The Talking Magpies, an animated short by Mannie Davis, 1946

The Talking Magpies, an animated short by Mannie Davis, 1946

The Talking Magpies, 1946

An animated short by Mannie Davis

“The magpies move into a nest in a tree right outside an old man’s bedroom window. Chaos ensues as the magpies and the old man each try to best each other, the old man trying to get the magpies to be quiet, and the two of them being anything BUT quiet.” (IMDB)

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A is for Atom, an animated documentary short by Carl Urbano, 1953

A is for Atom, an animated documentary short by Carl Urbano, 1953

A is for Atom, 1953

An animated documentary short by Carl Urbano

For its time this animation is a well-presented, short documentary about atomic science, which explains how nuclear energy is harnessed for peace-time use. Though it briefly mentions the atomic bomb, it doesn’t cover the horrors of nuclear war or the environmental down-side of nuclear power, which was just in its infancy at that time.

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Nursery Scandal, an animated short by Van Beuren Studios, 1932

Nursery Scandal, an animated short by Van Beuren Studios, 1932

Nursery Scandal, 1932

An animated short by Van Beuren Studios

“It’s nighttime in the forest. The man in the moon whistles, and gnomes emerge from a hole in the bottom of a tree. The gnomes dance. Three of them find a book placed open and upside down on the ground. It’s the Mother Goose fairy tales…” (IMDB)

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Insect to Injury, starring Popeye the Sailor (Jack Mercer), 1956

Insect to Injury, starring Popeye the Sailor (Jack Mercer), 1956

Insect to Injury, 1956

A film by Dave Tendlar

Popeye’s assiduous efforts to build a nice fence around his home are thwarted by a termite infestation. The intrepid sailor must fight them off, relying on the proper nutritional supplementation to promote maximum strength, of course.

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Merrie Melodies – A Corny Concerto, starring Bugs Bunny; Daffy Duck; Elmer Fudd, 1943

Merrie Melodies - A Corny Concerto, starring Bugs Bunny; Daffy Duck; Elmer Fudd, 1943
    1. ⊕Merrie Melodies – A Corny Concerto, 1943

An animated short by Bob Clampett
“Making fun of “Fantasia”, Bugs, Porky Pig and Porky’s dog do a ballet after Elmer Fudd introduces “A Tale of the Vienna Woods.”” (IMDB)
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