- Color Rhapsodies
Color Rhapsodies was a series of usually one-shot animated cartoon shorts produced by Charles Mintz for Columbia Pictures. They were launched in 1934, following the phenomenal success of Walt Disney's Technicolor Silly Symphonies. Because of Disney's exclusive rights to the full three strip Technicolor process, Color Rhapsodies were produced in the older two-tone Technicolor process until 1935, when Disney's exclusive contract expired.
The Color Rhapsodies series is most notable for introducing the characters of The Fox and the Crow in the 1941 short The Fox and the Grapes. The 1937 Color Rhapsodies short The Little Match Girl was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons).
Title Release date Director Notes Holiday Land November 9, 1934 (unknown) Academy Award nominee Babes at Sea December 12, 1934 Arthur Davis The Shoemaker and the Elves January 20, 1935 Arthur Davis Make Believe Revue March 22, 1935 (unknown) A Cat, a Mouse and a Bell May 10, 1935 (unknown) Little Rover June 28, 1935 (unknown) Neighbors August 15, 1935 Arthur Davis and Sid Marcus Monkey Love September 12, 1935 (unknown) The Bon Bon Parade December 5, 1935 (unknown) Doctor Bluebird February 5, 1936 (unknown) Football Bugs April 29, 1936 (unknown) Glee Worms June 24, 1936 (unknown) The Untrained Seal July 26, 1936 (unknown) The Novelty Shop August 15, 1936 (unknown) In My Gondola September 3, 1936 (unknown) Merry Mutineers October 2, 1936 (unknown) Birds in Love October 28, 1936 (unknown) Two Lazy Crows November 26, 1936 Ub Iwerks A Boy and His Dog December 23, 1936 (unknown) Gifts from the Air January 1, 1937 (unknown) Skeleton Frolics January 29, 1937 Ub Iwerks Merry Mannequins March 19, 1937 Ub Iwerks Let's Go April 16, 1937 Arthur Davis Mother Hen's Holiday May 7, 1937 (unknown) The Foxy Pup May 21, 1937 Ub Iwerks The Stork Takes a Holiday June 11, 1937 (unknown) Indian Serenade July 16, 1937 Ben Harrison Spring Festival August 6, 1937 (unknown) Scary Crows August 20, 1937 (unknown) Swing, Monkey, Swing September 10, 1937 (unknown) The Air Hostess October 22, 1937 (unknown) The Little Match Girl November 5, 1937 Arthur Davis and Sid Marcus (uncredited) Academy Award nominee Hollywood Panic December 18, 1937 (unknown) Bluebirds' Baby January 21, 1938 (unknown) The Horse on the Merry-Go-Round February 17, 1938 Ub Iwerks The Foolish Bunny March 26, 1938 Arthur Davis Snow Time April 13, 1938 Ub Iwerks The Big Birdcast May 13, 1938 (unknown) Window Shopping June 3, 1938 Sid Marcus Poor Little Butterfly July 4, 1938 Ben Harrison Poor Elmer July 22, 1938 Sid Marcus The Frog Pond August 12, 1938 Ub Iwerks Hollywood Graduation August 26, 1938 Arthur Davis Animal Cracker Circus September 23, 1938 Ben Harrison Happy Birthday October 16, 1938 (unknown) Midnight Frolics November 3, 1938 Ub Iwerks Little Moth's Big Flame November 3, 1938 Sid Marcus The Kangaroo Kid December 23, 1938 Ben Harrison Peaceful Neighbors January 29, 1939 Sid Marcus The Gorilla Hunt February 24, 1939 Ub Iwerks Happy Tots March 31, 1939 Ben Harrison The House That Jack Built April 14, 1939 Sid Marcus Lucky Pigs May 26, 1939 Ben Harrison Nell's Yells June 30, 1939 Ub Iwerks Hollywood Sweepstakes July 28, 1939 Ben Harrison Jitterbug Knights August 11, 1939 Sid Marcus Crop Chasers August 22, 1939 Ub Iwerks Dreams on Ice October 20, 1939 Sid Marcus Mountain Ears November 3, 1939 Manny Gould Mother Goose in Swingtime December 18, 1939 Manny Gould
Title Release date Director Notes A Boy, a Gun and Birds January 12, 1940 Ben Harrison The Happy Tots' Expedition February 9, 1940 Ben Harrison Blackboard Revue March 15, 1940 Ub Iwerks The Greyhound and the Rabbit April 19, 1940 Sid Marcus The Egg Hunt May 31, 1940 Ub Iwerks Ye Olde Swap Shoppe June 28, 1940 Ub Iwerks The Timid Pup August 1, 1940 Ben Harrison Tangled Television August 30, 1940 Sid Marcus Mr. Elephant Goes to Town October 4, 1940 Arthur Davis The Mad Hatter November 3, 1940 Sid Marcus Wise Owl December 6, 1940 Ub Iwerks A Helping Paw January 7, 1941 Sid Marcus The Way of All Pests February 28, 1941 Arthur Davis The Carpenters March 14, 1941 Paul Fennell The Land of Fun April 18, 1941 Sid Marcus Tom Thumb's Brother June 12, 1941 Sid Marcus The Cuckoo I.Q. July 24, 1941 Sid Marcus Who's Zoo in Hollywood November 13, 1941 Sid Marcus The Fox and the Grapes December 5, 1941 Frank Tashlin Red Riding Hood Rides Again December 25, 1941 Sid Marcus A Hollywood Detour January 23, 1942 Frank Tashlin Wacky Wigwams February 22, 1942 Alec Geiss Concerto in B Flat Minor March 20, 1942 Bob Wickersham Cinderella Goes to a Party June 3, 1942 Alec Geiss Woodsman, Spare That Tree July 2, 1942 Bob Wickersham Song of Victory September 4, 1942 Bob Wickersham Tito's Guitar October 30, 1942 Bob Wickersham Toll Bridge Troubles November 27, 1942 Bob Wickersham King Midas, Junior December 25, 1942 John Hubley and Paul Sommer Slay It with Flowers January 29, 1943 Bob Wickersham There's Something About a Soldier February 26, 1943 Alec Geiss Professor Small and Mr. Tall March 26, 1943 John Hubley and Paul Sommer Plenty Below Zero April 23, 1943 Bob Wickersham Tree for Two June 21, 1943 Bob Wickersham He Can't Make It Stick July 23, 1943 John Hubley and Paul Sommer A-Hunting We Won't Go August 23, 1943 Bob Wickersham The Rocky Road to Ruin October 22, 1943 Paul Sommer Imagination November 19, 1943 Bob Wickersham Academy Award nominee The Herring Murder Mystery January 20, 1944 Dun Roman The Disillusioned Bluebird June 15, 1944 Howard Swift Dog, Cat, and Canary 1944 Howard Swift Academy Award nominee Rippling Romance June 21, 1945 Bob Wickersham Studio's final Academy Award nominee Fiesta Time July 12, 1945 Bob Wickersham Hot Foot Lights August 2, 1945 Howard Swift Carnival Courage September 6, 1945 Ub Iwerks and Howard Swift River Ribber October 4, 1945 Paul Sommer Polar Playmates April 25, 1946 Howard Swift Picnic Panic June 20, 1946 Bob Wickersham Loco Lobo January 9, 1947 Howard Swift Cockatoos for Two February 1947 Bob Wickersham Mother Hubba-Hubba-Hubbard March 29, 1947 Bob Wickersham Up N' Atom July 10, 1947 Sid Marcus Swiss Tease September 11, 1947 Sid Marcus Kitty Caddy November 6, 1947 Sid Marcus Boston Beanie December 4, 1947 Sid Marcus Flora March 18, 1948 Alex Lovy Lo, the Poor Buffal November 14, 1948 Alex Lovy Coo-Coo Bird Dog February 3, 1949 Sid Marcus Grape Nutty April 14, 1949 Alex Lovy Cat-Tastrophy June 30, 1949 Sid Marcus
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