Too Weak to Work 1943

Bluto decides he's exhausted and needs a complete rest; fortunately, there's a hospital nearby where he can fake exhaustion. Popeye discovers the deception and poses as his nurse.

Ration Fer the Duration 1943

Popeye's planting a victory garden while his nephews are collecting worms for fishing. He berates them for wasting time, and tells them the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, which inspires them to plant beans. Popeye falls asleep, and dreams up a giant beanstalk. His nephews talk him into climbing to the top. Inside the giant's castle, Popee hides in the cuckoo clock and spots the giant hoarding sugar instead of gold; his hen lays tires, and his storehouses are full of other goods that were rationed in World War II. Popeye tries to walk out with a stack of tires, but the giant stops him, ultimately swatting him with a fly swatter and making him into a sandwich; the giant sprinkles Popeye with pepper, delaying the inevitable spinach briefly. Popeye defeats the giant, and gets him to sneeze all his tires into a carpet.

Wood-Peckin' 1943

Popeye needs a new mast, so he starts to cut down a tall tree - but a woodpecker living in that tree has other ideas. No Olive, Bluto, or spinach in this one just Popeye and a bird, sounding rather like 'Edward G. Robinson'.

Happy Birthdaze 1943

Popeye's birthday, and Olive managed to get enough rationed sugar to bake him a cake, so she invites him over. Shorty is suicidal because he never gets any mail; Popeye invites him, too. But Shorty is also accident prone. He goes to wash his hands, and manages to flood Popeye right into the sewer.

Meatless Tuesday 1943

Andy Panda wants roast chicken for his Meatless Tuesday dinner...but the farmyard rooster isn't being cooperative.

A Jolly Good Furlough 1943

Popeye is doing a great job of sinking Japanese ships (complete with toilet-flush sound effect). A carrier pigeon brings him notice that he's been granted a month furlough, which he plans to spend with Olive and his nephews. But on arrival, he's run over by Olive, who immediately leaves him alone with his nephews, who are practicing home defense.

The Playful Pelican 1948

Andy is swabbing the deck of his ship when he comes across a stubborn pelican who refuses to move. When Andy finally does rid himself of the pesky bird, it turns out that particular pelican was an expecting mother whose offspring has now hatched. Feeling bad, Andy does his best to care for the young hatchling until the bird goes after a frog culminating in his needing to be rescued from a hungry shark. Soon Andy needs to be rescued as well and its mother pelican to the rescue.

Goony Golfers 1948

When a big bulldog is on the driving range, Heckle and Jeckle's treehouse is riddled with golf balls.

Wacky-Bye Baby 1948

After Woody is thrown out of a city park for being a vagrant, Woody deems himself "an outcast" and decides he needs to advance his living conditions. He reads in the newspaper that millionaire Wally Walrus is looking to adopt a baby boy. He dresses himself as a baby and leaves himself on Wally's doorstep. At first, Wally is pleased as punch to become a father but soon realizes Woody to be the freeloader that he is and impatiently tries to exterminate him with a dynamite ball.

Land of the Lost 1948

Billy and Isabel are fishing and catch Red Lantern the talking fish, who takes them to the Land of the Lost at the bottom of the sea.

Triple Trouble 1948

Oil Can Harry captures Mighty Mouse and traps him in the Mohave desert about to be eaten by vultures. Harry kidnaps Pearl Pureheart's father, the Colonel, ties him with a boulder and drops him off the Brooklyn Bridge and into the East river teeming with hungry crocodiles, then he goes after Pearl. The cops were too late to stop him as Harry absconds with Pearl. Meanwhile, Mighty Mouse breaks free and clobbers the vultures, rescues the colonel and his daughter and defeats Harry once again. Lots of singing in this operetta! This cartoon was produced in that old radio serial style, with the announcer setting the scene and interjecting throughout.

Up there in the mountains 1946

In Là-haut sur ces montagnes, Mclaren used for the first time a chain-of-mixes (chiaroscuro) on a pastel-drawn landscape. The idea for such a technique had been planted by seeing Alexandre Alexeïeff’s Night on Bare Mountain in the late thirties.

Spin 2002

An interactive flash animation from Dutch digital artist Han Hoogerbrugge.

Forest Tales 1997

A poetic tale directed by Elena Petkevich for children on a small grasshopper, which is trying to learn the secret of life.

The Big Snooze 1957

Forest ranger Clyde is given an order to make sure the park bears are not disturbed from their winter hibernation. He inspects their cave and finds Chilly Willy trying to sleep among them. He hollers at Chilly not to wake them up, waking one bear up himself. He sends the sleepwalking bear back to bed but it isn't that simple. The bear continues to sleepwalk going on a wild ride through the woods after Chilly gets him to put some skis on. The bear finally stops... and is now sleeping in Clyde's bed. Clyde returns to the cave where all the bears are now sleepwalking and Chilly is giving each one a lit dynamite stick!

Grievance of a Starmaker 2002

A boy is frustrated by the lack of bright stars in the sky. To reconcile the problem, he pays a visit to the Starmaker, a man whose lost faith in the world below him is restored by the boy's ardent devotion to cleaning the dirty stars.