for the winter. (Song: Alabamy Bound)
ALL's FAIR AT THE FAIR (1938) - An animated look at the 1939 New York World's Fair's gadgets.
ANTS IN THE PLANTS (1940) - The queen exhorts her ant community to defeat the aardvark.
HAWAIIAN BIRDS (1936) - Young female bird leaves Hawaii and travels to NYC with a jazz band, only to be thrown out of a club and into the cold winter night.
THE LITTLE STRANGER (1936) - Based on Hans Christian Anderson's "Ugly Duckling" fable.
PEEPING PENGUINS (1937) - Four little penguins ignore their mom and explore a hunting cabin, where they find trouble.
PLAY SAFE (1936) - A little boy starts up a train engine, then can't control it."