The Pied Piper of Basin Street

The Pied Piper of Basin Street 1945

The Pied Piper of Basin Street Release Date: 1/15/45 Direction: James Culhane Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer Animation Layout: Art Heinemann Animation: Verne Harding and Pat Matthews Music: Darrell Calker Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard Featuring: Jack Teagarden Notes: Production Number: D-10 A Swing Symphony cartoon The mayor appears to be a caricature of Lou Costello. Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a November 1944 release.

Abou Ben Boogie

Abou Ben Boogie 1944

Abou Ben Boogie Release Date: 9/18/44 Direction: James Cullhane Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer Animation Layout: Art Heinemann Animation: Paul Smith Musical Arrangement: Darrell Calker Backgrounds: Philip DeGuard Lyrics: Tot Seymour Music: Vee Lawnhurst Notes: Production Number: D-7 A Swing Symphony cartoon The second and final appearance of "Miss X." Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as an August release. Click here to see Abou Ben Boogie sheet music. Some animation of "Miss X" by Pat Matthews, deemed "too sexy," was cropped out of Castle Films home use prints.

The Greatest Man in Siam

The Greatest Man in Siam 1944

The Greatest Man in Siam Release Date: 3/27/44 Direction: James Culhane Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer Animation: Pat Matthews and Emery Hawkins Music: Darrell Calker Animation Layout: Art Heinemann Backgrounds: Phil DeGuard Notes: Production Number: D-3 A Swing Symphony cartoon First onscreen credits for Art Heinemann and Phil DeGuard at Lantz The first appearance of Pat Matthews' shapely dancing girl, referred to as "Miss X" by the model sheets for this cartoon. Michael Fitzgerald incorrectly lists this cartoon as a February release

Pass the Biscuits Mirandy!

Pass the Biscuits Mirandy! 1943

Pass the Biscuits Mirandy! Release Date: 8/23/43 Direction: James Culhane Story: Ben Hardaway and Milt Schaffer Animation: Paul Smith Music: Darrell Calker Notes: Production Number: C-13 A Swing Symphony cartoon James Culhane's directorial debut at Lantz

Life Begins for Andy Panda

Life Begins for Andy Panda 1939

Walter Finchell, the tattletale gossip of the jungle, broadcasts from the treetop that Mr. and Mrs. Panda were presented with a baby boy, whom Mrs. Panda names Andy. All the birds and animals go to the Panda's home to welcome the new arrival. As Andy grows, Mr. Panda takes Andy for a walk in the jungle to get him acquainted with Mother Nature and point out some of the perils

Fish Fry

Fish Fry 1944

An alley cat attempts to steal the goldfish Andy Panda just bought from a pet shop, but the fish proves too clever for him.

The Bandmaster

The Bandmaster 1947

Andy Panda goes to the circus, and the circus turns into a circus where a girl aerialist is rescued by her own false teeth; the acrobats and jugglers mangle each other; a girl trapeze artist loses her wig as a rope-spinning act goes haywire; and the drunken high-wire walker finds himself surrounded by pink elephants.

How to Haunt a House

How to Haunt a House 1999

In order to demonstrate how to haunt a house, the narrator arranges for Goofy to temporarily be "not living" and selects Donald Duck to be the one whom Goofy's ghost will haunt.

Leif Erickson: The Boy Who Discovered America

Leif Erickson: The Boy Who Discovered America 2000

Travel along on the adventure of a lifetime as a young Viking boy banished from Iceland by bloodthirsty conquerors becomes the first European ever to set foot on American soil in an animated epic adventure from the acclaimed animation director Phil Nibbelink (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Black Cauldron). The year is 1000 A.D. and young Leif Ericson has just fled to Greenland to escape the vicious plundering of his native Iceland. When Eric falls for a beautiful slave girl and his disapproving father casts a dark shadow over the relationship, the heartbroken young adventurer sets out on the uncharted seas to tempt fate and find his destiny in the New World. Subsequently forced to return to Greenland after learning that his father is in grave danger, Leif sets sail once again to help his father, and reclaim his one true love.

Monument

Monument 1990

William Kentridge’s Monument is a captivating short animated film about the unveiling of a statue dedicated to the South African work force. This monument comes to life, and continues to suffer under the elite white regime. This celebration and memorialization of past injustices fails in its goal to silence or normalize these injustices, as the statue breaks the cinematic third wall and its breathing fills our ears.

Storm P. Opfindelser

Storm P. Opfindelser 2001

This puppet film recreates some of Danish humorist Storm P.'s popular cartoons - the so-called "inventions". A "Storm P. Invention" is how Danes would describe a highly complicated technical design. The design of these apparatuses reflects an original satirical view on a society obsessed by efficiency and technocratization. The fun is derived from the lack of proportion between the diminutive scale of the problem and incomprehensible complexity of Storm P.'s solution.

Navel Point

Navel Point 1999

A man with a robot attached to his shoulder falls down on an unknown planet.

Wild 7: Biker Knights

Wild 7: Biker Knights 1994

An elite police crime fighting team is formed using convicted criminals. Using their first hand knowledge of the criminal mindset, the Wild 7 are first sent after a gang of Bank robbers. Then in Wild Biker Knights they are sent after a huge crime syndicate that has many high powered government officials in its deep pockets.

Minotaur and Little Nerkin

Minotaur and Little Nerkin 1999

What could possibly tempt the tastebuds of an anthropomorphized bull and his tiny duck-like friend? A severed hand! Dee-lish! But be careful - we've heard that baked hand causes heartburn!

Hold the Lion Please

Hold the Lion Please 1951

Audrey really wants a pet, but she can't afford one. At the zoo she tries to get a baby kangaroo and seal but their mothers won' let her. Audrey then befriends a lion, who scares away the townspeople.

Audrey the Rainmaker

Audrey the Rainmaker 1951

Audrey is so annoyed by the rain, she wishes strongly it wouldn't rain again. She dreams that drought hits the continent hard that she seeks the Rainmaker for help.

Law and Audrey

Law and Audrey 1952

Audrey plays baseball with Pal, but she hurts and angers a police man several times, that he chases her, but Audrey rescues him from drowning in a pond.