Petites causes grands effets 1912

French animation from O'Galop is a pretty interesting little film. The movie shows a father going into the bar for a drink and then we see what this can do to his children. We see his children before he starts drinking and then we see the monsters they will grow up to be due to alcohol.

Le circuit de l'alcool 1912

This one is another warning to the French public about the dangers of alcohol. Everything seems rosy at first, but that doesn't last long. After illustrating the 'metamorphosis of money' into alcohol, the film describes the inevitable consequence - which isn't just drunkenness and unconsciousness, but insanity and death apparently.

Urban Science: To Demonstrate How Spiders Fly 1909

This charming short film is surprisingly technically advanced for its time, using a mechanical spider to demonstrate how the creatures spin the threads to create their webs. Suddenly the spider lifts up all of its legs, allowing itself to be dragged through the air, an effect that is both amusing and disarming, before gracefully descending through a series of mid-air acrobatics. Percy Smith believed he could cure people of their arachnophobia with his short films showing enlarged replicas of spiders, and certainly most viewers would be more delighted than scared by the mechanical star of this short. The final image of a real spider scrabbling around its web might be less endearing, however.

The Moon-Struck Matador 1909

Two lovers perform a fandango dance. A jealous quarrel follows and the heart-broken swain decides to end it all. He throws himself from the window of his room, but instead of being killed the anchor of a passing balloon intercepts his flight and he is taken up high into the clouds. Laughing at the poor, unfortunate mortal, the moon arouses the anger of the desperate lover and a battle between the two ensues.

Child Psykolojiky 1941

Popeye and Poopdeck Pappy are trying to play poker, but Swee'Pea's crying keeps interrupting them. Pappy wants to smack the tot, but Popeye persuades him to try psychology instead. Popeye tells the story of how "George Washlincoln" chopped down the cherry tree. Inspired, Swee'Pea chops a hole in the floor, then tells the truth. Popeye rushes out to buy him a reward, leaving Pappy in charge, but Pappy believes in a rather dangerous style of parenting, introducing him to William Tell (from both ends of the gun). Pappy lies about it to Popeye.

Run, Sheep, Run! 1935

A Happy Harmonies cartoon with Bosko: Bosko and his dog Bruno are guarding some sheep. Bosko is sleeping and not watching his flock carefully. The youngest and most mischievous in the herd is a black sheep who runs into the woods and plays a trick on the others, pretending that he has been kidnapped. Unfortunately, the little black sheep cries wolf and causes Bosko all kinds of trouble. When the trick is discovered, he is taught a lesson by the shepherd's dog, who dresses as a black bear. Bosko awakens and gives chase with his shotgun, thinking that it's a real bear. Once discovered and out of shells, they all have a good laugh until another bear comes by and takes after them with the attendant chase scenes. The bear is unmasked as being the five little lambs wearing a bear suit.

More Pep 1936

In a return to the Out of the Inkwell format, Betty Boop invents a pep formula to speed up lazy Pudgy, but it escapes into the real world with rapid results.

Holiday Land 1934

Scrappy does not want to get up and go to school. As the days peel off his calendar, the dates representing holidays come to life. Father time, in particular, takes Scrappy on a tour of the other holidays, stopping at dioramas representing Christmas, New Year's, Easter, and taking some eggs from Easter over to the feasts of Thanksgiving. Then he wakes up, and has to hurry to get to school on time.

Lonesome Ranger 1966

"Lonesome Ranger" is the 147th animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically in 1966, the film was produced by Walter Lantz. Woody makes it difficult for a lone forest ranger that is just trying to do his job.

Hassle in a Castle 1966

A king looks for a groom for his daughter, who must be married before midnight, or else she will be turned into a witch..