1950s Short Movies

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Lambert the Sheepish Lion(1952)

| 8min | Animation
3.5/5 (with 40 votes)

Disney Legend Sterling Holloway narrates this classic animated short. A mix-up by Mr. Stork finds a little lion cub in the care of a gentle flock of sheep. Doted on by his mother, but teased by the other lambs, Lambert soon grows to become a massive lion, but as shy and gentle as the ewe who raised him. When a hungry wolf begins to stalk the herd, will Lambert find the courage to protect his mama?

Directed by Jack Hannah

Rabbit of Seville(1950)

3.8/5 (with 73 votes)

Behind the Hollywood Bowl stage which is playing the opera The Barber of Seville, Bugs Bunny flees into the backstage area with Elmer Fudd in close pursuit. Seeing his opportunity to fight on his terms, Bugs raises the curtain on Elmer, trapping him on stage. As the orchestra begins playing, Bugs comes into play as the barber who is going to make sure that Elmer is going to get a grooming he will never forget.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Trick or Treat(1952)

3.5/5 (with 40 votes)

When the nephews come to Donald's house in their Halloween costumes he dumps water on them and laughs at his trick. A witch sees this and decides to help the kids. By magic she gives Donald a bad time and the kids finally get their treats.

Directed by Jack Hannah

One Froggy Evening(1955)

3.9/5 (with 71 votes)

A workman finds a singing frog in the cornerstone of an old building being demolished. But when he tries to cash in on his discovery, he finds the frog will sing only for him, and just croak for the talent agent and the audience in the theater he's spent his life savings on.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Speedy Gonzales(1955)

3.5/5 (with 54 votes)

Speedy comes to the aid of a group of mice trying to get the cheese from a factory guarded by Sylvester.

Directed by Friz Freleng

Two Men and a Wardrobe(1958)

15min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 24 votes)

A short Polish black and white silent movie directed by Roman Polański. The film features two men who emerge from the sea carrying a large wardrobe, which they proceed to carry into a town. Carrying the wardrobe, the two encounter a series of hostile events, including being attacked by a group of youths (one of whom is played by Polanski himself). Finally, they arrive back at a beach and then disappear in the sea.

Feed the Kitty(1952)

3.7/5 (with 45 votes)

A bulldog adopts an adorable kitten, but he can't let his owner know.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century(1953)

3.8/5 (with 69 votes)

Space hero Daffy battles Marvin the Martian for control of Planet X.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Duck Amuck(1953)

4.1/5 (with 94 votes)

The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Robin Hood Daffy(1958)

3.5/5 (with 43 votes)

Daffy attempts to convince Porky, as Friar Tuck, that he really is Robin Hood.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Rabbit Fire(1951)

3.7/5 (with 55 votes)

Daffy Duck and Bugs argue back and forth whether it is duck season or rabbit season. The object of their arguments is hunter Elmer Fudd.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Beep, Beep(1952)

3.7/5 (with 31 votes)

The Coyote chases the Road Runner through a maze of mine shafts, with their positions made visible only by the lamps on their helmets.

Directed by Chuck Jones
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Don's Fountain of Youth(1953)

| 6min | Animation
3.4/5 (with 21 votes)

While traveling with his nephews, Donald is disgusted that they are only interested in comics. He stops at the "fountain of youth" and tricks the kids into thinking he is a baby again. However, he gets tangled up with an aggressive mother alligator and her babies, and makes a hurried exit with the nephews.

Directed by Jack Hannah

The Mischief Makers(1957)

18min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 42 votes)

A group of young boys have a collective crush on Bernadette. As a result of this, they have an unreasoning jealousy of Gérard, and do everything they can to disrupt their relationship. When Gérard catches one of the young boys spying on them, he thrashes him severely. In retaliation, the children try to inspire Bernadette to doubt Gérard’s love.

Zipping Along(1953)

3.3/5 (with 22 votes)

Hypnosis doesn't help the Coyote catch the Road Runner, nor do a clutch of string-controlled rifles or dozens of mousetraps, but they all manage to backfire on him, naturally.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Rabbit Seasoning(1952)

3.7/5 (with 70 votes)

The cartoon finds a row of signs saying it's rabbit season ("If you're looking for fun, you don't need a reason. All you need is a gun, it's Rabbit Season!"). Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck again are arguing over which of them is “in season” (it is really Duck Season, as Daffy says in the beginning), while a befuddled Elmer Fudd tries to figure out which animal is telling the truth. Between using sneaky plays-on-words, and dressing in women's clothing (including a Lana Turner-style sweater), Bugs manages to escape unscathed, while Daffy repeatedly has his beak blown off, upside-down, and sideways by Elmer.

Directed by Chuck Jones

What's Opera, Doc?(1957)

3.8/5 (with 81 votes)

Bugs is in drag as the Valkyrie Brunhilde, who is pursued by Elmer playing the demigod Siegfried.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Trailer Horn(1950)

| 6min | Animation
3.2/5 (with 14 votes)

Donald and the chipmunks, Chip and Dale, are after each other again, this time when they come upon Donald vacationing in a trailer. When he goes swimming, they fool him by moving the diving board and end up wrecking his car.

Directed by Jack Hannah

The Two Mouseketeers(1952)

| 8min | Animation, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 27 votes)

Tom, a castle soldier in 16th century France, is assigned to guard the food laid out on a banquet table. Jerry and a smaller mouse companion, two wandering "mouseketeers", make the situation miserable for Tom as they abscond with (and occasionally eat) all the food they can.

The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome(1954)

38min | Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 23 votes)

Lord Shiva wakes. A convocation of magicians in the guise of figures from mythology; a masquerade party at which Pan is the prize. The wine of Hecate is poured: Pan's cup is poisoned by Shiva. Kali blesses the assembly as a bacchic rite ensues.

Directed by Kenneth Anger - With Samson De Brier

Ben and Me(1953)

3.4/5 (with 22 votes)

A revisionist version of American history as a small mouse comes to live with Benjamin Franklin and turns out to be responsible for many of his ideas; including the beginning of the Declaration of Independance!

Directed by Hamilton Luske

Bully for Bugs(1953)

| 7min | Animation, Action, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 39 votes)

Bugs Bunny once again making that "wrong turn at Albuquerque" burrows into a bullring, where a magnificent bull is making short work of a toreador. The bull bucks Bugs out of the arena, prompting the bunny to declare "Of course you realize, this means war!" The deft Bugs' arsenal comes plenty packed, as he uses anvils, well-placed face slaps and the bull's horns as a slingshot. The bull fights back, using his horns as a shotgun barrel. The bull's comeback is short-lived; just after Bugs makes out his will, he lures the bull out of the arena, just in time to set up a rube-like device that leads to the bull's defeat.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Rabbit's Moon(1971)

16min | Drama, Fantasy
3.0/5 (with 24 votes)

A Japanese fairy tale meets commedia dell'Arte. All in white, the naïf Pierrot lies in a wood. Doo-wop music plays as he rises, stares about, and reaches for the moon. Although music abounds and the children of the wood are there at play, Pierrot is melancholy and alone. Harlequin appears, brimming with confidence and energy. He conjures the lovely Colombina. Pierrot is dazzled. But can the course of true love run smooth? Filmed in France in 1950, it was not completed nor released until 1971.

Directed by Kenneth Anger

Blue Cat Blues(1956)

| 7min | Comedy, Animation
3.1/5 (with 16 votes)

Jerry narrates in voiceover: Tom has fallen hard for the cat next door, and competes with rich cat Butch for her affections. But Butch outspends Tom to a ludicrous level at every turn. Tom goes downhill after that, until we see him contemplating suicide.

Directed by Joseph Barbera

Johann Mouse(1953)

3.3/5 (with 23 votes)

At the home of Viennese composer Johann Strauss lived Johann Mouse. Whenever the composer played his waltzes, the mouse would dance to the music, unable to control himself. One day, when Strauss was away, the house cat played his master's music. When word got out about a piano-playing cat and a dancing mouse, they were commanded to perform for the emperor.

Ali Baba Bunny(1957)

3.4/5 (with 36 votes)

Bugs and Daffy get lost on the way to Pismo Beach, and find a cave full of treasure in the Arabian Desert, guarded by Hassan.

Directed by Chuck Jones

8 Ball Bunny(1950)

3.4/5 (with 30 votes)

Bugs helps a penguin return home.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Corn Chips(1951)

3.6/5 (with 16 votes)

Donald is shoveling the snow off his walk; Chip 'n' Dale are shoveling their branch. Donald tricks them into shoveling his walk. Angered, they sneak into his house, where he's getting ready to make popcorn. They've never seen this before, but they love it. They stow away in the box, then make off with the bowl of popped corn.

Directed by Jack Hannah

Gift Wrapped(1952)

| 8min | Animation
3.6/5 (with 14 votes)

It's Christmas Day in the home of Granny, and her pet cat Sylvester delights at chasing her new Tweety Bird and takes fright at the bulldog unwrapped from under the tree.

Directed by Friz Freleng

Duck! Rabbit, Duck!(1953)

| 7min | Animation, Action, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 44 votes)

The final installment of the "Hunting Trilogy" once again has Elmer out hunting, while Bugs and Daffy try to con him into shooting the other.

Directed by Chuck Jones
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