Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, an animated short by Shamus Culhane, Ub Iwerks, 1934

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, an animated short by Shamus Culhane, Ub Iwerks, 1934

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, 1934

A film by Shamus Culhane (uncredited), Ub Iwerks (uncredited)

“Aladdin is a child laborer who works for a guy that exchanges “new lamps for old”. This guy swaps a “new” lamp for 2-3 replacement old lamps, then brings back the old lamps for Aladdin to polish and make look like new. One day Aladdin sees a princess riding by as he looks out the window, and he falls for her. But then he must return to his lamp polishing. As he polishes one of the old lamps, a genie comes out and offers Aladdin the opportunity to escape the drudgery of his life…” (IMDB)

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PM Picnic, an animated short by Chad McKee Grothkopf (as Chad), 1950

PM Picnic, an animated short by Chad McKee Grothkopf (as Chad), 1950

PM Picnic, 1950

An animated short by Chad McKee Grothkopf (as Chad)

“Mr. Bee spreads the word that there is going to be a ‘PM Picnic’ in the barn latter that evening. He tells everyone in the countryside, from Mr. Bear to Mr. Rabbit, although he does not invite Mr. Tortoise because he’s too slow. This was a promotional film made for PM (Pleasant Moments) Whiskey to promote their new ad campaign, that features animated woodland creatures along with the slogan describing PM Whiskey and it’s ‘Clear, Clean Taste’.” (IMDB)

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The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird, an animated short by Paul and Pierre Grimault, 1952

The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird, an animated short by Paul and Pierre Grimault, 1952

The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird, 1952

An animated short by Paul and Pierre Grimault

“A chimney sweep and his beloved shepherdess are aided by Wonderbird in their escape from a ruthless dictator” (IMDB)

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Felix the Cat in Neptune Nonsense, an animated short by Burt Gillett, 1936

Felix the Cat in Neptune Nonsense, an animated short by Burt Gillett, 1936

Felix the Cat in Neptune Nonsense, 1936

An animated short by Burt Gillett

“Felix is feeding his various pets: a bird, two dogs, and a goldfish. But Annabelle the goldfish is unhappy; she’s lonely. Felix sets out to catch her a friend. The fish drag him underwater. After a bit of searching, he finds a goldfish, but the fish cries for help, and Felix finds himself on trial before King Neptune. He’s accused of wanting to eat the fish, but after he explains himself, Neptune gives him a fish from the fish orphanage, and everyone lives happily.” (IMDB)

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